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Forum: Under The Awning 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Les Sonke
Thanks for all the positive responses. I could...

Thanks for all the positive responses. I could only find a couple places in Michigan that do chrome plating. Would have been close to $3k. I was thinking about trying some vinyl chrome wrap. But...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Les Sonke
It’s close to the original orange. It matches the...

It’s close to the original orange. It matches the stripe a PO painted over the wood grain. I had it matched and then injected into rattle cans.
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Les Sonke
Thanks everybody. I had the chrome bumpers...

Thanks everybody.

I had the chrome bumpers sand blasted then we primed with a high build primer. I wanted to powder coat but nobody in my are has a oven big enough, we’ll see how they hold up.
...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By Les Sonke
Gypsy Soul gets a face lift

Finally had some time to give the bus a face lift. I found the parts in Arizona last spring. I needed the replacement grill section but the jewelry was a bonus.

My bumpers were getting pretty...
Forum: Electrical 07-14-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 8,003
Posted By Les Sonke
I think the original battery set up would have...

I think the original battery set up would have been 4-6 volt batteries for starter and house. That’s maybe where the extra cable are from
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 06-30-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 7,592
Posted By Les Sonke
Congratulations and Well done! Great price and...

Congratulations and Well done! Great price and the provenance is priceless
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 06-29-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 7,592
Posted By Les Sonke
Sold $13,750.

Sold $13,750.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 06-29-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Les Sonke
Away from the bus for a few days but I will for...

Away from the bus for a few days but I will for sure.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 06-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Les Sonke
Nice looking bus! The mirror expanders...

Nice looking bus!

The mirror expanders would not be hard to reproduce. Let me know if you want some detailed photos. I think they are standard convex mirrors attached to aluminum plates that are...
Forum: Parts Wanted 06-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Les Sonke
Talent and good looks! You are the whole package!...

Talent and good looks! You are the whole package! Good job.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 06-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By Les Sonke
I had the roof of my FC sprayed with Rhino Liner...

I had the roof of my FC sprayed with Rhino Liner hoping to stop some roof leaks and add some strength so as to eliminate the ribbed steel planks. The dealer had never done any RV roofs but assured...
Forum: New Members 05-09-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,677
Posted By Les Sonke
Congratulations and well done! You and your...

Congratulations and well done! You and your family are going to have a great time. Travel safe. We just put over 6000 miles on our 78 since November. Never a dull moment!
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 04-02-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Les Sonke
AAA bus sales in Phoenix might be able to help. ...

AAA bus sales in Phoenix might be able to help. When I had my 78 in for service there was a 73 fc getting a transplant. Tony the owner is a bus nut and they have quite an inventory of used parts...
Forum: Full Timers 03-18-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 5,079
Posted By Les Sonke
We are on workamper.com. Jobs are not always camp...

We are on workamper.com. Jobs are not always camp hosts or bathroom cleaners. We picked up a carpentry job in Texas for a month. Lots of options available. Good luck.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 01-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Les Sonke
That’s why they call him the king of WOG. All...

That’s why they call him the king of WOG. All hail King Randy! Ground strap between frame and negative busbar. Cleaned up onnection and bingo! Thanks all! Yet another problem solved by a bad...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 01-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Les Sonke
connections are good. Voltage at batteries is...

connections are good. Voltage at batteries is good. Acting like an main disconnect problem but bypassed and nothing changed
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 01-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Les Sonke
Stuck in Weatherford

Bus decided today would be a good day to challenge me. Went to start this morning after being parked and plugged in to 50 amp since Saturday. One click then lost all DC power. All connections look...
Forum: Campgrounds, RV Parks, Other Places to Sleep, or TO STAY AWAY FROM 01-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Les Sonke
Big and sincere thank you to Mark Kitchens for...

Big and sincere thank you to Mark Kitchens for his hospitality and the parking spot over Christmas

It is great to be part of the WOG family. Quartzite here we come!
Forum: Under The Awning 01-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By Les Sonke
I have seen a walk thru video of that one! Over...

I have seen a walk thru video of that one! Over the top is an understatement!
Forum: Under The Awning 01-07-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By Les Sonke
I noticed the for sale sign. Wonder how much? ...

I noticed the for sale sign. Wonder how much? That is the type of bus I was looking for when I found my 1978 FC. I could still be tempted. Pretty cool looking rig.
Forum: Campgrounds, RV Parks, Other Places to Sleep, or TO STAY AWAY FROM 12-12-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Les Sonke
Thanks to all that responded. Mark I sent you an...

Thanks to all that responded. Mark I sent you an email.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 12-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Les Sonke
The gps speedometer would seem to be a relatively...

The gps speedometer would seem to be a relatively quick fix.

Is there a “quick fix” for the tachometer? I believe that the tach is mechanical I did replace the component that attaches to the...
Forum: Campgrounds, RV Parks, Other Places to Sleep, or TO STAY AWAY FROM 12-09-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Les Sonke
Very generous offer and much appreciated. Thanks...

Very generous offer and much appreciated. Thanks Max.
I will be in touch if we can’t find anything closer.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 12-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Les Sonke
Thanks Mark. I was thinking of going GPS for the...

Thanks Mark. I was thinking of going GPS for the speedo. I use an app on my phone now. Works pretty good. I have investigated the speedometer issue and discovered no cable inside the casings. So I...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 12-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Les Sonke
Talking Well the perplexed look will be easy! That is my...

Well the perplexed look will be easy! That is my go to face every time I work on the bird
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