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Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Achipmunk] #769726 Mon Aug 08 2011 08:55 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I couldn't get into your link. It wanted me to sign in.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

One of the biggest problems facing the world today is apathy. But who cares?






Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Rich'sToys] #774832 Thu Aug 25 2011 03:49 AM
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Tango Offline OP
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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
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That worked. Looks like you're making good progress on that door. I'll be looking forward to seeing that completed.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

One of the biggest problems facing the world today is apathy. But who cares?






Re: Updated Pix of '46... [Re: Rich'sToys] #809805 Fri Dec 23 2011 11:28 PM
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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
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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
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This is one great project!!!


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

www.46chevytruck.com - My web page ...n and restoration of 1941-1946 GM trucks

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