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Old 01-22-2018, 11:56 PM   #1081
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Sounds like a lot of judgement. You should come meet me. I'm the most obsessive, organized person when I'm working on stuff.
The CD manual isn't exactly "indexed" so well so I'm having to go through a lot of pages.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:48 AM   #1082
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if that navistar CD is lkike the oinCommand thing im using. its a PITA to find anything.. definitely a lot of searching around to find the info you need.. it is in there but not the easiest to find..

i do a lot of pre-reading when i get ready for a project, partly to compare what is required with my toolset and skillset, so I can see if there are any materials, tools, etc

EC takes a methodical approach to completing a job.. the roof raise on RYO was a perfect example.. lots of questions, lots of prep, material and tool gathering went on long before the first window even got pulled out of that bus..

some of us just go turn wrenches and learn along the eway, others educate ahead of time and then go at it..

2 different styles and reality is from what ive seen both get the job done.. but ultimately if you are totally uncomfortable or uneasy doing a job, thats when mistakes get made..

so do it your own style that fits you and your chances of success are a lot higher..

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Old 01-23-2018, 08:13 AM   #1083
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It is a PITA to find stuff, but I'm not complaining!!!

Thanks again to Dan-Fox for the service manual disc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:10 PM   #1084
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Having the disc is great and mighty nice of dan-fox to help you out.
I kind of look the job over, figure out tools needed, do it a few times in my head, what's left of it anyway, and then dive in when I have the time to complete it if all the parts are on hand. Taps and torque wrench are your friends when you get in there.
Just wonder if you are prepared for rain if you get it apart.Tarps might help.
Heavy lifting? That rad and piping will be heavy and awkward I think. Those engine hoists might not roll too good to get it clear, jerky if small wheels and rough surface. Know anybody that has a backhoe that could spare an hour when you are ready? Pull it then call them back when ready to put it back without wrecking it. Beers help here, lol
I think the balancer won't be too bad from what I hear but have not done one myself. Then you are home free as to the cover and removal of whatever else in your way.
You will drop a lot of coolant so I would get some kind of collector in mind and then deal with that later. Think I would drop it all in a kiddies swimming pool and then bottle it up.
Hope you get some help CB even to roll a few spliffs while you work.
You can tackle this alone too and be successful but make sure of every move so no slipping of ratchets and injuries.

I curse your border guards or I'd be down to help for sure.
Can't wait for your updates, good luck man!

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Old 01-24-2018, 06:41 PM   #1085
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It is a PITA to find stuff, but I'm not complaining!!!

Thanks again to Dan-Fox for the service manual disc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I might not have mentioned it at the time, but the best way to give a gift is anonymously.

Now EVERYbody's gonna want one!
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:36 PM   #1086
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I might not have mentioned it at the time, but the best way to give a gift is anonymously.

Now EVERYbody's gonna want one!
Tell em to hit me up, sorry!
I'll gladly burn a copy for anyone who wants it.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:05 AM   #1087
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Would this work for pulling the radiator/cooler/core?
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-...ane-69514.html
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:54 AM   #1088
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Would this work for pulling the radiator/cooler/core?
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-...ane-69514.html
It will easily manage the weight. Check that it has enough vertical lift to clear all the obstacles, but it is what I would be looking to use if poss.

Also, you might want to set it up on 8x4 ply so it rolls back easily.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:20 PM   #1090
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It will easily manage the weight. Check that it has enough vertical lift to clear all the obstacles, but it is what I would be looking to use if poss.

Also, you might want to set it up on 8x4 ply so it rolls back easily.
We'll be working on nice smooth concrete.

I guess I need to measure it and see if it will work.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:09 PM   #1091
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Saw this nice looking "party bus" on the way to work on Sandi's bus today-
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Saw this nice looking "party bus" on the way to work on Sandi's bus today-
I wonder if it would make it through the 11' 8" train trestle?

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Old 01-27-2018, 07:21 AM   #1093
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I wonder if it would make it through the 11' 8" train trestle?

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Funny you mention that- the low lying tree branches were beating the hell out of the load on that roof rack!
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Funny you mention that- the low lying tree branches were beating the hell out of the load on that roof rack!
Lol...the #1 reason I hesitate to put anything on top of my future bus...if I do my height is gonna be right on my speedo...

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Lol...the #1 reason I hesitate to put anything on top of my future bus...if I do my height is gonna be right on my speedo...

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My low headroom shorty scrapes LOTS of branches.

I've been on more than a couple bus roofs and you can see lots of battle scars up there.
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My low headroom shorty scrapes LOTS of branches.

I've been on more than a couple bus roofs and you can see lots of battle scars up there.
So...would Henry's be a good choice then? Or should I go with that DIY bed liner...at least high center?

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I personally HATE both those options.
Either flat/semi-gloss Rustoleum or actual automotive grade paint are the only ways I do it.
elastomeric looks like crap and traps all sorts of dust. It flake off and has a rubbery surface feel to it. Tree branches will play hell on it.
Just seam seal up the roof and paint it.
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I personally HATE both those options.
Either flat/semi-gloss Rustoleum or actual automotive grade paint are the only ways I do it.
elastomeric looks like crap and traps all sorts of dust. It flake off and has a rubbery surface feel to it. Tree branches will play hell on it.
Just seam seal up the roof and paint it.
Simple enough...so keeps heat reflective white as an option

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Flat or satin white will do wonders for reflecting the heat.
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Flat or satin white will do wonders for reflecting the heat.
Cool...but automotive type for sure?

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