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Andy P
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky dog!
Great score.
Wish I could find 2 at a time and those 2 especially.
Panels are the bomb and DDs are nuclear. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Bullet found Reply with quote

Hello All,

I have been poking, prodding and cleaning my new treasures.
Yesterday I found the ignition key buried in trash in the ashtray. Today, when I turned off the shop vac I hear a clunk, looked down and found a bullet!

Limited time to work on them right now, I'm making a leather coat for a customer. It has been 15 years since I have made one! It is taking longer than I thought.

Ain't it fun!!
David

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After removing several engines, tranny's and various parts the floors look pretty good.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cargo floor looks ok but is the cab floor that good? Neutral
Looks rusty to me.
Or is it only surface rust?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Little by little Reply with quote

Hello Folk,

I'm still here, and still working on the 58 dd panel. The 62 bus was purchased by David and will be saved!! Mark and I went to the Volksaween swap had a great time selling and giving stuff away. Was great to see old friends and make some new. I have acquired a frame from Kevin, thanks Kev, It is all fitted and ready to weld into place. Things are progressing well I have a 36 horse motor lined up, just waiting for the transmission to arrive. This baby will run again!

Oh yeah, Andy the front floor has rust thru and repairs, but we expect that in this part of the country.

Onward, thru the fog.
David

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update. looking good. Keep it up!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work, David.
It's always wonderful to see something saved.
Remember, plenty of pics, eh? Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Happy New Year Reply with quote

Hello all,

Here it is a year later...

Had great weather here till today, it was so warm new years eve, we sat outside roasting dogs, marshmallows and drinking champagne.

I have made some progress at the garage! The frame is welded in place, huzzah!

Here is the proof.

Happy New Year
David

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: more pics Reply with quote

Here a few shots of the joinery and my 36 hp dupont overhaul.
Hoping to get a transmission and to see it roll!

Also a shot of the spliced shifter rod tube.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: more pics Reply with quote

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I don't want to rain on your parade, but I hope that those welds in the pic are the last of several passes. That seam should be one continuous bead from top to bottom. I assume you used a MIG, but did you use a 220v/170A or better? It's your bus and you will have to live with the results, but remember that there is a reason the factory doesn't have a weld in that portion of the frame. The leverage from the suspension is significant.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Rain drops keep falling on my head Reply with quote

Hey Cru62,

Damn it's getting wet in here. Not sure what you are seeing, but I was watching the metal melt and feel confident that I have good welds.

220v, also extra piece of 14 gauge (L) inside the box with spot welds

Time will tell...

David
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weld looks plenty strong to me. good job getting it together.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: A lovely day in Missouri Reply with quote

Today was a big day!
We had a lovely day, above 60 degrees!
I spent it putting the transmission in the 58 dd panel!
My precious is on all 4 wheels now, the first time in 30 years I would guess.
Should be rolling under it's own power about May. Look for us by the side of the road.

Peace, grease, love and goodwill
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: A lovely day in Missouri Reply with quote

POS wrote:
Today was a big day!
We had a lovely day, above 60 degrees!
I spent it putting the transmission in the 58 dd panel!
My precious is on all 4 wheels now, the first time in 30 years I would guess.
Should be rolling under it's own power about May. Look for us by the side of the road.

Peace, grease, love and goodwill
David

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Nice work David. I am definately interested in seeing your progress. May is a strong deadline, hope you make it.

We had great weather here this weekend and I did the exact same thing getting one on all 4 wheels for the firts time since 82.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be proud of that! It's art.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job David on reuniting that TURD with the pavement.... Surprised
Sorry I missed your call,we were at Flatbranch enjoying some brew's
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great D-rick,

the TURD has landed...


Glad you had a date nite!



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote

Hello All,

Not much progress on my Precious...

May deadline came and went as I bought a new garage and have been busily moving. Oh yeah, we have a new band, Boonslick Groove, three singer songwriters and Donnie Lee on drums. New deadline is October. Pretty exciting I now have a lift and a riverfront view of the mighty Missouri river.

The dd panel has been on the backburner till last week and now I am progressing forward. The old bus did roll to the new garage on all fours via my towbar!

Cleaning/painting the underside and replacing all brake components. Small progress daily. It is so much easier working with a lift.

Thankfully Yours
David

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a lift and a toilet in the shop im jealous Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: My Precious Reply with quote

Hello All,

And the toilet has a view of the Big Muddy when the garage door is open.


Big day today, my precious now has brakes! New lines, hoses, cylinders, brake shoes and cables.

It can stop now. Going to have the engine in and running soon...

What was I thinking when I started this project.

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