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Old 04-02-2011, 11:57 AM   #29
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Holy craw daddy!!! That is a lot of work
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:31 AM   #30
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Finally some progress here:

I'm still in Copenhagen, Denmark
and the MH in Santa Fe ,NM, where it's been in storage for 6 months.
My friend over there went to the storage place
a couple of days ago to get the barge out.
They folks at the storage couldn't find the key they kept for me ( ! )
so my friend found an unlocked window, borrowed a ladder
and crawled in. Fortunately he found a spare key inside
and after jumping it from his car and idling it for a while...off he went
over to the local RV/Truck garage for a check up and a bit of work.

I've been VERY worried how it would check out, as I never had
a chance to do it, or inspect it thoroughly.

First message from the garage came yesterday:
engine is just fine (sigh of relief) . They've made some adjustments and tune ups and are moving on to the transmission.

Wish me luck !
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:34 AM   #31
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Wonder if anyone here could give me some advise on this thing:

I'm planning to tare out the bed on the left side of the MH
and build a work/office table and a couple of shelves
in that position:

(pic)

It'll look something like this:

(pic)

(pic)


Not being able to check the MH right now,
could you please tell me if the water equipment/taps
and the wheel-well

(pic)

...will be in the way so that there
won't be room under the table for my feet.

Thanks
Here are a couples pictures from my 77 28' under the Driveside rear bed. In my opinion, if you move a few spigots, copper pipes and hoses, there should be enough room.

I also have the swivel seats that you are looking for. I was thinking of having them reupholstered but if you are looking for original fabric, it makes more sense to trade. They are yellow, not orange though. I would be willing to trade for the chairs that you have depending on how your chairs attach to the floor. I'll send some pictures of them if you are interested.

Let me know,
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:48 AM   #32
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Here are a couples pictures from my 77 28' under the Driveside rear bed. In my opinion, if you move a few spigots, copper pipes and hoses, there should be enough room.
Thanks Darel for the pictures and info !

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I also have the swivel seats that you are looking for. I was thinking of having them reupholstered but if you are looking for original fabric, it makes more sense to trade. They are yellow, not orange though. I would be willing to trade for the chairs that you have depending on how your chairs attach to the floor. I'll send some pictures of them if you are interested.

Let me know,
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Unfortunately I don't have any chairs ( as in; chairs attached to the floor)
to trade with,
but just this one and the little thingy on the lower right
( don't know the English term for such a thing ):



which obviously are 'normal' furniture
and not MH furniture,
but thanks for the offer !!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:23 PM   #33
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Pimp my MoHo

Came over to from my native Copenhagen, Denmark
to the US a few weeks ago,
and participated in the Bonneville Salt Flats LandSpeed Racing.
I even established a record..now how 'bout that !

Long story, but decided that my primary goal with my MoHo
this year, was to fix it up and make it ready for next year.

Here's just a fraction of the little and bigger things i did to it
and with LOTs of pictures...you guys like pictures, right ?!

Pimp my MoHo pictorial:

The fast and furious... and ever so dodgy.... way
to pimp up a saaaaaad looking dashboard:
it was done while still in the storage place so I
masked it up at daytime and sprayed it after the attendant left
at night.



Used wrinkle-finish paint for maximum horror-covering



Used dirt-cheapo PepBoys door-edge-'chrome'-plastic thingies
to make new chrome 'bezels'



and small don't-know-what-they-were-meant-for thingies
from Home Depot plumbing department,
as blinker-light 'bezels'



Dodgy, dodgy, dodgy...yes I know
but heeeey ; waaaaaay better than before.

BEFORE:



AFTER:



Covered the bare-ugly-wood dog-house with 1/2 inch thick
rubber from Lowes. Plus a bit of the same 'chrome' thingy
from PepBoys
around the vertical back panel rubber



Looks good, will keep things from sliding about and will reduce the
engine-noise.

Now that's more like it



Removed the uglybugly 'gold'-leaf insert



and yet a trip to the PepBoys produced these black/chrome
door mouldings



I really really disliked the bare wood window 'panels'



so I covered them with some 'leather'-grain self adhesive
( to match the exterior brown )



My living room is just so more pleasant now.
YES ...I love the original lime-green



Mounted heat/noise reducing material to the inside of the doghouse



HEDMAN headers were mounted by the garage
and I added heat insulation on the HT leads



Fixed up, replaced, went through all the wiring out front.
There's two fuse-boxes and a bunch of messy wires
there for all the ad-ons



Washed and washed and washed



FINALLY after 5 weeks struggle, because of some bizarre
VIN number bloody bureaucratic idiocy,
I got it registered and I finally could put a reg plate on it



Took it up to my friends place , outside Santa Fe
where we worked with all the 'systems'
and I did a pimp-up job.
Painted the brown mid-stripe and lower parts.
Rattle-cans from Lowes



and with that looking good ( sort of )
other bits and pieces called for attention





and when that looked good ( sort of )
it was obvious that the orange plastic inserts screamed
out to be replaced



Lo and behold:
what did I find in one of the outside lower compartments



those silly thing can be pressed in 1/3 inch at the time
click...click...click...etc.
and there's about 120 feet of it......aurgh.
We reeeeeeeeally wanted to finish the job
so we kept going through the night



Mmmmm: the nights up there were beautiful



Now the ARGOSY looked completely terrible
so pimped that up



My friend David fixed that notoriously horrible door lock.
I found a box of probably 4 dismantled handle/locks etc
in a box, and David found enough part to make one
functional out of that



Fixed a couple of windscreen stone-chips...with some luck




I kept painting and fixing up details



while David went through the systems



Everything seemed OK, except for the generator



It turns and makes no undue noises, but won't start.
Should be fixable.

