"Scarface" 54 BD panel build

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby russ scott » Tue May 02, 2017 2:28 pm

was it originally a BC bus?

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby johnnymain » Tue May 02, 2017 4:50 pm

Ya as far as I know, got it off that weird brad guy who's dad used to own bow wow over there, he kept the sterling kit car though...........

It's a Canadian bus, has the vin tags and the aristocast emblem holes

Haha

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby russ scott » Tue May 02, 2017 10:41 pm

very cool, so few of them around
i can't wait to see it in person

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby silas » Mon May 15, 2017 11:22 pm

jb wrote:...jrods wife made him this awesome shirt to wear with all things Canadian haha gotta represent!

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badass! way to go andrea!!

johnnymain wrote:Ya I sold a bus probably 8-10 years ago to buy that bd, but my life has been overly busy to say the least with some unexpected family loss on top of that, I can't say enough about triple js and kcw, even though I don't post much I check this site every morning to get my fix, can't wait to road trip this baby when life gives me the chance, it's such a bucket list thing for me, thanks


incredible journey johnny...life and all that happens and this bus and the build! i'm super stoked for you! way to go and congrats!!
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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby jb » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:54 am

Bus hasn't got much action since Kelly park trip [-X couple outings that's it. We got the trans back and turns out the circlip on reverse gear popped off ](*,) ](*,) gonna throw that one back in and give it another shot.

Also need to flip tie rods I think? The bus isn't that low (I want to get a bit more out of it) but the rods are at one hell of an angle! This bus was pretty hard on tires on the trip #-o
Can't really flip at spindle end so I think we going to try and do it at the pitman arm with some flip bushings? Any opinions?

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby john jones » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:08 pm

lower it more and flip the outers.. use late ends and ream em.
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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby Franz » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:16 pm

Yeah, those spindles should already be reamed. The tie rod will go in from either side.

Jb, get yourself a repairmans tapered reamer to flip tie rod ends. Those bushing deals are silly.

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby jb » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:57 pm

Franz wrote:Yeah, those spindles should already be reamed. The tie rod will go in from either side.

Jb, get yourself a repairmans tapered reamer to flip tie rod ends. Those bushing deals are silly.


I think I looked at them when assembling and didn't look reamed? We have one of the early up to 1/2" reamers but for the life of us couldn't source the late larger one? Snap on discontinued it so we told? We're gonna tig weld the bushings on for piece of mind? :-k

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby Franz » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:02 am

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby jb » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:38 pm

So this bus made another killer road trip down to Seattle vintage meet last weekend.....saw lots of kcw'ers =D> Instead of doing the sat night/Sunday at the drag strip we cruised with 20 other Aircooled dubs about 100 miles from Monroe WA to camp in Leavenworth (a little German town) was a killer time all set up by our good friend Patrick Hall (mrOGpaint) =D> Such a killer time, great group of peeps, bus ran tittes \:D/ cool as a cucumber in the heat, stuck in traffic on way home, no prob :-$ lowered barndoors running 2332's on IDAs are no joke [-X lost the bunk beds in favour of a middle seat so jrods wifey could come, almost whipped out the tin snips and bucked a few window holes in it along the way haha
I guess I gotta get one of those pic shrinker apps eh?

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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby jb » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:55 pm

See if this works?
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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby jb » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:18 pm

\:D/
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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby jb » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:22 pm

Some of these pics were taken by others in the group
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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby jb » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:23 pm

\:D/
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Re: "Scarface" 54 BD panel build

Postby jb » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:29 pm

Stopped by Parkers pimp palace on way home to pick up an IRS setup for my kombi \:D/ he took us to his favorite local brew pub Melvin....highly recommended if in bellingham =D>

Tool box only came out once the whole trip \:D/ and it was just to raise up ass end of bus (adj plates rock) due to all the extra weight we packed in the poor barndoor for ride home!

Check out @durabilitydrive on IG..... lots of killer shots of the trip! You guys should wail out next year, it was a hoot!
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