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Thang



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Test fitting the center (main) heater tube before insulation wrap and support strap.....








Cleaned up the original leather(?) covered insulated diaper wrap for the Y split....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about manual buses, but my automatic has a thermal shield that goes above the tranny just below the fuel tank area and the following is a picture of the original and my replacement activity of same..........



I first made a cardboard copy . . . . .





then cut and glued three layers of double sided foil thermal blanket (similar to underhood thermal shielding)......






Then placed it with the original fold over metal tabs............



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is sooooo shiny.......its like you are chroming the underside of your bus. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon wrote:
It is sooooo shiny.......its like you are chroming the underside of your bus. Cool



Uhhhh........no Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thang wrote:
Jon wrote:
It is sooooo shiny.......its like you are chroming the underside of your bus. Cool



Uhhhh........no Rolling Eyes


I think you are. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil You are Bling Thang. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! A year since I last posted on this?! Sorry, it seems that EVERYTHING got in the way last year. I did finally get back to the shop and am beginning to continue where I left off. I got the slider cover back on. Fuel filler hose is now in place. Firewall is placed. Heater fan and insulation above engine is next. Gotta finish putting the fuel injection on the engine along with the exhaust, tins and transmission. Then IN it goes!

















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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see some progress. It is looking good!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Mike!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top of engine bay.......



The hardboard that was originally in the bus came out in pieces so I had no pattern. Cardboard is my friend! I used it to make a pattern then copied that onto a piece of hardboard bought from Home Depot. The stock nazis won't like it (1.original was 2 piece. 2. original holes were 3/4" or close to it. Mine is 1 piece and I cut 1" holes. Also I did not use original type rivets, but something close) but I think it turned out pretty good for a 1st attempt homemade.















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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really good. You need to stay home for days on end more often.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you still have this bus? If you do, is it finished yet?

The last update was January of 2015!!!! Shocked It's getting close to 2017.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any progress on this multi-year project????

Updates please.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any progress on this multi-year project????

Updates please.
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