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Old 01-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #1135
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Thanks Brad...
I will take them!
PM me the details...

I saw that too Dan, that the later frames are drilled...
Its still gonna be easier to drill the holes than fab and weld something custom on!
I guess I will have to make new hydrauliuc lines tho..
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #1136
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Thanks Brad...
I will take them!
PM me the details...

I saw that too Dan, that the later frames are drilled...
Its still gonna be easier to drill the holes than fab and weld something custom on!
I guess I will have to make new hydrauliuc lines tho..
I got the SAE 100R7 Thermoplastic hose here. SAE 100R7 Thermoplastic Hose (Black)
and these reusable fittings. SAE 100R7 Reusable Hose Fittings > Discount Hydraulic Hose.com

The hose is cheap and the fittings pricey but I re-plumbed my entire system cut to length and fitted in place. It was cheaper than trying to measure and run down to a shop to have the hoses made up and not fit nearly as well.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:30 AM   #1137
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Steve,

Here's a few shots showing how the front levelers are mounted on the 310 and how the pump is mounted. The leveler mounting sure looks to be crudely made. Later today I'll try and get a better picture of the mounting bracket.

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The 86 345 that I dismantled had the pump mounted up above the transmission under the doghouse. Even with the motor and transmission gone it was still difficult to remove the pump.

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #1138
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Thanks for the info Brad, you should have a PM from me.

Good links too, Dan!
I realized that the jack lines actually go from the control unit under the driver's seat to the jacks, rather than from the pump unit itself. I bet in theory, the lines might be long enough as the jacks will be equidistant.
I think I will replace the lines but if I can get by for now...

Plan A is to remove the jacks and plug the lines, then cut off these ugly eyesores! That way, I can at least continue with the front end refurbishment...

I did notice that one of the front jacks needs a replacement spring(1 bent), and also the little actuator roller bearing is missing too...
Anyone know a good place to get that stuff?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #1139
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HWH isn't real keen about selling directly to the public. I scored my mounting brackets from them but no such luck with the springs. I got quotes from about $18 to $40 for the spring set for each jack so check around. The dealer should be able to get the roller also. I have a bent spring on one of my jacks but it still works. I bought a replacement set but as long as the bent one works, I'm not rushing to change it.

If your valve is like mine the hoses come out the rear. The left front hose is very short as the jack is right there and the right front is not much longer. I bought my system used. I don't know what kind of coach they came from but the hoses were several feet longer than needed. I had large coils of extra hose tied up under the coach. I used it that way for a few trips to make sure everything worked properly, then ordered the new hose and fittings. The front jacks were pretty easy but routing the hose to the rear jacks is a real pain.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:04 PM   #1140
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So, looks like the front jack mounting issue hopefully resolved with Brad's correct parts... Thanks again Brad!
I will have to break out the grinder and cut those warts off!

Here is the start point for the crusty front grill, scratched bumper and broken mid section of front fairing..










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Old 01-09-2013, 12:16 AM   #1141
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Got to work on the first Grill bar... I think its the upper..

The cast surface is very crusty...


Got it unbolted and on the bench..

Started with half the bar as a test.
Hit it with a DA sander with 180g then 220g, and it was looking better.
The upper bar has a 45deg above and below it running off the main suraface. The lower bar only has the 45 on the upper edge.
These were painted black, and only the forward facing surface was polished on ours.
I have decided to polish that too, and move the black painted areas back one surface to give the grill and more 3 dimensional look...



Test polish was ok, but not great...


You can see the 45 deg I mentioned better here..



Went back and wet sanded the whole thing with 800g, then repolished..
Much better... but had to stop an my bench buffer was getting hot and smelly... I think its on its last legs!



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Old 01-12-2013, 01:30 PM   #1142
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:45 PM   #1143
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Nice. so how much to u charge and where do we ship it too .
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #1144
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LOL...
It must be easy if I can do it!

Trying to get the center part and lower bar seperated today, but the bolts are in bad shape... looks like I am getting the grinder out, as PB Blaster overnight failed me...

Missed some more pics of upper...


This pic you can see the little 45 deg that was painted before, that I decided to strip and buff...
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Had to cut the bolts off to seperate the lower from the center grill.

Sanded out the crud, working down to 800g wet,
and got it polished up.


Got is painted up, just need to clean up some ragged paint edges..


Look at the comparison between restored upper bar and untouched lower..



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Wow - great job!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #1148
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Thanks Peeps!

As I said, its a casting and as such just wont seem to buff out as nice, but its good for now.
Just need to get the lower bar done now but there have been distractions aplenty..

We had a water leak in the house in the ceiling above the kitchen... huge tear out and refurbish, and now they have to replace all the wood flooring on the ground floor
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