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Old 07-31-2016, 10:48 AM   #241
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If you don't mind me asking?
How much did your re-gear cost you?
Did you just send/take them the pumpkin?
For me I can only find one place that will do it for 3000$ but only if I buy the gears and bring them the hog head?
I am still trying to find a replacement rear end without much luck?
Just looking for opinions.
I am going Monday to look at some 10r22.5" rims to replace my 9r20 tubed ones but with my rear end at 6.50 it is not going to make much of a difference except maybe from top speed of 49 to at least 54?
What rear end do you have now? Is there an id tag still on it? If not take a picture so we can see what you have. Unless its some odd ball axle, it should be just a simple pumpkin swap. That's what I did. Pulled the third member out and took it to them, and exchanged it for theirs. Only thing different was I had them pull out my locker, and put it in the 4.10 gear third that I bought from them. I would say you should find one in the $500-1000 range with exchanging for yours. If it were me, I would get your axle/gears figured out before you buy tires. It might make a difference on what you find. As far as $3000, I would hope you get an entire different rear axle for that kind of money.
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Old 12-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #242
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I bought the bus an early Christmas present. Something not really needed... But I figured I would make it functional as well.

Pulled lights out, and took off the springs, two hinged bolts.

20161126_151609 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Now it fits in the garage. Test fit the new scoop!

20161126_160603 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Sanded down the hood. Added a couple new holes. The front one will just blow on the engine. That will add some new fresh air into engine compartment. I'm hoping that will help some of the heat coming through the fire wall into bus. The second hole in the back of hood is plumbed over to the air cleaner.

20161211_121342 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Duct to air cleaner.
20161211_115321 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Scoop trimmed and fitted

20161211_121422 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

20161211_121448 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

20161211_121457 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

That is as far as I am right now. I'm hoping to paint in January.
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Old 12-11-2016, 04:13 PM   #243
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Central Iowa? I'm in Des Moines...beaverdale area.



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Old 12-11-2016, 05:20 PM   #244
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Nice build with lots of nice pictures! I enjoyed watching your bus develop and got some great ideas.

The trailer build is impressive.

Also your kids sure have gotten big over the past 6 years.
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:00 PM   #245
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Tough hood, i dig it
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:43 PM   #246
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Central Iowa? I'm in Des Moines...beaverdale area.
I'm in Indianola.
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:49 PM   #247
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I'm in Indianola.


I'm originally from Carlisle..lol.. small world.



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Old 12-11-2016, 09:58 PM   #248
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Nice build with lots of nice pictures! I enjoyed watching your bus develop and got some great ideas.

The trailer build is impressive.

Also your kids sure have gotten big over the past 6 years.
Thanks for the nice comments.

Its hard to believe that my boy was 6 month old when I bought the bus, now he is 6 and going on 7. Time really does go by fast. It's amazing how much the family loves the bus.
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:43 AM   #249
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that scoop looks badass!!I love it!!!
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:21 AM   #250
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