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Title: 2 big chunks of RUST found
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on February 24, 2013, 03:26:13 PM
Hi Guy's,

Yup, moved my bus today and found 2 big chunks of rust on the ground...

I discovered that my front air bag upper beams on my 102C3 are getting worse then I thought. So

it's time to plate them up...

Has anyone done this yet? 

Sounds like a fun spring project..

Nick-


Title: Re: 2 big chunks of RUST found
Post by: robertglines1 on February 24, 2013, 05:20:19 PM
Nick; did some on a 8 once. used a needle scaller and took it down till had good metal and wire welded surface patch in then undercoated finished product.  The needle scaller sure lets you know where you have bad metal and you can tell when it gets solid.  Bobby


Title: Re: 2 big chunks of RUST found
Post by: Rick 74 MC-8 on February 24, 2013, 06:14:34 PM
I'm in the process of doing that on my MC-8
Block off plates and rolling lobe bags. Got them from Mohawk supply. Great people

Rick


Title: Re: 2 big chunks of RUST found
Post by: lostagain on February 24, 2013, 06:27:19 PM
A "C" still has air beams and convoluted bags? I know for sure a "D" has rolling lobes and no air beams.

JC


Title: Re: 2 big chunks of RUST found
Post by: Sam 4106 on February 24, 2013, 07:11:57 PM
I think some of you are getting your exercise for the day by jumping to conclusions. LOL Nick didn't say he has air beams, he said he is going to plate the upper air bag support beams. My interpretation is that he is reinforcing the structural strength of the support beams, not stoping air leaks. Of course, it could be me that is jumping to conclusions. Hopefully Nick will give us the real story. I agree with JC, I don't think an MCI 102C3 has air beams.

Good luck, Sam


Title: Re: 2 big chunks of RUST found
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on February 24, 2013, 07:28:26 PM
Thanks Sam!!

Yea, No air beams... Just the steel beams that support the air springs.

US Coach informed me about the rust last year while doing routine maint. and

I just figured I do it in do time and now is Do Time!!

I have a complete fabrication shop but no pit. So, I just may cut all the plates

and take it to Luke's for the pit..

Thanks
Nick-


Title: Re: 2 big chunks of RUST found
Post by: muldoonman on February 25, 2013, 02:00:58 PM
You a top notch certified welder Nick?


Title: Re: 2 big chunks of RUST found
Post by: Gary '79 5C on February 25, 2013, 02:59:48 PM
Nick,
I can get you inside but no pit.

Funny as I took my 35'er out for a drive, thought but did not stop over to your place.

We will catch up soon.

Good Luck with repairs!