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Old 02-09-2013, 04:56 PM   #11
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Re: 1990 E350 Conversion Project

wow thats some RRRrrrrrrrrrrrust! glad i dont have that under mine!

looks like you got the floor/ceiling well under control! Who ever thought of using cardboard as insulation was not that smart... condensation and so forth would make it mush!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:21 PM   #12
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Good progress....what's actually holding fiberglass. Body up right now?I know not the heater or toolbox.

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Good luck atleast it looks like mostly straight cuts on material with a few holes for mounting.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:58 AM   #13
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Good progress....what's actually holding fiberglass. Body up right now?I know not the heater or toolbox.
LOL, I was wondering that myself! It looks like the rear bumper support and then the front cab are the only things holding it up right now. I got a little nervous yesterday becasuse we just had a foot of snow dumped on us. I thought I was going to wake up to a collapsed roof! As far the cuts go they should be pretty straight forward, like you said. I just have to find a good steel supplier.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:25 AM   #14
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Yeah it's pretty bad, on the lighter side, I just placed my steel order. I'm picking it up on Friday, so that'll be my weekend project. I can start preparing the crossbeams. Unfortunately the temps here are still too low to begin any painting on the frame so I'll have to wait a couple of weeks.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #15
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Seeing your support beam damage is motivating me to have a good look at my undercarriage.

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #16
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Seeing your support beam damage is motivating me to have a good look at my undercarriage.

Lovin' your avatar, BTW.
The kids and I were out for a walk today and came across an old abandoned car that me and my buddies had burned, blown up and shot up over 45 years ago. The frame on that car was totally intact. You could drag that bugger out of the woods and build it into a perfectly serviceable vehicle. It ticks me off that that old nasty thing is in great shape and mine is all rusty.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #17
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Roach.....They definately don't build em like they used too, that's for sure. I picked up my steel order today. The new crossbeams I'm putting in are 1/8" thick, nice and beefy compared to the 1/16th" garbage they originally put in my bus. It's no wonder why they rotted out so bad. On another note, glad you like the avatar, just my little statement against our out of control government. Living in NY I have to deal with some of the worst!
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So I got to work on the new steel for the crossbeams. The steel supply cut them exactly to length for me, so that saved me a step. I had to drill the bolt holes through. 7/16" on the bottom and 1" on top so the socket will fit through. I had to step up with four or so bits to get to the final size I needed. The 1" hole was a pain, of course the drill bit dulled out with only 3 holes left, but I was able to get through it.
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so any 7.62x51 in the 50 cal cans you want to get ride of
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #20
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so any 7.62x51 in the 50 cal cans you want to get ride of
Sorry Bansil, no ammo for you! This stuff is impossible to get now, especially now with NY's "Safe Act"
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