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  • Franz
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    Franz wrote:
    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.

     

     

    Franz
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    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.87A1D468-4590-4666-8091-5301CA47309A1324ED07-A1DE-4990-82E3-79C1EB98E8C2

    Franz
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    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.

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    John Jones
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    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!!!!!!!!  😎 😎 😎

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

    tlambert
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    Where was the interior  bought from?

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    Pat K
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    ^^^ Greg and Clara. Campingbox on The Samba

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    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.

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    Franz
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    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.

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    shocks, steering dampener, new Bosch starter and rubber floor mats.

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    John Jones
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    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.. 😎

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

    Rustabus
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    I bet a million bucks Cole has a baby in the oven already!!!!!!!!😂😳😂😳😂😳😂😳😂😳😂😳😂😃😀😀😀

    Tom Hoare
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    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 Jones
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    Hand sewn welt cord..  right here at Kcw 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻   With my juki👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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

    John Jones
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    And now it goes in!!  All right here at KCW 😎😎😎. One stop shop.  👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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

    John Jones
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    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… 😎

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

    JWDII
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    Welt done fellows , job welt done! Looks stellar.😉

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