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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 12-10-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gdog 5651
The lack of title may or may not be a problem. In...

The lack of title may or may not be a problem. In MO and I imagine in most states there is a provision to re title abandoned vehicles.As for the Detroit in all the major cities there are DD repair...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 06-06-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gdog 5651
When someone who actually knows something speaks...

When someone who actually knows something speaks of a "million mile" motor they are speaking of how long and engine will go before it has to be removed and remachined rebuilt and reinstalled very few...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-16-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By Gdog 5651
you folks are over working it I used foamular...

you folks are over working it I used foamular 1.5 " foam glued to treated floor ospho clone glued with pl put down drimax osb 500 day water resistant sub floor no sub framing did this 2 years ago...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 04-15-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,080
Posted By Gdog 5651
That is true. Gene

That is true. Gene
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 04-15-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,080
Posted By Gdog 5651
Bio diesel is not less expensive in long run...

Bio diesel is not less expensive in long run having run a fleet of more than 40 mixed make diesels my records showed slightly better fuel costs for bio and about 22% higher maint costs during first 2...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 04-15-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,080
Posted By Gdog 5651
You obviously know no one with a Ford diesel, the...

You obviously know no one with a Ford diesel, the dealer lots have them all over awaitng litigation over their lously fuel systems crummy computers none of that having to do with the IH max force...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 03-06-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By Gdog 5651
Tall new tread can be very spooky but generally a...

Tall new tread can be very spooky but generally a few road trips that heat the tread up pretty well helps fix the prob. really aggressive tread on shorter vehicles can be really difficult to drive...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 01-20-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,804
Posted By Gdog 5651
40+year mechanic checking in when they were brand...

40+year mechanic checking in when they were brand new fuel pinchers were not very good my son worked in a very large district garage The only reason they had pinchers in the fleet is because they got...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-19-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By Gdog 5651
It should not be a problem for any "real" parts...

It should not be a problem for any "real" parts store to sell you flare adapters in the correct size in brass.take the new hose and the old part that has the termination end and show it to the parts...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-31-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,202
Posted By Gdog 5651
I used prepainted aluminum trailer repair panels...

I used prepainted aluminum trailer repair panels I used panel bonding adhesive and minimal rivets I have been working on cars trucks buses and semi trailers for over 40 years and although I have seen...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-25-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,688
Posted By Gdog 5651
It should be obvious that a ten ton bottle jack...

It should be obvious that a ten ton bottle jack and 4 6 ton stands should be more than enough to pick up and hold a 36000 pound bus providing it is on a solid surface if it is not on a solid surface...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-24-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,688
Posted By Gdog 5651
1 10 ton bottle jack 4 6-ton jackstands is the...

1 10 ton bottle jack 4 6-ton jackstands is the minimum you need to get the bus suspended and if it is on a decent concrete pad that is all you need. Lift the bus so the tires are about an inch off...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-23-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Gdog 5651
I don't know about 1 3/8" square I used 1 1/4...

I don't know about 1 3/8" square I used 1 1/4 tubing on my BB and it fit perfectly. Gene
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-20-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,144
Posted By Gdog 5651
raised mine 14" used 5/8" allthread 1" square...

raised mine 14" used 5/8" allthread 1" square tubing(thats what I had laying around) did it on a sloping gravel drive way cut the roof off with a reciprocating saw made sure the spacing between the...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 10-13-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Posted By Gdog 5651
I am assuming that you need to install plumbing...

I am assuming that you need to install plumbing fittings in your tanks moons ago I used glue and after about three years the joint cracked and leaked blacktank contents down parkway replaced tank and...
Forum: GM | Chevrolet Drivetrain 10-05-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By Gdog 5651
Many moon ago I worked for one of those"chemical...

Many moon ago I worked for one of those"chemical lawn care companies" our fleet of trucks were early 70' c-60 Chevy trucks with 350 and 292 I-6 engines all with 4speeds and 2 speed rears all driven...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-05-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,192
Posted By Gdog 5651
I used 1.5" Foamular covered with 3/4" Dri-Max...

I used 1.5" Foamular covered with 3/4" Dri-Max which is I believe is Georgia Pacific's version of Adventech it has a 500 day exposure warranty if the inside of my bus is exposed to water for 500 days...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-04-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Gdog 5651
Pretty close to what Cummins thinks what was it's...

Pretty close to what Cummins thinks what was it's biggest mistake! Low power Low reliability High cost to operate! POS
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-04-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Gdog 5651
Am I loosing what little faculties I have or did...

Am I loosing what little faculties I have or did you say you sold it to someone else who needed the engine??? Gene
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-04-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,063
Posted By Gdog 5651
Looked at a few conversions before I started mine...

Looked at a few conversions before I started mine and I agree I believe it is where most important steps are skipped floor prep and insulation both being key. Gene
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-04-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,063
Posted By Gdog 5651
Although demo might be daunting to the average...

Although demo might be daunting to the average person now that mine is done I believe demo was pretty much fun THAT being said I had the tools and background for it .It could be a very expensive and...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-02-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,958
Posted By Gdog 5651
I used rectangle tubing and overlapped 8" top and...

I used rectangle tubing and overlapped 8" top and bottom on my 14" raise since I was reskining mine I really did not care about previous rivet placement and I did another no-no and skinned it with...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-31-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,776
Posted By Gdog 5651
I am now 2 years into the build am almost done...

I am now 2 years into the build am almost done with phase one (the roof raise and build out) going out in it first time next weekend on a trial run to see if we like what we have done.I am sure after...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-17-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,157
Posted By Gdog 5651
I used vinyl plank and adhesive and have measured...

I used vinyl plank and adhesive and have measured temps over 140 before I covered the windows and windshield and it was out unheated on a -15 degree day with no ill effects the only negative I see...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-04-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,974
Posted By Gdog 5651
If one had the time they could join a left and a...

If one had the time they could join a left and a right together and after an hour they would have a crappy love seat that no one wants and they will have wasted an hour and still have to haul the...
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