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Old 11-28-2017, 10:57 AM   #281
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Nice job using a circular saw I must say!
You have done a pile of work there, will pay off though in the end.

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Old 11-28-2017, 01:53 PM   #282
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Thanks! I still need to figure out the best strategy for cross pieces, but one thing at a time.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:55 PM   #283
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Well for better or for worse I just purchased this.

https://www.iaai.com/Vehicle?itemID=...&RowNumber=231

$350 + fees.

Now I gotta drive to get it in the next few days. Hopefully will have at least that $ worth of stuff!
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:17 PM   #284
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Great buy for all that equipment. Is it towable or need a wrecker to get it home?

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Old 11-28-2017, 02:21 PM   #285
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Great buy for all that equipment. Is it towable or need a wrecker to get it home?

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If there is nothing wrong with the suspension I can tow it. Unfortunately the picture don't show. Usually they state if there is undercarriage damage and this one didn't say anything, but who knows. In one picture the angle that the driver's side wheel is at looks askew, but I'm hoping it is an optical illusion based on the fact that the whole trailer is deformed.

Planning to bring lots of straps and if need be I'll just put a new axle or spring pack under it to get it home.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:34 PM   #286
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If a trooper stops you just tell him you are going on vacation.

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Old 11-28-2017, 03:04 PM   #287
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I'd say I let my wife try backing-it into a spot.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:46 PM   #288
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I'm sure those would be well received by both my wife and the trooper!

Hey does anyone want my old hatches? They aren't in great shape, but if someone is trying to make them work they could have some helpful parts.




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Old 11-28-2017, 11:51 PM   #289
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Did a little cable sorting and deletion.



Also got cleaned up for the spray foamers. Just need to mask now.




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I did that taping myself too. What a pain, then the cleanup mess.

Did they tell you about using duct tape on the ribs?
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:53 AM   #291
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Nice job on getting it all cleaned up and ready for insulation!!! make sure everythoing you want still works before they shoot it full of foam!..
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:40 PM   #292
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I did that taping myself too. What a pain, then the cleanup mess.

Did they tell you about using duct tape on the ribs?


No, what is the story with duct tape?


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Old 11-29-2017, 02:44 PM   #293
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Nice job on getting it all cleaned up and ready for insulation!!! make sure everythoing you want still works before they shoot it full of foam!..
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Good thinking! I put in all new marker lights and everything seems to work. Hmmm...I guess that I haven't verified that the mirror heaters work. What else am I forgetting? Maybe I should fix the main door sensor so it doesn't beep when I park with the door open too...


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My foam guy said to get about 5 rolls of cheap duct tape to put on the rib surfaces on the inside. That allows you to pull off the tape after the spray job and have clean rib surfaces. Time saver during cleanup.

Cleaning up foam overspray is pretty tiresome. Any exposed surface will likely get overspray foam on them if they're not well covered with plastic sheeting or whatever you're using.

I skipped taping off a few areas thinking the guy would never get close enough to that area to cause any problems with overspray. I left a small patch of the floor and some hand rails exposed which I regretted. There was quite a strong airflow from the foam gun, not to mention the airborn foam particals that will even stick to your eyeballs if you're trying to watch the guy spray. Some of the tapeing was blown out of position by the air gun.

If I insulate another bus I'll likely use foam panels and canned foam for the small areas.
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I'll be using foam board and filling in with a DIY foam kit. I'm just not a fan of "great" stuff.
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I'll appreciate seeing how you work that. My foam job was a major pain in the caboose.
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I'll appreciate seeing how you work that. My foam job was a major pain in the caboose.
I'll mask everything I don't want foamed.
I'll do it myself so no one can be blamed but myself if I screw up.

Or maybe I'll just put as much foam board as I can and call it a day. That's already gonna be better off than 90% of the builds out there where they're leaving the puke mats and fiberglass in it.
I'll see how I feel when I get this one gutted! lol
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Not finished masking but don't my best to take your advice and be thorough.


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Well, this just happened!


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