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Old 10-05-2015, 08:32 PM   #81
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We love pics.

Please keep them coming.

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Old 10-06-2015, 10:15 AM   #82
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We're at about the same point in our renovations, but luckily Velda is held together with screws inside, not rivets, so I'm doing a lot less grinding. You're kicking @ss! Good luck and have fun!
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:55 PM   #83
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Smacking each screw sideways with the hammer and chisel will knock them loose, breaking the rust and paint so they will come out with the impact / screw driver.

We do this at work when doing electrical, ect.

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Old 10-06-2015, 09:38 PM   #84
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yea, those rivets were a real PITA.

these windows and the final interior prep work before build has been an even bigger PITA given it's been raining here for the last week or so.

continuing the rebuilding of the windows tonight. I snapped a gasket on one of the long windows which I don't have any extra of handy, so I'll be going back to the donor bus (again) for another round. I'll probably snag two of the extra long windows just for the gaskets.

Just a word of advice for anyone planning to rebuild their existing windows, be gentle on the gaskets around the panes. They're old, they're brittle, and they like to shrink after you wash them.

If you just give them a good tug (off the pane) they'll stretch back into shape but you must be patient or else you'll rip them like me. or better yet, don't take them off the pane in the first place, they're a pain to clean and I'm not sure the juice is worth the squeeze with cleaning them.

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Old 10-07-2015, 12:44 AM   #85
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As promised, here's a picture of the operation. I'm getting about 3 done per night. This is a mixture of cleaning the snot out of them, drinking heavily, and watching the Trailer Park Boys. Notice the amount of beer bottles in the corner. Oh, bachelor life is good...



Also, if I keep it up...I think I'm going to enter a beard competition next year. I might have a good shot if I keep not shaving:



And, for whoever rated my thread 5 stars...thank you.

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Old 10-07-2015, 03:26 PM   #86
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That is some curly beard. It would be tough to comb. Lol.

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Old 10-12-2015, 11:29 PM   #87
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No real updates over the weekend. My friend had a birthday, so Saturday was spent throwing down and Sunday was spent laying down. I'm still not sure I'm back to 100%, but carried on with some work this evening anyways.

Until I get to the work, some other interesting things:

Apparently, there is a PI conference in town...the irony is staggering:



I also couldn't help but think of this too, lol:



Also, bent the clip on my benchmade to a point where it wouldn't stay in my pocket and I was afraid I was going to lose it. I love this knife, easily the best knife I've ever owned. I also hate serrated blades. I see their merit, I just don't need a saw in my pocket. Anyways, for $4.00 I had my local knife guy put a new clip on, clean, lubricate, and sharpen it. The knife looks like the day I bought it. Great to have local guys that can take care of you.



So, on to work on the bus. Got the back half of the window sills trimmed out and the rest of the panels painted. Hoping they'll dry overnight so I can start putting the windows in on the high side this week. I've got a real problem with water ingress while the windows are out...imagine that.

Here's the glow of the worklamp...



Another view from the inside. A keen eye will notice the Trojan T-105 plus power houses and the freshly rebuilt windows in the background.



Also, I got a new hoodie from work and the beard competition is imminent for next year:



Also, I don't know if anyone on here has Instagram...but, I'm on there by the same name LRflip. You'll find the same updates only with less fluff.

See you next time,

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Old 10-13-2015, 07:38 AM   #88
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Good luck on the beard!
I shave twice a year...

Some friends of mine are honeymooning in Estes as I type this.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:30 AM   #89
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Tell them to skip the Stanley, spend as much time in the park as possible, there's live music at Ed's on Tuesday until 9pm, The Rock Inn is the best restaurant in town, and to drive like they have a brain in their head.

Also, the Elk rut is best seen at the 9 hole golf course right off of Big Thompson Ave. It's closed right now because of the aggressive bulls anyways, and they can get close (but tell them to stay a safe distance away, some guy got gored last week).

http://www.estesparknews.com/feature...5636649a5.html

If I see someone get that close, I will personally bitchslap them. If it happens a couple times, the bull is put down. Fortunately, CPW "couldn't identify exactly" which bull was involved this time...and the guy is facing charges for being a dipshit.

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Cool, thanks Matt.
I just texted them all that... Even though its a bit early out there!
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