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Offline lvmci

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updates to the Italian Greyhound
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:36:45 PM »
Hi All, new rubber for the windshields (no more fearing the rain), new fantastic fan for the living room ( caulk was much worse than thought), had a bay access from the living room, covered it with a flat piece of plywood so I can put vinyl tiles over the livingroom (much harder to find the right thickness plywood than I thought could be, does Canada use different thickness measurements than the US?), thanks to Gary Bennett of B&B Busconversions 702 8734415 (adds in BCM) and their clearance sale, Gary for all his personal help and use of his knowledge (knowledge of the oil bath air filter I've been searching for) and Joe, Van for his exuberant help, and a 12R22.5 spare, Luis at Glaze window replacement 7025457263 for their hard work replacing the rubber. All of this done in one day! Feeling much better about the condition of the Italian Greyhound! Lvmci...
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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 09:52:48 PM »
My new rubber is in a box in the bay. LOL might have to get with this project. I did buy some suction cups to work with the window. Come to think of it I have a door seal in that box also. I think I made the mistake to start using the bus now don't have time for projects.

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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 04:42:46 AM »
Luis is pretty talented with the glass, when they finished yours Tom, they were back to install new glass in the MCI we have in the shop.
Here is a couple more pix.

Here is Tom installing his Fantastic fan

...and Gary's new bus parts Thrift shop



 Now to finish up installing our new a/c's


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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 08:17:52 PM »
Hi All, took out the congolium and its foam underlayment from the 80's, great inexpensive tool from harbor freight, $20, oscillating power tool, took a few hours with hand tools to do a few feet and gouged the plywood, took a few hours to do the entire bus with the power tool! Great buy at lowes for the tiles, $.10 cheaper than hd. Copied the picture from the flyer for forest river rvs from the internet, bought the jackknife sofa and matching chair from walts rv, liquidation store, in rialto, ca, got the flyer, then found the floor tiles. Inexpensive, functional, not bad looking, updated design, more room, tranformed the old bus, lvmci...
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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 03:59:14 AM »
Here you go Tom!  ;D


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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 05:53:57 AM »
What was the cost to replace the rubber on the windshields?
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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 08:08:18 AM »
Thanks Van!!
Ed, got the windshield rubber from MCI in los alimitos,ca, they still had a few rubbers for 5s left when I bought it in may, it cost $83 each and $30 for a minimum order, a guy that Gary from B&B uses, Luis from Glaze, was $180 per window, because of the split windshield, $360, looks great, lvmci...
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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 08:39:30 AM »
Tom,

Looking good!  We are headed west after January and so hoping to see all of you guys in Las Vegas! 

Can't wait to get a ride on that Greyhound and see her (him?) run.

-Sean
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we live in a van (Eagle 10 Suburban)
Driving through the night
To that old promised land'

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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 11:48:50 AM »
Sean, it would be great to see you too, wish you could make it to the Dam Rally, I've got to take you over to B&B to see the prevost with the 3 slides, Gary, Joe and Van are installing, tom...
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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2013, 05:47:01 PM »
No worries Tom ;) Hey Sean, we will miss you at the gathering, maybe next year.
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Re: updates to the Italian Greyhound
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 10:02:40 AM »
PRESTO CHANGEO!
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