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Author Topic: some pics of my new mc8  (Read 5950 times)
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« on: March 11, 2010, 11:19:28 AM »

ill have to make a few posts, the first will be of the outside of the rig, but I did some rust patrol today and will need the skinny on what to do with what I found, it to me doesnt look too bad but im a newbee at this so, give it to me strait guys,
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 11:22:43 AM »

i few more
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 11:28:35 AM »

2 more, I have to go pic up my son from school but when I come back ill post the other pics
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 11:31:09 AM »

I did some rust patrol today and will need the skinny on what to do with what I found, it to me doesnt look too bad but im a newbee at this so, give it to me strait guys,

Depends on where the rust is and how bad it is.  More Details?  Jack
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 11:35:32 AM »

Reelnative,

Can you gives us some info on it like:

What motor and transmission? How many miles? Any documentation
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 11:38:46 AM »

Looks great.  It will be a fun project.

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 12:40:18 PM »

HI rick its got  8v71n 34,000mi on a rebuild did 4 yrs ago, it has a 740 trans, and the a/c was changed over to 134a about 2yrs ago, 375,000 on the odo, those pics before were the nice ones now ill post some of the other ones. 

the first pic is were it felt kinds raised up like there is rust under the vinal right were the window piller meets the dash, the rest of the dash feels good.

the sec pic is the first bay the only rust I could find was light surface rust on the latch, im sure some ospho and a repaint will fix that.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 12:46:23 PM »

the first pic is the drivers area no rust and all the buttons and switches  work, no jake brake tho.

the sec pic is the cabin no leaks and the floor is nice and solid, all the lights work, everything back there works
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 12:51:54 PM »

first pic is the center bay its about the same as the first with only surface rust on the lach.

the rear bay has a bit of rust behind the lach were the metal with the holes comes down, it looks like I could grind that off and ospho and repaint ?
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 12:58:24 PM »

the first pic is the front area of the pass side of the drive axle, all weel wells look like they have a fiberglass cover inside thats covered with undercoating, unless the tire rubbed then some of the coating is gone.

sec pic is the drivers side frnt axle area, only sone surface rust were the undercoating has come off.
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2010, 01:04:10 PM »

I think that last pic was of the back weel well not the front.

first pic os of the bay from other side.

 sec pic center bay from driver side
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010, 01:05:44 PM »

Looks like a nice straight bus, pretty clean  Grin The dash does not look bad. I have some pictures of an MCI dash that looks bad, lol not mine though, Its a GMC they don't rust,  Cheesy Grin

Your bays look nice too!

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2010, 01:09:14 PM »

first pic is front bay from drivers side.

sec pic is of the 871
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2010, 01:15:02 PM »

From what I see it looks a nice bus.  If there is rust, it will be behind the walls above the stainless belt line, and behind the front skin under the windshields, from what I have been able to gather.  But what you can see looks very good, IMHO.

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2010, 01:16:40 PM »

that is a pic thru the drivers side acc on drivers side, the old girl deff has degreeser and some new green paint in her future.

sec pic is acces door open under drivers window.
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