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FranzParticipantOctober 20, 2022 at 9:41 amPost count: 5385
BBT has a nice king pin bushing kit. I think CIP1 stocks them or WW. I like these adjustable reamers from Mcmaster Carr https://www.mcmaster.com/adjustable-reamers/extra-long-angle-blade-adjustable-size-reamers-8/ https://www.mcmaster.com/adjustable-reamers/straight-blade-adjustable-size-reamers-8/
Thank you so much! This helps me out a lot.
Cool. The other good thing about the adjustable reamer is that you can make the bushings undersize if you choose to machine the size of the kingpin smaller than stock for rust pits/wear.FranzParticipantOctober 20, 2022 at 9:45 amPost count: 5385
Shortening the steering shaft to match the 1.5” steering box raise. So that the steering wheel stays at the stock height. Everything inside looks great. Just needs a new seal.FranzParticipantOctober 20, 2022 at 10:50 amPost count: 5385
I ordered new .250” ball bearings to rebuild the open ball bearings on the steering shaft. The bearing race hasd some minor wear that I polished out with various grit sandpaper on the lathe.John JonesModeratorOctober 21, 2022 at 5:15 amPost count: 11608
Fan fuchin tastic!!!! Love the sleeve….8-)
Toms beam is handled… his steering box is handled.. spring plates etc.. I am hoping for a WolfsburgWest order again today!!!
Franz has this project moving in the right direction!!!! We are going to finish this bus!!!!!!!! 😎 😎 😎
Knockin shit out!!!!!😎. One project at a time👍🏻tlambertParticipantOctober 21, 2022 at 6:09 amPost count: 574
Where was the interior bought from?
TimPat KParticipantOctober 21, 2022 at 7:23 amPost count: 2933
^^^ Greg and Clara. Campingbox on The Samba
We will build it if it comes.FranzParticipantOctober 21, 2022 at 9:32 amPost count: 5385
Cleaned and narrowed torsion springs yesterday. The original spring packs had the 3 largest leaves pulled to lower it. Resulting in some of the other springs breaking. I dug through KCW’s stash and found found replacements.
Narrowed 2.250” (or 1.125” per side) and welded the ends like stock.FranzParticipantOctober 21, 2022 at 8:39 pmPost count: 5385
All the brake, suspension and steering parts arrived from Wolfsburg West. New German wheel bearings too. They also had just came out with these arms rest for como green interior. Very nice.
shocks, steering dampener, new Bosch starter and rubber floor mats.John JonesModeratorOctober 22, 2022 at 6:54 amPost count: 11608
Yeah baby!!! More shiney new parts!!!! I think Franz is gonna be assembling the bottom side soon!!!
Has anyone had any contact with Cole??? Paging Cole Bradburn… hello? You out there?? I heard your life is busy… and about to be busier.. 😎
Knockin shit out!!!!!😎. One project at a time👍🏻RustabusParticipantOctober 22, 2022 at 9:11 amPost count: 2917
I bet a million bucks Cole has a baby in the oven already!!!!!!!!😂😳😂😳😂😳😂😳😂😳😂😳😂😃😀😀😀Tom HoareParticipantOctober 22, 2022 at 1:52 pmPost count: 40
I talked to Cole earlier this week. He’s home and scrambling to catch up with a number of various things… a move, and yeah… lot’s of things 😉 . I think he is open to drivetrain install and final fit thru to turn-key at the KCW shop, but doesn’t want to step on any toes, so I’ll leave it at that and let John and Franz and him talk about it.John JonesModeratorOctober 25, 2022 at 10:44 amPost count: 11608
Hand sewn welt cord.. right here at Kcw 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 With my juki👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Knockin shit out!!!!!😎. One project at a time👍🏻John JonesModeratorOctober 25, 2022 at 11:45 amPost count: 11608
And now it goes in!! All right here at KCW 😎😎😎. One stop shop. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Knockin shit out!!!!!😎. One project at a time👍🏻John JonesModeratorOctober 26, 2022 at 5:31 amPost count: 11608
The welt cord… it’s the finishing touch on a beautiful bus headliner… 😎 Especially with the mohair covered welt cord…. baller shit boys… 😎 This whole bus is baler shit… 😎
Knockin shit out!!!!!😎. One project at a time👍🏻
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