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Old 08-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #81
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #82
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Just applied coat #2 and am packing car.....going south for our next race......should be awesome. Check out ecors.com
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #83
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Well got some more painting done...still need to scrape windows




got the passenger seat mounted, I recycled an old seat base to get over hump easily




still need to clean up tubing and put gusset in/finish welding etc and make the console for storage and a place to put arm and use pc mouse

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #84
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Well got some more painting done...still need to scrape windows


hey bansil......... If you don't paint em you won't have to scrape em........
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:59 AM   #85
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hey bansil......... If you don't paint em you won't have to scrape em........
mmmm...................... where is my Pirate emoticon?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #86
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Bansil. After rereading your build thread........ I had a few thoughts... If you haven't already fixed this list?

1)fix back door handle,I used it more in 2 days than in 10 years of schooling....so like Rainbows..it's broke
Dead bolt latch should work to secure it???

2)way to hold back door open so we don't get squashed!!
What about something like a car hood support rod???

3)some kind of lock box...
What about an Army ammo surplus can, you can secure it by bolting it down to the floor and installing a hasp on the box???

4)stairs/steps into back
What about the swing steps, sorta like the ones on the back of a boat only bigger... swing down to use, up to move???


5)remove back 12' of seats for storage and room for 2 cots
EZ one..... got her done.

6)remove/seal up entrance door and install co-pilot seat
Got her done... seat anyway...

7)wall off cockpit and sound deaden it
What about starting under neat the hood with some spray on insulation or the metal looking wrap at home depot and/or lowes? reflects heat and noise...

Darn... my brain is hurting now. Think I'll go lay down???
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #87
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We used a heavy bungie cord on the Class C's entrance door. The bus' entrance door is heavier as is the rear emergency door. So I use one of our cargo ratcheting straps on both. The emergency door has the metal bracket the the red handle drops behind. That works to attach the strap to and run the strap around the corner side then under the bus to a hook point under the bumper. Easier to do than write out. On the entrance door, there is an eye bolt in the lower inside corner and I attach a strap there and run it to one of the step holes in the front bumper. It's cheap & it works. We always have a selection of cargo ratcheting straps.
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We used a heavy bungie cord on the Class C's entrance door. The bus' entrance door is heavier as is the rear emergency door. So I use one of our cargo ratcheting straps on both. The emergency door has the metal bracket the the red handle drops behind. That works to attach the strap to and run the strap around the corner side then under the bus to a hook point under the bumper. Easier to do than write out. On the entrance door, there is an eye bolt in the lower inside corner and I attach a strap there and run it to one of the step holes in the front bumper. It's cheap & it works. We always have a selection of cargo ratcheting straps.

My lock right now is a pc of 1/4 rope wrapped around said bar about a "bazillion" times...to open I grab it and slide the whole wrap to the side,open door...jump down and unravel the robe and tie it around bumper end like minds and all...plans are to use a metal rod and clip etc
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #89
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My lock right now is a pc of 1/4 rope wrapped around said bar about a "bazillion" times...to open I grab it and slide the whole wrap to the side,open door...jump down and unravel the robe and tie it around bumper end like minds and all...plans are to use a metal rod and clip etc
It's just "temporary" right? My parents lived in a very old single wide mobile home for many years (about 20 years). My Dad said it was "temporary" when he bought the thing (for cash). My Mom always said "the most permanent things in the world are "temporary". "Temporary" is a dangerous word to use...
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Are you related to my wife?
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I have been house/animal sitting the last week,so handle is off and I will be fixing it hopefully 2morro (cross fingers)
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