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FranzParticipantJuly 17, 2020 at 6:57 pmPost count: 5390
I rebuilt the passenger front brake today. I was able to locate a good OG wheel cylinder to replace the rust pitted one. New piston seals and shoes too. Should drive perfect now. 👌
The real news is the engine is 100% detailed. generator brush cover, polished aluminum oil filler cap, and 40hp fuel pump top.ColeBModeratorJuly 18, 2020 at 9:01 amPost count: 2627
Looking great Franz! Ya, go for it on the paint details.
stickers… remove the new stickers. You should be able to tell what’s og and what’s not. Sounds like the original owner had some when he was really using the bus to travel. But after he passed his brother went overboard and added a bunch more.FranzParticipantJuly 22, 2020 at 7:54 amPost count: 5390
Working on the paint touch ups. I stripped the dogleg to bare metal, found a couple pinholes from rust, welded them, and sprayed poly.
I decided to strip the rear bumper to bare metal also. It had several bondo cracks. I spent some time with the hammer & dolly knocking dents and dings out. It’s probably the nicest original pressed bumper I have had my hands on.FranzParticipantJuly 27, 2020 at 9:26 amPost count: 5390
Bumper and dogleg repair took a lot of work…but they look awesome now.Pat KParticipantAugust 3, 2020 at 8:39 amPost count: 2933
I wonder if this bumper is still as straight after Coles trip this weekend???
We will build it if it comes.PacRatParticipantAugust 5, 2020 at 3:01 pmPost count: 4
I love this project! Jealous for sure! Hey Franz, what type of tubing is that for the full flow, and how are you bending it? It’s a great looking way to have an option for a filter later!
Also, are you using larger size heater boxes on the 1915 engine and A1? I’m wondering if I can get away w/ og heater boxes in similar sized engine.
Keep it up, guys. It’s great to live vicariously!
TonyFranzParticipantAugust 6, 2020 at 9:34 amPost count: 5390
Hey Tony, Thanks! That is 1/2″ (or -8) stainless tubing, with JIC fittings. We get the supplies from our local hydraulic store, and then I bend it up all fancy. The 1915cc doesn’t need an oil cooler, but its nice to have the full-flow option.
The stock 1 3/8″ heater boxes are fine for 1914cc…I run them on bigger engines too. 😉John JonesModeratorAugust 6, 2020 at 11:47 amPost count: 12198
This bus is sooo cool!!!! Cole post a good pic in here from the weekend so people can see the awning up!!!!! 😎
I would love to own something like this someday…. 😎kevinbParticipantAugust 9, 2020 at 9:01 amPost count: 46
This bus is sooo cool!!!! I would love to own something like this someday…. 😎
You may be in luck John! I happen to know a guy wanting to sell a bus identical to this one and it was restored by the best in the business…..Gretchen JonesModeratorAugust 9, 2020 at 11:34 amPost count: 1284
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!ColeBModeratorAugust 9, 2020 at 4:48 pmPost count: 2627
Here are some I got. I bet Will got some nice pics on his camera too. This interior and tent setup are amazing!
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