Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:48 pm

So we are finally back to the beginning of this thread: ... after the North-Bay fun run was over:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:56 pm

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:58 pm

The fake rust looked okay for a few weeks, but then the clear coat faded ... and the fake rust started to look like shit ... literally:

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It needed more contrast, from light to dark: .... so I broke out a blow torch, to add some dark spots :lol:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:07 am

Then I found a bigger problem: ..... the driver's side T/C rod cups were rusted, dented, or missing:

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So i started picking at the flattened out cup:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:10 am

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I blame the shitty poly cone shaped bushings I had on rusty ruby (bottom of pic) ..... the top of the pic is stock rubber/sleeve bushings to replace it with:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:12 am

I found some steel engine core plugs, that fit the stock bushings good:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:15 am

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I didn't have a drill bit big enough ... and I had to dremel off all the zinc coating, before any welding:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:21 am

Cleaned off all the paint/rust off both sides of the T/C rod mount:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:25 am

Installed the new cups, and bushings, tightened the T/C rod most of the way ... and matched it's position with the passenger side T/C rod: ... before tack welding both cups:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:29 am

Then hammered the cups till they matched the shape of the body: ... and welded with heat this time (I didn't want to melt the bushings with the first few tacks)

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Then more heat .... hope I don't ever have to take these off ... :lol:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:32 am

A few hundred dremel cut off discs later...

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:34 am

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:35 am

Let's hope this works:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Laecaon » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:37 am

Pretty good idea there.
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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Taterhead » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:58 am

Down here we call that "redneck ingenuity"
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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:01 pm

One last fix, before the test drive: ... the steering stop bolt was missing, on the drivers side:

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Passenger side still had one:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

Postby Indy510 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:03 pm

So I measured the passenger side's, and made a new one:

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Re: Bogusly Blighted Buseymobile .. aka Lowla is For Sale

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