- John JonesKeymasterJuly 24, 2018 at 7:24 amPost count: 5910
I am hoping Franz can wrap his head around this for me and Tom.. and finish this baby up for us!!!!!!!John JonesKeymasterJuly 24, 2018 at 10:21 amPost count: 5910
Franz is sorting and tearing things apart to send out for chrome.. and top assembly is blasted and in the dirty!!! Gonna ramp this project up… Get er done…. and hopefully a road trip out to deliver!!!! and stay at that pimp cabin of yours… 😎 Would it be ok if I TOW BAR it behind the pamper?? 😎FranzKeymasterJuly 24, 2018 at 12:16 pmPost count: 3099
Sending out the chrome. Spending dat money. $1500 estimate on the window frames.FranzKeymasterAugust 5, 2018 at 8:47 amPost count: 3099
I’ve been working on assembling the last week…but I keep running into problems. The pedals need new bushings, the roller pedal is broken, and we’re missing the rhd accelerator shaft. I found all the parts needed and have them on the way. Had to use a early bus master for RHD brake line routing. The dual circuit had the outlets against the pan head.
Steering box re-seal and packed with moly grease. I have the body on the pan temporarily to align the steering box, so that can cut perfect length tie rods.
I’ll probably work on the body for a couple days while waiting for parts.JdawgParticipantAugust 5, 2018 at 9:41 amPost count: 423
Man this car is going to be over the top bitchinFranzKeymasterAugust 6, 2018 at 9:13 amPost count: 3099
Found that shifter. No Hurst though..
Cool mech, Its kind of like one of those bug-tech shifters.FranzKeymasterAugust 6, 2018 at 9:48 amPost count: 3099
Still need to find that convertible dome light too. I did find the wooden base in your parts…but not the light assembly.unkParticipantAugust 6, 2018 at 10:19 amPost count: 378
Anyone out in KCW land have the following they want to sell?
1. 1956 vert dome light (Franz, also do you have the vert dome light switch that does down on the vert mechanical arm?)
2. Hurst shifter (with the bent shaft)
Samba is slim pickings right now. Franz, I will source these and send them to you somehow.FranzKeymasterAugust 6, 2018 at 11:03 amPost count: 3099
We have the dome light switch.
Not digging the superior shifter? I know I had a hurst or two….I think Johnny took them.unkParticipantAugust 6, 2018 at 11:44 amPost count: 378
Shifter is cool but I want a bit of Nostalgia from when I was a kid. ya know?John JonesKeymasterAugust 6, 2018 at 12:29 pmPost count: 5910
I also resourced your correct and original headlight switch… 😎John JonesKeymasterAugust 6, 2018 at 2:25 pmPost count: 5910
Franz is on the assembly… solving problems as he goes… Detail stuff.. Functional stuff that most overlook.. Not these guys! 😎FranzKeymasterAugust 8, 2018 at 9:53 amPost count: 3099
Getting into the electrical started by polishing switches and mounting fuse blocks. You had a spade terminal ignition switch…luckily Gabvwkey had a rebuilt original with keys.
I dug out a big M radio to send out for conversion.John JonesKeymasterAugust 8, 2018 at 11:04 amPost count: 5910
progress daily… 😎 I can’t wait to road trip to Wisconsin and hang with the Unk’s!!!! I wanna go to YOUR roosters while we are there!!!!! 😎unkParticipantAugust 8, 2018 at 11:16 amPost count: 378
Looking awesome. Thanks, guys. Can you help me out? I am trying to understand the plan for the RHD speedo tube. Was that ever fabbed into the car? I don’t remember seeing it…but I am sure you guys have a good plan to preserve the OG looking strategy of the RHD conversion. Just curious.
And John…we have a few “Rooster’s” spots around town. we will show you around….John JonesKeymasterAugust 8, 2018 at 11:21 amPost count: 5910
I’m betting it bolted down in the same spot on the left hand side, and ran over the right side of the trunk very near the speedo and probably tacked to the upright support that bolts in to the column bolts???? sounds simple enough… 😎 I bet Franz uses a regular oval speedo cable tube and extends it with some new tube ??? I’ll paint it.. ??? simple dimple?FranzKeymasterAugust 8, 2018 at 11:27 amPost count: 3099
This RHD stuff is all a pain in the ass. Having to extend shorten and change a bunch of wires. You couldn’t have picked a harder car to build.
You must be planning to go skiing at Unke’s cabin? 🙂
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