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Old 06-12-2019, 03:05 PM   #21
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The dirt doesn't concern me, and I didn't see any obvious signs of rust till I saw this pic, it is telling.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:17 PM   #22
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I dont' see any bad rust in that pic Marc.
Are you talking about the cracked/broken fiberglass fender piece?
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:23 PM   #23
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I dont' see any bad rust in that pic Marc.
Are you talking about the cracked/broken fiberglass fender piece?
Very likely.
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Does that t type shifter denote the MD3060 tranny?

The engine looks clean and all the switches are in place on the switch panel. No broken glass on gauge panel.

Whoa! Are those juice breaks? Deal killer.
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Does that t type shifter denote the MD3060 tranny?

The engine looks clean and all the switches are in place on the switch panel. No broken glass on gauge panel.

Whoa! Are those juice breaks? Deal killer.
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why would that be a deal killer? - not everyone wants to be laying in snow or mud to adjust their brakes - not everyone wants to go through the hassle of getting an air brake ticket - with a decent motor and a decent transmission, hydraulic brakes are safe for a single axle skoolie on the steepest of downhills
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why would that be a deal killer? - not everyone wants to be laying in snow or mud to adjust their brakes - not everyone wants to go through the hassle of getting an air brake ticket - with a decent motor and a decent transmission, hydraulic brakes are safe for a single axle skoolie on the steepest of downhills
Fortunately, some of us don't have to deal with either of those issues.

My 5 window Thomas had juice brakes and was OK.

As far as my Bluebird goes, I wouldn't own it if it didn't have air brakes.
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Fortunately, some of us don't have to deal with either of those issues.

My 5 window Thomas had juice brakes and was OK.

As far as my Bluebird goes, I wouldn't own it if it didn't have air brakes.
everyone that has air brakes has to deal with air brake adjustments whether they do it themselves or hire it done
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everyone that has air brakes has to deal with air brake adjustments whether they do it themselves or hire it done
Yes but we don't all have to do it in the mud and snow. I choose to adjust my air brakes in AZ in December and WA in the summer.

I do this for fun If it involved crawling around in the snow, I would find a new hobby.
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I dont' see any bad rust in that pic Marc.
Are you talking about the cracked/broken fiberglass fender piece?
Is that broken piece behind the tire right in front of the fender flare FG? Or rusted through metal.
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Yes but we don't all have to do it in the mud and snow. I choose to adjust my air brakes in AZ in December and WA in the summer.

I do this for fun If it involved crawling around in the snow, I would find a new hobby.
true enough - you almost - ALMOST, agreed with me - lol
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