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Old 07-19-2016, 10:18 AM   #323
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Gregg,

Could you post some pictures of your battery box from different angles with the door open?

We're trying to figure out the best way to fabricate a box that can replace the original cheap plastic box.

Thanks!

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Gregg, thanks for the pictures

It's amazing how some of these vehicles survive and stay in excellent condition where others just seem to deteriorate to the point that they should just about be scrapped!

Your coach appears to be in excellent condition and well maintained.

Do you have seat pedestals that can rotate and raise up and down?
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It's amazing how some of these vehicles survive and stay in excellent condition where others just seem to deteriorate to the point that they should just about be scrapped!

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Salt, I found to be the main culprit, both coastal conditions and winter salt
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On Tuesday Ernie continued performing more demolition work. The wood on drivers cockpit floor was removed along with the strip right behind the doghouse. Also the passenger side had the 1/4" top layer removed exposing the original wood floor. All of the cockpit wood floor retaining screws have been removed and the remaining wood will be ripped out on Thursday.
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I found it interesting there was aluminum under the drivers floor but not under the wood strip behind the doghouse. I've got enough scrap aluminum laying around that I can add a piece in that location. Also there were gaps between the aluminum and the GM chassis that should be filled with Vulkem.


The wood floor covering the top of the generator compartment had some rot and mold/fungus as well so it was removed as well exposing the compartment with the DC power converter.
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Thursday we are going to try and fit the new later style tail lights to Peanut.

Stay tuned....!
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Salt, I found to be the main culprit, both coastal conditions and winter salt
Peanut spent a number of years sitting neglected in Florida so I'm sure that didn't help matters any.
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Seat Pedestal

Brad, the Jelly Bean has the original seats in it. The driver's seat does have the Freedman Seat Combo-Lock Height and Swivel Adjustable Pedestal. At that time Freedman Seating was located in Evanston, IL. Now they are located near the center of Chicago and apparently focus more on mass transit seating.

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The passenger side has the double-wide seat that is part of the Roto-Dinette. The two double wide Roto-Dinette seats face forward while traveling, then the forward seat rotates facing aft toward the table while dining, and then both seats folds flat with table removed to make a 3/4 double bed. Consequently these seats have their own unique pedestals for the Roto-Dinette feature.

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Combo-Lock Instructions

Here is a picture of the instructions for the Combo-Lock Pedestal.

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While the condition of Jelly Bean appears better than Peanut, we have done a lot of cleaning and reviving over the past two years. Fortunately Jelly Bean was sold new here locally and has always been in this area or on trips out West in dryer climates. Here in Arlington Texas there is no salt air nor rarely salt on the roads, but the summer sun does leave its effect. Overall we have been fortunate with overall condition.

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