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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:48 pm


Nice work Van man keep that up and you might have a new career in the future . Looks good . :D
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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:00 pm


Marie said to tell you that she is envious of your garage! She never gets to do anything with ours because I have so many 'projects' in there. You can see in this picture how the walls are just lined up with stuff. It only looks this clean because I had to get the Bug in there.

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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:15 pm


Van & Cheryl-

Looking way good--and in good time too! So, next year at the Q, the party's going to be in your bus!! Isn't it amazing how fast it goes once you get going. . .by Quartzsite, I bet you're going to be fully built.

All the best--and more!

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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:33 am


Thanks every one for the kind review :lol: First person to get the atta boys should be my darling wife for backing me along the way. I suspect that once all this fire wood is installed that Cheryl will undoubtedly take over the decorating of the interior as I have always been fond of the military's CARC painted tank interiors LOL! but seriously as the Q steadily approaches my goal is to make the bus as comfortable as possible for us by at least having some running water, don't care if it is cold or not :D , and some way to make coffee with out having to fire up the honda early in the am. Once the pantry side of the kitchen cabinets are completed, the goal then is to get the bed pedestal completed so we are off the floor and high and dry :D Our garage is always changing to accommodate my needs, wrenching on Harleys (which funds the conversion) or now doubles as a wood shop during the high heat of the summer. Thanks again for all the support, you guys are the best! ;) Art, yes coctails will be in our coach next year :lol:
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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:00 pm


Van, remember that last sentence buddy.
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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:15 am


LOL Thanks Boomer! It is not often that we will have the opportunity to serve cocktails on the coach, so what the heck! :lol: here's the line up, sleeping accommodations for 2, dinner for 2, cocktails for as many as we can stuff in :lol: Open to all, 18 and over while supplies last :D All are welcome ;)

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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:14 pm


Another productive day (I think ? :roll: )
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pretty soon now! DOORS! :? :lol:
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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:36 pm


Finished my dash restoration project today, while at it I upgraded the instrument bulbs and sockets. Just thought I'd throw this in the project thread, and post this from the IEB, so far so good, pictures to follow as soon as I get them off my cell phone. Later! V
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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:30 am


Hey Van--where's the pics?? I'm hoping to snag some ideas for the dash!
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Re: Van & Cheryl's 89 model 15
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:40 pm


Lol! Thanks for reminding me Art :oops: almost forgot. Here is the first one. this shows the front and rear air gauge with the mount for the original bulb and socket
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Next one shows the original (bottom), and the newer bulb and socket (top)
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Cutting off the original mount at the bottom of the split, leaving around 3/16th of a lip, I epoxied 3/4" length of rubber ( to hold the new sockets in place) to the lip as shown in this next photo
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The wiring is pretty straight forward, added male flat spade connectors to the new sockets and re-attach to the harness, I must mention that you can and should trim off any extra wire on the harness as to keep things tight and tidey (makes for sticking the panels back in the dash a little easier. Now I don't know about your particular gauges (age) but the glass itself on mine was dusty/dirty inside, and it shows real well with the gauge fully illuminated by the new brighter bulbs so I gingerly cut open each gauge a 1/4" back from the bezel as shown in the above photo ( one on the left) I used a hack saw to score a line around the gauge and finished the cut with sharp razor, cleaned the inside glass and re-assembled the two halfs using JB Weld. After painting the panels over in a non gloss black primer/paint spray paint to eliminate glare off of the plastic during the daytime as well as night time from the interior lighting. Also paint on the gauge bezels themselves were pretty faded, so after prepping the faces I painted those as well with metalic silver, and Viola! here are the results
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And while you are at it a good inspection and cleaning of the terminals and replacement of any corroded connectors should be in order. Now I still have to finish re-engraving the panels to reveil the original gauge markings to give it that fresh new look! To be continued.... :D
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