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Old 08-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #15
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You said you have 200' of the orange rail. Where did you get this? I have been contemplating doing a new paint job on ours, and am bummed that we don't have the orange rail...
Call Andy at Inland RV. I could not find it on their website but he does have it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:04 AM   #16
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Here is the latest picture of my Argosy down at Cooperative Motor Works in Orlando.

We decided against doing anything radical and went all original. It looks great!
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #17
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Dang that looks nice!

Zooming in on the picture it sort of looks like different mirrors are mounted. Did Jim install different ones?

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Whew! That looks nice!

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Here is the latest picture of my Argosy down at Cooperative Motor Works in Orlando.

We decided against doing anything radical and went all original. It looks great!
Excellent! Glad you went original.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:09 PM   #19
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Dang that looks nice!

Zooming in on the picture it sort of looks like different mirrors are mounted. Did Jim install different ones?

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As far as I know, the original mirrors are back on.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #20
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So I went all original. Here are the latest pictures. We are picking up the unit on 5/13/2013 and driving up to the vintage RV rally in Tennessee that weekend.
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I cannot wait to see it! What day are you coming in?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #22
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I cannot wait to see it! What day are you coming in?
I am guessing Thursday night. We are picking it up Monday but we won't likely start driving north until Tuesday. We are not going to kill ourselves so the two day drive will likely be three days. I do want to get north or Atlanta fairly quickly since it will be HOT down south! I'll also be driving slow so I can check my gas mileage with the rebuilt carburetor.

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I plan on heading over to the south end of the Blue Ridge Parkway and then Asheville, NC after the rally.
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Wew will be at the rally! See you there!!!!
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Here is the latest picture of my Argosy down at Cooperative Motor Works in Orlando.

We decided against doing anything radical and went all original. It looks great!
ViewRvs, I actually joined and am in the process of purchasing a 1974 Argosy because of the pics of the unit on the Coop website. Weeks of no sleep later, I come to find out that the beautiful unit that I saw online belongs to a forum member.

There is hope for my bucket o'bolts! You have one sweet machine
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ViewRvs, I actually joined and am in the process of purchasing a 1974 Argosy because of the pics of the unit on the Coop website. Weeks of no sleep later, I come to find out that the beautiful unit that I saw online belongs to a forum member.

There is hope for my bucket o'bolts! You have one sweet machine
Being a forums member does expose the issues with your unit to the public and could be an issue at resale. I will say this though, MOST forums members care very much for their coaches and want to fix their problems the RIGHT way and not take shortcuts. The biggest danger to these coaches seems to be repair shops that DO take shortcuts in repairs.

Owning a vintage coach is a challenge not everyone is up for. If you want a trouble free coach and plan on taking it to the shop for repairs, go buy a new unit. When buying one of these units, you need a sense of adventure!

I hope you enjoy your new Argosy! Buy a second tool box and get ready to learn!

FYI - my "sweet machine" now has a radiator leak and my new power transfer switch is popping my home GFI outlet! I need to get this stuff fixed quick so I cam get back out on the road.
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Thanks for the encouragement. The attention to detail and the 'Make it right' attitude is what brought me in to the fold. You are correct, restoring vintage coaches is not for the weak at heart. I imagine I'll either have to get dirty or get a second job or both at the same time! Good luck with the repairs.

Since my radiator is out I have been reading up on the radiator replacement articles here on the forums, Ill get it checked out by a shop.
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