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Old 04-13-2016, 07:40 PM   #379
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:34 PM   #380
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Boss approved vacation, so as long as the airstream god are willing, we should make it no probs.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:54 AM   #381
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This is all so great!!!
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:32 AM   #382
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I can bring a sawzall
or, we've got a set of Kett electric shears... how heavy a gauge is a panel?
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:49 AM   #383
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or, we've got a set of Kett electric shears... how heavy a gauge is a panel?
Kett shears won't work. The 74-76 Argosy motorhomes had a one piece front grille assembly.
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In order to pull the motor you have to remove the wrap around trim piece and the entire front grille which is riveted in place with a bazillion rivets. Not the smartest design idea in the world
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if that's the case, could you use stainless well nuts (do they exist?), or a threaded insert, with a stainless screw to reassemble?

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Old 04-14-2016, 02:01 PM   #385
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if that's the case, could you use stainless well nuts (do they exist?), or a threaded insert, with a stainless screw to reassemble?

ymmv...
Rivet-Nuts are what I've been thinking about trying when it comes time to install my front grille.



I've got the rivnut tool and a selection of rivnuts. Let's just say I'm going to do everything I can to eliminate the rivets holding the front grille in place
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Excellent choice! I have the gun and a wide assortment of riv-nuts. Use them every chance I get.

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In order to pull the motor you have to remove the wrap around trim piece and the entire front grille which is riveted in place with a bazillion rivets. Not the smartest design idea in the world
Nobody designing or building them back in the 70's remotely thought that people would still be driving them today. The vehicles back then were meant to last 10 years max, with the first buyer trading it in 2 years and then maybe being sold a couple more times before heading to the scrap heap; or rust heap. I'm sure the designer and buider thought the engine would last the Argosy's lifetime.

Really, it's amazing that even without a lot of love these coaches are still around.

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You got that right!

That doesn't mean I can't be frustrated though
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Just paid for the T-shirts....final price for S,M,L, & XL..$10.00. XXL $12.00, will have them laid out for everyone when you arrive. If anyone needs anything please let me know...IE help setting up, I think we have all the directions squared away. Regards, Bob
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Were xxl the largest size they went to Bob, I really need larger
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:25 PM   #391
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Were xxl the largest size they went to Bob, I really need larger
Says you with the smallest rig coming. This I have to see.

Martin you may have to take it easy on the Kippers, Toad in the Hole, the Chippers, Taffy and Sticky Pudding.

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