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Re: DaveT's 93 Short Bus Build
DaveT #794121 August 11th 2022 9:57 am
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That is sweet always wanted to do one like that.


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Re: DaveT's 93 Short Bus Build
newkirkinc1 #794159 August 12th 2022 12:21 am
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Newkirkinc1 - You should, it seems pretty self explanatory. Looks really cool so far

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Had a little time to work on the van today after work.

Drilled and added more bolts to the frame to add strength, not its sitting on its wheels, no more jack stands.

Here are a few photos to show the progress


1st - Here is a picture showing the driver side. I cut a 4" pice from the section I removed and added it as a band aid on the inside. This is showing how well it fits together with some small sheet metal screws. Now it's ready to weld.
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The next picture shows the inside, you can see the small piece of metal binding the two half's together. This shape fits perfect on the curves, so all I had to do is clean the paint off on the outside so I can weld later
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This is showing the inside floor. I had a 2" overhang so all I had to do is screw it together. Ready to weld now
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The last one here is showing the roof. Again a 2" overhang put together with screws. All ready to weld.
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Re: DaveT's 93 Short Bus Build
DaveT #794278 August 13th 2022 7:43 pm
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Van is all put back to together, as far as the body and frame, not just welding

Today's task was to lower the back to even out the ride

Removed the 2" lifting block, the overload spring, and the 4th spring as well

Now the leaf springs have only 3 springs

Here is what I removed
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Not is all put back together, lowered and ready for the rest...
Have to get a level to adjust the angle of the rear axle, then measure the driveline to have it re built.

Here is where it sits now

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What do you think?

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DaveT #794280 August 13th 2022 8:19 pm
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Unbelievable progress in such a short time

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Thanks SDMickey, I wish I had more time, but try to do as much as possible when I can.

I don't know if I mentioned, but this has ABS, so Im kind of hopping I can put it all back together. It was mounted directly under the sliding door, so I have to re-locate to about just in front of the rear axle.
Hopefully all the lines go back together.

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DaveT #794300 August 14th 2022 5:21 pm
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I'm sure you'll figure it out. Brother; in such a short time you've done a lot. The pics are greatly appreciated . They motivate us all. You are Fearless Dave !

You should have a T-Shirt done in the style of Big Daddy Ed Roth with a pic of your van and you with a GNARLY BLOW TORCH !! chevy

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Nice work your doing there. Not sure about doing another one Dave.


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DaveT #794319 August 14th 2022 10:31 pm
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That's awesome man.


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