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Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Achipmunk] #769726
Mon Aug 08 2011 08:55 PM
Mon Aug 08 2011 08:55 PM
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Tango  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 735
Texas
Thanks AChip --- I figure anything under two years on this project will qualify for "miracle" status. This old gal deserves decent treatment and given her excellent condition, she should still be going strong long after I am gone. Long live Art Deco!


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango
Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Tango] #772125
Tue Aug 16 2011 03:27 PM
Tue Aug 16 2011 03:27 PM
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Tango  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 735
Texas
Made the run out to Diesel Specialists yesterday for the first look at my FleaBay engine assembled and running. It was the old "We got good news...& we got bad news" story.

Bad news first.

The turbo is toast. Ain't no "cheap fix". Then there is the exhaust manifold...rusted away to junk and has to go (not much of a surprise since it looked that way) . Next...the idler pulley needs replacing, then there is the fuel pump solenoid that still needs testing and a few other items to go on the shopping list.

So, the good news?

The basic engine (the really expensive stuff) appears very tight and solid. Zero blow-by, no smoke and tight compression. All in all, not too bad a day.

I want to get the engine & tranny as bullet proof as possible before the install. Example: New main seals are a piece of cake (and cheap) sitting on a work stand...but a real PITA (and $$$) after it's in. I'm in no rush to get it rolling as I have the entire bus to rebuild before launching anyway.

On with the show.


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango
Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Tango] #772256
Wed Aug 17 2011 01:14 AM
Wed Aug 17 2011 01:14 AM
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Tango  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 735
Texas
BTW...How are pix added to the "Gallery"?


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango
Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Tango] #773811
Mon Aug 22 2011 04:33 AM
Mon Aug 22 2011 04:33 AM
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Tango  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 735
Texas
Just added some progress pix to my Flickr album. Tore out the lower interior sheet metal and will replace it with new + insulation...been welding up a couple of hundred old screw holes in the floor and building the new entry door frame. A couple of very small angles are complicating that process. It wasn't until I was fitting some 1-1/2" square tube in place that I even noticed the angles.

FlickrAlbum


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango
Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Tango] #774631
Wed Aug 24 2011 02:33 PM
Wed Aug 24 2011 02:33 PM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,260
Janesville, Mn
I couldn't get into your link. It wanted me to sign in.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.






Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Rich'sToys] #774832
Thu Aug 25 2011 03:49 AM
Thu Aug 25 2011 03:49 AM
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Tango  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 735
Texas
Hmmm...not sure what the sign in is about, it should be "public". Try this,
Tango's '46 Chevy Skoolie Album http://www.flickr.com/photos/tango88/sets/72157626526227672/
then click on the "Tango's 1946 Chevy Skoolie Project" album. (?)


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango
Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Tango] #774892
Thu Aug 25 2011 01:37 PM
Thu Aug 25 2011 01:37 PM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,260
Janesville, Mn
That worked. Looks like you're making good progress on that door. I'll be looking forward to seeing that completed.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.






Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Rich'sToys] #809805
Fri Dec 23 2011 11:28 PM
Fri Dec 23 2011 11:28 PM
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Tango  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 735
Texas
Still moving ahead (slowly). Gotta' do the work that pays for the fun stuff. Have sourced a variety of items including a big ol' aluminum fuel tank, a holding tank, giant chromed brass hinges for the door, replacement body spacers, new body sheet metal panels and some other odds 'n ends. Below is a pic of one of the vintage turn signals I just got off Ebay. Way better than the aftermarket plastic hockey pucks it came with.

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6561188615_d1f92f61e6.jpg[/img]


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango
Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Tango] #809849
Sat Dec 24 2011 12:46 AM
Sat Dec 24 2011 12:46 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Tango, you've made a lot of progress and continue to do so. Looking better and better. Good job.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

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Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Achipmunk] #810021
Sat Dec 24 2011 03:59 PM
Sat Dec 24 2011 03:59 PM
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Sheridan  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 634
Oconomowoc, WI
This is one great project!!!


Tim Sheridan
1946 First Series Gallery page - "Liberty Series" "Art Deco" whatever you'd like to call it.

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