--- Been quite a while but I finally had the chance to visit my girl and get back to work on her. Between teaching a sculpture class in Tennessee and my studios biggest annual art event I hadn't even seen her in well over a month. And with 417 different fixes in various stages of completion...it's tough just trying to remember where the heck I left off on most of them. I had really hoped to come home and find all the sheetmetal work that I dropped off three months ago ready to pick up but...noooo. And without a few of those pieces I can't go any farther on several critical fronts. All I can get accomplished till then are some minor projects.
Like the spare tire carrier for example...
the spare will ride below the new rear deck and swing down on a hinged carrier.
Had to weld up a rig to fit my jack just to hold that 140 pound sucker in place so I could get a few measurements. Will likely add a cable winch to crank it up & down.
Not much to see from above but had to post a pic of something just to keep Ol' Trunt happy.
Also have my tranny dipstick installed now.
If your bus came with one, you probably just shrugged and thought.."so?..."
But this sucker had to be fabricated and took the lame wits...er, excuse me..."professionals" about eight weeks and two tries to get right. And actually, it's still not right. I ordered it with a "T" handle but after all their other screw-ups I decided to live with the round version.
Anyhow...good to be back and looking forward to making a little progress.