I've been working on it now for two weeks
probably 10 hours a day, fixing a billion things from
windscreen wipers and washer... to the electric step.
It hasn't got the original steps but the Kwik Steps ( is that the name (?)).

The whole pimp-up thing really has improved the appearance of the
barge.
It looked kind'a sad before, while now it looks sharp, I'd say
with the new brown, new orange



and the front black fixed up

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:07 PM   #34
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Congratulations

V-E-R-Y Nice, Lars! I think that you have done a lot more to improve the overall look of your rig with the many "small" things than you could have by doing one BIG thing like say, painting the exterior.

Oh, and congratulations on setting a new land speed record. What was it for? Not RV-related, I hope.

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:21 PM   #35
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V-E-R-Y Nice, Lars! I think that you have done a lot more to improve the overall look of your rig with the many "small" things than you could have by doing one BIG thing like say, painting the exterior.

Oh, and congratulations on setting a new land speed record. What was it for? Not RV-related, I hope.

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Thank you Ĺge !

No the record was set on my home-build
1941 INDIAN engine'd bike, that I air-freight'ed over from Copenhagen,
in a class for max 650cc , special build frame , vintage,
supercharged , running on alcohol.
I did 98 mph.



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Old 09-28-2011, 02:55 PM   #36
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I wanted to make sure the engine breathe fresh cool air
and not hot dog-house air, so had in mind something similar to
this



..but I'm cheap , so a $15 shopping spree
at Home Depot resulted in this



Retained the original air-filter but
the air-intake is now moved out into the front
just behind the 'grill' , lower curb side .
Installation time: 15 minutes max.
Any good ? Dunno



As I can't find a single word in my manuals
about the levelers ...





...I take it they are an aftermarket installation (?).
Anyone have a manual/instructions/information on them
they can share please ?

Not that I desperately need it, as they work just fine.
It would just be nice to have some info,
like how to add hydraulic fluid etc.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #37
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Here is a link to another thread where they talk about the various problems they can have, AND give link to a company that is said to deal with them.

Good Luck!

ps: I like your air intake solution. chic!
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:46 PM   #38
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Here is a link to another thread where they talk about the various problems they can have, AND give link to a company that is said to deal with them.

Good Luck!
Thanks Aage!

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ps: I like your air intake solution. chic!
chic......cheap

.-)

Removed most of the remaining awfulugly fabric
that some previous owner had used to cover
the original , what I think is, funky groovy fab seventies
green original



Yeahhh....da'funk !

From the moment I saw them, I've been wondering
what those strange round 'holders' inside the 'shelve'
is for ( anyone knows ? )
but they are a perfect fit for these seventies-orange
thingies that I happen to see at Home Depot.
( for some reason they appear red here but, they
are in fact orange as in ORANGE )



Groovy, man !

Doing the carpets up front.
Darn !....it's like owning a house...so MUCH to do



and it came out sort'a nice. Ain't finished yet



Added some more patches of brown "leather"-covering and a couple
of nicknack boxes



See !...I'm doing the full seventies color palette here:
mint-green / brown / orange.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:39 PM   #39
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AUURGH !

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Great Progress Buddy!

Looks like a freeze burst pipe... had one on mine...


Your Levelers are same as mine..

Good link to ID your HWH Levelers.
http://www.hwhcorp.com/ml40256.pdf

Here is the Manuals for what most of us have... the 100/110 Series.
100 series:
http://www.hwh.com/ml2059.pdf

110 Series:
http://www.hwh.com/ml7367.pdf

I found this AWESOME Tech Training test, that is really helpfull too!
http://www.hwhcorp.com/Lesson_13_pt_1.pdf#page=1
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AUURGH !
Look at this as an opportunity to practise your soldering technique!

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Great Progress Buddy!
Thanks man !

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Looks like a freeze burst pipe... had one on mine...
Indeed it is. Guess I'll freshen up my , questionable, plumbing skills


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Your Levelers are same as mine..

Good link to ID your HWH Levelers.
http://www.hwhcorp.com/ml40256.pdf

Here is the Manuals for what most of us have... the 100/110 Series.
100 series:
http://www.hwh.com/ml2059.pdf

110 Series:
http://www.hwh.com/ml7367.pdf

I found this AWESOME Tech Training test, that is really helpfull too!
http://www.hwhcorp.com/Lesson_13_pt_1.pdf#page=1
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