Loaded up before heading out to Oklahoma for the weekend.
Learning how to start it after I run it out of fuel.
Complicated electrical area. I need some schematics. Found out later it should have a cover on it. Thank you PO.
This was the rusted/broken switch for the elevator pump. Now replaced
Old elevator pump. We used the Carter from the generator to get it running. On the replacement list.
Friend checking out some of the internals.
We have bubbles! The first sign that we might get this thing running again.
The top of Onan 15k generator.
Fittings and filters.
Slightly broken latch for the corner skin.
Left tail light opens up to fill the surge coolant tank.
Possible coolant burping valve?
Elevator pump line reconected.
Friends helping me get it figured out.
Another area that we cracked to get it running. Later found out this is also not necessary. All we needed was a working elevator pump.
We lost a cover to the front AC unit on the way back from Las Vegas. It took out the fridge vent cover also. Just getting them replaced before the next trip.
Replaced the old elevator pump with a Airtex E8153 (came stock on a 2000 Dodge Cummins). Plus a new switch. Easy & inexpensive. Works great.
The remains of my first, and hopefully only, $800 carwash. What makes for a $800 car wash you ask? Next>
After the front cleared with plenty of room, the rear caught a corner and ta-da, open up the pocketbook. :(
I walked back to the back only to see daylight out of the top. Damn it!
The entertainment center up front that I want to remove. It blocks the view of the road for people sitting behind the driver.
The front cap is lined with carpet, the rest has marine vinyl. Simple enough.
The problem is that the vinyl stops at the edge, not continuing inside.
Another shot. The inside of the cabinet is like formica or something. I'm guessing original from the bus days.
The second to the last panel also has a part cut out, which will require it to be replaced also. The first few auto upolstery places that I talked to couldn't do the job because of the bus' overall size.
Living area for starters.
Dead sexy! :)
The best electronics, that 1987 had to offer. Complete with VHS rewinder!
A few pics while getting new tires all around.
Heavy duty stuff
What went here BBQ pit will likely be going there some day. It looks like those brackets were made to hold something specific orginally. Anyone know what went there?
Top angle was welded to each end of the frame, but not welded at all do the receiver hitch box tube. More odd "craftsmanship" from the PO.
A little leaking oil. Looks worse than it is.
A better view, but I created a huge mess.
The destruction. Entertainment center gone. Removed most of the carpet from the roof and the first two ceiling panels, which were tied to the cabinet.
Previous owner's fun wiring. There was a LOT of this around. Ts off of Ts and electrical tape galore. Scary.
Front AM/FM antenna. Not a bad place for it, but it's seriously outdated. Looks like O'Reilly's built Fiero aftermarket material.
The top storage with the door removed. Carpet still on that part.
Passenger side, where ceiling panel has been removed.
This was behind thin wood panels. Paint over laminate, over plywood. The paint was flaking off.
The kitchen area with everything cleared out of the cabinets.
Now I want another window on the left! And after working inside without the AC on, windows with sliders.
Got all of the laminate scraped of. The plywood is still in good shape.
Screws that need replacing with either stainless or aluminum. Something that won't rust.
Tearing down the dash to see what other goodies the PO hid back there.
It was hot!
PO wiring goodness. This was just a few wires of the stereo.
Dash top off. Front disconnected except some cable pull that I don't even know where it goes to. Reluctant to cut it.
In dash system. AC or just heat? Need both. Defrost works well though!
Managed to drop a battery on my foot while I was only wearing Samoan Safety Sandals (flippy floppies)
Stopped here on the way home from Vegas.