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Old 12-17-2014, 05:01 AM   #171
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Hey Dragonpop,
What a coincidence! We have one in North Charleston. I was in there the other day talking to them. Bringing in my VIN next time I go in to town.

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Old 01-09-2015, 03:46 PM   #172
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It's been a while since I posted. My plans were to get the floor up over the holidays but as I found out, plans are just that, plans. Christmas eve my youngest daughter went to town in her older sisters neon and apparently hydroplaned and totaled the car. She spun off the road and an oak tree tried to fit itself in the back seat. The bumper got in the way and is now sitting in the back seat. Thankfully she walked away from the accident without so much as a scratch!! The accident happened in front of a friends house and before he could get out to see what all the noise was, she was at his front door. As such my plans changed and I have to go into car build mode. We had a spare parts neon here and I'm going to try to put something together from the two. Needless to say, any serious work on Gimel has been postponed until I get a car on the road for my oldest daughter. I did get the fuel hoses and filter installed before the accident and today got the fuel lines secured, purged and the engine started. It was good to hear the engine running off the fuel from the new dual tanks. Here are some pics of the installation.

The view from the fuel tank access from the floor to service fuel hoses and sender.


I used marine type "A" 1/2" fuel hose throughout. Expensive but heavy duty. I attached them to the cross-members with vinyl coated cable clamps and self drilling and tapping screws.


Fuel hoses coming forward to the fuel filter via the right inner fender well. A cross-member for the transmission kept me from running the hoses inside the frame channels.


The fuel/water separator is a takeout from a boat years ago. The old flasher wiring compartment makes a dandy place to install it along with the relocated power steering reservoir.


Fuel valves located next to driver. I used marine type valves, one for supply and the other for return. We're trying to keep things as reliable as possible and as such manual.


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Old 01-09-2015, 06:59 PM   #173
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Very nice work. Good luck with the neon. Glad your daughter is OK.
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:22 AM   #174
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I have no idea why IC still doesn't make a cross member with cut outs to allow wiring, hoses, and who knows what to travel easily down a frame rail.

I like your repurpose of the electrical box.

I also appreciate your attention to detail and ruggedness of your design.

Glad your daughter wasn't hurt and it was just a car that was damaged.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:08 PM   #175
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I have a question for those who've moved their door to make a co-pilot seat up front. What type windows did you use? I'm using RV windows behind the cab area. Whatever window I decide to use for the cab I want it to be the same on both sides. IF I go with a stock unit I'll have to cut it down to make it work on the passenger side as there isn't the same amount of room available. I have no problem doing so as I plan on rebuilding the drivers side if I do decide to use them. I like the stock ones as both slides work. If Iw as to go stock, does anyone know where I might find one? Salvage parts seem to be a bit hard to find as school districts won't even sell parts off their salvage units. If I go the RV window route (would probably look much better) does anyone know of a RV window that can be used on either side and both window's slide? It's a bit down the road but I am also thinking way ahead.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:17 PM   #176
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Lorna has mentioned this place a few times... I think it lacks any web presence though.

Wade's Garage
198 Alonzo Wade Rd.
Alto, GA 30510
Mon - Fri 8AM-5PM
706-778-6400
706-778-4721
706-778-5341
706-778-8739

Or you could search through the junkyard sticky under conversion discussion. Here's a handy link to it!
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/list-of-bus-yards-and-graveyards-270.html
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:26 PM   #177
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Thanks for the info. I've tried to call Wades several times but they never answer their phone and don't have an answering machine. If I knew they had what I needed (window, matching seat and a couple air ride units) I'd probably make a trip there.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:57 PM   #178
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New replacement windows with frames are available.

They are all pretty generic whether they are BB, Thomas, or IC.

I have no idea on costs but I wouldn't think they would be that expensive.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:57 PM   #179
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Thanks for the suggestion cowlitz. I'm wondering where a person would get replacement parts for the windows like the channels and the rubber seals and such? The stock windows look easy enough to disassemble and if I had another one I think it would be a pretty easy thing to cut one down to fit the smaller opening on the passenger side. Now, to find another window.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:09 PM   #180
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Glad your daughter was unharmed, sounds like she got pretty lucky considering the damage.
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