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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Rebirth of 23 window walk-thru Restoration Reply with quote

After many long hours of rebuilding the 23 window, I am near final assembly, so thought I put together a build thread and update as I make progress.

After tear down, first up, soda...pretty solid from the underside.

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Front and rear beam, suspension, brakes, rebuilt spindle to spindle. Tranny got a new coat of paint too.

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Underside all buttoned up, now a roller again.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's looking great! keep the pics coming.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recognize that shop Wink nice job!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work. Did you use some sort of a gravel guard paint on the undercarriage or is that powder coated? Looks tough.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for the LIKE button. 23 walk thrus!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its POR15 on the underside. I intend to drive it, so good protection from the elements.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

norcalmike wrote:
I recognize that shop Wink nice job!



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are we on to name that shop....no longer at skinners, here she is getting a nose job to pretty her up a bit.

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Last nose was half full of bondo.

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Before the new skin went back on, some prep work.

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How it sits now

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This weekend I put some time on the rear kick panel with speaker openings.

Used teal fabric dye to dye a t-shirt, then put a mesh grill on top to match the color of the panel. I think it turned out ok.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to shove this under the middle bench.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more progress on the backend...looks like someone took an automatic gun to it. It was all bondo'd up.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty dry inside. Here is the other corner, getting wrapped up.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was awesome, we ordered a battery floor from WW and it had rows instead of the circle, so J man recreated it to match OE.

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I'm off to polishing my inside aluminum parts (hooks, jail bars etc). I'll post when their done.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin good!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've received a few private messages asking about the build and if I can help them with their metal work. To clarify, I am not doing the metal work myself. The bus is @ my friends place The Rustbox who is doing the metal.

For those who don't know Jason @ The Rustbox, I swear he was born with metal in his hands...just awesome work.

Here is the nose stitched together:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks BMX...can't wait to get my hands on her.

Kelly Park 2013 anyone??? Marking off the days on my cal now =-)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey I know that bus....lol.. Nice to see you started a thread I'll be watching Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey 65...me and Bren are both trying to finish up by april. I am putting in time everyday from here forward. See what happens.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me three I have been getting the last of his stuff ready for paint and putting time in on my SWR DC that I have been building on and off for 5 years but IT WILL be out for the shows this spring I can't wait to see them all done Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just traded Douglas Denlinger some Sigla skylight glass for Sekurit...now have a matching set...thanks DD

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