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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Rusty62 on Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:23 am

Looks great! Post a video so we can hear it.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by peregrine67 on Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:59 pm

very nice!!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:01 pm

Got the BAD Series brakes from Airkeweled installed and adjusted today. Install went as planned without any problems. Cool Was able to get the pads bedded this afternoon and drove around for a bit. The bus now stops on a dime and tracks tru and straight. Even at a hard panic stop at speed the bus stops straight with no vibration or chatter. The only issue I had during the install was the speed bleeders from Russel Mfg. It took a try or two before I found the right amount to loosen the bleeder so it would only let out air instead of fluid, but once I found the sweet spot they truely made bleeding the brakes a one man job. Here's a few pics:

Caliper bracket installed:


Hub installed:


Caliper mounted:


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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by bumblebuggy on Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:09 pm

Good brakes do feel nice! Way to go!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by bumblebuggy on Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:12 pm

You need to steal some pinch nuts off a bay. Much easier than the stock set up for holding the bearings in place IMO.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:15 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:You need to steal some pinch nuts off a bay. Much easier than the stock set up for holding the bearings in place IMO.

I keep meaning to locate some everytime I go to a show, but something shiney always distracts me....... Wink, but yeah, the double nut set up can be frustating for sure!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:26 am

I plan on heading to a yard tomorrow. If i see a bay, I could be bribed to snatch some for ya.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:21 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:I plan on heading to a yard tomorrow. If i see a bay, I could be bribed to snatch some for ya.

OK, if you do, the first few rounds at BAP are on me............ drunken
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:25 pm

Installed the original style mirrors back on today. I have wanted to do this and get rid of the crappy 80's turbo mirrors for a while now. The hold-up was figuring out the best method to remove the old mirror arm base from the hinge. (They just cut off the old mirror arms at the base, so the convential method of removal via a hinge pin removal tool would not work) The best method seemed to be to drive the arm out with an air hammer. I found out that Pete (grifspop) had the needed tool, so I dropped by his place today to borrow it. I cut a hole in a moving blanket to try to protect the door if it got away from us, and James (tronview) volunteered to do the honors..... Shocked The air hammer worked like a charm and drove the arm bases right out. All that is remaining to do is get the screw holes in the door filled, and little paint matching for the doors and arms and done.




I know the locking tabs are not bent over, I just want to make sure they are adjusted good before I lock em down. Wink



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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by bumblebuggy on Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:26 am

DiggerD wrote:
bumblebuggy wrote:I plan on heading to a yard tomorrow. If i see a bay, I could be bribed to snatch some for ya.

OK, if you do, the first few rounds at BAP are on me............ drunken

I just hope I can get to BAP this year.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by rpm750 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:24 pm

Glenn you know where a parts Bay is located? Other than the Snake Bus. LMK.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by aircooledaddicts on Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:40 pm

Looks great Digger!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by 39coupe on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:09 pm

Looks much better with the OG mirrors. Looking good!!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:26 pm

Thanks, I think it is almost out of the eighties finally!! Razz
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:39 am

Pulled some off a bay. First few rounds are on you! drunken
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by peregrine67 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:01 am

bumblebuggy wrote:Pulled some off a bay. First few rounds are on you! drunken
What yard did you find the bay in? I need to make a trip to scrounge some parts.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:03 am

Johnsons auto salvage in Griffin. What were you looking for?
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Grifspop on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:52 am

Digger, your bus is featured prominently here:

http://www.kandlmotorsports.com/silverdollar/silverdollar.htm
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:03 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Pulled some off a bay. First few rounds are on you! drunken

Woohoo!!

You bring your nuts and I will bring the beer................ Razz
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:04 pm

Grifspop wrote:Digger, your bus is featured prominently here:

http://www.kandlmotorsports.com/silverdollar/silverdollar.htm

Yeah, I see quite a few familar rides.................... cyclops
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:42 pm

Picked up my splash pan from the powder coater today! Cool



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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Grifspop on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:25 pm

If that's Anthracite, that's what color I'm having my spare wheel powdercoated

Looks good!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:28 pm

Grifspop wrote:If that's Anthracite, that's what color I'm having my spare wheel powdercoated

Looks good!

Yeah it is, he told me you was doing the spare this color when I picked up the pan this afternoon. I am thinking of doing my gas tank in this color as well.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Bugman114 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:31 pm

where are yall taking your parts to be powdercoated? do you have to do a bunch of parts, or will they do a single piece? do they also sand blast the parts, or do we have to do that ourselves? also for example, how much was that splash pan, if ya don't mind me askin?
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Grifspop on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:34 pm

Yeah, I just couldn't justify spending $200. to chrome plate the spare alloy, but it should look cool powdercoated gray
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