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  • mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #39745

    It does feel great.  I had to reorder the drivers kick panel.  Apparently DC’s in 1960 can have a 6 or 8 fusebox.  They made a 6 fusebox cut out and my bus has the 8 fusebox.  Also ordered some roof panels from Clara that I’ll need to cover in the tan vinyl.  That’s gonna be my first attempt at glue upholstery…wish me luck!

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #39660

    Thanks for the compliments!  YouTube is an amazing professor and those covers had perfect fit.  Both made it easy.

    I wanted the interior to be a little different, but feel like it might belong. As if VW made a deluxe pickup, like the Platinum editions of modern trucks.

    I saw that hole finder gizmo on several threads. It looks like it would help on 80% of the holes, but there are a bunch that are tight.

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #39649

    Finally, finally got some work done on the Double Cab.  I rebuilt and recovered the seats and installed the interior panels.  I don’t know what the trick is, but lining up those holes when drilling through the front of the panels is a pain in the ass.  Especially on those holes that are augered out from previous installations.  It took a while, but I think it came out pretty darn good!  Still need to do the kick panels and the roof panels.

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    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #38781

    Ended up getting the panels from SewFine in Denver.  The guys from West Coast Classic Restorations never got back to me.  I just got the panels yesterday.  They are tan vinyl, no inserts or tweed.   Haven’t fully opened the box with the panels, but it’s going to look sweet.

    The bench seat covers are tan with black piping to match the steering wheel and knobs.  The covers haven’t arrived yet.

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #38601

    It’s been awhile.  Loving the DC.  Expecting some interior panels soon, so I started the sound deadening/radiant barrier installation.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_317b

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #37508

    Clara makes all the interior stuff for commercials, that’s what’s in my dcab. Fits great and easy to install. don’t forget the sound insulation first.

      I’ve seen Clara’s, they are very nice.  Any recommendations on brand of insulation?

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #37502

    I’ve been driving the DC to work, when it’s not 100 degrees (which is only a couple days in the last 2 weeks).  Love it!!!!

    Next up, I’m working on getting new seat covers, door cards, and material for the roof panels.  This might take some time tho.  I’m not quite as fast as KCW.

    I got the repaired hubcap and t-shirts in the mail yesterday.  Thank you!

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #37415

    Dang, Dot3 I would crank it down tighter to seat it……maybe you already tried that.

    Thanks on the DOT3.  I gave it a tug a couple days ago.  I might give it one more pull.  See if it’s still weeps.  If so, back it off and try to seat it again.  If that doesn’t work, replace.

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #37413

    Loving the DC and getting a bunch of smiles on the streets (including my own)!  I’m still doing some shake down rides around town.  Couple questions for you guys.  The rear passenger brake hardline is weeping a bit behind the fitting (red arrow in picture).  Am I better off just getting a new hardline and replacing the whole piece or is there a quicker fix?  Also what brake fluid type is in the system?fullsizeoutput_2bbc

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #37166

    Franz…speaking of shifters…Driving around and dialing things in, I realized the bend in the Gene Berg shifter arm is leaning a little to much towards the driver. I gotta move my legs in order to get out of the way for reverse.  I’d like to clock the stick at the base, so that it is more in line with the centerline of the truck (ie. the stick bends straight back).  Before I open up that shifter to rotate toward the centerline, without a install manual, I just wanted to check if that rotation is do-able or are there any collars or pins that prevent rotation.

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #37152

    😆. I’m starting to think the shift lock is unnecessary, as a standard transmission alone is the best theft deterrent for modern thieves.

    The CrewCab is now legal in the Republic of Texas.

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #37141

    I took the Double Cab to get Texas state inspection today.  No problems, except the guys at the shop couldn’t figure out how to push the seat back (it doesn’t adjust), shift into reverse, and they didn’t know if it was a bus or a truck.  Updating the registration tomorrow, then I’ll shoot some pics around here.

     

    mdubg
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    I hope his trailer finding experience is better than mine.  Turns out if you rent a Uhaul trailer in Dallas, drive it 2000 miles roundtrip, it is x6 cheaper than renting it in GJ and driving it only 1000 miles.

    This is an amazing looking bus.  Hopefully Kelly has an uneventful trip back here to Texas (except for the smiles and waves from bus fans on the road).

    mdubg
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    Progress!  Progress!  Looking good Jesse!

    mdubg
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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #36896

    Sounds good!  Take your time.  Looks like you have a big delivery this weekend. 👍

    The good news about having those sweet WagensWest brakes is the DC looks great without caps as well.

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