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Old 10-27-2012, 09:34 AM   #341
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Mornin' Jack --- the Duramax reference is a huge help...many thanks. That really opens up my search field a bunch.

I just received my drivers door window from Peninsula (haven't even opened it yet) and will be test fitting it and the A/C this weekend. Will try and get a couple of pix.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #342
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Flex stuff on '35 Jack
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #343
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Got window --- here it is just set in the hole. Still need to skin the inside but at least I now know the fit is A-OK.



The frame is aluminum but it's hard to see against the white paint I applied in order to clearly mark for the cut. May wind up painting the frame in the body color...or not. The window was sized to match the glass area of the existing windows.
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Tango, It didn't look that good from the factory! Jack
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:52 PM   #346
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Thanks Guys --- of course the original was a folder, so none of the basic lines were set up for a flat door. I have WAY more hours in this thing than I ever would have imagined going in ...and it's still not finished. Then there is a little distortion matter that I believe resulted from welding. There was no way to jig this thing given all the little curves involved. I'm hoping the mongo hinges I'm using will pull it back where it needs to be.

Trying to figure out just how to affix the A/C right now. Window units were never intended to be bolted down and drilling into the case is way too risky since the coils and such are right up against the sides. May wind up with a strap over the top. Not very sophisticated but it just might do the trick. Then there is the drainage. I don't want a half-gallon of condensation slopping into the bus every time I hit the brakes. Best bet seems to be making the whole housing I built into the drainage system. We'll see how that goes over the next few days. Till then...

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #347
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Tango,I sometimes slip a piece of pipe over the drill bit leaving just enough bit showing to do the job. That way when the bit goes through you can't accidently drill into the stuff below (all things considered). A stack of nuts held in place with tape also works--my two cents worth.

Your comment about the sloshing water reminded me of a date I had as a kid. A/C was not common in the day and I had one of those nifty cylindrical swamp boxes hanging on the front passenger window. One quick manover in traffic turned my hot little date into little Miss frigid. Oh well, all was not lost as the episode turned into a wet "T" shirt contest! HA HA Jack
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Hey Jack --- I definitely remember those old pre-A/C swamp coolers but never could convince my Dad to get one for the family '48 Chevy sedan. They actually work pretty well in desert areas (low humidity) but don't do much of anything down here in the swamp called Houston.
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'Mornin Tango, I finally got around to checking the McMaster-Carr catalogue for the flex tubing I used on my genny. I backtracked from the hard copy to the online catalogue and discovered that if you type in 5262K14 in the "find" box it takes you to the product I used. I'm not sure what they have in mind regarding the bend radius but what I found with the 1/2" ID stuff is that it requires an arc that when shaped like a "U" measures about 6" across the legs. Jack
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Many Gracias Jack --- yours took the 1/2"? Still haven't torn mine down. And I'm guessing the stainless that is rated to 1000 degrees ought to be adequate and not at all a bad price for SS these days.

Will try and remember to get a couple of pix tomorrow of the A/C exhaust hood that just about ruined my mood today. A real PITA but will hopefully help keep things dry. And I have to admit...it was lookin' pretty old school cool. I styled it after something I saw on a '30's era transit bus. Had the sheetmetal shop cut everything and I'm welding it up. More to follow...
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