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Old 09-03-2016, 12:10 AM   #1
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Tango and his Skoolie

Posted this video awhile back, and just finished watching it again. Simply blown away by the detail and the art that Tango and others put into their builds. I admire and applaud the skill, dedication, and effort that folks like Sir Tucker put into their machines. I CANNOT WAIT to witness the result.

Once again....

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Old 09-03-2016, 08:44 AM   #2
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Hey Dred --- Still a ton to do. But right now, just thinking about having to relocate the bus, parts and shop is wearing me out. Gotta get started on it very soon. Arrrrggghh!
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:02 AM   #3
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I would love to help when I come thru this year? I really want to see this thing rolling down the road, and it would please me to think I helped speed the process.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:15 PM   #4
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You are always welcome here Dred, working or not...or any of you other folks passing through for that matter. As long as the city doesn't have the street torn up (like it is at the moment) you can park free on the street and I have a 110 outlet that can be tapped into.

My biggest concern at the moment is the upcoming move of my shop. Hopefully I will be more organized/productive in the new (air conditioned!) space, but getting a gazillion stray parts there without losing half of them will be a challenge. And...it will be time spent NOT actually working on the bus. Yechk.

If it ain't one thing it's another. Ah well...

ONWARD!
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:57 PM   #5
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You are always welcome here Dred, working or not...or any of you other folks passing through for that matter. As long as the city doesn't have the street torn up (like it is at the moment) you can park free on the street and I have a 110 outlet that can be tapped into.

My biggest concern at the moment is the upcoming move of my shop. Hopefully I will be more organized/productive in the new (air conditioned!) space, but getting a gazillion stray parts there without losing half of them will be a challenge. And...it will be time spent NOT actually working on the bus. Yechk.

If it ain't one thing it's another. Ah well...

ONWARD!
Ugh - Moving in general sucks but moving an entire shop.... While we're not in a position to help, we'll definitely keep good thoughts and well wishes flowing your way - like Dred, we definitely can't wait to see your skoolie on the road and some day meet you!!
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:02 PM   #6
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Is there anything I can say to help? At 1600 miles west of you that's about the best I can do.

Hope the move goes smoothly.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:48 PM   #7
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Thanks for the encouragement All --- Ya...moving pretty much sucks no matter how you go about it. Will have to rent a big U-Haul truck to try and make it in one pass. Also have to dismantle the big ass 3-ton hoist I built. Then there is the bus. Have to disconnect the driveshaft so it can be towed. And with no brakes just yet... it should be...interesting.

Anyone have the number for that reality show where they haul lighthouses and such?
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:21 AM   #8
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Hey Tango,

Welding up a tow bar should help with towing your baby. I made one for my M1031 and she's well over 5 ton. Works like a charm. My F350 doesn't even know she's pulling another heavy weight behind her when I need to pull her from one place to another for various reasons.

Just a thought. If you want to see how I made the tow bar let me know and I'll drop on by when I get a chance.

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Old 09-04-2016, 09:22 AM   #9
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Thanks M but I am going to hire a pro to tow it. Mostly for the liability.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:36 PM   #10
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How long is it, I've got access to good sized trailers
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