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Old 11-29-2015, 11:05 AM   #1261
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Good to see an update!

Onward, indeed sir.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:50 PM   #1262
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Pretty slick dip stick. The round knob looks perfectly functional.

I'd have known you were back from just a glance at the first pic--I saw your multi colored bed roll just inside the door!

How about using one of those little electric winches Harbor Freight sells, you know, the ones rated at 2000# but only good for 200#. That way you could raise lower your spare tire with no effort at all. That didn't come out right. I didn't mean your spare tire, I meant the bus's spare tire. Wait, that doesn't sound right either!?! Keep the pictures coming! Jack
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:27 PM   #1263
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All my spare tires could use some help Jack. And while an electric winch might be nifty, a manual crank might help burn off part of one of them. Though I confess that I hope to not be using it often enough to make a difference.

Which for some reason reminds me of all my ex-wife's exercise equipment. Somehow they all quickly tuned into expensive clothes racks.
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:24 PM   #1264
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I did just that-a boat trailer winch to hold up my spare tire. Works fine. Simple-cheap-few moving parts.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:08 AM   #1265
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Sounds just like what I have on my parts shelf.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:48 AM   #1266
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Just dropped off some steering parts at my local machine shop. Need to have a section of serrated spline fabbed from scratch in order to hook my steering column to the gearbox. Turns out that having custom spline shafts made is not cheap (surprise, surprise). Will get some pix when it comes back.

Note to anyone considering a complete rebuild on a classic (aka; "old") school bus...

START YOUNG!

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Old 11-30-2015, 11:01 AM   #1267
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now you tell me!
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:18 PM   #1268
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Too late for us Jack! --- I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I should take someone here up on the offers to give away their wheelchair lifts.

No Geezermobile is complete without one.
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:38 PM   #1269
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More drafting & fabbing with nothing yet to show for it but greasy paper and worn out pencils. Still working out/on the spare tire carrier...steering column...doghouse...driveshaft...parking brake...exhaust system...and...the replacement for my frames main crossmember. That last one has been a head scratcher. Can't go any farther on the driveshaft and park brake until the original crossmember is out of the way. It's tempting to just weld some steel in, but these old frames don't handle welding very well so it has to be either bolted up or hot bucked riveted. And since all I have are pop rivets...it looks like some drilling and bolting are in order.

Pix...some day. Meanwhile, back to the drawing board. Literally.

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PS...in addition to starting a project like this at a young age...I should also add you would also be well advised to acquire a machine shop and sheetmetal works as well.
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Say....have you got a bead roller?
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