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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Ah, got it.

Most farm tractors have steering or split brakes. Usually they have a dual pedal assembly with a bar that locks them together for road travel. If you're using them at low (crawling) speed they would probably be fine. I would be worried about rollover in a bus at any speed much over 10 or 15 mph.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

I think that 64-70 brakes if i switch the backing plates and drill them out it should fit.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

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I think that 64-70 brakes if i switch the backing plates and drill them out it should fit.


Use mid 64 and later front and rear axles and the brakes will fit...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Sounds like you are trying to make it more complicated.
Just use the 3/4 ton (55-62) brakes if it has 3/4 ton spindles and 3/4 ton RGBs.
In good order, they work great.

pic of brakes or axle nuts to confirm which version it has? Parts can get swapped out over the years.

FWIW, on running old engines that sat for ages, IME it is good to change the oil frequently until it stays clean. It gets dirty real quick. So check it every time you drive it, and short trips are good until the insides stays clean. Buy a case of cheap oil.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Skim wrote:
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Got the ownership for it gonna start the project it is a 1962 for sure as appraiser confirmed


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So glad that it isnít that hard to get titles down here.
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For real. Sometimes I wish I had the time and dough to go pick up cheaper shit that doesn't have titles because I don't even need a title for something 35 years old or older.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

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you are so lucky you can just use a bill of sale in some states.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

I got the engine running next step is fix the rust or weld metal in.. anywaise what kind of welder should i use to weld this bad bay back to running shape..

so far crapi china tire has its mastercrap 80 amp mig welder on sale for $250 half price the welder is $500 normally

or i could get a lincoln 140 mig welder but its $800

or does anyone want to come over and weld a few parts in I can pay in bbq and beers..and it should be fun/

Clara your probly right i guess stock is the way to go //
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Eastwood has a 135 amp 110 volt mig for $300. I bought a used one about 4 years ago, not the best welder I've ever used, but it's the better than any flux-core only machine I've used. Works fine for thinner sheet metal, struggles to get to its 3/16 rating. Requires a 20 amp breaker to run.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

lucked out found a matching rear hatch locally looks like correct matching paint
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hatch was from up in new market someone had it in the garage for years after they went with there dad to check out some 15-20 vdub years ago or so they told me..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

I would just keep all the brakes stock and use what you can. Brakes are not something thats that expensive and you may be able to save some parts unless all your backing plates are rusted away and gone. I have bought almost all my brake stuff online and its well worth knowing that you can stop especially with a good emergency brake.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

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I would just keep all the brakes stock and use what you can.

That is sound advice.

What is the best way to take the rear cargo floor out? To weld in some new frame parts

Is there any preference for steel for the frame? I am kinda on a tight budget for this bus should i go with cheaper panels or more expensive or make them myself?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

You can get most brake parts thru rock auto or Cip1 for around 250 bucks. As far as metal itís all personal preference and what you can get in a budget. To remove the cargo floor you just need a good grinder and a face shield and get to grinding spot welds.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

how do you install the rear window glass by yourself?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Take the rear hatch off. Put it on bench and install window. Reinstall hatch.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Prop the hatch open,set your peice of glass with the seal ,rope/cord in place.
Reach your arm around and hold the glass down while you pull the rope with other hand...pretty simple.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Last week Lucked out and found the original turn signal for it at a local place up in
brampton..
vee world motors a great place to get your vw fixed and for good advice

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matches other side pretty decent
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

This week was out in binbrook and got the original rear window , things are slowly coming together! thanks to all the great the kind folks out there
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sweet!

got cip1.ca bbt and autocraft and KLOKKERHOLM the metal came in over the holidays for the replacing cargo floor

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

cip1.ca for the win..
just got the jack points in the mail for left side..in less than 4 days man thats quick.
slowly picking stuff up..

jack points appear to be decent quality the ones on my bay are the same company and they were perfect curious to see if its the same quality or better.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Thinknig of buying a new welder any suggestions on welder to buy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

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Thinknig of buying a new welder any suggestions on welder to buy


This is what I use and is super good for sheet metal jobs.
Lincoln Electric 120-Volt 140-Amp Mig Flux-cored Wire Feed Welder
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