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Old 04-09-2011, 09:49 AM   #11
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Will have to get more shots later. This is one side of engine and I found one that shows the dampness I mentioned on that thingymagigajig.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #12
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.. hey .. you got a free kid on your hood .. pretty kewl ..

... edit .. btw .. looks/reads like you already have started your project and your education on YOUR skewlie .. very kewl Seera .. now go knock 'em dead and make her the envy of us all ..
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #13
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Congratulations on finally getting your bus! I think your most expensive repair will be buying the new front tires. That is assuming the transmission is okay. You will definitely want to get the temp gauge fixed though. The DT466 has a tendency to overheat so you need to watch it. Your battery may be dead, but then again your alternator may also be dead. Try charging the battery with a battery charger and see if it takes a charge. If so, I would suspect the alternator. A new alternator is fairly cheap for the DT466, I just got one for...can't remember...it's in my thread somewhere recent.

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Old 04-10-2011, 11:04 AM   #14
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Thanks Dan
We have a chance to paint in good conditions Tuesday so are working fast to get rust, lettering and other tidbits done in order to paint. Having bit of trouble getting that dang stopsign arm off.

I get it.... crow bar
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:05 PM   #15
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Anyone have suggestions for removing these buggers?
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #16
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May I suggest an angle grinder directed against the rivet head. Then, hammer and chisel.

I'm such a simple guy. That's all I know.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:07 PM   #17
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Regarding the gauge cluster. The entire cluster almost always goes bad on those Internationals. Do all the other gauges work ok? You might just have a couple isolated problems. (Alternator, bad temp sensor etc..)
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:17 AM   #18
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Just the temp gauge.
We've managed to get her scrubbed, leaks plugged, de-rusted, primed, and everything required off minus the flashing lights. Wisconsin is a bit strick on those dang lights. Figure work on them today and set her up to paint tomorrow, granting the weather continues to hold. Then just have to wait for the state patrol to get here to approve her as a RV or truck (haven't decided yet). Last time I called about the topic they said it could be a week before they showed up Figure that will give me time to get more inside demo done
Once we get her lincesed (looking for 20th or so) I'll get started on the tires, that darn battery prob and the temp guage.

Have to say OMG my body hurts lol

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Anyone have suggestions for removing these buggers?
It's hard to tell what surface those are attached to. Is there a nut backing up those bolts, or are they lag bolts? If it's on a horizontal surface, I'd use penetrating fluid and an impact wrench or a breaker bar with an extension bar. You could just use an angle grinder of course, but I suspect you would have to cut each bolt twice: once to get the head off and remove the plate underneath, and then again to eliminate the protruding shaft of the bolt.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:41 PM   #20
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Work progressed on Fran today-- lots of seam filling, holes plugged, rust removed and taping up precious parts of her body in prep to give her a foundation layer ....

Caught her with her makeup half done!
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