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Old 03-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #451
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Re: '46 Chevy Shorty

Be sure to post and let us know when Sasquatch shows up with the right Chevy parts...
Good luck on that one......
Might want to try prayer..... can't hurt!!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #452
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http://www.desertclassics.com/trucks.html

Might be able to do some trades or something???
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #453
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Thanks again GreyEagle --- I have spoken with the folks at Desert Classics and they only sell complete units...will not sell any parts. I do have a lead on a rolling frame here in town but have not been able to get any info on the gear ratio.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #454
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hey, no problem......
I was just poking around on Craigslist.... and noticed they have a "WANTED" section and thought of you.
If you haven't already you could post on there, can't hurt much...
good luck on finding that 5.43
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #455
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Do have a line on a 195" rolling frame here in town but have not been able to get the guy to reply about particulars so no idea what gears are there. Plan on buying it either way just for the spare parts (complete front & rear axles, rims, springs, driveshaft, etc.). Hope to do the deal tomorrow. Fingers crossed but hey...what are the chances...???
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Do have a line on a 195" rolling frame here in town but have not been able to get the guy to reply about particulars so no idea what gears are there. Plan on buying it either way just for the spare parts (complete front & rear axles, rims, springs, driveshaft, etc.). Hope to do the deal tomorrow. Fingers crossed but hey...what are the chances...???
mmmm ......... SQ + PI / 6 - .03937 = hopefully better than my mad math skillz

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #457
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Hey Bansil --- I think you are pretty close. Near as I can figger, the odds of coming across a 5.43 work out to about zilch.0001 per million searches.

Still better than nuthin' though...right?

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #458
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Howdy All --- Really lookin' forward to getting back to work on my rig here soon. I'm about to install the commission that's had me tied up for the last 6 or 7 months, hopefully next week. Then...finally...back to da bus!

Meanwhile...I just came across the link below. An absolutely wonderful and gorgeous old Speedwagon that is doing art duty. Way cool and I thought some of you might enjoy seeing it if you already haven't. Very inspirational and has me re-thinking the whole "Trolly-Top" concept. Just not a pop-up like Trunt's.

http://www.studio-gypsie.com/#

And in the middle of everything else, I just bought a 195" rolling Chevy bus frame here in town for spare parts. Both axles, 6 wheels, steering gear, springs & mounts, drive shaft & more. All for a hundred bucks, Couldn't pass on it. May wind up using part of the rear frame to extend my own. Who knows...maybe...just maybe...the rear axle will contain the magical 5.43 ring & pinion gears I've been searching all over for. Ya sure.

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Hey Tango, what a sweet old bus--love the trolley top! Take a look at the old GM (sort of) on Nomadicista--way cool. Jack
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Its about time! Good thing we're not paying you for this project. ;)
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