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Old 12-31-2017, 09:25 AM   #2921
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I finally converted my little workshop to heat with wood. I can work in comfort with just a t shirt if I really get it going. It's not very efficient but it works and there is ALL those dead ash trees that I have to cut down anyway. Surprise, surprise Mumsywumsy likes to help split wood. Wellllll, she likes to pull the handle on the wood splitter. She also seems to like helping stack wood. I really think it's because she likes to ride around on our old Cushman.

She helped when it was about 0 yesterday with 6 inches of snow.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:30 AM   #2922
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I hate this F'ing cold!! we FINALLY got above 20f. thats right since christmas we had not gotten above 20f!! .. friday that was.. then we had 4" of snow and its 6f right nbow.. the high today will be 13.. tonight -2, tomorrow the HIGH will be maybe 10. and same tues-weds-MAYBE 18 by thursday and 20 friday..

even for ohio this is cold... its not abnormal to see these temps this time of year just not for 2 weeks!! normals are highs of 37f and lows of 21f. we arent even getting UP to our to normal Low.. .. I knew there is a reason other than taxes that we were going to open an office in West palm!! it just cant come soon enough!
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...not impressed, to chilly for my skinny arse. Come on global warming...kidding! ....-25c or -13f. sorry for the hi-jack, had to chime in.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:39 AM   #2923
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...not impressed, to chilly for my skinny arse. Come on global warming...kidding! ....-25c or -13f. sorry for the hi-jack, had to chime in.

thats my issue NO body insulation.. and im not about to go get some insulation, this is 2017, my dual gas furnaces and wood-fire in the fireplace keep me warm until I can get south!

I love an old wood stove in a shop!!! friend of mine has one. we burn EVERYTHING in that ole stove.. its becomde an incinerator as much as a heater...
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:34 PM   #2924
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Don't want to get too far off topic, so I'll lead with some weather comments.

Houston is supposed to be "semi-tropical". So why the heck are we about to get several days in the upper twenties! And Winter has only just begun! We don't "normally" get anything like chilly weather until February but this past year has been anything but "normal".

Meanwhile, back at the ranch house...

While cobbling together a device to get a proper template of my inner roof profile, I got a very pleasant visit from Skoolie member Guido Lyons. Spent the day chatting bus stuff and taking a peek at the awesome build he did on an old IH Scout. Really impressive work I can relate to...stuffing a gigantic and heavy engine into a tiny little space. Like many folks I know, he started out to just do a simple upgrade but before long, the body was off the chassis, parts were everywhere and new and necessary bits and pieces were being fabricated to make it all work together. He did a brilliant job of using as many standard issue (easier to replace) items as possible and wound up with one really sweet off-road, rock crawling little beast.

Thanks for sharing Guido...totally enjoyed the visit. You are welcome back anytime. Always good to meet another Vet too. Give a shout anytime you are "up here" playing with whirly birds or whatever brings you to the neighborhood.
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:38 PM   #2925
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how cool is that!!! nice to see a scout buold too.. I grew up with 2 scouts ion the household.. actually 3.. but the 77 was short lived.. got traded for TWO brand new 80 DIESELS.. (i guess i started learning the diesel thing early on)...

always fun to talk to a fellow wrench-turner!! love when that stuff happens.
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:43 PM   #2926
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Yeah...it was a very impressive swap. He stuffed a big block V-8 diesel into that little front end and somehow made it work. Very cool indeed. Need to convince him to post a few pix here. Would be very educational and motivational for anyone contemplating almost any kind of mods.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:54 PM   #2927
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Happy New Year!...Feliz Nuevo Ano!...Bonne Année!
Or as the Celts say in Scotland...
Bliadhna mhath ur!

The other thing I did while Guido was here was to start making a template for my inner roof line to fit the bath walls and cupboard. Has a bit more curve than most modern buses.

Used this...



...attached to the top of this...


...to create this (still to be cut out)...


...which also allowed me to make this...

..which represents the outer curve of the roof which I need for a patch panel that needs to be rolled.



ONWARD!
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:42 PM   #2928
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Tango,

With all these rolled curves you MIGHT have to rename your thread to "Roll a Third!!!!" LOL

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Old 01-01-2018, 02:05 AM   #2929
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I can deal with one and two dimensional curves...but it seems everything on this beastie is double compound.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:29 AM   #2930
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what a cool tool to make for that!!! what i wonder though is if you take your template to the back of the bus is the curve the same as it is at the front, and on both sides? seems everything in a bus is completely measure-cut-fit for EACH piece!
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