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FranzParticipantJanuary 13, 2018 at 9:01 amPost count: 5386FranzParticipantJanuary 13, 2018 at 8:57 amPost count: 5386
I spent last weekend block sanding. About to do it again. I should be able to poly all of my removables before Sunday. Which means I only have to sand them one more time before I can paint.
Stoked to be about done with paint. This type of work is hard to get through. Most people do’t realize that perfect-shiny-strait show cars are sculpted out of bondo. Every square inch has to be sanded about 5 times.FranzParticipantJanuary 13, 2018 at 8:44 amPost count: 5386FranzParticipantJanuary 13, 2018 at 8:42 amPost count: 5386FranzParticipantJanuary 13, 2018 at 8:29 amPost count: 5386FranzParticipantJanuary 12, 2018 at 9:05 amPost count: 5386FranzParticipantJanuary 12, 2018 at 9:00 amPost count: 5386
Pat and I have been researching tires. I know BFG will provide fuel at pit stops if you run their tire.
But I don’t think they are the best. They are heavy. The maxis tires like it currently has are 32lbs. Less with the grooves, but I am curious if that is legal. Rotating mass is going to be a huge factor in the silt I think. But we also want to have a rugged enough sidewall to take on some sharp rocks.FranzParticipantJanuary 12, 2018 at 8:55 amPost count: 5386FranzParticipantJanuary 12, 2018 at 8:50 amPost count: 5386
The tubes and boots for the intake arrived yesterday. Check out those “intercooler tubes”. The muffler is stainless 2.5″ Magnaflow 3 chamber xl….offered as a performance part for chevy duramax diesel truck.
Pat got a custom hose made for the Subaru power steering pump to vanagon. The picture kind of sucks, but you can see the pump is mounted backwards and acts as the tensioner, custom mount made by boxeer.FranzParticipantJanuary 11, 2018 at 9:22 amPost count: 5386
The 55 deluxe has been getting the treatment. I’ve done most everything on the bottom side that I could see or feel. Time to address the paint and interior.
Checked every bolt/nut I could get a wrench on.
Installed brake line mounts and axle lock plates(all of which were loose).
Detailed the torsion covers and spring plates(had paint over-spray).
Re-sealed the backing plate/axle.
new choke cable
new accelerator cable, linkage, and return spring
Replaced heater tube wrap and hose clamps with correct foil/glass and twist/cotter pin straps.
New german type battery ground strap.FranzParticipantJanuary 11, 2018 at 9:02 amPost count: 5386FranzParticipantJanuary 11, 2018 at 8:56 amPost count: 5386
Stripped and in the dirty shop for body repairs. We need to fabricate some stuff before paint too. I think we’re all in agreement on 50% gloss dove blue?
Stuff to fab/fit.
-battery mount. Need to check rules on where they like to see it mounted and where the kill switch should be. Odyssey 925 battery looks like a good one? Surely there is some new lightweight lithium ion type battery available somewhere. I know those smart batteries are small.
-navigation and communication mounts
-misc safety items and spares/tool mountsFranzParticipantJanuary 11, 2018 at 8:40 amPost count: 5386FranzParticipantJanuary 10, 2018 at 9:14 amPost count: 5386