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Old 12-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #341
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They'd probably be OK if they came with a can of replacement smoke like the Lucas ( Home Before Dark) ones!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #342
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I used to have a bumper sticker that said "The parts falling off of this car are of the British manufacturing"
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:58 PM   #343
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Hey Jack --- have you seen this? Appears to be right down the road from you. Even has the roof cut out in a similar fashion.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #344
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Hey Tango, That bus is only about 90 miles from me--it'll make a good project for someone.

I got the wipers in and operating today after many adjustments like angle to match the windshield and changing out the wiper tensioning springs. I can't resist including a few pics of the wipers doing their thing. Jack
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #345
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Holy Wipe-O-Rama Batman! That deserves a YouTube video! Any pix of the interior mounting?
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #346
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Hi Tango and All, By the time i realized that I did not have a pic of the drive mechanism I had removed the entire wiper mechanism and started to clean up the parts--I'm sure I'll find a chance to snap a shot to share when I reassemble things.

One of the things that keeps this kind of project interesting is that you can't always be sure of what you will work on next. I had planned to continue work on the wipers but when my upholstry guy and buddy called and said my tent material was in and that he had a free day to play with the pop top I instantly changed plans and we spent the day working on the pop up. Fernando and I have been friends for many years and I know that the first words I will hear him speak when I try to describe one of my hare brained ideas is "That won't work". Of course he then procedes to make it work in spite of himself. I always try (or so he would say) to make a change order half way through the job and it really gets his goat. I guess I just like to hear him say "that won't work True to form I've decided that the tent wall needs to have a couple of zippered windows with screens--they need to have round corners to look right and Fernando, true to form, said "that won't work" so I am very encouraged

We test fit the material sticking it up with duct tape and ran the top up and down a few times to see how things looked. Fernando assures me that the wrinkles will disapear once I get the material correctly installed. Also, there will be a flap added front and rear to direct rain water away from the opening and down the slope of the bus like the one
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #347
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Awesome! Windows/screens will be nice to vent heat if you can make it work, although I suppose you could just install a roof vent.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:18 AM   #348
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Awesome looking, nice... Like the popup
That pop up would be a good place to put you solar panels.......
to catch the sun morning and evening...
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #349
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Lookin' Great Jack! --- Very VW Westphalia...without all the Farfegnugen!
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So very nice Jack...EXCELLENT
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