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Old 05-31-2017, 10:44 PM   #2331
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Thanks Robin --- I just hope it stays that way through the rest of the build. Hanging 8 foot chunks of iron in the air is a bit tricky. Especially working alone. Tried laying it out on the concrete but it is just a bit too wonky.
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:23 AM   #2332
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I hear you. There are so many times when a third or fourth hand should be there.

I'm still amazed at what all you've put into that little old bus. Both you and Jack. And then you have so many side projects too.

I'm guessing there aren't as many hours in a day up north here.
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:37 AM   #2333
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Ya...bring closer to the Equator helps. Stays light here in Summer till well after 9:30 pm. LOVE IT! Been in places where it gets dark by 4 or 5. Made me nuts.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:14 AM   #2334
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did you know in places up north the summer daylight is actually longer than down south? once you pass the equinox it is the opposite in fall and winter..

for instance in columbus ohio for june 1. civil twilight is 5:30 am. and at night is 9:27pm - total length = 15:57

in houston for June 1 civil twilight is 5:54 am. and night is 8:44 pm. - total length = 14:50

cant wait to see what the engine guru brings!! are you going to start running fuel lines and turbo hoses and the like?

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Old 06-01-2017, 11:23 AM   #2335
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That's actually true about the days being longer up north. In Alaska at the right time of the year it only gets dusk for a few hours then back to daylight. Thanks for blowing my daylight excuse CK. I almost slipped that one by.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:20 PM   #2336
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And in some places, close to the poles, they have a period in the summer for several days where there is no sunsets, opposite in the winters, closer to the equator just lessens the effects. As for me, I'm very subtropical, love overcast, cool, and even drizzly days. I consider the sun to be a giant flaming bunghole that fries my skin and makes me sweat with temperatures over 65.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:38 PM   #2337
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Subtropical

You just described Newport, Oregon. Overcast, cool and even drizzley.

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And in some places, close to the poles, they have a period in the summer for several days where there is no sunsets, opposite in the winters, closer to the equator just lessens the effects. As for me, I'm very subtropical, love overcast, cool, and even drizzly days. I consider the sun to be a giant flaming bunghole that fries my skin and makes me sweat with temperatures over 65.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:57 PM   #2338
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my older brother lives in Fairbanks.. he said they always have a sunrise and sunset but for a couple of weeks (like now time) on a clear night it may only turn on some of the street-lamps..
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:56 PM   #2339
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Back on the welding today --- Wrapped up the fixed half of the deck today. Time consuming. Actually, the biggest PITA was closing the tube ends. Making little square chunks of 1/8" then fitting them around errant welds. But at least that part is done. Will set it aside and do the folding part later. May need to pick up more hinge since no one here has a continuous 92" section.


Anyhow, here is the first part put together.


After flipping it over and welding up the other side (bottom), I threw some paint on it. Once that dries I'll do the other side (top). And what with all the practice on this bus...my welds are actually starting to look a little better.


ONWARD!
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:37 PM   #2340
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You could buy or make a hinge with some DOM seamless tube and rod stock or a few weld in barrel hinges?
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