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Old 10-05-2016, 11:56 AM   #31
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the cordless impact didnt have the torque to take things apart any better than me with a hammer on a wrench or using a breaker bar..
Aww man.. That's disappointing to hear. I was considering picking up one of the 20v max impact wrenches up at some point. Which one do you have? I think there are 3 different models.

I was thinking about this one:

DEWALT DCF899B 20V MAX XR Brushless High Torque 1/2" Impact Wrench with Detent Anvil


I have a 120v Mastercraft impact wrench which hasn't let me down yet. I can run it just fine off of the inverter, but I sure do like avoiding the extension cord...
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:00 PM   #32
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BTW, how'd the exhaust rebuild go Tootalltechie? Any luck there?
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:55 PM   #33
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My old (pre-China) 110v Milwaukee corded model will take off big rig lug bolts. But you really need to brace yourself or it will break your wrist too.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:06 PM   #34
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Aww man.. That's disappointing to hear. I was considering picking up one of the 20v max impact wrenches up at some point. Which one do you have? I think there are 3 different models.

I was thinking about this one:

DEWALT DCF899B 20V MAX XR Brushless High Torque 1/2" Impact Wrench with Detent Anvil


I have a 120v Mastercraft impact wrench which hasn't let me down yet. I can run it just fine off of the inverter, but I sure do like avoiding the extension cord...
I havent tried that one... I had the older version of it from a couple years ago... 18 volt I think.. I have several other dewalt 20 V max products and do find they are better than the predeccesors.. my drill and angle grinder seem good.. and the quickcharge feature of the 20 volt batteries is nice...

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Old 10-05-2016, 06:18 PM   #35
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:56 PM   #36
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Drawing plans up for my solar array. I'm planning to use 6 panels fastened to rails that can be tilted toward the sun. i also want to raise my roof 12", and make an arrangement of ribs fastened to the bus at the window frames /body ribs. The ribs will do double duty. Help support the roof raise then support the solar array when done. I'm thinking of using aluminum in the construction. First fasten couple pieces of channel on the outside of the body ribs to hold square tube, a square tube goes from the bottom of the windows up 4' where it meets with a cross member.

Is the aluminum from Home Depot, Princess Auto (our Harbor Fright) a good candidate for this type of construction? I think it is 6063P alloy.

thanks for your input
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:26 PM   #37
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I was told by the "government inspection service " if it's in or part of the vehicle it has to work. So I took the dash apart and the wiring raceway down to remove the wires for the "bus" lights.

Started removing ceiling panels. Wondering how to put back structural strength back when I build the interior without replacing the ceiling panels.

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Old 03-29-2017, 05:11 PM   #38
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While reading my service manuals "ST_331_71_1971_Chevrolet_40_60_Medium_Duty_Truck_ Service_Manual" found out that my hydraulic brakes are actually 2 systems. The main controls front and rear, second controls just rear. Now looking at upgrades.

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Old 03-29-2017, 05:17 PM   #39
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While reading my service manuals "ST_331_71_1971_Chevrolet_40_60_Medium_Duty_Truck_ Service_Manual" found out that my hydraulic brakes are actually 2 systems. The main controls front and rear, second controls just rear. Now looking at upgrades.

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Did you find the service manual online? If so, why not share the link for future old school skoolies.
I don't know anything about your brakes, but there were some weird hydraulic brakes back in the day. Best of luck to you as you get them fixed up!

I also looked back a couple posts and saw that you had mentioned about purchasing box store aluminum. Be careful when it comes to structural steel or aluminum at those places.. They typically charge several times more than what the material is worth. PG is an industrial type town. You should be able to find a local steel warehouse nearby that has more options for less money.
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:22 PM   #40
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This is where I got my 1971/1972 C60 manuals.
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