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Old 04-21-2014, 09:56 PM   #661
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Howdy Jack --- the Dana comes with monster disks as well as a mechanical parking brake system. Will no doubt have to completely rebuild the brakes but now the old girl is in line for disks all around.

As noted...the thing I need most is time to get some work done...and of course, some Bikini Team time.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:50 AM   #662
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Finally --- picked up my replacement rear side body panels with the "new improved" wheel cutouts! Will post a couple of pix the next day or so to keep Jack happy.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:42 AM   #663
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Oh boy--pics! Happy Jack
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:03 PM   #664
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Just for you Jack...

The originals...


the plan/template...



The new, improved and ever so Art Deco replacements. Not welded up yet...but soon!

Should at least be a little easier to change a tire.

Onward!
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:40 PM   #665
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Hey Tango, thats stylin" . How did you edge the opening? I'd guess you used split tubing? Do you plan to re use any of the lower rub strip? Jack
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:52 PM   #666
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Roger the split tubing to add some rigidity. The sheetmetal shop did a great job matching the template. And I will be using most of the torpedo belt that was original to the bus. One row all along where the new & old sheet metal come together and another down low. It will be shorter than it had been with none behind the wheel opening this time around.

How about you Jack? Are the rub rails going back on? I kind'a like the look. Seems it just isn't a skoolie without'em.
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Hey Tango. My bus didn't have rub rails persay--just half round stampings which I incorporated into the dyes when I made up the new sheet metal. So sort of yes and sort of no!?! Jack
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But the stamped in ribs don't have any place to collect rust behind them like the screwed/riveted kind. What's with that?
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No worries. There are PLENTY of other spots where the rust worms lurk! . Jack
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Tango Just a short reply to say I like your build. I would never go into my bus as far as you have. I just don't have the needed skills. Maybe sometime when you are not busy I would like to talk about a 3-71 jimmy with a #2 bell and ford trans adapter. Once again GREAT BUILD. The best of luck the old man Richard
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