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Old 05-15-2016, 09:23 PM   #351
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That sounds fun, and expensive. You're going to need a dual sport bike to put in there as a backup and for fun.
Easier with a MOPED!





And this was the inspiration for my bus' name-
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:45 PM   #352
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:17 PM   #353
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:31 AM   #354
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I've finally gotten into the groove and got 9 panels done and primed yesterday! I've got six left now, and then the worst of all this will be over. I'm elated to be getting through this.
I've got two squares of 16ga being cut out to permanently patch the hatch holes in the roof monday.
I need to start acquiring rivets now. The cheap small ones are easy enough to find, but I want a very specific rivet- plain steel closed end mandrel 1/4". Gonna need a few hundred or so.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:40 AM   #356
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Oh, and since it hasn't been taken yet, I think I'm going to officially name my bus.


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WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!!!!!!!

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Old 05-23-2016, 06:47 AM   #357
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Gonna head out to the bus today and take out the driver seat and pull the engine cover doghouse thing.
My linkage is sticking and its pretty scary. There was a recall on my hand throttle and throttle linkage, apparently. The hand throttle apparently isn't aligned properly causing wear and binding, or something.

Will probably have some questions for yall and some pics.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:25 PM   #358
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I can't stop looking at my completed de-tarring work! Feels so good to have that out of the way finally.

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Gonna basically build a new one of these out of wood or metal-


bless this mess



linkage on the left

I lubed it all up LIBERALLY and worked it back and forth after I couldn't find anything broken or too worn to be causing the stickiness. After working with it and taking off different sections of the linkage I finally think I found the sticky part. The very bottom linkage- it probably got cleaned of its lube when I power washed the underside of the bus last year.
After getting everything lubed and worked its functioning great!

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The cable is the hand throttle. The angle is wrong, so I'm going to rework it and fix it for good.




wooot! I found out I don't have the 95 amp alternator that was originally in the bus. Looks like a newer 130 amp unit. Will upgrade one day when that one craps out.



Gonna need to do the valve cover gasket and get some new boot seals for the turbo piping.
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