John JonesModeratorSeptember 28, 2022 at 6:00 pmPost count: 12886
Praying 🙏 for success on the glass 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Franz is on the beam now😎😎😎😎. Stock wheels, disc brakes, how narrow?FranzParticipantSeptember 28, 2022 at 7:08 pmPost count: 5401
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.
Using our house brand caster shocktowers. It’ll will drive better than original. 185/60R15 tires and a couple inches clearance are the ticket….. Not building a lowrider scene machine.Tom HoareParticipantSeptember 28, 2022 at 8:26 pmPost count: 100
So, so, soooo many parts and pieces! And each is getting the best love possible. 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. 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. 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! So happy to be back in motion and hurrying to follow along on the progress!FranzParticipantSeptember 28, 2022 at 10:38 pmPost count: 5401
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 JonesModeratorSeptember 29, 2022 at 6:05 amPost count: 12886
Wheels are a tough one… 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎PeteParticipantSeptember 29, 2022 at 6:19 amPost count: 1131
356B brakes and wheels would look great! 😉John JonesModeratorSeptember 29, 2022 at 6:57 amPost count: 12886
I feel like my drum brakes are adequate.. They do sometimes need some love, and they are not quite adequate for towing… 😎 😎 😎 😎 But I doubt Tom will be doing any towing.. 😎 😎 😎 😎
My wheel choices are boring and played out, 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎
The fumagali’s would be something different…FranzParticipantSeptember 29, 2022 at 9:43 amPost count: 5401
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. 🤞VwfoolParticipantSeptember 29, 2022 at 3:11 pmPost count: 873
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 meFranzParticipantSeptember 29, 2022 at 3:40 pmPost count: 5401
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.John JonesModeratorSeptember 29, 2022 at 4:09 pmPost count: 12886
So Stoked to see them corner windows in!!!!!! It’s been like 26 years since some wrapped the glass in newspaper 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Great week!!! Many more to go!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😎😎😎😎Pat KParticipantSeptember 29, 2022 at 4:59 pmPost count: 2933
That went smooth as glass! 😆😆😆
Rounding up parts for blasting today. Pressed spindles apart, degreased, and masked.
Stripped down front seat to the frames, degreased and masked torsion arms. Getting a good pile ready.
We will build it if it comes.FranzParticipantSeptember 30, 2022 at 10:42 amPost count: 5401
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.
Pat KParticipantSeptember 30, 2022 at 11:34 amPost count: 2933
Beam is looking sick!
These new seals STINK! Smell like fish. Made from fish oils maybe?
Trimmed and fit door and hatch seals this morning.
Ran over and picked up sand for the blaster. Loaded up and ready to go.
We will build it if it comes.
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