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Old 02-07-2011, 01:36 PM   #101
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The knob on the lower control the radio speakers to the camper. He had another knob on the other side of the radio that controled a fan. He ran a duct from the floor to the camper to allow heat or air from the cab to the camper to try and keep the kid confortable. I'll have to see if I can get some factory pulgs for them since I took the camper off.
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #102
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If youíre looking to remove the switch and replace the factory plug, I still have the originals from my truck. One was drilled decades ago for an indicator light, but the other is untouched. If you want one or both shoot me a PM with your address and Iíll send them to you as a donation to the project.

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Old 03-15-2011, 12:41 PM   #103
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Hi guys..does anybody know about the headliner in my 60? It is a hard cardboard like material that fits between the exposed ribs. Wondering where to get it or what it would be called to search for it.

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Hey Bill, I found a local upholstery shop (SMS auto fabrics) that has in stock not only our headliner material, but the original seat pattern as well. Just thought I'd let you know. It is pricey stuff though, I think the headliner was the cheapest at $49 a rolling yard. Check them out.

Any more progress?
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:51 PM   #104
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I have a 62 panel with a spotlight in the same exact locations as yours. Was that factory?
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:14 AM   #105
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Kinda stalled again. Since it is at a friends house/shop until the paint is done, it sits there. The hood and roof is painted, just need the sides and rear completed. He said around April 1st....why does that date make me nervous...?

Thanks for the lead on the headliner. The seats are really going to put a hit on the wallet.

As far as the spot light....good question...I will call my dad in the morning and ask him if it was installed when purchased, or if he installed it.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:01 PM   #106
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Sorry it took so long to respond. I asked my Dad and he said he installed it on the roof after he moved us to Arizona in 1960. Said it was too damn dark in the desert.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:29 AM   #107
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Well it's been a while...long ..long while. Back to work on the beast. Have the windshield scheduled for installation Thursday morning. Hope to make that deadline.

Decided to finish the grill and head light section tonight. Wife's out of town so the living room is fair game as a quasi-garage.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:43 AM   #108
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Headlight bezels and trim look really good.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #109
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So I finally put it all together after the polishing job..

Before and After...can't wait to put it back on the Burb...
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:32 PM   #110
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That's looking great man. I've been waiting to see your burb all painted up.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:10 PM   #111
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I've been waiting too ! Unfortunately, on a scale of 1 to 10 it falls into the priority category of 12. Once I get it back from my friends place I can work on it more.

Between work, time and money, it seems that the 3 haven't matched up. Hopefully it will be finished with paint within the next month. The windshield was supposed to happen last Thursday, but due to an unexpected trip by the painter..the area around the windshield wasn't done and the glass couldn't go in. Now scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:32 AM   #112
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Now scheduled for Friday..... sigh....
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:45 AM   #113
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Scheduled, that's better than hoping for...right?
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:45 PM   #114
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Scheduled, that's better than hoping for...right?
Sometimes...although missed schedules or deadlines tend to be depressing. That beast was supposed to be painted last year... deadlines come..deadlines go...
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:11 AM   #115
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Great week ! First granddaughter born Monday morning and work started back on the Burb.




Cut out the section under the driver's door, the last body work. Made the new piece and welded in the new piece.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:07 AM   #116
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Slowly coming along. finished the metal work and body work on the rear cargo door. Final prime and sand around the windshield then painted. Same with the inside. Inside doors sanded and light ding removal, ready for interior paint. Need to shoot around windshield and the doors and get the new windshield installed. It's going slow....but it's progress.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:57 AM   #117
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awesome even slow progress is progress just keep at it!!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:01 AM   #118
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ah....You expect to stay on a schedule, . I've been at this phase for going on two years, and 8 before that.

One thing I've learned (LAFCF) Life and family come first.

Your progress is at warp 2, don't complain.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #119
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My schedule wasn't an 8 year plan..but started in 2004 and with several 1-2 year stalls it has been slow. When I see work being done, and another milestone past I get excited, then look at what is left and get overwhelmed.

But, it is getting close to coming home. That is exciting ! Once it is home things will get done faster. Thanks for the verbal support. Anybody want to be a ca$h support ?
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:12 PM   #120
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nah......just take my "words" for it.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:45 PM   #121
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4 different pieces of rubber in the sliders. pain in the AS* to get them rebuilt. just finished my 62 burb any questions send me a message
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:06 PM   #122
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4 different pieces of rubber in the sliders. pain in the AS* to get them rebuilt. just finished my 62 burb any questions send me a message
I have the front door rubber, just ordered the rear cargo door window rubber, not looking forward to doing the $$$$ side window rubber with the four sliders...any imput would be greatly appreciated.

I do need to get pictures of the original style, type and locations of the rear cargo door seals...ANYBODY ?
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email me at dthela@verizon.net and i'll remember to out out and take some pics!
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:58 PM   #124
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Moving along in the paint department. Got some of the interior shot, and the rest sanded, ready for primer. Last piece of metal installed under the driver's door, unfortunately a poorly timed rain storm caused a little surface rust..no big deal.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #125
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More shots of the interior parts painted and sanded.
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