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  • John Jones
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    AHH.. NEW project time!!!!   I started looking things over Thursday on this rig and then helped a friend paint a ghia on Friday…

    I figured the cargo doors had been left on for a reason… and yeah, they didn’t line up.. Bent the upper right hinge, and lower left hinge and got things lined up again…

    Going to work on hanging parts and checking fits, and addressing the last metal work stuff…  and order what metal Ineed.  Looks like the dog logs need some love, and some misc stuff….

    But wanted to get this thread started!

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    John Jones
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    It has been some time since we did a Deluxe!!! was the last one Parkers 21??

    I don’t recall, is this rig going all stock?

    Scott Sain
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    Ready to follow along!

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    Pat K
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    Full speed ahead in the dirty this morning.

    Rear hatch opening needed some love to get the gaps even. JJ and AJ are on it. 9EC8EB11-85C9-4B1D-84B1-66933C5E48EA

    Riley dissected the drivers side dogleg.BF94BAB6-F80C-4E62-BF39-155BDAA8D474

    Front cargo door lower inner section up next. BD930142-1FE1-4FDB-B451-7C6A822366773EE17EA9-B56E-4F0D-A725-6E9F7C33FB56

    Pass front door fit done. FF118D3D-9374-4CCD-9675-83CD6C9C1412

    Starting on dogleg repairs/replacement. 7377E2A9-F6F5-4898-8A96-7DFA70481DA8F9263319-16EF-4D4E-85B7-5923EEDA70C0

    We will build it if it comes.

    Willy
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    Heck yeah! Hopefully, this is one of those rare projects you all come across where there aren’t any crazy surprises. The nice thing is you can also bug Cole about stuff the whole time!

    Tom Hoare
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    Hey there and heck yassss!  This is Tom of Tom’s 23 Window Deluxe, and I am so thrilled to see her in the shop!  I have owned this rolling shell and its myriad of parts for about, oh… 308 months!  So excited to have it in the right hands!

    ryans65
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    Between this and the Shasta 2023 single Im pretty stoked! Looks like it’s been in primer, did it come from another shop?

    Tom Hoare
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    It has been some time since we did a Deluxe!!! was the last one Parkers 21?? I don’t recall, is this rig going all stock?

    That’s been a tough question for me John.  My first bus was a lowered 21 window, and the personality of that thing was just so much fun.  For this one I’m thinking stock but with engine and transmission upgrades to make her highway safe.  I’m definitely open to ideas.  Chime in everyone!

    Tom Hoare
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    Yes on stock for the colors though.  Too gorgeous with that Turkis!

    Critter1
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    It has been some time since we did a Deluxe!!! was the last one Parkers 21?? I don’t recall, is this rig going all stock?

    That’s been a tough question for me John. My first bus was a lowered 21 window, and the personality of that thing was just so much fun. For this one I’m thinking stock but with engine and transmission upgrades to make her highway safe. I’m definitely open to ideas. Chime in everyone!

    Couldn’t hurt to lower is some with modern tires to go along with the engine/trans upgrades.

    mtnbus
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    Wow

    Youve held on to this one for a long time. I can see why, it looks straight and dry !

    yea, its in the right hands..

    Pete
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    It has been some time since we did a Deluxe!!! was the last one Parkers 21?? I don’t recall, is this rig going all stock?

    That’s been a tough question for me John. My first bus was a lowered 21 window, and the personality of that thing was just so much fun. For this one I’m thinking stock but with engine and transmission upgrades to make her highway safe. I’m definitely open to ideas. Chime in everyone!

    Couldn’t hurt to lower is some with modern tires to go along with the engine/trans upgrades.

    I’d agree; I thought Parker’s 21 had a very street friendly and usable stance, bonus was no reduction boxes to mess with.  It’ll be nice whatever route you choose!

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    Audrey Jones
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    Hi Tom!! Stoked to see you on here already! Happy and engaged customers creates that fairy dust at KCW and makes us even more of a kick ass team!! 👏🏻

    Productive day in the Dirty yesterday 👌🏻
    sponge bath for every inch – super dirty + wrapping our heads around the metal work that needs done still.
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    started hanging parts to make sure the fits are right. Looks like there was an accident in the rear driver corner at one point, so the whole corner of the bus is crooked there… JJ pulled out the porta power and we got the decklid opening back to a square 👌🏻A9AF41EE-6C0A-4FB2-8F92-6B3F87516DECEB55154C-2210-4F24-8AD5-3DE9D79BE586387895FA-7231-400E-B775-AE086BDD83D827726F7F-C0AD-42CD-A734-1F6D2696375000952FC4-38E4-4B42-A3FD-FCF62E9C257DDecklid, engine lid, apron, and passenger door are fitted 👌🏻 Driver and cargo doors are waiting for the metal work around them /on them before they’re fully fitted.71A6CC97-AF2A-450B-9A0D-33B7AFFD6F37

    more metal work for that corner… JJ got it looking much better in a couple spots 👌🏻54CAF9F2-BD1D-472B-9CE2-4CA75FC8FFCA19F54027-1225-4BD3-BAD3-58D267E4E488

    I metal worked the decklid and engine lid yesterday, and body worked the engine lid – it’s almost ready for poly 👍🏻

    Back on it today!!

    Audrey Jones
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    engine lid about ready for poly, working on sanding all the rust off the hatch around the hinge then body working it 👍🏻5807BC24-B11C-4DDB-9731-F684234CCBC6D90494C8-A577-4A6B-9DBA-60E9A47B95D7F4BE6F75-085A-4F56-8247-9A9FB1AB88AFJJs handling the dogleg 👌🏻

    Rustabus
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    Looks like it’s gonna work!!!😉😉😀👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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