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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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Old 04-14-2016, 12:29 PM   #384
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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...
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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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Old 04-14-2016, 07:30 PM   #387
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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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Old 04-14-2016, 07:37 PM   #388
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You got that right!

That doesn't mean I can't be frustrated though
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:19 AM   #389
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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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Thanks for everything Bob!
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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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I'm just 'big boned'..... That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:29 PM   #394
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Do any of you folks attending the Penn Wood gathering have any extra passenger chairs (or whatever they're called)?

Not the front seat passenger, but the chairs that are usually right behind there, individual swiveling seats in the living room area.

Mine don't have seat belts, so if anyone had extras (with built-in seat belts) and would bring them to Penn Wood so that I could buy them, I would be so grateful. Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:49 PM   #395
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Do any of you folks attending the Penn Wood gathering have any extra passenger chairs (or whatever they're called)?

Not the front seat passenger, but the chairs that are usually right behind there, individual swiveling seats in the living room area.

Mine don't have seat belts, so if anyone had extras (with built-in seat belts) and would bring them to Penn Wood so that I could buy them, I would be so grateful. Thanks!
See post number 13 and PM him for info. Dan isn't coming to the meet as he lives in Seattle, but at least he has the bases you need OR would be willing to send you just the bar with the belts that goes under the back seat mounting holes; you would just need to buy longer bolts.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...lts-96694.html

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Old 04-19-2016, 05:34 PM   #396
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See post number 13 and PM him for info. Dan isn't coming to the meet as he lives in Seattle, but at least he has the bases you need OR would be willing to send you just the bar with the belts that goes under the back seat mounting holes; you would just need to buy longer bolts.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...lts-96694.html

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OK guys, I don't live in Seattle. I live about 80 miles west on the Olympic Peninsula, no big city stuff out here.

I have been a bit behind here because about 10 days ago some tall skinny kit with a bone saw and hammer and chisels and other strange tools wacked away at my knee and replaced the worn out stuff with some new metal and plastic parts. I'm not real sure how I feel about it yet as I still have a supply of some good drugs. I'll let you know how I feel when the drugs run out.

In anticipation of the above we have been working pretty hard the last few months trying to get ahead of the chores because I'll be out of commission for a while.

Tap, the boss lady went out and found the bases and seat belts in the shop today. They are yours if you want them.

Now I have to check my schedule as I'm pretty sure I need more drugs.
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OK guys, I don't live in Seattle. I live about 80 miles west on the Olympic Peninsula, no big city stuff out here.

Now I have to check my schedule as I'm pretty sure I need more drugs.
Sorry mate for getting your crib space wrong, but I knew it was some pot smoking, liberal voting, grunge listening, tree hugging, whale loving, anti gun, Uber expensive hovel out there somewhere.

My outlaw brother also had some titanium put into his knee and told me it was pain like he had never experienced before, so take it easy and heal fast friend. Your shoes I'd not want to be in right now.

Thanks for offering the lad the belts.

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Old 04-20-2016, 01:04 AM   #398
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Would love to join everyone if I could. Already have a previous commitment on the 15th that I'm trying to get out of.

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Would love to join everyone if I could. Already have a previous commitment on the 15th that I'm trying to get out of.

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Tap, if you can't make it the "Get-Together", let me know...there are others that would like to go and we are limited to 15 sites. There are still 3 weeks to go so if you think you can get your Classic road worthy, great, otherwise let us know so we can fill that site if we have to. Regards, Bob
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