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FranzParticipantJuly 7, 2023 at 10:29 amPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJuly 6, 2023 at 6:12 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJune 12, 2023 at 7:41 amPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJune 7, 2023 at 10:04 amPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJune 6, 2023 at 12:21 pmPost count: 5403
Looking good! There are some new ball bearings from McMaster for that steering box…Probably with the front end parts.
You can assemble that front suspension if you want, too. It’s kind of a hassle for me to be taking it back and forth from Utah, and I know you’re plenty capable….It’ll be easier for you to install it in pieces rather than whole assembly anyways.
The drivetrain is 100% ready. Let us know when you have the rest of the bus completed..Tom, Cole, and I will schedule a time to install the mechanicals and drive/tune this rig in Colorado. Maybe even send Tom on a road trip back home in his bus. Does that sound like a plan?FranzParticipantJune 1, 2023 at 10:50 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJune 1, 2023 at 9:00 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantJune 1, 2023 at 7:48 amPost count: 5403
Yes, silver beige on the steering box column, it should match the steering wheel and turn signal switch. Black knee knocker. Does Tom have a good horn button?
Did you find Tom a nice thin-lip parcel tray? We don’t want you to waste time welding and bondo’ing that rusty one.
The steering shaft is probably with the beam parts, or between the garage doors, or maybe behind your solvent tank…The small parts & hardware are in a paint cup under the lid of the parts washer.FranzParticipantMay 26, 2023 at 9:09 pmPost count: 5403
Yep. The transaxle is finished. It needed a bunch of parts…the old core was in pretty rough shape. We were only able to re-use 3rd gear. It has an original German 4.12 ring and pinion with 0.88 4th gear now. Being a strait axle conversion, it should get down the highway at 70mph or so.
Diff preloaded .010”, and shimmed pinion depth to get a good contact pattern.
Throw some axle tubes on and it’s ready for Jones whenever he is.FranzParticipantApril 24, 2023 at 8:27 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantApril 24, 2023 at 12:25 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantApril 24, 2023 at 12:19 pmPost count: 5403FranzParticipantApril 21, 2023 at 11:37 amPost count: 5403FranzParticipantApril 21, 2023 at 10:28 amPost count: 5403