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Old 01-25-2010, 12:35 PM   #61
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Smitty, Hang in there! Ya got a bus (1/3 the battle) and you have a raised roof.

RazorDen, Stuff down here in basically nil. We have a local salvage yard that has bee closed for about a year, but the county and people still keep dropping stuff all arounf it. There was a line of 8 RV's outside the gate, with a sign (I'm sure it said free to a good home or maybe it was no tresspassing) The things were pretty well gone thru. I have been getting all my parts from a salvage place in SLC. (Pick-n-pull), e-bay and home depot. Still looking for a door and frame to do a swapp.
Still cold and windy down south also. I get up your way now and again. Will look you up for sure, if I get your way.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:46 PM   #62
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Papabear, the pics of you kitchen cabinets and work are great...looks like you are making some good progress and the craftmanship is really nice
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:18 AM   #63
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Again, the weather breaks and give a little motivation to work on the den. Got the hole cut in the side for the mid-door and most of the gaping hole filled in where the old door was. Decided to keep some of the original steps and use that area for storage. The original door location is about finished. only have a few screws holding the new door in. Still have to build the entryway. Whoever thought of using old bed frames for angle iron was really clever. The stuff is great and has saved me a bunch of money. Those things are lying around everywhere, if you just keep an eye open.
Only one lttle injury on this phase. Welding on my back-overhead. Hot slag in the ear..OUCH.. and while I was laying under the bus thinking that really smarted, I smelled something burning. It was my T-shirt. No harm-no foul. Happy Busing


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Old 04-27-2010, 12:21 AM   #64
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Pics of the semi filled in area where the old door sat.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:24 AM   #65
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Starting to get the inside cleaned up All new area for a passenger seat. Had to leave the monster defroster/heater in for now. I'll pad the top of it for use as a passenger foot rest.P.S. Thanks to RazorcityDen for your great job leading me to this.
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Only one lttle injury on this phase. Welding on my back-overhead. Hot slag in the ear..OUCH.. and while I was laying under the bus thinking that really smarted, I smelled something burning. It was my T-shirt. No harm-no foul. Happy Busing
I had to laugh when I read this part!! Been there...slag in the ear, burning teeshirt, the works... I've lit my pants on fire a couple times, too. Both times I smelled it before I felt it, haha...
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:10 PM   #67
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Only one lttle injury on this phase. Welding on my back-overhead. Hot slag in the ear..OUCH.. and while I was laying under the bus thinking that really smarted, I smelled something burning. It was my T-shirt. No harm-no foul. Happy Busing
I had to laugh when I read this part!! Been there...slag in the ear, burning teeshirt, the works... I've lit my pants on fire a couple times, too. Both times I smelled it before I felt it, haha...
Ya know you should change something in the way your working when you walk in the house and your wife say "Again?" I was welding under the bus the other day and thought "why are my nether regions so cold?" it was hailing on my lower half. Ya just get involved in something and don't look around to see what's happening next to you.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:10 PM   #68
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Don't know how I missed the update late last month, but ....looks great! Good idea with the storage area under where the stairwell was too, be a good spot for spare parts & fluids

Put a cotton ball in your ear before welding.....then you'll have a wick

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Thanks for that tip Smitty. I won't clean my ears out, install cotten ball, weld a little and I'll have indoor lighting and a heat source. All off the grid. Skoolies are always thinking green
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:33 PM   #69
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very nice work papabear,very nice.how about when the wire is hot and you stick it in your leg,or am i the only one whos done that??? OUCH
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:45 PM   #70
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- I've got a gruesome one... I burned a small hole with wire right through the seam in my glove and into my thumbnail, and while it looked painful, it didn't hurt near as much as I would have thought. The guys that I was working with turned a strange color when I showed them, though...haha
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