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TinCanFab Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:47 pm

Measure twice cut once!

Adam Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:08 pm

Wow nice updates. Keep us posted :D

aa390392 Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:50 pm

I like what your doing.........very creative...keep up the good work..
I to recently bought a scab....fornutely I dont have to go thru what you are..but I like I like...and keepin the cost down as well..

suebug Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:02 pm

roachdub58 wrote:

Picked up this truck last September and wanted to share my progress since then. This is my first metal working major project, I am still learning along the way.

MCodes for american lighting and dual chest doors. Port of Chicago

Going all stock, dual carb 40 hp, light grey, stock height.
This came from Sac and I know of one previous owner. If you know anything about it, let me know.

My SC in my avatar is your bus' twin, '60 dual chester, light gray. Niiiiiiiiiiice work on yours.

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:25 am

Thx guys, I've counted about 45 major repairs or so since I've gotten it. Still plenty of stuff to load...

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:31 am

I love Bays!!!....for their sheet metal

My treasure chest is rotted so I'm going to make a new floor out of this bay's. It was on it's way to the crusher about 500 ft away

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:33 am

&Dan Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:41 am

Wow- you are really getting after it. Nice work, and plenty of it!

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:44 am

I luv the zig zag guy stencils someone painted on this thing! RIP

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:30 am

Pass Corner:

Wow, I can't describe how much I couldn't wait to fix this thing. I had to fab up the seam tyhat someone welded over. After welding, the seam pulled a little due to shrinking. The pics show this and I plan on fixing it. I welded the seam together on the middle of the backside of the lip. In hindsight, if you are not using an actual spotweld gun, the welds need to be closer to the inside of the seam so they cant pull apart as easy...

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:44 am

Got this clip for free, cant complain, thx Mark!

The clip is still caked with paint and bondo, so the pics are decieving. Hit it with primer to look at it in one color.

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:59 am

Driver Corner:

Thank god no one attempted to weld this regular bus vent in. This clip I got from a samba member and cut it off myself. Got the seam for this one!

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:02 pm

Some shrinkage at the welds, but a low spot is better than wavy high warped spots..

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:08 pm

For those that think this is just a dry California piece of cake...

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:11 pm

Amazingly, the jack supports are great, all outriggers are wasted. I have all new ones and a new frame crossmember. The top hat filled with water for many years inside the treasure chest rot, and ate sideways thru both main framerails. All pitted frame areas are getting patched before the new outriggers go in. The pass inner main frame rail has a hole that was hidden by the outrigger the size of a quarter. Just goes to show you that the front floors are not the only thing that indicates rust. Probably had nice window and door rubber, but salty Chicago roads?

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:20 pm


Did these in the house while watching the tube and listening to tunes. Emblem is silver white and window parts are light grey

I never want to do a set of these again! What a pain

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:22 pm

I found a great way to recycle used appliances! Found a dishwasher behind my new house and chopped the sides out of it....

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:28 pm

Dont forget your gloves. A flap disc hit my thumb and sprayed blood everywhere

aa390392 Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:33 pm

I do beleive this is the rebuild story as of are one resourceful individual. LOL did you get a tetnus shot? keep posting...

TinCanFab Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:51 pm

Haha, no, it was just the sand paper part of a flap disc. It healed up quick with no infection. I just glued it back together to stop the bleeding. I did think I was gonna have to get stitches, but when a chunk gets torn out, there's nothing to stictch!

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