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Old 05-11-2010, 08:35 AM   #41
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

no problems. still goign to have to build some brackets for the shocks to mount to. i ended up using the springs from the bus, ubolts from the dually, the springs lined up perfectly on what were the overload pads on the axle, so all i ended up having to do was measure and drill out 2 holes for the bolt that runs thru the springs. frontend is going to be a bit more work. i managed to get the front clip removed from the bus last night. still have a fair bit more work to do on both the bus frame and the dually front clip before they'll mate up, most likely going to save that for the weekend, unless my wife decides we're having our baby before that
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:52 PM   #42
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

i could see that. and i'm still going to reuse them. no more than this bus will be doing, i'm less than worried about it.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:48 PM   #43
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

It's your bus to do with as you please, but if you're going to be driving it at all, new U- bolts aren't that expensive, and used ones are highly prone to breakage after loosening and then re- torquing. Just my $.02...
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:57 PM   #44
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

goal at current is to get it back together in order to beable to move it. if a ubolt pops moving it from one bay of the shop to the other, or outside, so be it. bus isn't going anywhere more than 100 yard until september so in the now the used ones won't be an issue.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:31 PM   #45
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

Just about have the front clip put in. still need to make a few more braces/gussets. have boxed the frames together. still need to built the brackets for the orginal bumper for the front of the dually frame and do a few other odds and ends. overall it went together fairly easily. will try to take some pics this weekend and post them.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:45 AM   #46
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

had a good weekend on the bus, did a bit more suring up on the frontend. put the front bumper back on, started working on putting the tilt steering column in, and the double master cylinder, was rather suppried, all the rear brake lines just bolted right up. from the bus to the dually axle. oh just for smithy, and bust-ed, went ahead and replace the ubolts, also installed a set of air bags on the back hopefully that will make for a better ride. didn't manage to take any pics. will try and get a few snapped this week to post.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:26 PM   #47
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some pics.




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Old 05-24-2010, 10:33 PM   #48
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

I have a stupid question, it appears to me teh steering column seems a little far for the driver to reach. Is it the picture, or just my bifocals playing trick on me again?
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:45 PM   #49
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

i have freakishly long arms.. no actually the seat is slid all the way back right now.it is an air ride seat out of a peterbuilt, sits a lil tall but when i sit down in it, its an entire foot lower. plus slide it foward a notch or 2. i'm 6'3 so i do have kinda long arms
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:18 PM   #50
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

That IHC is a REALLY cool design. I really appreicate it went into some good hands with the resources to do the job right! I'd love to do something like that, but I lack the resources. I'm trying to keep my project under $4K total, 1/2 being changing the hog head to a better ratio.... I can't wait to see it completed. I'm sure it will be AWESOME!!!!
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