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Old 02-05-2016, 06:19 AM   #43
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Hi iam working since 2 Years at this 325 from 1986. Click image for larger version

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It is damaged by a Engine fire! Hope that we can put it on the road again Very soon.

Greetings from Germany

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Old 02-05-2016, 09:40 PM   #44
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Greetings Thomas! I hope it comes together soon for you! They are great fun on the road...


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Old 02-27-2016, 07:18 PM   #45
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This week's project was to deepen the battery tray to fit 3 golf cart batteries. So Thursday night (since we're camping Saturday) we cut out the bottom of the drawer and welded 1x2 tubular steel to the bottom, then some 1/4"x4" flat bar across the bottom to get the necessary extra 2" of depth. Got the 2 golf cart batteries installed and am presently (Saturday night) boondocking with my son at his mountain bike race (tomorrow morning). I've never had batteries in this that lasted longer than 10 minutes, this is pretty cool!


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Old 03-15-2016, 09:40 PM   #46
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So this week's adventure was to replace the floors with a laminate. Long story short, we had a soft spot near the door from a leaking water heater the po let go unfixed, that i fixed a couple years ago, and finally had to fix the floor. Since we were leaving in a couple days for a week in west Texas (alpine, Marfa, big bend, etc) it seemed a good project to start on Thursday for a Sunday exit...Got it all finished (snap together laminate with radiant heat barrier underlayment) and I would recommend flooring replacement be done with furnishings removed...took off Monday at 0700 and made it to Iraan before a front blowout. So two new 225/70 load range g's on the front and it rides great! I was debating the change to metric, but fate forced the decision for me. I'll see what we do upon return home to change the rears....


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Old 03-17-2016, 09:47 PM   #47
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My '87 325 project

Passed a 310 I think yesterday! It was headed out of Alpine, north towards Ft Davis on our way back to the RV park. It had 2 white AC's on the roof, and a wood stripe, and that's about all I could make out in the short pass...if it was you, I was the guy in the white crown Vic waving like an idiot.....😀


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Old 05-22-2016, 06:27 AM   #48
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Started the bathroom change this week. Here are a couple photos for anyone considering this. So far, the only point to note is the wall is attached to an aluminum angle iron from the inside with screws. The good news is that it's 30 yr old osb so it pets out pretty easily. More to come after the next effort.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:56 PM   #49
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Couple more progress photos, now a bathroom suite (sort of)Click image for larger version

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Old 05-25-2016, 10:51 AM   #50
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Hey, what a smart idea to lower the toilet!!!
We installed a china "Sealand-traveller", a very big, but also "comfortable" Marine toilet, i was allways complaining the height.
To re-model the rest-room will be my project this year, i have also to change the airhoses for the rear furnace. Then it it sounds logical, to improove this badly made toilet base.
I am thinking about starting my own thread here, maybe i will call it "the cash-tomb, called Bangles"...!
It will take a while, to write down, WHAT i have done allready, but there is ALLWAYS "something" to fix...! (Peter, as you told me, it's never finished!)
Let me check my pictures, i will begin this thread in Davenport IA, there we had the first major repairs made, before we left to Baltimore MD for shipping Bangles to Germany.
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:53 AM   #51
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Na, wie weit seid ihr denn nun??? Alle Teile beisammen?? Läuft sie nun wieder???
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:15 AM   #52
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This weeks adventure was power steering pump and alternator replacement. The power steering pump (or system) lost all the fluid on our last 5 hour trip. I refilled and drove it home to the same puddle underneath the next morning. I took out the pump and high pressure hose and was able to order them from O'reilly and get them the next day. The removal and replacement of the power steering pump is no small feat. It took me about 4 hours to remove by myself, and 3 to reinstall with a helper. It all seems to be working fine now, so we'll see on tomorrow's trip. The alternator was pretty straightforward, the battery connection had come out causing intermittent charging and substandard at best. We cross referenced alternators from 90's Chevy trucks with big blocks to find one similar that fit (94 amps). It now runs at 14 volts normally and 13 with lights on. Since we're traveling at night tomorrow, this seemed important. The bathroom wall modification worked out really well on the last trip, and I'm looking forward to some free time to start the rest of the remodel...


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Old 06-09-2016, 10:24 AM   #53
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Also, if you find yourself in the unenviable position of replacing the power steering pump I highly recommend degreasing the engine first. Everything is slick when coated with power steering fluid...


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I think your alternator may be a little light duty for the P30. It's also worth considering a heat shield if you haven't already got one.


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Old 06-10-2016, 12:47 AM   #55
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It seemed to work on tonight's 4-1/2 hour drive. Maintained better voltage and ran better than normal. Finally got to try out the new headlights, here they are in real action....Click image for larger version

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I would have preferred a 200 amp to drive a great sound system, but after changing all the bulbs to led, etc. and needing it 'right now' I'm fine with this one. I can probably get it re-wound when I have some time....


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