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Old 01-07-2012, 04:07 AM   #41
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Nice.
I was a diesel mechanic for a number of years; one thing I noticed is that engine is going to be a PITA to work on.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:21 AM   #42
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Great build...

Love the chairs, where did you find them???

Grabbed them off ebay. They came from a Toyota I believe, but were brand new
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #43
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This is a bad picture........ but it shows my new "light weight" muffler just prior to being installed





And this is the spot where my new "muffler" will go
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #44
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Does your BB have full-length frame rails, like AAREs, or is it integral / semi-integral construction like MCIs? The last photo you posted shows what look like frame rails extending all the way to the back, but are they only for the engine cradle or do they connect forward?

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #45
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The Express Coach and the Wanderlodge are on the same Chassis, and the rest of the coach is almost exactly the same as well, but a few things layed out differently since the Wanderlodge has slides and the Express coach didnt.etc..... but otherwise, they are the same. All the upper steel on the Express is Stainless Steel, but the Wanderlodge also has Stainless steel on the lower portion, in the bay area

The Express Coach got the CAT engines, and the Wanderlodge got the Big 600hp Cummins because of the weight, And since we had all the parts from one of the incomplete wanderlodges that was scrapped, we were able to get all the parts to my my Cummins an OEM type fit, into my Express chassis. All the pipeing, mounts, brackets, wiring etc...
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:02 AM   #46
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That sounds great! Would you like to share??
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #47
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The Cummins is up and running in the coach now, a few small things and it will be out for a test drive.....






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Old 02-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #48
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And here it is......... Cummins engine swap is complete

Cant't wait to drive it!!

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And here it is......... Cummins engine swap is complete

Cant't wait to drive it!!

How about a picture of you doing a burn out
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #50
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Next up is mounting 4 captians chairs that I bought. It will be Driver, passenger, and 2 across from a sofa that will be on swivel bases, and have a small removable table in the middle. You can get an idea from my awesome drawing below



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