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Old 10-01-2015, 03:00 PM   #1231
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That would explain the show of class, wouldn't it?
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:05 PM   #1232
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Aren't they operated (and owned?) by Xanterra
Yep, thats correct. I forgot about that.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:51 PM   #1233
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My pop drove one of those during summer vacation in the 30's when he was in college. I still have a badly faded sepia of him proudly standing in front of one of them. Funny, but I often think of that picture when I look at the front of my bus. 'spose it has something to do with the bus I decided to convert. Jack
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:56 PM   #1234
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Man...did I ever do a great job of putting them in!
Don't you hate it when you did the job right and still had to pull it out?
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:38 PM   #1235
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Yah...I'm inclined to install things like that with "forever" in mind. Which means it will last...but whoever comes along behind me will have fits getting something back out. Bad news is, in this case...that was me.
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:09 PM   #1236
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More work over the weekend --- Had outstanding weather here and never broke a sweat. Nice for a change from being drenched.
Modded my driver side wheel well so that my shower/potty can be shoehorned in. Also got the turbo return line wound around the starter and lined up with the oil pan. Next few days will see a hole punched in it and the bung welded in. No pix of it yet...just the wheel well.


This was a bit tricky to fit but turned out OK. For whatever reason, the steel on this part was MUCH easier to weld than anything else I have dealt with so far.


The front profile is now about 4-1/2" lower which will create just enough floorspace for the potty.


Just needs some rust reformer, paint and undercoating (on bottom) and it will be ready to re-install

ONWARD!
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:57 AM   #1237
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Hey Tango. Your wheel well looks like it was stamped--not cut and pasted. I see your shop looks as disheveled as mine. Great minds and all that. Jack
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Thanks Jack --- As noted, the steel on the wells appears to be entirely different from anything else on the bus and was a pleasure to weld. They must have somehow forgotten to add all the required contamination into the melting pot.

And yep...my shop is chaos (like my mind) which works for me. I never trusted people who's desks were always clean & organized. I am guessing that you too had a hundred or so separate projects going at once while working on Honeysuckle. The hard part, especially at my age, is remembering which parts go with what project. You gotta' be careful or your radiator might wind up needing a blackwater drain valve.
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Your skills are nothing short of amazing. Now hurry up and finish so you can post pictures of you cruising down the boulevard.
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Hey Cal --- Thanks bud. I'm anxious for some road trip pix myself!
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