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55samba Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:50 pm

The first bracket you had, being the hose clamp, has a danger of having sharp edges that could cut the hoses. The second bracket is just plain retarded, why would you bolt a bracket to the exhaust to move the hose off the exhaust?

Seems like you want a combo of the two. No sharp edges like the billet mount plus no contact to the exhaust. Can you modify the new billet mount to use a bracket not connected to the exhaust?

BTW, the bus looks great.

teamasr Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:07 pm

That's what I thought which is why I asked about the heat, but the description of the part says that it mounts to the exhaust flange.

http://carcraftstore.com/billetfullflowhosebracketsclaw.aspx

wrenchnride247 How did you mount yours?

wrenchnride247 Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:47 pm

teamasr wrote: That's what I thought which is why I asked about the heat, but the description of the part says that it mounts to the exhaust flange.

http://carcraftstore.com/billetfullflowhosebracketsclaw.aspx

wrenchnride247 How did you mount yours?

It mounts to the #4 exhaust studs. I did have to put longer studs on. I have 3/8th thick flanges though. Sorry no pic.

teamasr Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:00 am

Some more updates.

Had to take the motor out and send back for rebuild. Carbs were leaking fuel 4 minutes after shut off. The motor also sprung a couple of oil leaks which could have been due to fuel getting on the rubber seals both inside and outside of motor.

Meanwhile, the interior is all done and complete.









Put on newly powder coated wheels as well.


teamasr Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:01 am

Using the 3 point belts from the Bay Window in the front.

srfndoc Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:04 am

Be sure to knock off the powdercoat on the lug nut seats! Would hate to lose a wheel after all that work.

teamasr Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:42 pm

Time for some trim work.










teamasr Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:47 pm

Front bumper and mirrors are also mounted.










teamasr Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:48 pm

Now just waiting for the motor to come back from CPR before I can finish off the back end.

teamasr Wed May 25, 2016 2:29 pm

Of all things, the motor was extremely troublesome with leaking fuel from carbs, then leaking oil from lifter tubes, to other fuel problems. Had to send the whole motor back to CPR for him to redo it and still problems persisted. Finally, got the bugs out and its on the road, just in time for summer.






teamasr Wed May 25, 2016 2:32 pm

For those who asked for the paint code, I will get it this week from the painter. Stopped by today, but he was out.

Here is who painted it.




For metal work, go see Jason at the Rust Box.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Rust-Box-360935720807/

bally Fri May 27, 2016 2:12 am

Looking good!! Enjoy driving it after all your hard work :)

Dave

jeffavatech Sun May 29, 2016 4:39 am

I have to ask...the red trim insert. Where did you find such bright red? Oh, I do love the way your bus came out.



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