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« on: June 25, 2010, 06:03:15 PM »

for those who are following this salvage shell rebuild (1200$)as of today I have removed all fire damage and have repaired most of it..sealed everything with Kiltz...have all the suspension parts and brake parts ready to install..have new windshields.side lexan marguard.. got (not installed)60 series with Eaton auto shift.....Butt hut is in and rear bath/laundry is beginning(1 and 1/2 bath)slides should be finished next week.2 in bedroom and one in living room...just bought cabinet display from lowes...found used gen set that will fit my needs...lots of parts here and its coming together...total cost outlook including original purchase still looks to be under 20,000 finished...not including labor (that's free me)    will update in about a month with pictures..thanks to all who have supplied ideas on this project....happy bussing Bob
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 06:35:16 PM »

Nice job to get a modern coach for under $20,000.  I wish I was as resourceful.
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Brian Elfert - 1995 Dina Viaggio 1000 Series 60/B500 - 75% done but usable - Minneapolis, MN
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 07:03:00 PM »

I must say i'm jealous....we've been ours over a year now and it's nothing more then an insulated tent with a pile of appliances in it ! Smiley Good Going though!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 04:24:36 PM »

2 of the 3 slides are in---can push in and out by hand..hardware built for salon slide and maybe be in by end of week...when they are in that is a milestone and 1/2 way..yipeeeeee
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 06:04:02 PM »

How about some pics Bob! Slide outs don't work on my MCI I guess so I have to be content with my 16' slide behind! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 07:03:06 PM »

It's dog days of august now, Not much done last several weeks,have been doing Steam shows.  Time to get back to work.Cut steel for slide skins today.so no great headway..will update hopefully with pictures in a couple of weeks.hope weather breaks soon...All of the suggestions from the board members have helped make this project a reality..decisions made with info from all..so Thanks!  Bob
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 08:32:53 PM »

Your being a tease Robert. We are waiting Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 06:22:07 AM »

rear slides sheeted....Started cutting side out for front (15ft) slide only about a foot so far but am measuring 6 times and cutting once..plus just toasted my disc grinder--so off to Lowes I go...Mechanism for slide already built waiting to be attached...could have done a complete conversion in the time it has taken to put the three slides in...Don't guess I will ever learn!  no frame distortion at all as of now so must be doing something rite..keeping a eye on every measurement !  will be glad when I'm over this hump..Maybe Fla for winter.have posted pic with link to photo bucket on another thread.,will try to get better at linking them..sometimes I can't find this original one..I did thru the new to me search feature today .   Bob
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 10:31:08 AM »

Front slide ---slid out---life is good..ready to sheet it then let the conversion begin... Grin  Bob  ps  toasted another grinder--warranty this time..
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Bob@Judy  98 XLE prevost with 3 slides --Home done---last one! SW INdiana
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 02:34:06 PM »

I can't find the photo's    Huh


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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 06:04:37 PM »

pictures-           http://s987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/robertglines1/bus/
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