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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought Al (Hellabro) might want to check in with us and see how we're all doing... you know, how all our bus projects are going. Hi Al, miss you man! Tipping some Merlot to you. Thanks for the great thread and memories. Cool

Pretty sure this is Red Barn 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is how it looks today. Sorry for the two seperate pictures cant get two to post on one thread?
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You're gonna miss that spring scratching your butt cheek, no? Wink Man that looks nice now.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Big Bill wrote:
This is how it looks today. Sorry for the two seperate pictures cant get two to post on one thread?
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You're gonna miss that spring scratching your butt cheek, no? Wink Man that looks nice now.


Great work. Anyone curious to see the one of the driest, most straight and original 63 DD WT Panels looks like... you're looking at it. This bus is absolutely sick! Zero rot in any corner of the cargo floor, never smashed, lived seemingly it's whole life in Arizona. Damn I wish there were more of these. Amazing bus... the best panel I've ever seen... even better than my all-original Atlas Motors 58 crank-start Dove Blue grocery delivery Panel.

"Yugos of the transporter line" ?? You're on crack man! When you can play ping pong through the center of your bus at a show... you'll know. This thing is where it's at! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha thanks Pete and kombi, I love this bus. I last saw Al at Kelley Park in 06 or 07 myself. A true gentleman in our hobby!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installed new outside mirrors on my '63 split. Hey I can see now.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to say I'm finally getting some time in on the bus. It's been sitting over at Skinner Classics for a couple months. Rebuilt all four wheel cylinders and replaced the soft lines on the front end. All the shoes were new, so I was happy to see that. My style of rebuilding MY brakes: re-use everything not obviously compromised and have had continuous excellent results. Honed all cylinders to a high polish, cleaned and inspected the piston seals then re-installed them. Was successful at the dicey job of separating the hard line from the soft line (using heat) and caused no damage. Planning on attacking the rear soft lines and brakes tomorrow. Image by Robert Skinner:
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kombisutra wrote:
Glad to say I'm finally getting some time in on the bus. It's been sitting over at Skinner Classics for a couple months. Rebuilt all four wheel cylinders and replaced the soft lines on the front end. All the shoes were new, so I was happy to see that. My style of rebuilding MY brakes: re-use everything not obviously compromised and have had continuous excellent results. Honed all cylinders to a high polish, cleaned and inspected the piston seals then re-installed them. Was successful at the dicey job of separating the hard line from the soft line (using heat) and caused no damage. Planning on attacking the rear soft lines and brakes tomorrow. Image by Robert Skinner:
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How does it feel NOT working around dirt, brush and critters? Confused


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question! I do find the hospital-type settings a little high-stress, but there are some benefits, like access to 150psi air, professional auto shop tools, helpful dudes, pizza -delivered- along with minimized risk of animal attack.

I didn't comment on the work Robert Skinner has done pulling the large dents out of the nose along with the brutal job of exposing Dove Blue under five layers of paint. The bus was hit very hard in the nose back in the sixties and it took a gased-on and leaded replacement nose without inner structure repairs. The body-work challenges on the bus put it squarely where it should be: in the hands of a professional. Going back over today to tackle the rear brakes.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, for having taken a big hit that nose looks good now!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thought I'd give it a try polishing my jar bars by hand.
Now I guess I have to do the rest.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Earl
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought a '65 wiper switch to fit the '65 dash in my '67 bus. Now playing with wiring diagrams to sort what goes where (and yes, I do plan on losing the high speed setting on the wiper motor. I never used it anyway.).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One down, one to go. Awaiting parts as the drivers side lower link pin was nearly dust it was so bad.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to take my 2 year old son to Sonic in the single cab today. He was giggling for most of the ride. I think he might be hooked.

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After paying allot to local shop to fix them right,I finally did them my self with allot better results. Wont be using local shop any more!!
I also realize that I put driver tail light on upside down. fixed now.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the front airride working! (Jep bumper is not strait Wink )

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:43 am    Post subject: Hoops Reply with quote

I spent Saturday sanding the wood slats Sunday laying down 3 or 4 coats of Marine varnish(hope it lasts longer than the other varnish I've used for roofracks Embarassed ) and last night after work I put the hoops up. I bought them from a guy in NC. the slats were bowed in pretty good so I installed them upside down in hopes they may straiten or at least bow back. Now I have to find a laundry mat to wash canvas.. my wife caught me trying to sneak it into our washer Evil or Very Mad lol
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almost forgot center piece Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two words concerning washing your canvas-

Kiddie Pool

It works great. And after you are done, make SURE that you install the canvas on the hoops to dry. Otherwise, it will shrink just enough to be a sumbich to get back on. Of course ,that only applies if it is an original. The new ones by Tom Buese (Busware) sometimes could benefit from a little shrinkage. Not that they are baggy or anything. They will fit better if washed and reinstalled to dry.

Or you could wash the canvas right on the hoops. I did that on my DC. I took the hole shootin' match off so I could reach the top and washed it under a tree on my front yard. A stiff brush and lots of sudsy water works wonders.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Two words concerning washing your canvas-

Kiddie Pool

It works great. And after you are done, make SURE that you install the canvas on the hoops to dry. Otherwise, it will shrink just enough to be a sumbich to get back on. Of course ,that only applies if it is an original. The new ones by Tom Buese (Busware) sometimes could benefit from a little shrinkage. Not that they are baggy or anything. They will fit better if washed and reinstalled to dry.

Or you could wash the canvas right on the hoops. I did that on my DC. I took the hole shootin' match off so I could reach the top and washed it under a tree on my front yard. A stiff brush and lots of sudsy water works wonders.


Hmm, thanks, I'll try that.. the thought never dawned on me Rolling Eyes lol
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Hand polishing jailbars with neverdull polish wadding... Reply with quote

Looking good!
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