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Old 08-27-2012, 10:20 AM   #111
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problem will be the hoses of course..
you can also easily build a counter top that goes above your dash gauges. i did this in mine, and it is not bolted down so that i can remove while driving, although it just sits on top of the dash in front of the steering wheel, and doesnt block any vision.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #112
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like the upgrading! the outside lights are a huge improvement and the under counter lights are a nice touch. makes it less dark and dreary!
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #113
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Looking good with the upgrades Spencer
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #114
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Diffidently one of my favorite conversions.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:19 AM   #115
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Nice find and put to good use, I've often though I might do something like that.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #116
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Good find at the Habatat! How are you going to support the table when it is up?

Also, I had to laugh when I noticed the Oriental rug being used as a drop cloth..sort of seems fitting somehow. If my wife ever caught me using even her most worn out Oriental rug for a drop cloth you'd have read my last post by now
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #117
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Check out how toolbox folding shelf's work.

Remember a 45* angle is the same lenght as its wide,
Pull up table,support "falls" down(maybe 2in narrower than inside length) and stop before table goes past 90*
Or:
2 pc's of 1/8 alum/steel triangles 1 on each end(the tops would be level and sq. To bus side) with piano hinges and 2 solid stops each wouldwork great.
Basically you would lift table top up aboute 1/2 past level,swing out the "wings" from the bus and set the table top onto them.
Since the bottom of thed table top would have 2 "blocs" attatched to the bottom with a little more than 1/8 gap, it would be secured and level when you "drop" it down.
Did that make since?
If not I can try to break out mycrayon next week when I get back
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:17 PM   #118
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Haven't seen a good crayon drawing in a while...
I was thinking something like this pic... or a set of hinges from a tailgate.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:28 PM   #119
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Both are good and clever solutions. Funny how many ways there are toget to the same end.
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Very nice job! It looks good and will be useful.
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