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Old 02-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #393
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worst part is shipping. I know that USPS can ship this for around $10 or so, but jeez, everyone wants to use UPS or FedEx, and shipping is going to be almost $16 for me!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:00 PM   #394
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worst part is shipping. I know that USPS can ship this for around $10 or so, but jeez, everyone wants to use UPS or FedEx, and shipping is going to be almost $16 for me!
I know...what a rip off. Good advertisement for USPS though!

They just announced yesterday that the big postal sorting center up here in Redding will be closed. My brother in law up in Eugene works for the center on the East side of the highway from Eugene in that radical religious ultra conservative town of Springfield. He is waiting to see if they are going to close the center there. He is very high in seniority there but not if he has to move over to the better side of the highway in Eugene.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:43 PM   #395
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Wow, thought I was going to get blown away last night up here on the mountain with the strong winds! A beautiful day today , but with winds still blowing it is about 45 so not working on outside projects today. I thought I would start replacing the defroster and a/c ducting. As I got into the project, I decided to pull the dash to make the job easier and to finally paint it. Oh what have I gotten myself into?
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #396
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Super cool to see under the dash! I was wondering what it looked like. Shouldn't be too hard to fabricate something new with more storage space, and sexay looks!
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #397
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It ended up being a real f'ing pain in the ass to remove the dash. The problem was right at the middle of the dash at the windshield, the dash was "cemented" in. I was scared to death of breaking the windshield. I actually ended up using my Black and Decker "dremal" knockloff and cutting the dash a bit. I will have to put a piece of flexible molding at the windshield edge when I reinstall. Everything else was easy. The a/c vents come out easy, just push down a bit on the top to pull out. The round a/c vents on the instrument panel screw off. Half the screws along the dash were broken already and most of the rest broke taking them out. I will have to drill new holes on the reinstall. At one time I really wanted to re do the instrument panel, but the more I checked into it, the more I decided I really like that "old" panel. New gauges are expensive. There is a guy out there that does Motorhome dashes, but he wanted a fortune for a piece of aluminum with some holes cut in to...NOT! I would like to add oil and trans temp gauges and I have a pressure gauge on its way for the air compressor/ tank. I know why my tach light was dimm...the bulb fell out. Only one wire connection looks bad...one on the heater/defroster fan switch.

I will have the dash painted tomorrow and reinstalled on Monday! Any takers out there on that bet?
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #398
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I scraped the loose rust off the framing under the dash and shot it with Rust-Oleum primer. Also stripped and repainted the center windshield pillar.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #399
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Super cool to see under the dash! I was wondering what it looked like. Shouldn't be too hard to fabricate something new with more storage space, and sexay looks!
I'll be very interested to see what you come up with for a new dash...your going to make us all jealous!
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #400
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Well to get a really good idea of what we'll need, I'm working on finding someone to make the complete 3d model.... Then I can prototype dashes alllll day long!
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #401
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It's the one with the spare tire!!!!!

What did i win???


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Old 02-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #402
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That's exactly what we need done to our dash...

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It ended up being a real f'ing pain in the ass to remove the dash. The problem was right at the middle of the dash at the windshield, the dash was "cemented" in. I was scared to death of breaking the windshield. I actually ended up using my Black and Decker "dremal" knockloff and cutting the dash a bit. I will have to put a piece of flexible molding at the windshield edge when I reinstall. Everything else was easy. The a/c vents come out easy, just push down a bit on the top to pull out. The round a/c vents on the instrument panel screw off. Half the screws along the dash were broken already and most of the rest broke taking them out. I will have to drill new holes on the reinstall. At one time I really wanted to re do the instrument panel, but the more I checked into it, the more I decided I really like that "old" panel. New gauges are expensive. There is a guy out there that does Motorhome dashes, but he wanted a fortune for a piece of aluminum with some holes cut in to...NOT! I would like to add oil and trans temp gauges and I have a pressure gauge on its way for the air compressor/ tank. I know why my tach light was dimm...the bulb fell out. Only one wire connection looks bad...one on the heater/defroster fan switch.

I will have the dash painted tomorrow and reinstalled on Monday! Any takers out there on that bet?
How about if I drive our little Ste P up there and you can do a 2 fer......????
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #403
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How about if I drive our little Ste P up there and you can do a 2 fer......????
You should have said something a little earlier! I drove down the mountain today to get some more painting supplies. If I had known, I would have doubled my paint order. Don't think I can do another trip this week. It's a half tank of gas to go back and forth and at least four hours round trip. I also saw that the price of gas has gone up 15 cents since I was in town last Thursday! LOL!

(in case some of you don't get it...I'm joking!)
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:29 AM   #404
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I made a parts run down the mountain today and came back with some of the following...

MORE defroster ducting
Upper radiator hose (still can't find the lower hose)
Hose clamps...lots of them
Transmission cooler hose
Reusable hydraulic fittings for the engine oil cooler hose
Fan belts
Wheel bearing grease
Brake pads
More dupli-color prep and paint
MORE screws
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:32 AM   #405
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Painted the dash this evening...the new color looks sweet!
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:18 AM   #406
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Dean, guessing your using Duplicolor for ads paint?
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