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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

I finally found a NOS passenger side door handle for my 60 double cab. Thanks to Sander H for shipping it out so fast from Holland. I didn't want to use a repop as I had already put a NOS one on the drivers side a year ago. I got the package from my mailbox today and had it on my truck in ten minutes. The old one was scratched up, pitted and had a broken spring and would not stay closed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Barn fresh!

I finally got the 1960 double-door panel driving again. New brakes, starter, throwout bearing, etc, etc. I hadn't diven it in 5 or 6 years. I'm probably going to end up selling it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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Barn fresh!

I finally got the 1960 double-door panel driving again. New brakes, starter, throwout bearing, etc, etc. I hadn't diven it in 5 or 6 years. I'm probably going to end up selling it.


that would be the kind of bus us bus nerds would be interested in finding. High hinge too
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

thom wrote:
Barn fresh!

I finally got the 1960 double-door panel driving again. New brakes, starter, throwout bearing, etc, etc. I hadn't diven it in 5 or 6 years. I'm probably going to end up selling it.

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Damn, I love the Vintagebus bus. On a related note, when did vintagebus.com start redirecting to thesamba?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

This was last week but replaced the axle boots on my '63 15-Window.

The passenger side was weird, the bottom of it was perfect but I found a split up by the seam:
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You couldn't really see it unless it was pushed it apart like that.

No visible leaks but after any longer trip there would be some transmission fluid sprayed on that side, like the starter got misted somehow.
I could never figure out why but I guess that was the reason.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

peecee69 wrote:


Damn, I love the Vintagebus bus. On a related note, when did vintagebus.com start redirecting to thesamba?


weird, since other URIs still work http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Does anybody know a good tranny rebuilder in the Los Angelos area that can rebuild my 1965 bus tranny im looking to have strait axles installed,change some gear ratios, compatable to put adjustable spring plates on, just wanting to get out of the bike lane so i can travel some distance .I was going to pick up a freeway flyer with strait axles but i would really like to just have mine rebuilt,it is a good tranny just a bad reduction gear.Any suggestions Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Wright Gear Box
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Keep the reduction gears.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
Keep the reduction gears.


Lose the reduction gears. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Almost done with the rough bodywork on the nose of the deluxe

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Replaced my 66 DC steering box seal to cure a constant drip... and filled 'er up with fresh oil. Fingers crossed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Trying dry guide coat

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Interesting. Do you dissolve/remove the dry guide stuff before painting?
I'd be worried about a layer of non adhesive material in the final paint.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

What is it made of? Looks like powdered charcoal...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

It's a charcoal-eque substance, and you can just wipe it off before you paint/prime. It reminds me of laser printer toner.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Kurt used something very similar on “Funkytruck” with good results.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

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Wow, that’s pretty cool.

Makes you think all that unused toner has a use.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today? Reply with quote

Nothing to the likes of your guys' jobs but decided to go out with the old junky Wolfsburg West door panels and in with the new Clara panels on the Westy.
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I'll clean and freshen the mechanisms. I ordered Wolfsburg West German door clips; here's hoping they are correct. Anyone have experience with their clips lately?
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