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Old 01-31-2015, 12:21 PM   #21
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Then the winter of 2013 / 2014 set in, I got busy with work, and nothing changed till spring of 2014.





And a pic of the pollution layer coming off the three massive coal fired power plants 50 km to the west.



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Old 01-31-2015, 12:31 PM   #22
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Now it's the spring of 2014.

I got a big jug of marine clean by por 15, a few brushes, and got started degrease the engine. This is all being done out in a field, without running water, or electricity hook up.








Then I installed the newly rebuilt 160 amp alternator.





And I dropped this silly mess out from under the engine. It won't be reinstalled.



Front engine mount is pounded out. It will need replacing.



I also started reinstalling the large rad hoses that lead to and from the trans heat exchanger.





I also mounted the heat exchanger a bit differently.






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Old 01-31-2015, 12:37 PM   #23
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You're so hardcore, man.
I'd be scared of all that rust and crust.
You're kicking its ass!
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:42 PM   #24
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Then I leveled the bus in preparation for the 23 inch roof raise.

Less than ideal equipment, but it will do.

Rear.



Front.



And a side shot.



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Old 01-31-2015, 01:10 PM   #25
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Then I removed the rusted out skin from the rear of the bus. I'm not leaving anything untouched.



Under the rear corner rub rail rusted completely through. This was caused by the fiberglass bat insulation and the dirt that held the moisture and salt.

















Corner rub rail removed.



New one from a less rusty bus.



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Old 01-31-2015, 01:17 PM   #26
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Tools of the job. No electricity out here in the field.













Peeling this all off took time. Many many rivets.











This is a mix of rust, dirt, and a massive gob of seam sealer.













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Old 01-31-2015, 01:23 PM   #27
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Almost cleaned up.





And the rust is soaked with por 15's metal ready.



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Old 01-31-2015, 01:31 PM   #28
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When I removed the ceiling the previous fall, I left the two front panels. Upon removing them I found a bird nest that had been used in the spring by a moma wren bird. She was always scolding me, but I could not find her nest.







And the other side is stripped of the rusty skin.



You can see the legs of the blue scaffold waiting for the roof raise.













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Old 01-31-2015, 01:33 PM   #29
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Some of this makes me cringe.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:37 PM   #30
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Then a package arrived in the mail.





Two jugs of oshpo. Oshpo is around 5 times the strength of the por 15 metal prep.



Then I washed the whole bus out with the 2 inch trash pump, pumping from the dugout. This got rid of 99% of the fiberglass insulation dust and fibers.







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