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Old 05-25-2017, 03:19 PM   #2301
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ive found some fairly slim under dash cool only units.. VW beetle A/C parts are somewhat compact.. but there are a bunch of kits out there for under-dash vent stuff... it seems your dash area is even smaller than ol trunt's.

somehow ive always been able to find a place for A/C.. its always been a MUST...

first thing I did when I bought that DEV bus last year and drove it from tampa to ohio in late may was sweat... second thing i did was devise dashboard A/C.. lol..

I just need to get down and see your bus and we can brainstorm it out...
-Christopher
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:57 PM   #2302
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You are welcome anytime Chris --- I can probably arrange an electrical hookup outside my art studios near downtown. Dredman spent a few days here and it seemed to work out fine. At the moment we have a lot of construction going on and it might be dicey locking in a space but worth a shot. Your savvy on things A/C would be a welcome change from the funny looks I get from the parts houses who can't do anything without a VIN number to work from.

And Jack...I LOVE those vintage rubber bladed "Trucker" fans. Been keeping my eyes out for one myself.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:13 PM   #2303
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More brake stuff --- Today I got a start on the mongo bracket I need to mount the Hydroboost master cylinder. Had a local shop fold some quarter inch plate 90 degrees then started cutting, fabbing and drilling.


Almost there. Will have to partially mount it then drill a few more holes that will mate to some that are already there.


Here is how the master will sit. The whole thing will attach not to the frame, but to a fishplate that runs from the front to the rear suspension. No need to drill the frame which is good.

Need to start plumbing this set up soon. New lines from stem to stern.


ONWARD!
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:47 AM   #2304
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You are welcome anytime Chris --- I can probably arrange an electrical hookup outside my art studios near downtown. Dredman spent a few days here and it seemed to work out fine. At the moment we have a lot of construction going on and it might be dicey locking in a space but worth a shot. Your savvy on things A/C would be a welcome change from the funny looks I get from the parts houses who can't do anything without a VIN number to work from.

And Jack...I LOVE those vintage rubber bladed "Trucker" fans. Been keeping my eyes out for one myself.
LOL - my idea of "camping" would be to "hook me up" with the Address of the closest hampton inn hehehe. we do needto get together.. whens the next houston get together?
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:57 AM   #2305
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Oooops...I forgot about your Survivor Man requirements including room service . I'll PM you the address of my art studio. Since it is almost downtown there should be plenty of choices.

As for another Skoolie gathering...I'm always up for that. And having you as Guest Speaker & Resident Skoolie Guru of All Things Technical should make for a strong draw. Let us know what the best timing for you might be and I'll see if I can round up the boys.

Let's do this!
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:05 AM   #2306
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Oooops...I forgot about your Survivor Man requirements including room service . I'll PM you the address of my art studio. Since it is almost downtown there should be plenty of choices.

As for another Skoolie gathering...I'm always up for that. And having you as Guest Speaker & Resident Skoolie Guru of All Things Technical should make for a strong draw. Let us know what the best timing for you might be and I'll see if I can round up the boys.

Let's do this!
ha! actually the lodging requirement goes more like..

1. working Toilet and shower
2. BAR!!
3. A/C
4. BAR!!
5. Bed
6. BAR!!
7. Nearby starbucks
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:10 AM   #2307
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Similar needs here but I can get by without 1, 3, 5 & 7.
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:42 PM   #2308
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Similar needs here but I can get by without 1, 3, 5 & 7.
Tango - If you need to do the hook up for Chris, I probably have what it takes to do the hook up for him. We can most certainly have him as the guest speaker...... He says the most important thing is the bar.

LET US KNOW CHRIS !!!!!
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:57 PM   #2309
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this sounds like fun!!

I do want to get my new Trans bits in the RedByrd.. the bucking bronco isnt alot of fun to drive right now... i never could stay on one of those electric bulls past #2 .. I really dont wanna fall out of my driver seat...

though having the trans shift directly from 1-4 does give the old Hotrod style BANG! shift!
that we used to actually try and purposely build into our rods..
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Hey Chris --- just give us a window of time and we will begin the gathering of the clan. The BAR part...we got covered.

Phatman --- Let's go ahead and get the word out to the locals so we can plan a proper reception.

Meanwhile...Did a little more on the brake system today. Drilling out the fishplate and bracket was a bear. No room for the drill, hot chips down the neck. Just the usual.


Here is the bracket in place. The bolts across the top are oddly spaced and aligned because I chose to use some existing holes that were already there through both the frame and fishplate.


Test fit of the master cylinder. Uh-Oh. Something must be wrong if it seems to fit on the first try. Guess I'll find out soon enough.

Went ahead and began cleaning and rust proofing the metal on both the frame and the bracket just in case.


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