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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: 1962 DC Build Reply with quote

So I resently bought a '62 dc off Shawn. Finally got it home. shes pretty dam dry,the whole thing will be taken to bare metal and then brought up to paint from there. Plans are "typical" drop, straight axle, 4.5" narrowed beam, spindles ect. I 'think' its gonig to get front wheel tubs to run a desent sized tire up front. steering box raise ext.

I built a dolly for it, plans are to get the bus on its side pretty soon, so i can easily tackle/paint the underside. new safaris Should be here this weekend. ill keep everyone updated here...








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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice project, can't wait to see updates on this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looked like a sweet project a few years back when i last saw it. very clean starting point.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a bit done tonight...not much cuz I had to do some work on the waterpumper too. got the old tranny out, and the donar(axle tubes) in the garage, and got the axle tubes off, and started to clean them up to do the stright axle conversion...






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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got a bit more done on the 'rotissarie' part of the dolly. got some new tools I can put to use on the truck, AND got my front and rear safaris today!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Safaris rock. Which ones did you get? They are obviously paying you too much at the dockyard.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are wolfgang, i was going to get izzys, but...wolfgang was easy, and i had family driving through redding california(where wolfgang is) so they picked them up and made shipping easy. now I need to pull the apart, and paint them body color:D. and figure out how to weld in the hinged versus screw in. I guess i can pull apart the piano hinge, and weld in that part of the hinge...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the wolfgang. When i buy safaris again, those would be the ones i buy.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wanted to make sure you know that if you use the original bus transmission, that you will have to flip the ring and pinion or you will have 4 reverse gears and one forward gear.

why are you going to weld the safaris in? that would suck if you ever needed to take them off for any reason...and you wont be able to disassemble the hinge to weld, then reassemble as you wont be able to get the hingepin back in.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im definelty not using the bus tranny in er. and yea im not going to weld in the hinges, sheet metal screws just seem to hoakey... ill figure it out
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh harro stud gun.


screw the safaries in and then weld the heads of the screws to the hinges.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:

screw the safaries in and then weld the heads of the screws to the hinges.


that would be even worse...never know if the holes would loosen and require the screws to be tightened up a bit

if youre worried, do it like original and installed machine tapped plates inside the window frames.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if youre worried, do it like original and installed machine tapped plates inside the window frames.


yea jake thats what i was thinkin' we'll see, dont need to install them yet anyways.that or weld in nuts that sit flush with the window frame, would be nice and clean.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rotissarie pics




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hate to break it to you Andrew, but there's not enough room in your garage to tip that thing on it's side.
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