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Old 08-09-2015, 12:28 PM   #1121
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Totally Mostly Off Topic...

But...since I am STILL on hold for parts from the sheetmetal shop, I managed to get a little side project closer to completion.

Meet Houston's REHAB Bar BBQ Baja Bug...









Hey...at least this way I can keep my jury rigging...er...fabricating skills warmed up! And who knows...maybe it will inspire someone here to make some similar mods to their bus.

That's freakin awesome! Showed my wife these pics and she lost it laughing! Been a VW nut for over thirty years......a mid 70's super beetle smoker, brilliant. Wife's got a 50' wide garden in the back yard cut out in the shape of a beetle....I've got 800 plus die cast beetle cars in my basement.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:32 PM   #1122
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Wayyyy off topic, wedding ring.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:31 PM   #1123
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I don't know if I should say congratulations or sorry to hear that. My wife and I celebrate 36 yrs on Aug 12.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:36 AM   #1124
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Been playing catch up on some of the "little stuff" since I am still waiting on some major metal. My contact at the sheetmetal shop's Dad died suddenly so I am understandably not expecting a lot of movement on the big pieces I need and not going to press the issue right now. Bad story there.

Anyhow, I did manage to get a few things done this past week. I am going around the bus with seam sealer and closing up any & all gaps inside & put. Began the process of working out the details on the new driveshaft I have to build. Also started locating the big (heavy) Isuzu NPR steering gear box. It promises to be...interesting. And in keeping with the rules here...pix follow.

Oh yeah...and I did find the gas pedal I want to try and use.

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Seam sealer around the window deletes (and many other places). The OEM variety is pretty awesome stuff.


All around each inside body panel too.


Fitting this steering gear is going to be tricky. The original was inside the frame and much further forward. Mongo here goes on the outside and will require a couple of u-joints and a lot of chopping on the drag link to make work.

And, last but not least...(drum roll please)...


Any drummers in the group will recognize this...a vintage "Speed King" bass pedal. I just couldn't resist trying to figure a way to hook this puppy up to my throttle.

Lots more detail stuff done that's not worthy of pix so I am still plugging away. But I REALLY do need a couple of the big items to show up soon. Until they get here, I can't really screw up anything else important.

Till then...

ONWARD!
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:28 PM   #1125
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Hey Tango. That's the same steering gear I have. Are you going to use the Isuzu column? If you do, you can reduce the number of U joints you need by reversing the column--it also provides more foot room because the angle changes. Pics if you want 'em. Jack
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:13 PM   #1126
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Ya Jack...would love to see some close ups of your rigging. I only have a tiny space for feet, pedals & column so I am looking for ways to save fractions of an inch. It looks (at this time) like keeping the original arrangement will work but then, what do I know

Thanks bud!
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:37 AM   #1127
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Little help here. What is in the following pic where the usual windows would be? I don't know how to describe it in the pic except it looks like some kind of foil backed insulation.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:43 AM   #1128
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By the way, your plan is a fantastic idea for a gas petal! It should look great!
I was considering the old barefoot petal for mine but that will happen later.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:33 AM   #1129
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Little help here. What is in the following pic where the usual windows would be? I don't know how to describe it in the pic except it looks like some kind of foil backed insulation.
Looks like the interior side of the blanked out windows.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:57 AM   #1130
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Howdy guys --- the foil you are seeing in that one pic is "Reflectix" insulation but those aren't window areas. That is the side of my bus below the windows with the outer skin off so you are looking at the inside of the inner wall.

The ancient & oddball construction of this old gal called for new outer skin which I will be welding on instead of screwing down, but it will likely be among the last of the chores to be done. It is much easier working on & under it with the side panels off. Since the outer skin will go on last, it dictated a very different approach to construction & insulation.

There are three layers of 1/2" conventional foam board where the actual window deletes are.
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