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Old 02-07-2013, 01:04 AM   #1191
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Steve,
Did you use a hammer drill to get the bumper retaining screws removed?
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #1192
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Steve,
Did you use a hammer drill to get the bumper retaining screws removed?

Only the front has those recessed cross head screws, and I could not shift them at storage, so I removed the bumper with the brackets.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #1193
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If your welding doesn't work out I have bumper that should fit
Any chance you have the bumperettes off the rear bumper?
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:52 PM   #1194
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Thanks Brad...
This is the spoolgun I have..
I don't think that gun will fit my welder. I have an older Hobart 200 amp mig welder. I guess I need to get serious and find a spool gun for it!

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Lots of work done... but I am realizing that it might never be right... It was a pig to line up because it was tweaked twice...
Trying to work out how to ship a 80" Bumper is a pain... but maybe the best option, thanks John!
Steve,

I should be seeing John sometime in the next 2 to 4 months. It might be cheaper shipping for me to pick it up John and then ship it from Kentucky. I don't know how customs is going to deal with a bunch of motorhome parts crossing the border but it might be worth looking into.

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:54 PM   #1195
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Yup, John and I have a plan in principal!

Today I removed the headlamp surrounds for refinishing...

Drilled out the multiple




Ready for some elbow grease on the bench!
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:59 PM   #1196
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Steering wheel replacement!

Old...


Like for like!
I am so STOKED!


Done!
Might get some SS button head screws later...
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:38 PM   #1197
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Leaks...

Pulling my HVAC cover for WXboy...

Front floor is wet... and rotten...


As is the HVAC cover corner...


Spent a couple of hours raking out sealant at the top of windshield, and then pumped Tempro into the gap...
Lets see if that works!

Oh,,, also a good heads up...
Put a smal screwdriver into the lower edge of the windhield centerbar lockstrip...
Look at this!

Gusher... it was full of water under there!



This was all in there...
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:20 AM   #1198
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Pulling my HVAC cover for WXboy...

Front floor is wet... and rotten...

As is the HVAC cover corner...

Spent a couple of hours raking out sealant at the top of windshield, and then pumped Tempro into the gap...
Lets see if that works!

Oh,,, also a good heads up...
Put a smal screwdriver into the lower edge of the windhield centerbar lockstrip...
Look at this!

Gusher... it was full of water under there!

This was all in there...
Thanks! They seem identical..... So i have no idea what the hold up us.
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Pass side Headlamp casting done...


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can't wait to see the before and after pix of your grill Steve!
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:30 PM   #1201
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Well, after finding a wet carpet on the pass side while investigating WXBouy's issue with the HVAC cover, I resealed the top of the windshield.
I raked out the old hard sealant and used made a wide flat nozzle on the Tempro tube by wrapping it with scotch tape. By working along with a plastic scraper ahead to open the gasket, and following the scraper closely injecting the new sealant. I left it alone to find its own level.
We had a real downpour Tuesday last week, and after inspection, I found the pass side floor to be dry!
Win!

Today, I worked on the front "Hood" door...



I started removing the badge letters...


All but 2 were easy...but check this out...
Really Airstream????




Took me about an hour to get these last 3 badge nuts off!

That done, I set Citrastrip loose on the black paint...




Started to polish...
Lots of road rash and dings...



But after 2 passes, it looks better.


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Letter refurbishment...








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Then it was that pesky over door light...
It been bugging me...
I finally just went for it...
Grabbed a scrap of aluminum..
Bent it around a socket, sawed it, tin snipped it, and then polished it to make what I had in mind..
A reflector... The 1156 bulb is just for the pics... I have an LED that will save amps...



Then I made a diffuser from a scrap bit of flourecent lamp cover..



Test...

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Wow - great job Steve!
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