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FranzParticipantSeptember 27, 2023 at 10:53 amPost count: 5403
Thanks Mike, that is what has been going through my head. I feel like shit. I’m glad that Jesse is a friend. He’s been telling me everyday how stupid I am. I want to make it right. It’s up to him. I could fix another car, but it’s probably easiest if I buy the wreck so that Zoey can get a good reliable car for college. I’ll never be able to replace the exact car that skeeter was and the time lost. I don’t know how to convey how sorry I am, other than just saying it.FranzParticipantSeptember 26, 2023 at 2:20 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantSeptember 18, 2023 at 10:18 amPost count: 5403FranzParticipantSeptember 17, 2023 at 11:30 pmPost count: 5403
Yeah good work everybody! Audrey, Pat, Riley, and Doug too… And let’s not forget the guys that worked on the metal long before it arrived at KCW. It takes a small village to resurrect a project like this. Countless days sanding, and nit-picking every little item.
I’m glad that we had to opportunity to build and assemble the mechinicals to make this the best driving machine possible for Tom. The single port 1776cc w/stock carb runs great down the interstate pushing 70mph all day…Strait axle freeway-flier(4.12 x 0.82) gearbox kicks ass!
It was awesome to get the best of show award! Tony Brown, Pete Wangsgard, David Ross, Jason Smurthwaite, Wayner and the whole Utah Transporter Association put on a really good show…The $10k+ raffle engine was no joke either. Some 20 year old dude won it this year.
We had a great time cruising around the valley logging legit miles yesterday. Many more to come. Thank you again Tom for being understanding and easy to work with. I enjoyed the work that Cole and I got to do for you.FranzParticipantSeptember 17, 2023 at 11:29 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJuly 28, 2023 at 10:42 amPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJuly 26, 2023 at 5:54 pmPost count: 5403
Door handles and ignition arriving soon. I’ll send tracking info when I have it. The bumper trim -do we have the rubber inserts for it? Also, are you able to fab a upper back seat bracket to match the single you have and paint them both? That would be a relief to roll it with the seat secure. Which brings up the middle seat hold downs. I think I had lots of them… hopefully in your hands? And then, I think I saw hubcaps in the earlier pics. Let me know if not so I can order some. So dang close to completely complete!! Love it love it love it!FranzParticipantJuly 26, 2023 at 7:48 amPost count: 5403
E-brake cable adaptors can be made out of 3/4” x .120” tube turned down on the lathe, but I think you may have some in one of the drawers of your green cabinets.
You can do it John. KCW always gets it done. Last project, grand finale. Go out with a bang. You’re only a few nuts+bolts away from a badass turkis 23 window.FranzParticipantJuly 25, 2023 at 4:21 pmPost count: 5403
John, we really want you and Audrey to finish the bus. You guys really are the best and have the best equipped shop. We’re not trying to do restoration work at Verve. KCW stuff is top-notch.
I hope you can make sense of why we want to be there when the engine is started for the first time. I don’t think it too much to ask… Sorry if it’s a little different order of operation to how you normally do things. I hope we can find a way to work together and provide a great delivery experience for Tom.FranzParticipantJuly 24, 2023 at 11:20 amPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJuly 24, 2023 at 10:16 amPost count: 5403
Direct communication is always best if you want a response. Text, email, or a phone call will do wonders!
This is what I remember from a few months ago:
Keep it simple and logical, I am all in… 😎 Cole can deliver to KCW a completely assembled, broke in and tuned, valves redone and oil changed engine.. and Trans out to the brakes. I will handle everything else right here at the “Big House” KCW… 😎FranzParticipantJuly 22, 2023 at 1:29 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJuly 22, 2023 at 8:44 amPost count: 5403
No, that’s too much work to do in a day. If you want Verve Vintage to finish the mechanical assembly, we would like to do the work at our shop in Utah, to assure it’s done correctly and not thrown together in a rush.
What happens if a part breaks or is missing? The whole plan is screwed.
Like I said, it’s best if team Jones finishes the bus at KCW, and gets all the media stuff done that they want. We’ll bring the engine over to install it, adjust suspension, brakes, jetting, ect. I think we should wait to finalize plans until it’s closer to completion.
There is no need to rush along at this point.FranzParticipantJuly 22, 2023 at 1:42 amPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJuly 22, 2023 at 1:06 amPost count: 5403
Sounds good Audrey, I’m sure you and Robert can manage to set the transaxle on a jack to install it. It would be great if you guys finished assembling the front suspension, steering, and brakes too…Do you have shocks ready for this machine? The drag link is easy, just shorten it 3/4”
How is the aluminum polishing going? Rear seat jail bar? middle and rear seat hold-down hardware? Looking forward to seeing the details.
Audrey the finisher has a nice ring to it!