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Old 05-23-2016, 12:41 PM   #361
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What did you use to remove the tar?
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:42 PM   #362
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The hero of the day- a FREE can of penetrating lube.
My normal brand is the venerable PB Blaster, but this stuff did the trick once it had time to get worked in. Will clean everything up and lube the cables and everything up properly, I just needed to find out what/where the problem was.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:45 PM   #363
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What did you use to remove the tar?
Its all in the thread, somehwere, but I used lots of manpower at first, then got wise and used aircraft stripper. Then took a wire wheel drill attachment and cleaned em all up for the primer.
Was a LOT of work, but it'll be worth it in the long run.

Note to anyone following along or thinking about using stripper-
DO NOT use Rustoleum brand stripper. Its utter BS! Doesn't work worth a flup.


Use this stuff-This stuff is AWESOME, but you do need to be careful as its dangerous to get it on you or breathe the fumes. Its easy to neutralize and to work with, though.
I normally love rustoleum products as you all probably are well aware, but their stripper product isn't worth a DAMN.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:51 PM   #364
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Nice to see your progress. Can't wait until you actually start your build out!

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Old 05-23-2016, 12:55 PM   #365
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The ceiling looks CLEAN!

I hope i never have to do anything more that change fluids on my monster...
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Nice to see your progress. Can't wait until you actually start your build out!

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Thanks man, honestly I kinda need a bit of encouragement sometimes. Even a tiny bit can go a long ways.

I've been stockpiling all the things I need. Got everything free or on sale cheap but no junk. Appliances mostly all free from an impounded RV, really rad bathroom sink, lots of plywood and lumber, lots of steel, tools... I've been accumulating this stuff for a couple years.
I've gotten a few comments before on how "long" my build is taking, but I'm doing it the hard way and I'm in no rush. I've had the bus for something like 18 months. Once the roof is raised, I'm going to focus on the bodywork and some mechanical stuff. Then the interior build out will commence!
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:03 PM   #367
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If anyone in FL knows (or IS) a good diesel mechanic, I'd love to get some help when that time comes!
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That is a very nice looking job on the roof.
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I know how you feel on the stockpiling. My dad told me to hurry up with my floor and raise so he can have his shop back. I have all of my electrical, plumbing, bed mattress (12" queen memory foam on sale), paint, insulation, tanks, etc etc. Just need to take a month off of work and get a serious booty moovin' to get it so I can start my install. I'll have the new metal in place by the end of July. It's hard to work 40 hours in 4 days then drive 7 hours only to get 1 day of work done on it!

Keep going bruh! It's coming along!!
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That is a very nice looking job on the roof.
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I know how you feel on the stockpiling. My dad told me to hurry up with my floor and raise so he can have his shop back. I have all of my electrical, plumbing, bed mattress (12" queen memory foam on sale), paint, insulation, tanks, etc etc. Just need to take a month off of work and get a serious booty moovin' to get it so I can start my install. I'll have the new metal in place by the end of July. It's hard to work 40 hours in 4 days then drive 7 hours only to get 1 day of work done on it!

Keep going bruh! It's coming along!!
Thanks, dude. Your situation sounds rough! Hell, I get irritated that I have to keep my bus 20 mins from my place!

I'm getting the ball rolling on getting everything together now to get this roof raise done. I've sent inquiry emails to some shops to get an idea of what I'm gonna have to pay to get a nice cap made for the front where the transition will be. Pretty much like Aaron's. Still debating but may put one in the rear too. Will think about that and wait to see what the estimates will be.
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