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Old 01-29-2019, 07:38 PM   #3801
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I do not like the cold as much as when I was younger( still a long way from old though), but still will take it over heat. Can always dress warmer, only so much you can take off in the heat. Low of 17 for tonight here.
you can only take off so many clothes before you are arrested -
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:47 PM   #3802
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Well Vermont is different about that, nothing on and no problem... But here in Virginia that does not go so well.... Hey my bus is registered in Vermont does that count?
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:04 AM   #3803
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One more reason why I do NOT live in Chicago...




"Temperatures at O'Hare Airport were at -22 with wind chills of -49 Wednesday morning, which is a record low for January 30. A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for the Chicago area until noon Thursday, with wind chills between -36 to -55, which can result in frostbite within minutes."
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:55 AM   #3804
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One more reason why I do NOT live in Chicago...




"Temperatures at O'Hare Airport were at -22 with wind chills of -49 Wednesday morning, which is a record low for January 30. A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for the Chicago area until noon Thursday, with wind chills between -36 to -55, which can result in frostbite within minutes."
My daughter left Chicago for Adelaide, Australia beginning of Nov. I bet she's not missing Chicago right now when it's a balmy 64 in Adelaide.
My brother woke to this this morning, off for a day of snowmobiling in Maine.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:03 AM   #3805
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North Dakota, Colder than the North Pole ?

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Old 01-31-2019, 02:33 PM   #3806
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Taa-Daah! --- Got the roof rack down today and did it without destroying anything! Somehow looks bigger on the floor than on the roof (?).



Once our fourth helper finally arrived the whole process took less than 5 minutes. Now to add more inter-braces (they will line up with the three at the front), weld on all 40 or so of the wooden deck attachment tabs (which are soaking in a bucket of acid at the moment), flip it over and finish welding the "down" side, paint, flip upright again then paint the top and re-mount.
Piece-O-Cake.



Should occupy an afternoon...or so.


Oooops...forgot to mention that I also need to cut and fit all the marine plywood decking. Won't mount it until the steel is back up on the bus. Much easier to do down on the ground. That could add an hour or so.









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Old 01-31-2019, 04:51 PM   #3807
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Hey Tango, KISS hard at work once again. Excellent. I know you plan on painting the piece before it goes back on and it just occurred to me that a layer of "Rhino Liner" or "Plastidip" on top of the paint might add a bit more long term protection. Jack
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:53 PM   #3808
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Howdy Jack...the steel will get cleaned and coated with cold galvanizing spray. then some silver paint over that. Did a test to see if a top coat would bond to the cold gal and it appears to be doing fine but that was with Hammerite. Doubt I go that route on this big sucker. Mostly due to the two week cure requirement.


The ladder will get sand blasted and some silver powder coat.



The marine ply deck will get a coat or two of marine, non skid deck paint (rubberized paint with some anti-slip chunks thrown in).
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:00 PM   #3809
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Tango, that is one sweet looking deck. Nice job.
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I can hear all the ladies, now. "You know for a short bus, you sure have a big deck!"



Nice work Tango.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:19 AM   #3811
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Thanks All --- Hope to put in some time today but I may not last long. Damned chemo kept me up all night and I got maybe an hour or two of less than restful sleep. Just have to see how it goes.
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No go today. Just too drained and crapped out. Did manage to pick up one last piece of steel (diamond plate) for the roof rack. Then had to take frikken nap.



I hate this @#$%&#!



Makin' me feel like an old man and I don't even turn 74 until tomorrow for cripes sake!
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No go today. Just too drained and crapped out. Did manage to pick up one last piece of steel (diamond plate) for the roof rack. Then had to take frikken nap.



I hate this @#$%&#!



Makin' me feel like an old man and I don't even turn 74 until tomorrow for cripes sake!
Happy early birthday, you still won't be old though.
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Just Keep on Keepin' on, Tango.


Happy Birthday, Buddy.



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Old 02-02-2019, 09:27 AM   #3817
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Many thanks for the good wishes and kind words! I'll take all the good vibes I can muster.
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We are ALL with you in though and even prayer.


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Happy birthday Tango!

(....so YOU'RE the reason my candle-wax portfolio spiked this morning.....thanks!)
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Happy Birthday Don and all the best today and everyday forward.
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