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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:12 pm

I had to shorten my rods because they ran out of adjustment.
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by type901 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:10 pm

Eric, That is awesome. I like the stance, I need to look into some flipped spindles.

I am tackling brakes tomorrow. Hope to have the same results.

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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by vwovalchild on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:16 pm

Looks GREAT Eric!!!! I cant wait to see the finished project
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by DiggerD on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:36 pm

Nice!! Cool

Looks like you will be on the road in no time..... cheers
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by fluxcap on Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:56 am

Thanks guys. I'm hoping to get the new master cylinder and the rest of the brake lines installed next week, and weld in the battery trays. Once I've got my work done in the engine compartment, I'll pull the rear drums and do those brakes and lower the rear 1 spline. After that, I need to weld closed just a few small holes, install all the windows, install seatbelts, fix some wiring, and install the engine.

bumblebuggy wrote:I had to shorten my rods because they ran out of adjustment.
Wow, that's nuts that it knocks everything out of whack that much. I know on the outer ends that I had to rotate, they both still had a lot of threads, so hopefully I can get by with just adjusting them. I had to shorten the ones on the bug when I narrowed my beam, so if it comes to that, it's no big deal.


type901 wrote:Eric, That is awesome. I like the stance, I need to look into some flipped spindles.

I am tackling brakes tomorrow. Hope to have the same results.

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We'll be in McDonough today, shoot me a message if you need any help with anything. I'd love to see your bus.

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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by Cambur on Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:59 am

looking good Eric! keep the good work!

heres a good look at L240 agave done right, such a beautiful color!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYYbe2jmCOw
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by fluxcap on Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:46 am

Thanks Michael. Wish I worked at your pace, then it'd be up and driving and painted already! Laughing

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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by bumblebuggy on Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:19 am

They worked but they were just a wee bit out. Mabey 1/2 an inch was all I needed to get the toe in right for alignment.
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by fluxcap on Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:38 am

bumblebuggy wrote:They worked but they were just a wee bit out. Mabey 1/2 an inch was all I needed to get the toe in right for alignment.

Did my front end alignment last night. It wasn't really as far off as I had previously thought. Came really really close to running out of threads on the passenger side, but luckily didn't need to shorten it, and still have a little room in case I need to adjust it again. Had to remove the passenger side door mechanism. When I locked it from the inside, the outside button would still open the door. Turns out the springs on the mechanism were really gummed up with grime and paint overspray, and the lock piece was sticking. Cleaned it up real good and it works like it should now! Also played around with Doodlebugs nuts for a bit Shocked . The baywindow spindle nuts he gave me fit perfectly, so now I have clamp style spindle nuts rather than the pain in the butt old system of two thin spindle nuts and locking tab. Thanks again Doodle!

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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by bumblebuggy on Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:47 pm

yea I switched to spindle nuts years ago.
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by DOODLE BUGG on Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:33 pm

i will let you hold my nuts any time
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by DiggerD on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:00 pm

I've got Glen's nuts on mine.............. I love you
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by bumblebuggy on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:40 pm

Some of us have enough nuts to share with those less fortunate. santa
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by rpm750 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:41 pm

Less nuts more wrench!
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by fluxcap on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:48 pm

Spent a few hours on the rear today. Got the brake hardware all removed and pulled the backing plate and bearing housing. Removed the RGB from the spring plate and let the spring plate down.



Spring plate is at rest, so I checked my angle. One outer notch is equal to 7.5 degrees, so I pulled the springplate, installed new inner and outer bushings and rotated it up one spline. Checked the angle and everything checked out so I bolted it back down.


Here's where my bumpstop now rests and this is with the bus still on jackstands. Probably gonna be sitting on it when I get it back down on the ground. What do most people do here? I can remove it all the way or cut it down some.


Brought my backing plates back home with me so I could clean them up and repaint them. Hope to get them back on and the new brakes installed in the next couple of days, and then set it back on the ground.

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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:18 pm

Don't know if it's the right thing to do but I just cut the top bulb off my stop.
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by fluxcap on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:21 pm

Cool, that's probably what I'll do also. If it still hits or gets mangled, I can always just pull it off later.

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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:35 pm

Don't think hitting is going to be much of an issue. If I remember correctly, it's hollow and really doesn't have much "stopping" power after you cut it.
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by fluxcap on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:40 pm

Yeah, I cut some off the ones on the bug after I lowered it. Was working under there a while back and noticed I must have hit the one on the passenger side. It had split like a peeled banana Laughing

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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by callahan on Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:09 pm

just take it off you don't need it lol
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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by type901 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:10 pm

Nice Eric. Can not wait to see what it looks like back on the ground. You are doing exactly what I want to as far as ride height.


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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by fluxcap on Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:08 pm

type901 wrote:Can not wait to see what it looks like back on the ground.

Shouldn't be much longer. Had a couple of free hours today so installed the new axle seals and got the brakes installed on the drivers rear side. Also re-indexed the spring plate on the passenger side. Just need to do the axle seals and install the brakes on that side and I'll be ready to set it back on the ground. I'm anxious to see how it sits. It was a super tight fit getting the driver side wheel back on squeezing it between the drum and wheel-well. Should hopefully get it finished up Wednesday.

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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by type901 on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:35 pm

Eric,

Can not wait until Wednesday. I bet it is going to look awesome. I am thinking I will follow your lead.


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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by fluxcap on Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:56 pm

Rear brakes and axle seals are all done!


Got the drum back on and put it down on the ground. Not low or slammed by any means, just a mild drop. One outer spline, which is supposed to be 7.5 degrees on the springplate and roughly 2 inches. Has a slight rake, but I'm hoping the rear will settle just a tad more when the engine goes in. My workspace is very long, but not incredibly wide, so it's hard to get a good side shot to really see how it looks.



Axles are pretty much level coming out of the transaxle.


Ordered some new shocks the other day to replace the rusted useless ones on there currently. Should be here soon. Next on the list I'm going to clean/wire brush as best I can the undercarriage, then give it the rust bullet treatment. Then finish installing the new brake hardlines, then get the battery trays welded in, etc.... The list is getting longer the more I work on it. Laughing



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Re: 66 Camper Bus "Bocephus"

Post by type901 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:28 pm

Eric,

Nice job. It looks about how I would want it to sit myself. When is the motor going in?


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