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Offline thejumpsuitman

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water coming in around breastplate - Eagle 05
« on: October 15, 2011, 01:02:58 PM »
Somehow changing our carpet has gotten me into disassembling the dash area.  Actually good thing it did...  

I pulled off some panels and have found some rotten plywood in the far right corner next to where the door is.  Doesn't look like it will be too bad to patch up but I was wondering if anybody can suggest where to look for the leak.  It is still wet to the touch, so it is coming in even now.  There is a small crack in some body filler at the post between the windshield and door... Also some cracked filler in the the door jamb.  Think that is enough to allow that much water in?

Here are some pics of the area....







Notice in the last picture... It looks like somebody made a new breastplate out of the side of another old Trailways bus, doesn't it?
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Re: water coming in around breastplate - Eagle 05
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 01:42:59 PM »
Had another look... Pulled out all the old insulation and shop vacuumed it out.  It has gotten wet in the middle behind the front heater core as well.  Very hard to say where it has come in from.  Nothing obvious.  I guess I will check the clearance light gaskets and look closely for cracks in the windshield gaskets.  More ideas welcome.  Don't want to put in new wood just to have it get wet again!
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Albemarle, NC

Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: water coming in around breastplate - Eagle 05
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 05:04:14 PM »
Could it be that your heater core or a hose is leaking?
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Re: water coming in around breastplate - Eagle 05
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 06:16:05 PM »
Mark you may find that leak by getting someone to spray water while you look with a very bright light.
 Get them to tell you where they are applying the water as it makes it easier to trace the leak. Also we enjoyed you singing at the Cove, HTH ,Glen & Patsy Rice

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Re: water coming in around breastplate - Eagle 05
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 07:03:49 PM »
Pressure washer.
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Re: water coming in around breastplate - Eagle 05
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 07:04:57 PM »
Thanks Glenn, enjoyed your playing too!  

I think I may have found the leak.  There is a blister at the inside edge of the right windshield.  I picked at it and it looks like water has gotten in.  It's still damp in there...  Amazing how much water can get in through such a small leak.  
1986 Blue Bird Wanderlodge PT-40
DD 8V92TA, Allison HT748
Albemarle, NC