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Old 07-03-2016, 11:57 PM   #1
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:09 AM   #2
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:26 AM   #3
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:28 AM   #4
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:42 AM   #5
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:58 AM   #6
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You still living out on that beautiful lot?
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:34 PM   #7
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You still living out on that beautiful lot?
I'll be there a year on August 1st!
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:40 PM   #8
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Welcome back and congrats! --- Looks like a great candidate for conversion. What engine & tranny?
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:25 PM   #9
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DT466, not quite sure which auto tranny... It's still in storage until I get paperwork lined out (LOOOONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND!)

The dedicated A/C engine looks to be a Mitsubishi L3E,...
I took my diesel mechanic / heavy equipment buddy of 30 years with me, and he said "if you're not going to buy it, I am!"

Good enough for me, 7269 miles, super clean, fresh paint, new batteries, and everything seems pretty proper, knuckle deep tread, stored indoors with no dry rot...

Downside, split rim wheels missing spare, sketchy air solenoid for door(or it's smarter than me), and one busted taillight lens.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:22 PM   #10
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DT466, not quite sure which auto tranny... It's still in storage until I get paperwork lined out (LOOOONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND!)

The dedicated A/C engine looks to be a Mitsubishi L3E,...
I took my diesel mechanic / heavy equipment buddy of 30 years with me, and he said "if you're not going to buy it, I am!"

Good enough for me, 7269 miles, super clean, fresh paint, new batteries, and everything seems pretty proper, knuckle deep tread, stored indoors with no dry rot...

Downside, split rim wheels missing spare, sketchy air solenoid for door(or it's smarter than me), and one busted taillight lens.
Sounds like a nice rig, man!
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:54 PM   #11
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Great engine. Especially with no "E" on the end.
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:25 PM   #12
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DT466, not quite sure which auto tranny... It's still in storage until I get paperwork lined out (LOOOONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND!)

The dedicated A/C engine looks to be a Mitsubishi L3E,...
I took my diesel mechanic / heavy equipment buddy of 30 years with me, and he said "if you're not going to buy it, I am!"

Good enough for me, 7269 miles, super clean, fresh paint, new batteries, and everything seems pretty proper, knuckle deep tread, stored indoors with no dry rot...

Downside, split rim wheels missing spare, sketchy air solenoid for door(or it's smarter than me), and one busted taillight lens.
Split rim ... Budd wheels??? O-kay, not completely unheard of, should be easy enough to find 22.5 wheels to replace 'em with.

I have some extra 7" taillight lenses if anyone needs 'em. All mine have gone the way of LED's. PM me if interested.
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:55 PM   #13
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are you sure the yare not just daytons? I thouyght split rims were all ordered removed from service in the late 80s early 90s... not just removed from production but removed from service..

daytons were used for quite a while longer... you can easily tell by seeing if the tires on it are tubeless...
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:11 PM   #14
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Got pix of these rims?

There are a ton of older units with many variations of "split" rims but most are Budd or Daytons in the past 40 years. My 1946 had true split rims and one of them was the notorious Firestone RH5 "Widowmaker".
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:00 PM   #15
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Sounds like a nice rig, man!
Got her home! Things came together where we needed to move it today. (Seller was going back to Tulsa early in the morning)

I'm exhausted! Let the fireworks begin
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:02 PM   #16
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Great engine. Especially with no "E" on the end.

Nope, no E
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Such a sweet, victorious feeling, eh?

btw- you've always been a "true member"!
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:00 PM   #18
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Such a sweet, victorious feeling, eh?

btw- you've always been a "true member"!
Sure is!
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:33 PM   #19
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are you sure the yare not just daytons? I thouyght split rims were all ordered removed from service in the late 80s early 90s... not just removed from production but removed from service..

daytons were used for quite a while longer... you can easily tell by seeing if the tires on it are tubeless...
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It was hard to tell from the one original pic, so I could easily be wrong. I just thought I saw what appeared to be a Budd bolt pattern on the wheels, and thought it strange the OP said it was split rims ...
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Wow good looking bus!

And i second the above.

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