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Old 01-21-2012, 01:04 PM   #41
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Nice choice of color!
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:08 PM   #42
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Lookin' good!
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:10 PM   #43
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That's beautiful!!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:40 PM   #44
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Re: There and back again... Our future adventure transport.

wow!! what a great ideal painting the window posts and frames, I wonder how that would look with my dog nose blue bird? I may have to steal that ideal from you

con grats on retirement, I still have a few years to go, but I have cut my hours now so I can spend time at home, and when it warms up start working on the bus.

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:25 PM   #45
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Re: There and back again... Our future adventure transport.

Congrats on your retirement, and a pre-emptive welcome to Austin! Lake Travis is only about 30 miles away from where I live. Austin is an awesome place to live, except for the annual droughts in the summer. We may be living in a desert before long. Last summer was the hottest on record with temps over 100 degrees for two months straight. Make sure your AC is in good working order, and be sure to park in the shade!
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:35 PM   #46
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Re: There and back again... Our future adventure transport.

Glenn, I thought I was getting senile because I did not see the campers at your place when I came to visit.

I feel better now knowing that they are in Texas.

Awesome paint job. The transition between the gold, black, and white is very pleasing. My bus is blue and white. I am not a big fan of blue, but it will be a while before I ever paint my bus. I have actually gotten used to the blue. I wish it was red though.

I am confused. Are you leaving in a few weeks, or waiting for summer to leave?
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #47
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...I also got the driver's seat installed and it is MUCH more comfortable than the original. I got 3 of them for $25 each from a local wrecking yard. It's on the original air ride platform. I installed one opposite the driver, near the door for a co-pilot/navigator...
That seat looks really comfy! I need to get myself something like that soon. My driver's seat is pretty rough. I'm looking forward to checking your bus out when you come down to Austin!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:42 PM   #48
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Stay away from Malone Diesel in Dripping Springs. Overpriced and they really did not do me right. I get diesel engine work done at Austin fuel injection and performance on east 5th st. (I really like them) and there is an International truck repair place around the corner from them on E. 7th street that can deal with most "bus" type issues. I went to them once and they were okay.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:26 PM   #49
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I'm experimenting with trim to cover the gaps and here's a thinly ripped 1 1/2" wide strip of western cedar that I soaked in water for several days and it bent rather nicely. This is just one of the test pieces - I learned that there can't be any major knots in the part that bends or it will break.



Thanks again for all the tips you pass along from your projects!

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I worked on building an old style log raft styled after those that lumbermen used years ago to float logs downstream. We made what looked like wooden staples to tie the logs to a crossbeam. The wood pieces were thin and bent much more sharply that this - a full 180 degrees in about 4 inches. To keep them from breaking we boiled them in water in a garbage can over a fire for perhaps an hour. Boiling the ribs would allow quicker completion of the trim with less breakage.

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:17 AM   #50
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i was at lowes and home depot two weeks ago, and ours had pex crimpers for 1/2 -3/4 for 30 bucks....hanging on the end of plumbing aisle. cant remember which store has them, but a handy tool for the collection and is now cheap.
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