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Old 11-15-2018, 08:48 AM   #1
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Argosy 20' MH restoration

Hi there, I'm Yuki in Japan.



The Argosy came to our place in 2003.
Unfortunately, it is apart from on the road for about ten years.
So I'm trying to do restoration and modification it.
I want to put it back on the road!!

I've done already the below.
1. Replaced the master cylinder, brake calipers, pads and shoes, part of lines and hoses.
2. Rebuilt the steering gearbox and replaced hoses.
3. Replaced the shifter shaft and speedometer gear seals.
4. Changed the wheels.

I'm going to do...
Re-core the radiator, replace the exhaust manifold, mufflers, carburetor, distributor, ignition box, shocks and more...
Of course I need to repair exterior and interior.

In future, I want to get an overdrive transmission.
Anyway, I have a lots of things to do!

This thread has several meanings...
I want to get suggestions and tips of restoration.
I need to keep my motivation to work.
I want to improve my English skills.

I can't make a long sentence, so I'm going to post short words and some photos.

Thanks for the reading!
Yuki
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:03 PM   #2
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Hi Yuki, welcome to the forum

Firstly we are a patient bunch, so this is a good way to test your English. If at first we don't understand, we will ask you to explain differently, please don't think that means there is a problem, it just means we like to give the correct answer!

There is a saying on the forum; 'if there are no pictures, it did not happen', so please take some time to learn how to post pictures - it really helps!

As a welcome, here is one of my photos from yesterday.....we visited Mt Fuji and then Hakone for some sight seeing before I have to work today!
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:00 PM   #3
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Hi Yuki, glad to see you've started a thread about your Argosy!

Like Martin I'm anxious to see pictures.

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Yay! Finally a chance to practice my Japanese.

フォーラムへようこそ

I have a 1975 Argosy 24' that I'm in the starting process of restoration and recreation.

I do have a spare 12 valve Dodge Cummins 5.9l turbo diesel engine if you're interested, but since you live in Japan I'm sure you have an excellent choice for a diesel swap. Maybe a good Isuzu 6BD1a or t, like I have in my Airstream 310.

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As a welcome, here is one of my photos from yesterday.....we visited Mt Fuji and then Hakone for some sight seeing before I have to work today!
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Geez Martin, that must have been a hellava long flight from the UK?

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Old 11-15-2018, 03:42 PM   #6
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Yay! Finally a chance to practice my Japanese.

フォーラムへようこそ

I have a 1975 Argosy 24' that I'm in the starting process of restoration and recreation.

I do have a spare 12 valve Dodge Cummins 5.9l turbo diesel engine if you're interested, but since you live in Japan I'm sure you have an excellent choice for a diesel swap. Maybe a good Isuzu 6BD1a or t, like I have in my Airstream 310.

Cheers
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Tony, you would have made a great missionary!!!
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Tony, you would have made a great missionary!!!
Not bloody likely, as I suscribe to my favorite comedian, George Carlin's take on religon and the invisible man theory.

Yes, this doesn't go down well with my devoted Catholic wife.

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Geez Martin, that must have been a hellava long flight from the UK?



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Not too bad Tony, about 12hours.

I seem to be specialising in doing work trips that take longer to fly to/back than the actual work takes. Last month I went to Boston for the day, week after next I am in Santa Clara, CA for 4hours!
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:30 PM   #9
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Hi Yuki, welcome to the forum

Firstly we are a patient bunch, so this is a good way to test your English. If at first we don't understand, we will ask you to explain differently, please don't think that means there is a problem, it just means we like to give the correct answer!

There is a saying on the forum; 'if there are no pictures, it did not happen', so please take some time to learn how to post pictures - it really helps!

As a welcome, here is one of my photos from yesterday.....we visited Mt Fuji and then Hakone for some sight seeing before I have to work today!
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Hi Martin,
Thank you for the message!
I will try to do my best in English. When you didn't understand I meaning, please ask me anytime.

I agree with you. It needs pictures.
Umm, I posted a picture onto this thread, but it didn't show. I'll try it again...

What nice pictures.
Have a good time in Japan!

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Old 11-15-2018, 05:53 PM   #10
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Hi Yuki, glad to see you've started a thread about your Argosy!

Like Martin I'm anxious to see pictures.

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Hi Brad, thank you for the message.
I'm being helped by you and your posts!
I've started a thread that is hard to continue...
Anyway, I'll do my best.

I'll check it way to post pictures as soon as.

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Old 11-15-2018, 06:31 PM   #11
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Yay! Finally a chance to practice my Japanese.

フォーラムへようこそ

I have a 1975 Argosy 24' that I'm in the starting process of restoration and recreation.

I do have a spare 12 valve Dodge Cummins 5.9l turbo diesel engine if you're interested, but since you live in Japan I'm sure you have an excellent choice for a diesel swap. Maybe a good Isuzu 6BD1a or t, like I have in my Airstream 310.

Cheers
Sidekick Tony
Hi Tony,
Thank you for the message in Japanese!

I've interested about a diesel engine! Probably it would be better fuel economy than gas ones.

We have a lot of Isuzu over here. However I think engine swap needs to pass hard inspection in Japan. It might make me annoying.

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Howdy Yuki from Texas,
I have a 77 Argosy 20 that I purchased when it was one year old. We used it quite often in the early years but with health problems and long work schedules, it stayed parked for 20 years, Fortunately I did start and run the engine regularly during the period of not being driven. In the last few years it is now running again after a lot of work. Most things are like they were when it was new.
Good luck with the restoration and this forum is a valuable source of information
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Howdy Yuki from Texas,
I have a 77 Argosy 20 that I purchased when it was one year old. We used it quite often in the early years but with health problems and long work schedules, it stayed parked for 20 years, Fortunately I did start and run the engine regularly during the period of not being driven. In the last few years it is now running again after a lot of work. Most things are like they were when it was new.
Good luck with the restoration and this forum is a valuable source of information
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Hi Gregg,
Thank you for the message.
Wow! Do you have the Argosy for about 40 years??

Probably mine is same model as yours. I hope we can share many informations.

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