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Old 08-07-2011, 05:00 PM   #161
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Moving to the rear, we see two air tanks. There is a third one, but it is further back and mounted perpendicular to these two.

The tank on your left has a straightforward petcock, but the one on your right has a strange device. I presume it can be drained as well, but why is it different from the left one? Oh! Now that I look at it, I think it may be a pressure relief valve. Yes.







Let's go back to the front again.Here's a view of the passenger front wheel.

OK, from the left, it looks like the rear of the tranny, exhaust pipe, springs, shock, and air brake cannister. That steering arm that connects the two wheels is called, what? At the end of that arm is the tie rod end. It is connected to that little arm that I don't know the name of. Could it be that that long arm in called the tierod? (because of the tierod ends).


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Old 08-07-2011, 05:15 PM   #162
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This is a message from the present time. As you know, this thread is from over a year and a half ago. I am posting it now. I went to a music party last night here in Missouri. I got to play with some fine musicians. There were guitars, dobro, harmonicas, and singing. I played the accordion and the mandolin. A good time was had by all.

Needless to say, I arrived back home very late (early in the morning). I am going to rest now as I have been posting for several hours.

here are many more photos of the bus. Quite a lot of them are of the mechanical side. I hope that people will gain some insight to the workings of the bus. They are indeed big beasties.

Fortunately, I had addressed many items before my 500 mile trip from Tennessee. The bus performed flawlessly. I will post details of the trip in future postings.

I must go in search of gainful employment again tomorrow. Perhaps I can do some more posting in the evening.

Rudy, August 7, 2011
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:17 PM   #163
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Looks like you've really been busy posting here, nice bus, nice conversion..........
really like the woodwork.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:26 PM   #164
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Grey Eagle,

The whole town must come to a stand still during Bonnaroo.
When I mentioned that I had moved to the boonies of Tenn., it was when I had moved to Lebanon, Tn.
I am now located in South Central Missouri.

Thanks for the compliments on my bus.

My brother had a Born Free motorhome. He really liked it, and said they were quality built.

I sure would have liked a visit from you. People who like dogs, cats, and motorhomes are OK in my book.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #165
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People who like dogs, cats,buses and motorhomes are OK in my book.

Mine too, might need to slide buses in there too.......

Last trip to Missouri was in 2009 I think, Ft Leonard wood to visit our son while he and family was stationed there....
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #166
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Great build... Lots of useful info...

Just an FYI, the draglink is the one that connects to the steering box... The one that connects the wheels from side to side is the tierod...

Otherwise, keep up the great work and pics...
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:30 PM   #167
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... When I mentioned that I had moved to the boonies of Tenn., it was when I had moved to Lebanon, Tn...
Lebanon is not the boonies in TN. We used to live in "the pocket" on top of Whitwell Mtn, outside of Whitwell, TN. That was the boonies. Now we don't quite live in the middle of nowhere.. but we can see it from here!

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VERY enjoyable read. Take a break, your fingers must be worn out from typing.
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just wondering did you lose all the hair during the process of building? or was it that ghost ? lol j/king
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:31 PM   #170
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This is really impressive. I was sitting here slapping my forehead a few times going "CARDBOARD! to see if the size works DUHHHH" and the low tech way you used to not only increase your inside space but prevent the doors from opening while inside the bus.
Pipingkid, I would have rather played music that night with Stanley, but he was excited about the cardboard mockups of the upper cabinets. It was a good idea. If I had to do another bus, I might also make cardboard mockups of all the appliances and couches, bed etc. that were to go in the bus. That way I could move them around to find the best ergonomics.

The platform by the front door works very well. As mentioned in my post, it serves three purposes. I store it under my desk area when not in use. I now have access through the rear door, so the platform is being used all the time presently.
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