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Old 09-13-2012, 06:10 PM   #91
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Lorna...see... back door locked



the slidddddeeeee to the side(so 70's disco)



and the temp door holder open thingy



so decide to fix the back door handle today

it flopped in the wind.......

took off both sides and after looking at all the pcs and assy....this is a bs design from an engineer...

how in the hell with proper length spring pin to engage both sides of inside handle;...errrhhhhh....so they did the lets get one side in and hit it so handle sits flush(it'll be fine..)yeah for 10 openings and 15 years,,,,,argh...
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the outside and inside are held together in uni---son.. by a spring pin..which is to short and...yaydaydaa bs..

should be obvious...and no it's not from the titanic....metal gone..no where to attach



so I grinded it off to stock and added some metal...





sticking out cut off flush to roll pin

more welded and then cut off

so i need to make a washer/shim next week but it works!!
so
what is next?....a bottle of wine with my sweet heart!!!.........chow!!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:13 PM   #92
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not to mention that the sockets are in their box... how did that happen?
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #93
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not to mention that the sockets are in their box... how did that happen?
Lisa won that set at a race (3rd out of 41 entrees)..." I is proud...she almost made me pee[a little] once ...)....they always go back in the box....even if it takes 3 hrs to find them that has been a beotch at times....
the trophy and the tools...oh and she can give the guys crap at the same time.... as she feeds them in camp.....damn man...it's a vicious cycle
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #94
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Good fix. It is fun to see someone make chicken salad out of chicken s--- like that!

You might want to sneak down to the tool store and get another tool set exactly like the one wifey won--just sayin--
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i like your back door lock, nice job on the repair
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #96
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today I broke out the sewing machine and started on some straps to secure some items in back

I have alot of 1 inch webbing letover from a project, that plus some velcro and 1 inch rings
and the sewing begins



I added pcs of ribbon to contain the rings when loose

I ran out of supplies (velcro) so I got 4 done and abunch more in various stages.

I modified some rings I picked up

here they are installed

basically you pull the tab and undo 6 inches of velcro and walla...access to junk

I can post more pics later if people are interested very easy to do
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:16 PM   #97
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the straps look nice
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:16 PM   #98
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also started on a quick and cheap set of counter tops that will be beside the stove
everything marked on wall




space where temp fridge and microwave are is the space alotted for the real fridge
(and yes that stuff will be secured with ratchet straps before trip in 3 weeks)

well back outside so much to do...may grab some wine and paint on the bus....
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Things starting to look pretty spiffy, especially your straps...great job on those
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #100
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Thank you for nice comments on the straps ya'll

so rest of the day was kinda lazy doing little things that had to be done....


okay got some more done
custom "tinted windows" to hide the counters...looked bad from outside


installed a passenger drink holder

and painted some more on front of bus...oh and just because they actually sell 1/2 wide brushes....well there is alot of real estate to paint on a bus
before:

after:


plan is to continue tan up to black "pockets around lights" and then tape the bottom of the black there and fill it in....and then if I like it...a custom" name tag for between the lights
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argh...always remember this:
Baby steps....baby steps....
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