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Old 10-20-2006, 03:54 AM   #43
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we're in for $50.00...just to save it.

We'd spend more in one night at dinner and a movie.

PM me w/ info.

Can someone get post a list of donations (kinda like for rally dinners)?
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:46 AM   #44
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Save Shorty

Thanks to all of you that are showing interest. I was only a little confident at first that this would be the response if I got the word out about Shorty. Now I am overjoyed! Yes I am going back to the yard today to save Shorty from the cutting torch, and the crusher. Next, if we all put our heads together, maybe we can find it a good caring home, with a new future.
I am feeling more positive that this will be.
P.S. has anyone positivly I.D.ed Shorty?
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:49 AM   #45
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I am feeling more positive that this will be.
P.S. has anyone positivly I.D.ed Shorty?
It is a pre-1977 Argosy 20. The round headlamps show this.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:54 PM   #46
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You are correct, Terry. I just come back from posting Shorty's bail, and the title I.D.s it as a 1976. Thirty years old with a new lease on life. I feel good about this, I hope the outcome is positive. Now I am waiting for it to get here. Bob,
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:08 PM   #47
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Yipppeeeeee! Good for you!
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:15 PM   #48
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Surely, Silverhawk, Shorty Shall Survive!

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Old 10-20-2006, 04:37 PM   #49
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:34 PM   #50
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I have a 20 foot long motorhome sitting in my driveway. Me thinks it's time to explore. Lets see, an extension cord, trouble light, cold beer, oh and the shopvac, bucket of warm water, cold beer, a sponge. I know where I will be tonite. I'll fill ya in later. Bob,
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:43 PM   #51
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So glad to hear you saved this one from the crusher.
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Can't wait to hear more, and now that you know how to upload pics, you know what to do
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:43 PM   #53
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I have a 20 foot long motorhome sitting in my driveway. Me thinks it's time to explore. Lets see, cold beer, cold beer, a sponge. I know where I will be tonite. I'll fill ya in later. Bob,
Take a six pack, and check to see if the fridge works...
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:00 PM   #54
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Well that was fun for the first get to know you encounter. With all the fire damage in the engine compartment and dashboard area, i'm a bit leary of hooking up to house power. The fridge looks pretty good though. I don't want to jinx anything, but all the tambour doors work. How bout that? I done some vaccuming to minimize tracking of the fried plastic and insulation stuff. Surprisingly it does'nt smell nearly as bad as you might think. The grey walls in the galley area, actualy became white when I cleaned them with the Zep stuff that I've praised in the Sticky Walls thread. The smudgy walls really do look bad, but there is hope I'm sure. Oh yeah, I did sit back and enjoy a couple of those cold ones while I pondered the situation. I have a question for anyone who knows these things. Would it hurt if I cleared away some of all the toasted wiring, cause to me it looks like nothing of the instrament panel survived? Same goes for the hoses and belts. I will get that battery out tomorrow. It did'nt make it either. More later, it's been a fun day...
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:14 AM   #55
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Once you experience the wiring done at the factory to vintage AS and Argosy you'll wonder why more don't burn. If it was me I'd be going all digital and forget the mess of charred remains. Go to www.summitracing.com and search Nordscog for their all in one 7 guage digital dash cluster. You can add an ammeter and any other digitals like tranny temp. etc. The end result won't be factory original and that might be a very good thing indeed. The hidden benefit is that the wiring will be simple and clean. You'll also have room for lots more stuff on the dash. Add a 7" LCD for your backup monitor/stereo/DVD player.
But first how about seeing what the compression on the engine is? Check the heart for a pulse. You just need to pulse the starter for this checkup. Of course check the oil level first.
More pictures would be nice to Bob. Wish I was closer so I could help!
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:01 AM   #56
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Sounds like you need to find an old Chevrolet-chassis bread truck, and remove the underhood wiring harness. The instrument cluster should have been straight GM bread truck as well, so you have a source for that. Somewhere, I have service manuals for the P30, and with any luick, they include wiring diagrams. I just moved, and hopefully our "helpers" didn't throw them out. When I find them, I can scan and email what you need out of them.
There is a forum member relatively near you that did a complete resto of his motor home, and replaced the windshield glass, and saved the old glass. If you can get hold of him, he may be persuaded to sell you his old windshields, as new ones are kind of pricey.
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