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Old 01-22-2016, 09:20 AM   #1381
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Tango,

Cant you get a couple chunks of firewood to put under the axles to keep the bus off the ground?

Will you be able to get to those box screws once you put the side panel back on?
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:56 AM   #1382
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HORMEL!? That is sacrilege! This is Wolf Brand country son!

Hmmmmm...a Frito pie sounds mighty good about now.

Knew I'd get a successful ribbing in eventually. Sorry for stooping so low, but I did get a rize out of ya!
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:15 AM   #1383
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Hey Tango, My build went the same way--spits and starts (and post-its). I finally graduated to a note pad attached to the entry door where I noted all the things that needed to be done and then crossed them off as they were completed. The list grew daily for nearly a year and then started to diminish as the various sub projects were completed. That was a very satisfying feeling. I made sure to review the list a couple of times a work day which, I'm sure, saved my a$$ on many occasions. The last item on the list was to write an "owners manual" so this owner could remember how everything worked. Its been done for a year or so and I find myself referring to it more often than I would have expected. For example, I kept having to look up which position the key switch for the door had to be left in when the bus was going to be parked for an extended period of time with the air tank drained. For reasons that seemed to make sense at the time, I powered that switch from the start batteries which lead to a dead start battery after a month or so when the key was in a certain position. I could never remember what that position was. I've now (last night) put a dot of red paint and a dot of green paint on the respective switch positions as a reminder so I don't keep having to look at the owners manual. Jack
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:50 AM   #1384
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OPUS --- yep...with a long extension.

M --- After that note, I really did have a big ol' bowl of Wolf Brand Chile Frito pie. Thanks for the reminder.

Jack --- I can relate. I have a parts history list as well. Can't imagine me, let alone some poor SOB twenty years from now trying to figure out where all this stuff came from. Maybe I'll put it all together on a gold plated record like the Voyager space probe and attach it to the side.

And yes...I WILL include some Chuck Berry along with everything else.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:43 PM   #1385
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Bits 'N Pieces --- Howdy All...today was limited but I did get my turbo return line safrty wired and made some mods to the spare tire hoist.


Here is the return line. I welded a small Allen bolt to the bung so I could safety wire it as seen here. The Cummins drain line is a very snug, press fit, but given how these little motors shake...I wanted some insurance that it wouldn't dance away.


The Nissan pickup tire hoist as it came...


...and after some mods to fit my 19.5" rims. Still can't mount anything until the first half of the new rear deck is put together.

Meanwhile...

ONWARD!
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:13 PM   #1386
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Chain seems long enough, it looks. Nice job on all.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:41 PM   #1387
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Looking good Tango--as you say, "Onward"! Jack
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:58 AM   #1388
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Hey OPUS --- I was pleasantly surprised at how much chain was there. More than enough for my needs. Thanks again for the very helpful info.

Jack --- "ONWARD" will likely be on hold for at least a week or so. I really screwed up my back unloading some bags of cement and will likely remain mostly flat on my back for a few days. Nothing new, been that way off & on for years. Back to the rum & aspirin now. Just wish there was something (anything) worth watching on TV.
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:42 PM   #1389
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Sorry to hear that Tango. While still better than the alternative, this getting older is for the birds! Last week on my "swim" day I over did on push offs after a few flip turns and pissed off a formally injured knee. Fortunately it is feeling pretty good now, but I'll have to try to remember not to use it for a while yet. Hope your back clears up quickly! Jack
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:11 PM   #1390
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I hear ya Jack...I still have a "trick knee" from racing (make that crashing) motocross many years ago. It'll be fine for a few years then...ka-pop...for no apparent reason, it'll go south. Guess that's why they call'em "trick". I'm hoping this back thing heals up fast. I have a lot to do.
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