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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 11-13-2019, 11:38 PM
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Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Thank you :) I must finish up the doghouse at...

Thank you :)
I must finish up the doghouse at once.

...by the way, a year has passed since when I have started writing this thread. I've got a lot of useful information from you and other...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 11-12-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
I think a quick disconnect hinge would work...

I think a quick disconnect hinge would work great, and gas damper is looking good! :)
It should be better than the original mechanism.

However I will not lift the doghouse up.

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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 11-12-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Yes, I need to take away the doghouse cover when...

Yes, I need to take away the doghouse cover when maintain the engine.
The original doghouse has hinges and it was be able to tilt up, but it rubbed a passenger seat. So I don't like it.. :huh:

If...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 11-12-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
I'm going to use thin steel sheet for inner skin...

I'm going to use thin steel sheet for inner skin and aluminum composite board for outer skin, put styrofoam between the inner and outer for insulation.

It concerns me that the total weight gets...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 11-10-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
I've thought the doghouse design what should I go...

I've thought the doghouse design what should I go with.

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Finally, I decided to make it similar shape of the 77.

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I think it seems like a coffin.. :lol:
But It's OK, I don't hate...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 11-06-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, I'm still thinking about what shape...

Brad,

I'm still thinking about what shape would be better for my doghouse.

I agree with the 77 style is not attractive design.
I like the early style (polyhedral.. It's like a prism gas tank...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 11-04-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Wow! I'm honored to hear that. :D Thank you...

Wow! I'm honored to hear that. :D
Thank you Tony!


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I have been making a doghouse, then I need to make a transmission cover (bulkhead) as well.
My project won't finish anytime soon.....
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-29-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, You're the leader also my teacher! I...

Brad,
You're the leader also my teacher!
I listen to you, because I'm a good student! :D
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-29-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Oh! I understand about fractional inches, thank...

Oh! I understand about fractional inches, thank you!
I'll keep that magic number 0.015625 (1/64) in mind!
However.. I don't like math. That's definitely a mental challenge for me. :brows::lol:
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-28-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Thank you :) Yes, I'm familiar with metric also...

Thank you :)
Yes, I'm familiar with metric also I can use in inches.
That's not hard to do, only divide by the magic number of "2.54" from the centimeters!
However, fractional inches are...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-28-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Thank you! I think some motorhome guys might be...

Thank you!
I think some motorhome guys might be a car geek, at least I am. :brows:
Anyway motorhome has lots of mechanisms than trailer, we need to repair the motor and home!
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-27-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Little update :bb: 355076 I replaced a...

Little update :bb:

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I replaced a brake rod boot today.
The original one is ripped.

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But I was not able to find replace part, I used a driveshaft boot instead of it.

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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-22-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
I did mods a shift linkage rod today. A shift...

I did mods a shift linkage rod today.
A shift pivot backed a little bit, so the shift linkage rod needs to lengthen.

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I checked the length with a pipe and bolt.
It needed to extend about...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-22-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, Thank you :) Of course I've...

Brad,

Thank you :)


Of course I've read your post already!



That shift indicator is a good price! I need it.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-21-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
354675 I installed a transmission in the...

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I installed a transmission in the Argosy.
I don't have a transmission jack so used a table lift instead of that.
I needed a little bit tilt the transmission with some wood pieces when...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-13-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Tony, Thank you for your concern. The lazy...

Tony,
Thank you for your concern.
The lazy Samurai is still alive! :D
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-13-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Martin, Thank you for your concern. Hagibis...

Martin,
Thank you for your concern.
Hagibis was very strong typhoon, it went over Yokohama, Tokyo and Kanto area. Many cities are flooding by typhoon. I live in Kanto area but fortunately me and...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-11-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
354024 354025 chevy2man, Yes! That's...

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chevy2man,
Yes! That's very cool!! :cool:
I found that Airstream when I was driving a car, I just saw part of its A-pillar from far away on the road. But I was convinced it is...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-08-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
353783 I discovered this rig today. I saw an...

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I discovered this rig today.
I saw an RV shop near the rig, maybe it's their stock.

I'm surprised when I found it, because Airstream motorhome is rare in Japan! :D
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-06-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Thank you Brad! I understand about the slip...

Thank you Brad!

I understand about the slip yoke tube. Thank you.
Anyways, I don't need it. :)

I'm going to install the engine, transmission and driveshafts in the chassis this weekend. :bb:
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-06-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, I have no idea how the sleeve works. ...

Brad,

I have no idea how the sleeve works.

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I have found a similar sleeve on ebay. The seller said "Slip yoke tube / sleeve".
Maybe I cannot use it, and it wouldn't be able to solve my...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-01-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Hi Brad, I was thinking aluminum could be...

Hi Brad,

I was thinking aluminum could be easy fabrication the spacer, because it's soft. But soft meant not strong.. :huh:
OK, I understand. I need to make it by steel.
And the yoke material...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-30-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, Thank you for giving me details of the...

Brad,

Thank you for giving me details of the spacer. :)

What did you make the spacer from?
Steel or aluminum pipe?

I'm thinking to use slip yoke's shaft for the spacer.
I'll get a long...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-28-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Hi Brad aka my teacher, Thank you very...

Hi Brad aka my teacher,

Thank you very much!! :)
You give me the answer that is what I needed.

I'll make a spacer, and never use a slip-yoke on the Argosy.
I'm going to install the trans and...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-28-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
353113 This is my short driveshaft. It was...

