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Old 03-28-2019, 11:05 AM   #71
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FYI: There may be a cutoff valve up near the driver seat which will allow you to drain the heater and heater lines without draining a lot of the engine coolant.

You are correct! it was shut off and the only coolant to drain was in the lines behind the shutoff valve and whatever was inside the drivers heater. I think it was around a gallon that I lost.
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:56 PM   #72
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You are correct! it was shut off and the only coolant to drain was in the lines behind the shutoff valve and whatever was inside the drivers heater. I think it was around a gallon that I lost.

Ah good deal. A gallon sounds about right.



I helped a fellow skoolie drain her lines. We brought the heater and lines out the passenger door and disconnected the lines at the heater , which was in a bucket. Then we removed the lines with the heater end still in the bucket to allow the coolant to drain out into the bucket. Not much spillage there.


Funny, I can not remember how I did ours! Must have been the same way or else how did I know how to do it for hers?
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:36 PM   #73
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Ah, hit your last post and I will have to be patient for the rest of the build. Thanks for sharing such a great conversion. We are just starting ours. We have 19’ from the back door to the back of the driver’s seat - so many ideas with so little space!
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:19 PM   #74
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this unit is a knockoff of a Jotul 602.
Awesome find! I had the same Jotul version in my last house, it was about 900 square feet of cabin. I loved that stove. You mentioned fire brick...mine had it factory installed, so no experience without it. I would venture to guess you won't need the extra space inside the firebox so it's probably a good thought. I'm sure the stove was designed to have it, as mine came off the shelf with it. You'll get that bus sauna hot in no time. Nice job on the refurb!
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:12 AM   #75
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Nice looking build. I am enjoying watching your progress.

Now I just need to get a bus
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:06 PM   #76
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Cabinets are painted. they were free and one was cherry and the other was maple. while at lowes I found some counter tops on clearance. 60% off. The cherry cabinets are lower so I built them up to the same height at the other. this is where I will install my cooktop. this way I won't loose any drawer space when I install it.

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Old 04-22-2019, 07:24 PM   #77
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Instrument rehab/rebuild

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I soldered all the connections and it appears to be working well, but in my haste (I blame the kids) I swapped the MPH and RPM gauges so I will have to take it out again and swap them back. The process was not too hard and just went nice and easy on the needles using masking tape to make sure I line them back up in their original position. I still plan on getting a Bluefire bluetooth adapter and a small tablet to mount near my dash to read digital info on the important stuff.
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:11 PM   #78
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Looks good, nice and refreshed
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