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bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2013, 04:15:06 PM »
Yes, keeping the Ketchum sign!!

We've also now decided on the design of the soft furnishings. It keeps the retro look we are after and matches the exterior colour scheme which will be Corvette Nassau blue and white.

vetmom

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2013, 04:36:02 PM »
Very sharp, love it.  That's going to look really nice.
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canuckrv

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2013, 06:00:59 AM »
Yes, keeping the Ketchum sign!!

We've also now decided on the design of the soft furnishings. It keeps the retro look we are after and matches the exterior colour scheme which will be Corvette Nassau blue and white.

Glad you are keeping that sign, are there any other towns on it?
The interior will look great!
The adventures of Oscar, Frances and the Galavan
http://galavan.blogspot.ca/

bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2013, 06:57:58 AM »
Not sure if there are other names on the scroll. I haven't actually seen the bus in the flesh yet :)

bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2013, 09:12:35 AM »
The interior is fully stripped and the metal work has been refurbished and well treated with plenty of primer.

bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2014, 11:26:33 AM »
Insulation now fixed into place and the internal walls are going up :)

jagnweiner

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2014, 01:29:57 PM »
Looking great!  Steel framing studs are a wonderful thing.  What will they be using to make the actual wall surface?  I assume drywall (plasterboard) wouldn't work well in an RV environment.
-Scott
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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2014, 03:33:06 PM »
What is the source of that insulation? What is its normal purpose outside of RV's?

Curious  8)
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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2014, 06:03:27 PM »
My father also owned a 1947 Flxible that was converted. It had a 401 CID V6 that came out of a dump truck. It was originally a greyhound bus that ran around Abilene, Fort Leavenworth and Junction City,Kansas. What a blast that was riding in that bullet. He sold it in Colorado in the 90's.
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bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2014, 03:56:31 PM »
The materials being used are commercial building products. The Flxible has now had the ceiling panels installed and they look pretty good. Again, high grade building products have been used (GRP, with an embossed wipe clean surface). The walls will be a lightweight, engineered panel.

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2014, 09:20:05 AM »
I was not familiar with glass reinforced panels (GRP) at all. Is that a special joint trim? metal or plastic? I really like the look.
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bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2014, 11:21:23 AM »
I was not familiar with glass reinforced panels (GRP) at all. Is that a special joint trim? metal or plastic? I really like the look.

The joint trim is metal and can be purchased with the panels (they manufacture metal and plastic trim). I think these panels are classed as FRP (Fibreglass Reinforced Panels) in the USA. They are made by a company called Sika and the panels are called Kemlite.

bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2014, 09:18:12 AM »
Internal carcase is going in. The rear bed is also in place. I'll chose the veneer and cabinet colour and finsh next week. The electrics and services are also in place.


bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2014, 10:26:48 AM »
Also, I have now started a blog to chart the progress of the restoration.

http://47clipper.blogspot.co.uk/


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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2014, 07:01:55 PM »
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bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2014, 07:42:53 AM »
Seating has just arrived from the upholsterer and placed into the bus to see how it fits. I'm glad I asked for the Flxible logo to be stitched into the seat backs as I think it looks quite good. The overhead carcases are in place as well and the outside of the Clipper is now being done.

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2014, 01:16:44 PM »
Awesome!
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canuckrv

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2014, 03:18:20 PM »
Its Looking GREAT love the seats
The adventures of Oscar, Frances and the Galavan
http://galavan.blogspot.ca/

bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2014, 05:31:00 PM »
Thanks for the comments, much appreciated

bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2014, 04:39:35 PM »
Outside now coming along nicely. Still some paint detailing to go on and all the freshly chromed metal to apply.

jagnweiner

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2014, 06:17:16 AM »
Wow!  That's going to be beautiful.
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canuckrv

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2014, 05:49:41 AM »
Love this project
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
The adventures of Oscar, Frances and the Galavan
http://galavan.blogspot.ca/

cineburger

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2014, 10:25:54 AM »
I too have a 1947 Flx Clipper and am searching for information on current front wheel bearing seals; the Timken bearing numbers: 539,444,532-A and 432 are all good current numbers, but apparently 2 different front axles were used on this model in 1947--(actually 3 numbers but the last 2 used the same seals) 35141-PX-7 and 35141-WX-10 & WX-17. The original seal number A1205-B-600 has an interchange according to Baker Bearings in Portland, OR but no one has yet come up with an interchange for A1205-L-194 (the seal assembly for the last 2 axle #'s). Anybody have any good info on this??? How bout dimensions?? Thanks. david  (cineburger@gmail.com; 410-320-6561)

BigLarry

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2014, 05:56:10 PM »
What a wonderful project!  Thanks for sharing!
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bingo66

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2014, 10:40:08 AM »
I too have a 1947 Flx Clipper and am searching for information on current front wheel bearing seals; the Timken bearing numbers: 539,444,532-A and 432 are all good current numbers, but apparently 2 different front axles were used on this model in 1947--(actually 3 numbers but the last 2 used the same seals) 35141-PX-7 and 35141-WX-10 & WX-17. The original seal number A1205-B-600 has an interchange according to Baker Bearings in Portland, OR but no one has yet come up with an interchange for A1205-L-194 (the seal assembly for the last 2 axle #'s). Anybody have any good info on this??? How bout dimensions?? Thanks. david  (cineburger@gmail.com; 410-320-6561)

Hi David, not been around for some time or wanted to have anything to do with my Flxible restoration as things haven't gone well lately with the build. Haven't had an update from the restoration shop for quite some time but I'll continue to push them for answers.

I have a facebook page where I'm trying to bring like minded people together in order to share information on the Flxible vehicles - flxible owners club eurpoe - If you are on facebook then please join the group, there are a lot of experienced people on that group now and I'm sure someone can help.

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2014, 01:04:03 PM »
Sometimes axles are made by an outside vendor, and used in other applications. That may be an avenue for further research. The Dana 80, in my not near as old P30, happens to have Frieghtliner application axle shafts.

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #56 on: December 12, 2014, 12:38:16 PM »
Too cool!  Love the old stuff.  Your to be congratulated for saving a piece of history.
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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2015, 06:39:26 PM »
what a wonderful piece of history

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2015, 06:51:28 PM »
I think I have managed to read everything about this project up to early February, then no info available since.  I'm concerned that the bus restoration shop has folded leaving the bus owner high and dry. Possibly the bus owner needs some local assistance to go look at the bus.  Any suggestions?

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Re: 1947 Flxible Clipper
« Reply #59 on: July 04, 2015, 12:58:39 PM »
Your right, they did, but fortunately the owner now has the situation under control after a lot of work. Recovering something in the USA, that is legally in a hole, whilst living in the UK, must have brought him mega heartache. Here, at RVOC.co.uk, we continue to support Bingo and carry on waiting for when this beautiful piece of history arrives here.
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