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Old 02-12-2006, 07:03 PM   #15
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Andre,, great find,, i know you will have a great time with this one. wish i had one too,,,, please post all progress pictures donna
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:01 PM   #16
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Welcome to the world of motorhomes. I'm definately going to have to stop in this summer when we head to Rye Beach.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:10 PM   #17
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Welcome to the world of motorhomes. I'm definately going to have to stop in this summer when we head to Rye Beach.
Thanks, keep in touch when you come this way, Rye is only 20 minutes or so from here.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:13 PM   #18
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Great find in that little thing! The engine compartment looks like it will shine after your experienced care to it. My '81 28' had electronic ignition added and I painted the air cleaner (woohoo). Then had headers and new exhaust. Sounds great! Replaced starter with a mini. Never stopped cranking from heat! Interior was kept original except for personal touches here and there. Are you gonna paint or strip that baby? Alcoas and electric mirrors would look super. Even your cockpit looks better than mine! I like the ceiling glass, but not as much storage.
Only thing that I don't like about the convertible sofa is that it's too short for me, and my two boys have the twin beds so I gotta sleep there.
Well, good luck and have fun with the project. By the way, you may want to shorten the sewer pipe a little so it doesn't stick out so far...has kept me from breaking it numerous times after the first break.
Good idea with the pipe, don't know why it is still there with the damage back there. Don't know yet, probly paint. Sleeping won't be an issue, not that tall.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:49 AM   #19
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Thanks, got a pretty good handle on the mechanics, restored my 62 Impala and the 58 Case front end loader for practice.
I was going to ask if the 62 Impala was going to become a TOAD. You know that car may be longer than your motor home?
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:02 PM   #20
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Restoration started

We are planning a camping trip in the Peanut March 4th, so we started right in to the restoration! Gas range, Fridge and furnace check out, all in good working order. I have an appointment next week to look at the Propane tank to see if it can be recertified. Carpet is out, gaucho has a new cover. Decided on flooring and a theme.
Gave it a bath, brightened right up!
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:11 PM   #21
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Oh, good!

I'm on the same camping trip in March as Balgrn. I get to check out "The Peanut"!
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Trying to think of a theme...
How about "bahamas thatch roof hut"? Maybe a small silk palm tree for a corner, some palm fronds covering the upper cabinets...On second thought, maybe not.
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:17 PM   #23
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Filled the tank, and found that the inlet hose to the tank had developed a leak,
Here is why. Original hose gave up the ghost, dozens of through wall dry rot cracks.
New hose, $20 a foot! Value to stop a fuel leak, PRICELESS!
Installation took 2 hours with the help of Don! New fuel hose does not bend and twist easy!


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Old 02-23-2006, 07:17 PM   #24
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Ohmygosh! You're buyin' and rebuildin' faster than I can keep up with the progress pictures. I thought it was just coin collectors who collected one from each year and mint.

Congratulations on the new MH! Looks like you're off to another great start.

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Old 02-28-2006, 06:20 PM   #25
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Ohmygosh! You're buyin' and rebuildin' faster than I can keep up with the progress pictures. I thought it was just coin collectors who collected one from each year and mint.

Congratulations on the new MH! Looks like you're off to another great start.

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Thanks, thought I'd update how we are doing. Too cold to work outside, so the interior is getting all the attention
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Thanks, thought I'd update how we are doing. Too cold to work outside, so the interior is getting all the attention
Wow, balrgn! It's really looking nice! I love how you're brightening it up with the color in the floor, the rug, the curtains -- really sweet!

Isn't this weather a bummer though?!? Sunshine and freezing temps. Time to say goodbye to winter and let spring begin.
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Wow, balrgn! It's really looking nice! I love how you're brightening it up with the color in the floor, the rug, the curtains -- really sweet!

Isn't this weather a bummer though?!? Sunshine and freezing temps. Time to say goodbye to winter and let spring begin.
Actually we are heading north this weekend for some winter camping! Got the heat on testing to see if it will hold up to the cold, it is 65 degrees in there! Can't wait till FRIDAY!
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Actually we are heading north this weekend for some winter camping! Got the heat on testing to see if it will hold up to the cold, it is 65 degrees in there! Can't wait till FRIDAY!
I just can't do that winter camping stuff. We're strictly 3-season campers. How do you keep things from freezing when you winter camp? And how do you re-winterize zippity-quick, before things freeze up again, when you get home? It's TOO COLD out there!!!!
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