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  • John Jones
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    Praying πŸ™Β for success on the glass πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

    Franz is on the beam now😎😎😎😎. Stock wheels, disc brakes, how narrow?

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    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    John Jones
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    Look at that dash!!!!

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    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Franz
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    I say we keep the drum brakes with the stock wheels. Only go disc if we’re doing Porsche 5/130 pattern.

    Stock wheels are decided on? cip1 has the 6621-GRY Fumagali’s in stock that would look great also.

    2.250 narrowed if we go with stock wheels….or 5” narrowed with the Fumagali’s.

    I started prepping parts today. Cut up the rusty original beam for the center blocks and torsion arm bushing.

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    Tom Hoare
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    So, so, soooo many parts and pieces!Β  And each is getting the best love possible.Β  Looking brilliant!

    Is one of those skylights a different color?

    I dunno on the wheels… I trust your judgement, but would like to understand a bit better.Β  Franz and I talked about doing front discs and original wheels, but keeping things adaptable so my wishy washy brain can change direction later if desired.Β  Buuuuut, all the choices you’ve made along the way have been obviously the right choices. What do I need to know to about wheels and clearance and brakes to rest assured here?

    Loving this!Β  So happy to be back in motion and hurrying to follow along on the progress!

    Franz
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    The problem with stock bus wheels, 15” or 14” is the the disc diameter has to be reduced to fit inside of the wheel….It works, but not ideal.

    I feel like the stock drum brake is more effective…More friction surface.

    We could set you up to interchange Porsche or VW with adaptors. Do you see yourself messing with changing wheels much?

    It would be a better if we committed to one style of wheel.

    John Jones
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    Wheels are a tough one… 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Pete
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    356B brakes and wheels would look great! πŸ˜‰

    John Jones
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    I feel like my drum brakes are adequate..Β  They do sometimes need some love, and they are not quite adequate for towing… 😎 😎 😎 😎  Β But I doubt Tom will be doing any towing.. 😎 😎 😎 😎

    My wheel choices are boring and played out, 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

    The fumagali’s would be something different…

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Franz
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    We’ve broke a lot of sigla glass installing it. Old laminated safety glass is fragile.

    Tim Lambert has suggested using KY Jelly in the past because it cleans up easily with water….and remember that we have an almost white wool headliner in this machine.

    Wish us luck. It’s glass install day. 🀞

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    Vwfool
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    Never heard of KY to install windows but I bet it works.

    the Fumigallis look cool but the center caps look like Farrah Faucet nipples to me

    Franz
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    Yeah! We got them in without incident.

    Looking good. One of the skylights is a sekurit…so it has the slight blue tint. We can source a sigla from samba and change it out.

    Vintage AAA sticker on the corner window.

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    John Jones
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    So Stoked to see them corner windows in!!!!!! Β  It’s been like 26 years since some wrapped the glass in newspaper πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

    Great week!!! Β Many more to go!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜Ž

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Pat K
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    That went smooth as glass! Β πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

    Rounding up parts for blasting today. Pressed spindles apart, degreased, and masked.Β 4FCF5AB7-72A5-4DD1-9D16-92383D2E914E48B0A103-D854-47A1-844C-163D34463BB20F12C16F-4E6D-4DFB-AB22-A823763E246B

    Stripped down front seat to the frames, degreased and masked torsion arms. Getting a good pile ready.Β 5487F59B-AF70-43DF-9868-AAEFC05B079EE12869D3-717B-412B-A531-1182F4F29C29

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Welding this bad boy up today. I like to add center gussets on the late style beam to support the center pin for jacking + steering.
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    Pat K
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    Beam is looking sick!

    These new seals STINK! Smell like fish. Made from fish oils maybe?Β 28027947-AA56-4FCC-A86F-F8D189AF6726

    Trimmed and fit door and hatch seals this morning.Β 94705CD6-045B-4FE2-864A-77592FB4BA389D36FDEE-DFD7-4583-80E0-A9F9DB2180C43B467785-7F34-4118-9F82-8E8517DB5A60E4B11FF8-EF5E-4E05-A234-E0F0797225378CD444CF-E9E1-439B-93F0-2E87ED5D1763

    Ran over and picked up sand for the blaster. Loaded up and ready to go.08F6AD84-5F1A-4C71-94D9-F279B57AD8BDBA2E0446-78E4-4755-B102-AE67D5624B39

    We will build it if it comes.

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