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This is my short driveshaft.
It was shortened about 80mm from the original.

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This is a tail housing its length about 140mm (5 3/4"?)

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It says "#8677464"
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-28-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Yes, that's not cheap.. :( Wow! Your price was...

Yes, that's not cheap.. :(
Wow! Your price was good, I want to go to the U.S. :D
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-28-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Thank you :) I know several shops who can...

Thank you :)

I know several shops who can modify driveshafts.
Commonly they are special tuning shops like a sports car tuner, manufacturing of limos or whatever.
However its cost is pricey.....
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-27-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Dan, Thank you for the message :) I'm...

Dan,

Thank you for the message :)
I'm jealous of you. we don't have many driveshaft shops in Japan.
At least the shop who sold my new transmission located far away from my place.
I agree with...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-27-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, Thanks for more information! ...

Brad,

Thanks for more information!
Hopefully, I'll be able to play with the transmission this weekend.
I'll try what you have done!



Yes!! I sent the short one (the front part) to the...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-26-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
The transmission shop did calculate that. I...

The transmission shop did calculate that.

I measured the overall and the tail housing lengths on the original trans, and sent some pics to them.
They measured the 4L80E's lengths then calculated...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-24-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, Yes, we didn't have enough room around...

Brad,

Yes, we didn't have enough room around except the forward, however it's definitely not smart way! :brows::lol:

Thank you for the information!
I'll check it on mine.
I sent a drive shaft...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-23-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
352794 I detached the engine again. Because I...

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I detached the engine again.
Because I need to put away an over head cabinet in the Argosy,
but there isn't enough space between the Argosy's entrance and the garage wall. So I decided to...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-03-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Martin, I can measure the correct dimensions...

Martin,

I can measure the correct dimensions when removed the all of stuffs in the Argosy.
But I think those are nearly the same. (I hope..)

By the way, are you going to replace a water tank?
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-02-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, Thank you for your reply. :) ...

Brad,
Thank you for your reply. :)



Yeah, I'll check the sealant when removed the plastic wheel well cover!
But I don't want to see that, I'm afraid of finding some problems.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-02-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Martin, I measured those value which you...

Martin,

I measured those value which you told me yesterday.
Please check below.



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There is about 230mm between the top center of wheel well housing and floor.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-02-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, 351074 Yes, the wheel well housings...

Brad,

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Yes, the wheel well housings are under the plywood.
But it might have some gaps or bad sealing so there was heaps of dust and rust around it..

Does the early Argosy's wheel well...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Removal inner skins and insulation. 351021 ...

Removal inner skins and insulation.

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Here is behind of a galley.

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There's some nuts in there. :lol:
I have found those all over the place in the coach.

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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-01-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Martin, Thank you! :) OK. Of course, I can...

Martin,
Thank you! :)

OK. Of course, I can measure those.
I'll check it tomorrow or within a few days.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-01-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Dismantling work has being progressed. ...

Dismantling work has being progressed.

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I removed cabinet and closet.

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I don't know why manufacturer used wood for a water section. :brows:

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Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-29-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 264,279
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, Thank you for good advice, my teacher....

Brad,

Thank you for good advice, my teacher. :)
That tip would help me a lot!

Yes, I'm keeping "safety first" in mind.
I need to wear a respirator or a dust mask when play with the...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-29-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 264,279
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Hi Brad, I'm definitely following you that you...

Hi Brad,
I'm definitely following you that you have been doing!
I'm going to remove all of the interior walls in the near future. :bb:
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-28-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Ohhhh... I cannot find the words to say.. :(

Ohhhh...
I cannot find the words to say.. :(
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-28-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Hi Martin, That layout is nice! :cool: Will...

Hi Martin,
That layout is nice! :cool:
Will the peanut get new furnishings?
And will it acquire pano windows too? If so, I'm jealous of them.
I like pano windows so much! :brows:
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
I've started dismantling the rear part. The...

I've started dismantling the rear part.
The first, I removed a fridge.

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I found nests between a top board and the fridge.

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Hmm it's rusted..
I'm considering to keep it...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-27-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Hi chevy2man, Thank you for the...

Hi chevy2man,

Thank you for the encouragement. :)
I'm pleased to hear that.

Yes, I'm going to keep on progressing the restoration work.
I cannot abandon my project!! :bb:

Stay tuned.....
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-27-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Hi Tony, Thank you for your message. :) ...

Hi Tony,
Thank you for your message. :)

I'm Shipwrights' disease, so no worries and no problems!
That's way to treat of cars and motorcycles of mine.
e.g. Nissan sunny truck (it's being...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, I've searched that word on google. ...

Brad,

I've searched that word on google.
Wow! I probably have that disease..

I have to declare "I'm a shipwrights disease" when a doctor asked "Do you have any chronic illness?" :brows:

...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-18-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
349755 I did to remove an inner skin and a...

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I did to remove an inner skin and a floor at the passenger side as well.

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The first, I needed to remove the inner skin, but some rivets are hiding underneath a door frame.
At...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-18-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
349739 I removed sub floor. I'm going to redo...

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I removed sub floor.
I'm going to redo the all of floors.

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Turned over an inner skin then removed insulation.

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I needed to remove screws but those are rotted..
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-04-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 64,621
Posted By GREEN ARGOSY
Brad, Thank you. :) I can't wait to...

Brad,

Thank you. :)
I can't wait to install the motor mounts and new transmission!
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