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Old 12-21-2018, 04:14 PM   #3761
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I wonder what wires are for neutral switch and backup lights? I don't see enough wires there in your list for these unless a diagram shows them to be internal somehow. Is there supposed to a trans temp sensor too?

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Old 12-21-2018, 04:39 PM   #3762
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Maybe fasten couple barn door tracks to the ceiling and have 4 pickup points at the corners of the roof rack. Just a thought.

Praying for fast recovery and good health. Get better soon, keep a positive outlook.
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:20 PM   #3763
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IIRC, don't you have I-beams as roof supports? Could you fab a square frame with 4 wheels and a central pulley, then fit the wheels inside the I-beams?
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:13 PM   #3764
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Tango,

I was just catching up on your build. The roof rack and stairs are looking great! I'm sorry you have to go through the chemo again. You will be in all of our thoughts and prayers.

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Old 12-31-2018, 12:18 AM   #3765
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Roof rack

Damn it Don, just starting to catch up. Been out for awhile. Have you come up with an idea on removing the rack? If you need some extra hands when you are ready to remove it, I can give you a hand. I think you have my number. Give me a call if I can help.
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:53 AM   #3766
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Old trunt post 3716. was reading thru Tango build and found your torque multiplier.
I bough a cheap one:



Had to make a sleeve to get to the right nut size.





Paid about $80 for the "cheap" heavy duty version. Was nervous that the bracket on the side would brake of but it did not.

Did all my tires and I can say it worked good.


Tango sorry for the short hiJack.. pun intended..


I do not know how to weld properly and got a Lincoln TIG setup. So stainless and Alu is no problem for me but I hate painting and rust so I tend to stay away from steel.


Regarding the roof rack. Can you not protect the roof with 2" foam / cardboard and tape that on.



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Old 01-05-2019, 09:10 PM   #3767
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:28 PM   #3768
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:50 PM   #3769
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:20 AM   #3770
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Fantastic vids! Thank you for sharing. Hope to see some follow up reviews of this little unit in action.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:38 PM   #3771
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Just finished my first three day round of chemo. What fun. Feeling OK for now but I also remember how the rat poison builds up. So...with that in mind, I'm gonna try and get as much done as possible during the next couple of weeks that I have off between sessions.


Need to make four "totes" to lift and remove the roof rack. Will hopefully post a few pix soon.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:19 PM   #3772
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Just finished my first three day round of chemo. What fun. Feeling OK for now but I also remember how the rat poison builds up. So...with that in mind, I'm gonna try and get as much done as possible during the next couple of weeks that I have off between sessions.


Need to make four "totes" to lift and remove the roof rack. Will hopefully post a few pix soon.
Have you ever tried medical cannabis? I know its not for everyone but some find it to help with some of the effects.
Sorry, man. I wish I lived nearby I'd love to come check out that bus.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:21 AM   #3773
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In general, weed just never "worked" for me. Friends always tell me I never got the good stuff. I tell'em...Dude...I did three tours in Viet Nam. You don't need to lecture me on "good stuff"!


That said, I'm sure the new medical cannabis is a whole different animal and have heard nothing but good regarding how it helps with he side effects. But I'm guessing the good folks at VA hospital are probably not gonna write me a script for any.


And...anytime you happen to be in the neighborhood, you are most welcome to drop in bud.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:52 PM   #3774
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Tango, not sure if you are aware of CBD oil. Maybe readup or ask some questions. A good buddy is going that route with similar issues. Pretty readily available here, nit sure in Texas.
Hang in there and don't overdo it zapping your energy.
Wishing you good days ahead man !


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Old 01-12-2019, 02:13 PM   #3775
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Thanks John...never heard of it but just now read up on it. Sounds pretty darned interesting. Seems the Brits have done a lot of work with it since the '70's and are convinced it helps beat cancer. Will follow up with my docs at VA just to see if they are even familiar with it.


Also checked availability and there are now several "outlets" for it here.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:23 PM   #3776
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Tango, it's sure worth a shot. I wouldn't let the medical community in on it, just makes you feel normal with no side effects. Widely used here too.
I guess it wouldn't hurt to get their opinion but i would be on it if me.



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Old 01-12-2019, 02:31 PM   #3777
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Most interesting was the Brits' conclusion that this stuff can actually defeat certain types of cancer according to the med study I read. But...if it turns out to be a cheap and effective cure...we will no doubt never see it in the US except underground.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:40 PM   #3778
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Did manage to put in about 3-4 hours at my shop today before I ran completely out of steam. But...I did get one of the four lifting jigs for my roof rack fabbed. Three more to go. Will try to get back on them again tomorrow.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:24 PM   #3779
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I live in a state that is not legal. But my GP and cardiologist both would prescribe it if they could. We even put my 87 year old mom on it for here last days.
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I'd love to take a trip up there to Houston, Don. Hopefully this is the year we start actually using and enjoying our bus.
Can't wait to see that Hobbit machine, sir!
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