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Old 12-05-2013, 10:53 AM   #591
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Hey Tango, I took a look at your earlier pics and I see why you want to keep the original windows. I'd be thinking about retaining the style but substituting dual glaze to help control heat loss. Our deletes are about the same except I've gone with 20 guage metal and Silkaflex 220+ to install them with. This allows me to retain the original window openings, makes the welding woes unnecessary and allows the sheet metal to expand and contract without "oil canning". I'd like to keep the original front windows but they are of the up/down overlap style and I'm sure they will leak and rattle and drive me to distraction so I'm still looking. Jack
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #592
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"...leak and rattle and drive me to distraction".

Response A: I thought that was the point in keeping these old rigs on the road.

Response B: A fair description of my first wife.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:53 PM   #593
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:21 PM   #594
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"There comes in every project to shoot the engineers and start production."
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YA! --- Thanks dwarf...I just gotta send that on to a few people I know. THANKS!
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Hey Tango. Sure am glad I'm not an engineer!
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:20 AM   #595
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No worries Redbear--we'll pick on some other group next! By the way, that was a very funny comment--from a lot of directions.
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Before we were married, my wife used to work as purchasing/inventory manager for a small company. The engineers would always sneak into the parts room and take things without signing them out, and they would not finalize new designs in time to place orders to have parts ready for production.

After hearing her stories, I had to laugh at the sign, and share it with her.

By the way, after we were married, we went to the retirement of an engineer from the place she used to work. When I was introduced to the guest of honor, we started chatting at length. When she realized we understood each other's language . . . .
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:24 AM   #597
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I shared a house with 2 engineering students. Now granted, these guys were pretty clueless to begin with-so everything taught to them was gospel. Another buddy also was in class with them. He had good hands on skills to begin with. One day he comes in the house after class-with a totally frustrated look on his face-and loudly exclaims" THEY ARE SUCKING THE COMMAN SENSE RIGHT OUT OF MY BRAIN!!"
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #598
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That's the plan --- what with all the numbers and code issues and computer programming needed these days...there ain't no room left for common sense.
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Hey Tango, If I'd have had any common sense to begin with I wouldn't be 4 years into a 2 year bus project! Oh well, it does keep me off the streets--especially because I still can't even drive the thing

How is your engine stuff going and where are the pics? I'm beginning to suspect that one of those Sweedish girls stayed behind and is taking up all your time.
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Trunt,
You are in good company. In all my years of building cars-bikes-bus, I have never ever heard someone say a good project was finished in just the time they thoughtt it would.
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