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Old 03-22-2016, 09:26 AM   #61
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A rotary hammer from HF would do the trick. Just make sure your angle is up enough at to not dig into the metal. I think you can buy a 3" paddle but for it and put a bit of an edge on it with a file or grinder.
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:29 PM   #62
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That is an awesome choice. I only wish I knew exactly what I wanted. I'm leaning toward a IH with a 466, that's about all I know now.
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:24 PM   #63
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The latest progress, test fitting the sheet metal. We'll put it all up, make sure it's all properly fitted, then pull it back down for primer and a proper sealing.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:17 PM   #64
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Today's progress. Only hung at the top, not completely fastened. They'll all come down and get primed before final installation. But it's really starting to look like the picture I've got in my head, so that's pretty exiting!
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:26 PM   #65
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Lookin' GOOD! Keep that pic in your head working.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:33 PM   #66
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Getting the panels all screwed in place to finish the trial fitment. Trying to make it look like factory work.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:51 PM   #67
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Seams between the panels looks good, should be able to seal these up pretty easily.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:13 PM   #68
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Looks good. Keep up the good work.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:34 PM   #69
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Seats went to the dump this weekend. To answer the question before its asked, yes, every seat back and base from a Gillig will fit in a Chevy short bed with a canopy. It's a tight squeeze, but it fits. The scrap man gave me $18 for the frames and a trailer load of scrap I had in the barn, and the dump charged me $39 to get rid of the rest. Could be better, but still not too shabby.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:45 PM   #70
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Pulled some 93 gallon aluminum fuel tanks out of a 27ft boat we took to the dump. I'm thinking gray water and possibly black water tanks.
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