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  • unk
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    I had a great meeting today with the PO of this bus.  He owned it from 1983 until he sold it to the guy I bought it from.

    A couple items:

    1.   His son blew the engine when he was 17.   It never was on the road past that day which was around 1988.
    2. They did NOT buy this from the original owner.   They bought it off of a used car lot in Loveland, Co.  he is gonna try to look for some records to see if I can continue looking for the earlier owners.
    3. The bus was used extensively for camping for several years all arouNd COlorado.
    4. They made NO modifications to the bus while they owned it.   The bus was purchased and had been unmodified since 1983…..and hopefully we can keep going backward to find the total history.
    5. He is going to send me some pictures of the busses camping adventures for me to post.
    6. The P.O. lives in Arizona but used to live the n Montrose.

     

    I also also sent in a request for a birth certificate and perhaps that will continue to provide more clues on ththe busses history.

    Rustabus
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    Glad you are digging into this Rigs past!!!! Cool stories!!! 😀  😀

    Vwfool
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    Good work tracking it’s history. It is always fascinating the stories behind the vehicle.

    John Jones
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    Cool History right there!!!!!! 😉  😉   It is nice to hear where and what the bus has been doing in it’s previous life.

    Membadat
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    Super sweet bus holmes! Great score

     

    Cedar City is right next to beaver, hey hope you enjoyed your time there 😉

    Franz
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    Parts came in today. Propane refer out for testing and clean up.

    Does anybody know much about these refrigerators?

    I talked with Painter’s today on the engine. Should be on time.

     

    Jb
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    3 way fridges are great when they work…not so great when have to fix em! Biggest killer in those is letting sit. The ammonia or sulferhexafloride nastyness that in em crystallizes and blocks the path of flow. They real simple operation no compressor or fuck all basically a couple heat exchangers, a propane orfice and 12v/115 heater sometimes. Very few and far between they can be brought back with a series of flipping and sitting in different directions to try and get the juices flowing again but it rarely works if all crusty inside pipes

    Refrigeration is my gig but I don’t dabble in rV shit, it considered a specialty niche end of the trade because of some specialized equipment needed for charging and then the system is welded closed so there no access fittings. Last I heard there was only one old boy that had the market cornered in BC. I just gave Greg Noble his contact this summer to try and revive a few early westy fridges he had stashed. Not sure if he had any luck yet?

    68tintop
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    This bus is awesome. The paint looks so good. I bet it was modified by a navy  airplane mechanic those guys love to build cool shit. Can’t wait to see it on the road?? Moab

    John Jones
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    MOAB 2017 Lin Ottingers Birthday…..  Be there, see it in person..  enjoy the tent.. and Holly, it has a pop room on it!!!!

    Franz
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    Pat cleaned a fuel valve and got the pilot to light on the fridge. The element got cold and seemed to be functioning. Probably needs the ammonia system recharged. Pat found a local guy that works on vintage refrigeration. Hopeful he can make it 100%

     

    More bad news on the engine. Painters said the case was junk. They had a reconditioned case for $550. I told them to go ahead.

    Willy
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    What an awesome bus Tom! This thing is going to be an awesome camper! Can’t wait to follow your adventures with it!

    Jb
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    Killer news on the fridge!

    Dario
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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:

    John Jones
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    I could not believe that fridge fired up and cooled off….. I was like… WOW!!! 😉   Peet found a local guy who does this stuff…. So hopefully she will be a cold ringer soon!!!!   Bummer on the engine case.. Seems that is the case about 51% of the time lately….   But nothing another stack of hundreds can’t fix..  😉  😉  😉   Peet ran and got some sheets of Baltic Burch to make new panels out of this morning… Franz has been pulling windows apart and got some paint matched up yesterday for some tiny blends…

    John Jones
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    Peet started cutting panels for ya on friday Tom!  I think we will coat your wood with this Shiney Clear Corporate is using.. 😉  😉  😉

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