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Old 07-16-2003, 10:44 AM   #15
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Thanks Al!

I will take you up on the offer. That lets me pospone the big $$ for a banks system for a while.

Let me know and I will arrange to meet him.

Thanks
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Old 11-06-2003, 12:59 PM   #16
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Hey Newkid!!,

Looking for another adventure? I found this one sitting not far from the house, you could pick it up cheap and do some street camping at Peter's house to get it road ready.

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Old 11-06-2003, 05:14 PM   #17
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Make that some extended street camping at my house and the priviledge of using all the tools I have, because you will need them.
I looked at that "thing" about 18 month ago with a friend. Surprised it is still there (or may be not)
Come on Chas, I double dare ya.
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:25 PM   #18
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Yes,

It is pretty rough. I thought about buying it for about five seconds. The worst thing is it appears to have been smacked in the windshield, right in the middle and cracking both sides. That pretty much totals it out, right? Did you see the way the generator slides out the rear? I have more pics.

How much was or is it being offered for? I was too afraid to ask, maybe it was too temptingly cheap, the wife would definitely send me packing if I brought this one home.

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Old 11-06-2003, 05:38 PM   #19
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My budget is still crying foul from the 78. I just dropped another 500 on a carb and trans cooler.

Windshields can be replaced, but you are looking at 1400-2300 bucks for the glass and the gasket. It all depends on who you know.

I like the "little" ones, but I want all the space I can get and stay under 30 feet!

I know......... The Texas forum members could all pitch in, buy it, spend nights and weekends to refurb it and sell it at a hefty profit since it is a classic and rare! I bet it would go for a mint on Ebay!
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:56 PM   #20
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......the wife would definitely send me packing if I brought this one home.

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and I would change my phone number.
It really wasn't the Rattlesnake skin inside one of the closets that turned me off. Maybe it was the little tulips wallpaper or was it looking at the motor? The smell? The cracked windshields certainly didn't help.
I heard something like under 2k.
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Drive train u-joints

New u-joints can set up a viabration if they are out of phase. Not sure I can describe how you can tell by looking at the drive shaft but any good drive train tech can look and tell. It is a simple fix you have to disconect the drive shaft at one end, rotate it 90 deg and reinstall.

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Old 11-06-2003, 06:20 PM   #22
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Thumbs up Awesome Adventure!!!

Hats off to You and Edie!!!

I just read Part 1,2, & 3 and I'm impressed with how you handle all of what you've been through, plus the upgrades that you've made.

I can't wait to see the final product!!!!

Talk about living life to the fullest!!!

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Now boys, are you TRYING to get Brett into MORE trouble?
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Chas started it.
Knowing Brett, I kept the existence of this MH a secret for 18 month.
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Peter,

Thank you for protecting me from myself! I told Edie if she wanted it that SHE could do the restoration this time We are still not completly done with the 78 Upholstery is all that is left along with some velcro for the curtains. I hope to be done by 1/1/04.
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Re: Drive train u-joints

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New u-joints can set up a viabration if they are out of phase. Not sure I can describe how you can tell by looking at the drive shaft but any good drive train tech can look and tell. It is a simple fix you have to disconect the drive shaft at one end, rotate it 90 deg and reinstall.

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If you look at the u-joints, they should all look like a single u-joint from front to back, that is, none tilted one way or the other, all square with each other.
It one of them (usually the rear) is off by a spline or more, it will set up a vibration.
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All of the U joints were replaced, and the driveshaft was balanced with the carrier bearing installed. I have checked it and the Ujoints line up as they should. I think the issue was when they reinstalled it the carrier bearing was cocked. I have since adjusted it and the vibration I felt is barely there. I am also getting some tire vibration from a front tire at ledd than 65 so I may just have a suspension harmonic now.
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The slip joint is about the only place where the drive shaft could get out of phase and the splines are ground so that can't happen, one is double width.

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