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Old 09-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #81
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Re: Big Mac I bought for $500!!!!!

Jarl;

I'll definitely give it a look-over again next week after my exam on Monday (another crusher), and some sanity has returned to my cerebrium........ oops, er, um, brain........ yeah, that's it ...........
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:50 AM   #82
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Really like that farm!!! Good place for Brown Crown to visit
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:17 PM   #83
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Really like that farm!!! Good place for Brown Crown to visit
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Anytime you want to come out you are more than welcome (with the BC of course!)!!!! Just be prepared for a whole bunch of questions. I'll provide the 5 gallon drool bucket........

BTW, I do have all the hookups too. So no need to worry about being off grid.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:21 PM   #84
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Just so y'all are aware, Big Max will now actually become a real skoolie. We've had some changes over the past month that impacted our plans with Max. Max will now have a master bed in the back with the rear door being for access to storage beneath the bed as well as an escape door in an emergency. Immediately to the front and driver's side will be the bunk beds for my son and any friend of his along for the trip. To the foot of the bunks will be the fridge and cupboard storage space. On the passenger side will be the galley with a 10 gallon hot water tank and 50 pound cylinder below the countertop/stove/sink area. Moving forward will be the shower/latrine combination. If y'all remember, I partitioned the front from the back. The partition will remain. However, the sofa convertable will be able to fold out into a queen size bed for two people to sleep cozy and comfy. I'll be removing the folding front doors (due to an inspiration from another thread of an International doing the same thing and bobbing the back about three feet - I can't remember the thread or the poster - but thank you so much for the idea and pictures [I can't seem to find right now]) and using the handicap door for the main door with fold out steps much like an aircraft. The front will have a navigator's seat, some overhead storage, and modified rear view mirrors more in line with my days driving semis. Right now I have so much work to do I'm going crazy (so my wife tells me). Sorry about being away for so long. Pics will follow as the weather warms up down here.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:51 PM   #85
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Figures.... I found my inspiration. Many thanks goes to PapaBear and the Bear Den for the navigator's seat and side door entry. Now I have sooooooo much more work to do.
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Hey m1031,
Glad to see you still out there. How's the EMT training going?
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:22 AM   #87
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Glad to see you still out there. How's the EMT training going?
I'm not in school due to the lack of money. So off to work I go until August. So I'm finding a job and saving some cash for then. This will also allow me some time to do some work on Max.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:10 AM   #88
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Well, now I have a gas oven/range, toilet, and sink for free from a good friend of mine. He's using the hot water heater from a salvage RV trailer for another project. I'll have the appliances here after Easter. So now I'm on the lookout for a free RV hot water heater...... I'm also working on getting two 3KW gensets for Max for free as well (one has 200 hours and the other has 800 hours - both are MEP 701a sets). I had seven rolls of light beige carpet in the back, but donated five of them to a ranch in need out west. Now I have two rolls and the foam base to work with as well as alot of extra room now. I still need to organize the front half and fix the fuel system. I let the bus go without starting it this winter and now she runs very rough and stalls out. I have fuel filters and some other parts to hopefully get her to start and run smoothly next week. I'll keep everyone posted. Pics should follow in a week or two. No success on the job front yet. I'm figuring to go back to school this August and become a Paramedic in five semesters. This "new world order" really bites big time.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:50 AM   #89
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Ah, the sweet taste of victory!!!! I went to start Max last month without success. I suspected the fuel filters were the issue. Suspicion was confirmed this afternoon. I bought two new filters, some SeaFoam, some fresh diesel, and presto! The 6.6L came to life as if she was woken up from hybernation. I let the engine run for about 30 minutes and then restarted her 15 minutes later without any problem. Tomorrow (Wednesday) I'm cleaning out the inside. I'll post the "before" and "after" pics for your amusement. Then I'm off to the local school maintenance depot where the chief mechanic told me he'd love a crack at helping me figure out and repair the electrical system so it stops discharging the batteries and actually charges them instead. Then it's onto sealing all the holes in the floor, removing the handicap lift, carpeting, installing a fold-out ladder at the handicap door, eliminating the folding door/steps like I mentioned before, and then working on converting the back. BTW, does anyone know what type of heat resistant/flame proof paint I need to buy to change the puke green gas oven top to a more tolerable white or black color? I need to do the same for the sink I'm getting. The light lime green is enough to make me ill. Granted, green is my favorite color, especially if it comes with pictures of dead presidents. But I do have limits.

I appreciate any help and/or guidance y'all.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:20 AM   #90
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... BTW, does anyone know what type of heat resistant/flame proof paint I need to buy to change the puke green gas oven top to a more tolerable white or black color? I need to do the same for the sink I'm getting. The light lime green is enough to make me ill.
For the range, get automotive engine paint... it's high temp and you can get it in gloss finishes. For the sink... that is porcelain enamel over steel and you need a "sink and tub" kit from some place like Lowe's/Home Depot. Prep is everything on both items. Use a product that will remove all grease from everything and use a toothbrush to get in to the corners, etc. ProForce's Floor Stripper (Sam's Club in the Janitorial/Restaurant supply section) will strip it down good but it will also peel the skin off your hands (use heavy stripping gloves as it eats up the Nitrile ones). I use it straight to clean dried latex paint out of paint brushes. It will melt natural bristle brushes.

Alternative is to have it done professionally but that may be more than you want to spend.


BTW, that appliance paint you see in stores, that is not good for use around the burners. It will heat up and discolour it.

Link to what I did to repaint the cooktop on the pop-up.
http://schinskeapache.webs.com/remodel.htm
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