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Old 08-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #51
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You're gunna replace that stuff someday anyways. You might as well replace them now and get it over with, then you wont get any surprises down the road.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:18 AM   #52
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Hey OPUS --- Roger that. I want to get the engine & tranny as bullet proof as possible before the install. Example: New main seals are a piece of cake (and cheap) sitting on a work stand...but a real PITA (and $$$) after it's in. I'm in no rush to get it rolling as I have the entire bus to rebuild before launching anyway.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:21 PM   #53
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Been working in 110+ heat and it's wearing me down! Pulled the lower interior sheet metal and will replace it with new plus insulation...welding up a couple of hundred holes in the floor (which is very solid)...and framing in a new entry door. That turned out to be trickier than hoped. The body, it turns out, has a couple of small angles inward starting about the bottom of the windows. Hadn't noticed until I tried fitting a straight piece of 1-1/2" square tube into place. Just enough that the door is going to be a royal pain to skin properly. You can see the kerfs that were necessary in a couple of the shots below.




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Old 08-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #54
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now that is a difficult door to replace!
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #55
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Hey Stuff --- Roger that. Much more than I figured going in (ain't that always the case, though?) The old wooden "hippy-bilt" one was about to fall apart and finding a replacement bi-fold would takes years if ever, so here we go.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:02 PM   #56
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And if you do find one woopee! Lol
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #57
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Hey Stuff --- I'd likely have to wait until the shock wore off to woopee. I have yet to see another body like this one. I'm beginning to think the guys at Wayne just made up each bus as they went. Seen a couple that were close, but no cigar...small but significant differences here & there. Also might explain the apparent total lack of any kind of documentation on these bus bodies.

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Old 09-12-2011, 07:09 PM   #58
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[quote="Tango"]Yea!!! It's here! --- After getting jerked around by transport brokers for two months I finally found a fully insured "Indie" who got the job done in short order for way less than the "Pros". Great guy by the name of Okie Newton. He works out of Texas City near Houston but covers the country. Anyone looking for a hauler couldn't do much better. Be more than happy to pass along his contact info.

Tango, could you please PM me your haulers contact info? I just sold a 1940 1 1/2 ton and needs to go to Tennessee from Nebraska. My buyer is looking for a mover. Thanks
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:58 PM   #59
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Hey Lars --- been away for a couple of weeks and just walked in the door. I will find his card in the morning and be happy to post it.
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Mornin' Lars...if you still need it, here is the contact info on the hauler I worked with.

Company name: Okie-Go-Hauling
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He did what he said he would, on time, at the agreed (very reasonable) price. What else could you want?
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