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Old 12-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #3741
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The ladder couldn't be any more perfect. It just flows with the old girls lines! Jack
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:51 PM   #3742
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Thanks Guys. I appreciate the good vibes (and will take all I can get!). I'm gonna just keep on keepin' on till I can't keep on no more!



And yes Jack...I am fairly well pleased with the way the ladder looks...so far. Like I said...getting the whole rack down is gonna be tricky. The ladder is a piece of cake. Just two bolts at this time. Still pondering techniques for removing and replacing the roof rack (without destroying everything under it). Don't want to hoist it up and roll the bus out from under it if I can avoid it so I am open to any other clever ideas this group might have.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:22 PM   #3743
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That ladder.. very nice .. wanted to ask you earlier why you did not make it of Aluminum or Stainless?


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Old 12-19-2018, 08:16 AM   #3747
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:19 PM   #3748
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Many thanks for all the kind words and good vibes --- But then, it has been the good vibes that have kept me coming back here for all these (too many) years. Great folks in this little family.


As for the choice of steel over aluminum or SS...


I'm not set up to weld anything but plain steel. That...and it's a whole lot cheaper!
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:46 AM   #3749
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Well Tango, in my dreams last night , I lifted that deck off your bus three different ways.
Problem was that I didn't know where to land it for welding and painting.
Not sure about the garage door size height wise so it is hanging (dangling) over top the bus still


Lifted easily though,


Hope you are feeling better today after yesterday's procedures.



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Old 12-20-2018, 09:39 AM   #3750
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Thanks John. Yeah...I have seen it "dangling in my dreams" too. And, just like you, not sure where to go with it from there. Really hoping I don't have to re-locate the bus out from under it as it is up on jackstands at this time and I'd rather not have to move it. Playing with the idea of making four poles that can attach to the rack so that four guys can lift it up and walk it back to where we can set it on the floor. Probably a disaster waiting to happen but...


And the folks at VA hospital installed a chemo "port" yesterday so I need to chill for a couple of days. No lifting, climbing, etc. At least with this round they won't be jabbing needles into already collapsed veins in my hands and wrists every few days. That got old really fast and at one point I had an entire bag of that crap leak into my arm instead of going into my vein.


I am really lousy at "taking it easy" and bored already. May sneak over to my shop and see if there is any "light" work I can do.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:40 PM   #3751
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Sun Belt, United Rental and like have Gantry Cranes on casters. Don't know what they get for a rental but maybe would work?

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Old 12-20-2018, 06:44 PM   #3752
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Thanks Gord --- that is pretty much identical to a unit I am looking at! As long as the balance is close, it should work.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:28 PM   #3754
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LOL! My bad. I thought it was a play on...Rip Cord!

(there are some interesting handles here).


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Old 12-21-2018, 10:30 AM   #3755
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HELP! Still pondering the Allison 2200MH stray wiring...



A while back I mentioned the bundle of "loose" wires coming off my TCM. These are separate from the three harnesses which I have plugged into the tranny and are marked as follows...


PURPLE - OD LOCKOUT


PURPLE - OD LOCKOUT (a second wire)


ORANGE - 12V IGN PWR, 10AMP FUSE


RED - 12V IGN PWR, 10AMP FUSE


BROWN - SPEEDO


BLACK - BATT GRND


GRAY - UNMARKED?


Now...the two marked "12V IGN PWR, 10AMP FUSE" and " BATT GRND" I can more or less figure out. The others...no clue.



Anyone familiar with where these might go and what they do???
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HELP! Still pondering the Allison 2200MH stray wiring...



A while back I mentioned the bundle of "loose" wires coming off my TCM. These are separate from the three harnesses which I have plugged into the tranny and are marked as follows...


PURPLE - OD LOCKOUT


PURPLE - OD LOCKOUT (a second wire)


ORANGE - 12V IGN PWR, 10AMP FUSE


RED - 12V IGN PWR, 10AMP FUSE


BROWN - SPEEDO


BLACK - BATT GRND


GRAY - UNMARKED?


Now...the two marked "12V IGN PWR, 10AMP FUSE" and " BATT GRND" I can more or less figure out. The others...no clue.



Anyone familiar with where these might go and what they do???
Can't help with that? Might try a run to my friends at Clarke power services tomorrow to ask them for a diagram.
The gantry crane is always handy but you still have to add to the height of the length of the rigging to raise/lower etc..
I know the rental companies united,sunbelt, neff that united just bought and I think if you go that route that harbor freight has a more usable and adjustable design and could probably get one with rigging included for a little cheaper than rent? But for me? What do I do with it when I am done with it.
For all my heavy equipment it is rented cause if it breaks it's just a phone call to fix it. For all my medium duty stuff owned it is always under constant maintenance? And would have been cheaper to rent?
It's nice to have your own stuff but when it mucks up its on you.
Rentals muck up is just a phone call and it's fixed or replaced that day or the next.
Sorry for all that TANGO.
I will get to the tranny shop as soon as I can and get answers for the wiring?
Christoper will probably chime in with his knowledge when he gets time.
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:23 PM   #3757
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Thanks JR --- I am hoping that Cadillac might have input. Seems he has most everything about most Allisons memorized!


And I may have found a light weight rental gantry that is adjustable. Just need to confirm some clearance numbers.
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The pipe idea might work great if you hire 6 of the local NBA boys. Put it right where you want it.
This won't work for short asses unless you build a side ramp down each side.
That gantry show above looks a bit small and too tight to work on your roof line. Those braces take up a lot of real estate.
Height of that seems low to, hard to rig off that low clearance height to the I beam.


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Is that coil of wire roughly all the same length Tango? I imagine location depends a lot on your main panel location. And your battery is under the stairs right, so?

Somewhere you might need a junction box just mounted somewhere to bring all the ends in that will have to be terminated.
Is there any connector on the end I can't see or protection for the whole bundle, like a flex conduit?
If you can think of the best spot to mount something like that junction box that the bundle would reach for ease of access and weather protection. This could be inside or outside the cab but away from heat of the turbo etc. inside the junction box would be a terminal strip for each wire you have so that determines size of box or covered tray needed. You want those connections, well made so you never have to think of them becoming a problem ever. Weatherproof box for sure. Maybe you can make it up too, well no maybe about it seeing it's you!

Some may have to go through the firewall also up to your instruments, like "Speedo" for one.


You gotta knock this one outta the park!



Just some considerations to think on,


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Thanks JR --- I am hoping that Cadillac might have input. Seems he has most everything about most Allisons memorized!


And I may have found a light weight rental gantry that is adjustable. Just need to confirm some clearance numbers.
It's just a frame to anchor to it doesn't include the come along,chain hoist,strapping,rope that is required to actually do the job.
It is just the moveable overhead structure to fasten all that to.
Damn I wish I was there to help!
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