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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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Bought a new pair of Vanco tires for the '66, plus Hub cap clips, since I LOST
Evil or Very Mad Brick wall d'oh! #2gunfire Boo hoo! Embarassed a hub cap... Sad

Plus my Bud John stopped buy w/ his latest Toy, a '79 Elcamino... Drool
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Finally got the roof and raingutters on the '57 deluxe sorted out

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:23 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Drove it to work.. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

thom wrote:
Finally got the roof and raingutters on the '57 deluxe sorted out

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Thom, it's looking good - how long have you been ticking away at this?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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thom wrote:
Finally got the roof and raingutters on the '57 deluxe sorted out

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Thom, it's looking good - how long have you been ticking away at this?


Getting close to 11 years...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

thom wrote:
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thom wrote:
Finally got the roof and raingutters on the '57 deluxe sorted out

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What it used to look like

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Thom, it's looking good - how long have you been ticking away at this?


Getting close to 11 years...


Like cognac, time sweetens the experience.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:03 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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Drove it to work.. Cool


And Again! Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:56 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

I changed my nearly new Koni shock absorbers for new shock absorbers with extra springs.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:16 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Did you try to adjust the koni's ?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

i used to run Konis in my 65 westy with Dormobile roof. So heavier as yours presently.

NEVER felt like i needed to even adjust the Konis. I did run Bilstein gas in the rear for the extra weight on the ass when towing. even off road never had an issue up front.

I think you may have another issue, broken springs in the front beam perhaps?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
i used to run Konis in my 65 westy with Dormobile roof. So heavier as yours presently.

NEVER felt like i needed to even adjust the Konis. I did run Bilstein gas in the rear for the extra weight on the ass when towing. even off road never had an issue up front.

I think you may have another issue, broken springs in the front beam perhaps?


No the problema is I wanted a mild lowered bus, a few cm's lower than stock.
I have been advised by the revision company to used dropped spiders and adjustable front beam to put it upwards a bit more. The problem is the adjustment upwards is not enough, so my (high) tires sometimes hit the metal.
With these extra springs, the bus is bit higher (about 2 - 3 cm), so I hope it's better now.
The other option is to change the dropped spindels for stock one, but that is much more work of course.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
NEVER felt like i needed to even adjust the Konis.

Where is the adjustment or adjuster?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
mandraks wrote:
NEVER felt like i needed to even adjust the Konis.

Where is the adjustment or adjuster?


go to about 3:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=319&v=ksekDSo3Dbc
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

i just got the proper bolts for the pedal pan and was headed out to tackle that small task but i realized why they issued a heat alert today and made a u turn and went the hell back inside. Embarassed Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

I did a test ride and also tested the fridge and some camper stuff like table and chairs. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

put new shocks on yesterday and started on the dual exhaust today by removing the apron and tin.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

I did the same thing today as the first day the snow was gone, drove it around killing bugs with the nose and windshield!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

CLR Scrubbing down this Titian Red Standard.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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CLR Scrubbing down this Titian Red Standard.

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mine was so oxidized, it looked like root beer. This looks like a very flippable bus with very little effort.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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mine was so oxidized, it looked like root beer. This looks like a very flippable bus with very little effort.


It had that brown sheen but eventually it scrubbed off. Red scothbrite pads to the rescue. Not too bad for a days work.

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