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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:53 pm

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Post by DiggerD on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:11 pm

Nice! The box raise looks pretty sweet! Cool
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Post by earlyvwfanatic on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:03 pm

Nice Tim. Glad you're able to finally get to work on it. Looking good.
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Post by Jon65 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:06 pm

Awesome job, sir. Very Happy

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Post by Grifspop on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:13 pm

X2 on the steering box raise- looks real clean, Tim
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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:41 pm

Thanks guys
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Post by tronview on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:01 am

Nice work Tim can't wait to see it come together.
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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:07 pm

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Got the steering box raise finished up and started welding in the inner nose piece.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:19 am

looking good Tim
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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:48 pm

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Got some green metal fitted in my bus. YAY
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Post by Hookdriver on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:06 pm

Forward progress is always a good thing. I am still busy turning rotten metal into dust. I get to do a cargo floor to. It doesn't look like it is going to be a fun project in a double.
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Post by bayboy87 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:12 pm

how high of raise is that? wiith no mod to the floor? just curious my bay is gonna need one
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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:24 pm

I only went up one inch with it. I didn't want to get into the floor. As long as you follow the same angle as the steering column, you shouldn't have to do anything with the floor.
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Post by 67vdub on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:08 pm

Looking good Tim...
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Post by Jon65 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:51 pm

Looks great. Smile

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Post by bayboy87 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:33 pm

i dont mind cutting the floor i live for that day on this bus . just thought maybe you did a floor raise with the green metal to keep for having to cut the floor lol i hear that term hear and their whats up with the green metal
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Post by zabo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:52 pm

bayboy87 wrote:i dont mind cutting the floor i live for that day on this bus . just thought maybe you did a floor raise with the green metal to keep for having to cut the floor lol i hear that term hear and their whats up with the green metal

gerson @ klassicfab
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Post by earlyvwfanatic on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:54 pm

Green metal is a signature color for Klassic Fab aka Gerson metal. It's supposedly the best fitting (true to original) metal on the market. Mostly type 2 metal replacement, but does have type 1 pieces. You'll pay a lil bit more for it but those who have used it swear by its fitment
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Post by DiggerD on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:20 pm

Lookin good Tim! Cool
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Post by bayboy87 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:25 pm

i bought a few things (body wise) from mamotorsport terrible quality very thin and the curves were not the same at all they would have worked but it would mean doing the other side as well. i sent 4 of the 6 back good prices though. ill use the green metal next time. i only see 1 or 2 guys with green metal on thesamba
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Post by earlyvwfanatic on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:40 pm

bayboy87 wrote:i bought a few things (body wise) from mamotorsport terrible quality very thin and the curves were not the same at all they would have worked but it would mean doing the other side as well. i sent 4 of the 6 back good prices though. ill use the green metal next time. i only see 1 or 2 guys with green metal on thesamba

There are a couple of people on the samba who have his metal in stock, but most people who sell it order it from him at the customers request (need) and then charge you more aka middleman fee/profit. He (gearson) is on the samba also. If I were ever in the need for any more green metal I would try to get it from the source and cut out the middleman. Not sure if he does individusl request but it's wi rth a shot...he does (did) have some listings on the samba.
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Post by DiggerD on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:59 pm

Monkeynut, a VW shop in Charlotte stocks green metal.

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Post by jerryg66 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:05 pm

earlyvwfanatic wrote:
bayboy87 wrote:i bought a few things (body wise) from mamotorsport terrible quality very thin and the curves were not the same at all they would have worked but it would mean doing the other side as well. i sent 4 of the 6 back good prices though. ill use the green metal next time. i only see 1 or 2 guys with green metal on thesamba

There are a couple of people on the samba who have his metal in stock, but most people who sell it order it from him at the customers request (need) and then charge you more aka middleman fee/profit. He (gearson) is on the samba also. If I were ever in the need for any more green metal I would try to get it from the source and cut out the middleman. Not sure if he does individusl request but it's wi rth a shot...he does (did) have some listings on the samba.
Yeah he is Klassic fab. I've ordered stuff straight from him. Great guy to deal with.
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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:38 pm

The Klassic Fab (green metal) is sure enough thick metal, but, I'm not impressed with the fitment. The front floor didn't fit too great in my bus. Nothing is bent on the bus that I can see, it just didn't fit very well. I got the left side rocker stuck in place and started fitting the cargo floor as well. I will finish fitting it tomorrow and get some pics to post up. Trying to get everything fit and screwed in place for now. Then as I have time to weld, I'll remove the screws and weld it up.
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