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57 PG/SG build
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

57palm wrote:
looks like Bill is on the fence right now.


You mean 'cause of the water?

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57palm-2
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Finally Back at it! Reply with quote

After a long break I have committed to making some progress and get this thing going. Here is my plan to get it back on the road and enjoy it again:

-All doors and parts are at the media blasters now. (Todd at Foxx Kustoms Sidney)
-Complete the welding on the chassis and get it in for blasting (done by me just 1-2 days welding left)
-epoxy prime everything within 2 days of blasting Nason DTM epoxy primer (done by me)
-finish paint the underside and inside with Imron Urethane Sand green (done by me)
-do little to no body work - paint the exterior in Imron Satin urethane stock palm green sand green colours (done by me)
-fabricate a rear straight axle kit (already done by me)
-Reassemble and reseal Type 1 swing axle transmission, axles and brakes
-Build a 4 inch narrowed adjustable front beam (half away done)
-Flip and rebuild front spindles (by me)
-source and reseal used engine/or/convert 1.7 liter 914 type 4 (on the shelf) into upright cooling
-assemble bus

Planned specs:

-1957 VW Bus Palm Green Sand Green with dents and gloss interior paint and Satin Exterior paint
-Stock original front seat, rear seat, floor matts, door panel. (interior finishing to come later)
-Stock rims painted original PGSG Colours 175/55-15 and 185/60-15 radial tires
-front end - flipped dropped spindles, 4 inch adjustable beam stock drum brakes
-rear end - straight axle kit, type 1 trans. type 1 brakes with type 2 cut down drums
-underside and engine compartment finish painted.
-engine either any type 1 to get it on the road or a type 4 upright conversion

ROLL IT! after an 11 year break!



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: More photos Reply with quote

Going for this look.....


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've ever seen your thread on this bus!?!? Killer work so far man, you're so close to your goal....come by and check out johnnys barndoor we did recently, it will be right up your alley Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: More work Reply with quote

Today I fitted in the lower front cross member, ground down a bunch of plug welds and did the steering box raise 1.5 inches. I forgot how dusty and dirty metal work is. I also forgot how crappy it is trying to weld with old rust, gunk, undercoating etc. I see why the pros media blast before welding but if I did that the entire bust would be rusted in the 10 years this has taken. LOL.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Beam side plates Reply with quote

I received the front beam plates from Island water jet today. I did the drawing on the computer and sent in a file, he supplied 3/8 and cut the pair for $200 CDN shipped to my door. They have about 0.100 rake and two holes for some shock options. And hey might as well throw your initials on there for some custom fun.

Reuben



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Painting is happening Reply with quote

I got all the loose parts back from the media blaster last week and have been putting many hours in to getting things painted. I have the 5 rims painted in both colour snow and have all the inside of the doors completed as well. Next is the Satin on the outside of the doors then on to the chassis when it gets media blasted.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let er rip!

Stoked for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeeeah! Cool
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