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Old 01-29-2015, 12:09 PM   #11
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She kinda looks like a snow blower.

That massive, engine driven fan will be replaced with an electric fan or two.



The rad, inter-cooler and shutters are all bolted together, and hang off these mounts. They are rusted solid, and nearly imposable to get to. There for this mess is getting cut up.





Cordless angle grinder takes care of the job.



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Old 01-29-2015, 12:19 PM   #12
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This is a one wire Chevy alternator, built to a sad 90 amps. It's got rebuilt to 160 amps.



Now I can get to the front of the engine that has never been cleaned, due to the crappy way it's all built. Air cleaner in the pic is my sitting stool.



I can now begin scraping the grease off the engine.







In this pic you can see the rubber mount where I cut the bolt. The rad, inter-cooler, shutters, and shroud weighed more than the engine in my Honda CRX.



One more flaw. This needed a cross member to prevent the tow hook from bending the mount. Every TC2000 I've seen have the mounts bent.



Removing the heat exchanger for cleaning, testing, and to change all old hoses for new.



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Old 01-29-2015, 12:37 PM   #13
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Many Many more pics currently uploading. Including the 23 inch roof raise, residential door install, and the residential duel pain window installs.

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Hell yeah Nat! It's good to see you're still kickin'

I'm looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!

Thanks Jazty. My addiction is still leading my life. lol

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Old 01-29-2015, 01:24 PM   #14
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Thanks for posting those great pics.
Your raise looks great.
I'm going with one similar, only raising the middle 3/4 though.
Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:21 PM   #15
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so you have been working on the ole girl, cool!!
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:49 PM   #16
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Nat, you're a wonder. Seriously, setting the bar.
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:40 AM   #17
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i see a torn apart bus, but no axe marks.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:48 AM   #18
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Thanks for posting those great pics.
Your raise looks great.
I'm going with one similar, only raising the middle 3/4 though.
Keep up the good work!

That's just a photo chop. I haven't posted the pics of the real roof raise yet.

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so you have been working on the ole girl, cool!!
After moving again, it really motivated me. I'm tired of living in old, smelly, moldy, mouse infested homes. I'm also tired of paying minimum $1600 a month for a decent place to live.

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Nat, you're a wonder. Seriously, setting the bar.
Thx

I try to bring new ideas, understanding and different methods to the skoolie world.

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I see a torn apart bus, but no axe marks.
Na, no more axe. I have invested in a few more civilized tools. lol

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Old 01-31-2015, 11:56 AM   #19
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Now for some more pics.

A few quick pics of the underside.



In this pic you can see the front axle is just behind the transmission pan.













Salt stuck in the rust.



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Old 01-31-2015, 12:07 PM   #20
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These pics are from the fall of 2013.

I started planning the 23 inch roof raise.

I cut a four inch piece out of one of the ribs to take to the metal shop as a template. This insured that the new rib extensions will fit properly.



I had a metal shop make these out of 12 ga. Sheared, and bent to perfection on their massive bending brake. These pieces are my rib extensions to fill the 23 inch gap in the support ribs.







Showing how well they will fit.





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