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orangebug60guy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:10 pm    Post subject: 66 slider Reply with quote

So i've been on this site for about 9 years now. I never started a thread for the bus and figured it was time. I tried going back to one of my OG threads from back in the day but the pics are gone. When I was first joined my brother and I were kids 16 years old. No money but wanted a bus. Typical story we see on here all the time. My twin brother and I could barely drive a car let alone work on one. We had an old 60 bug hence the profile name. oops. We ditched the bug in college and obtained the slider our senior year of high school 9 years ago. We didn't do much to it besides get it mechanically going and take all the hippie shit out of it. You learn a lot being in a hobby for 9 years. You make mistakes...you learn a lot about tools, dealing with people, and problem solving. We made a lot of new friends up and down the sea coast and probably wouldn't still be in the hobby if everyone wasn't so cool and always willing to help.
When we first got the bus in 2005, we had no idea what we had and how cool it was.
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2008 trailbash where it all started:
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IN collegeI decided to finally paint over the red primer my senior year before moving for my new teaching job.
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Changed many seals on this thing.
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Finally found some real bus rims for cheap 2 years ago and put them on last spring. Looks like a real bus.
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After nine years of neglect and finally making enough money to buy parts (all the advise it true, wait until your done with college then add 4 fours if you're a teacher!) I started to tackle some of the rust on the bus. Outriggers first.
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just wanted to see what a test fit would look like after cutting and grinding for so long.
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I have a lot of work to do and lots of cutting out old rust. I'll keep you updated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bus. Gotta love the sliders. Its amazing how fast the time goes. I've had one of my buses for 9 years as well with little progress and just now started on it again. Look forward to seeing some progress shots.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool bus. What are your plans to repair the frame in front of the beam mount? I can see it's bad in this pic
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazy. I just now searched your topics started to see if you had a thread on this bus.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 slider Reply with quote

orangebug60guy wrote:
Finally found some real bus rims for cheap 2 years ago and put them on last spring. Looks like a real bus.
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I don't want to harsh your buzz, but those are the wrong wheels for your bus. A '66 would have 14" wheels. They will, of course, still work fine, with a more varied selection of suitable tires. Good thing you got them for cheap, cuz 14" wheels are almost literally a dime a dozen. I have had several sets that I could not give away. Rolling Eyes

Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bus, what are your plans for it at this point?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

esde wrote:
Very cool bus. What are your plans to repair the frame in front of the beam mount? I can see it's bad in this pic
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I have been looking on here for that piece to buy but they seem hard to come by. I'll try patching it with new sheet metal first. There isn't anything that's it over the top gut wrenching on this bus. Just some nasty stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The frame peice is out there both new and used. I just did mine with used outside and new tractor supply metal for the inside. I do know of a used frame around here cheap if you need one.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a couple pics of the frame rail area on my bus I replaced
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You may want to brace at least the driver's side cab like this:
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Stagger the cut on the inner and outter sections so they are not in line with each other for strength. I also used a notched cut and fit the rail together like a puzzle piece for extra strength. I have a pic of that somewhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The frame peice is out there both new and used. I just did mine with used outside and new tractor supply metal for the inside. I do know of a used frame around here cheap if you need one.....


Clay, I'll let you know how my patch metal from home depot comes out. If its not lining up good or is too many pieces I'll give you a call. I appreciate your help.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about some interior pics? Show us how that sexy door looks from the inside.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How about some interior pics? Show us how that sexy door looks from the inside.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 66 slider Reply with quote

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That is a "Dynamite" ninja pose! It's my background image at work first thing in the morning.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shipment number one has arrived.
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Waiting on word to figure out what to do about the frame.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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shipment number one has arrived.
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Waiting on word to figure out what to do about the frame.


Dude, your a Shop Teacher now, Fabrication is in your Blood .... Laughing

Jack, good to see a thread on the Slider !!
You coming up for Cabin Fever ??
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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orangebug60guy wrote:
shipment number one has arrived.
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Waiting on word to figure out what to do about the frame.


Dude, your a Shop Teacher now, Fabrication is in your Blood .... Laughing

Jack, good to see a thread on the Slider !!
You coming up for Cabin Fever ??


Tom, Clay is hooking me up with the frame pieces. Slight fabrication on the outrigger section to be made with the seam. I will be up for cabin fever for sure. I've got some home brew for this years meet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StockNazi wrote:
Here are a couple pics of the frame rail area on my bus I replaced
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You may want to brace at least the driver's side cab like this:
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Stagger the cut on the inner and outter sections so they are not in line with each other for strength. I also used a notched cut and fit the rail together like a puzzle piece for extra strength. I have a pic of that somewhere.


I agree with all of this^^
This is how I notched the frame replacement on my daughters 66
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

received this chassis part for Allan Scholfield INC in the UK to fix my chassis.
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Excited to get out in the cold today to get it ready.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some removal of rust was done today and some test fitting.
Cleaned up a bit.
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metal from A.H. Scholfield
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Placed up to draw a line for removal of metal
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what needs to be cut
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What the cut out looks like
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still need to do some grinding but the cold was getting to me today.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

orangebug60guy wrote:
received this chassis part for Allan Scholfield INC in the UK to fix my chassis.
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Excited to get out in the cold today to get it ready.


How'd you hear about Scholfield? Just searching the web for parts?
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