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Old 11-11-2009
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Escape,thats something to think about!
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I had this panel all installed along with a nice mural, welded and filled with no seams, all done in my head( to me the older wanderlodges remind me of huge covered wagons, so maybe a wagon train, or desert scene for the mural).....

Jim,

Here's one of the early 'Birds;



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John, that resembles mine, somewhat. The roof is curved like mine, although mine only has one bird on each side, and I think the parking brake is on the same side as mine, However, I looked real close, and I think right next to the parking brake, there's another lever that adjusts the mechanical spring suspension. Mine has the newer spring type that runs on air, and it adjusts from underneath. As far as horsepower goes, he may have a few less, but I wouldn't be surprised if I saw him pass me on a hill!
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Randy. Somewhere I think I read that you made this panel that I got from you... not sure. If you did, you did a great job!
If you've installed them in the past, how did you secure them? drill all the way through, and use nuts and bolts?
Bill. In your photo I see your panel is not seam sealed around the edges. Does debris get inside of the panel? I was thinking about seam sealing mine.
Also, does anyone know the paint code for the beige color?
Thank you in advance!
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Yes,i did build it,i built two,one for woody and one because its easier to make two at one time!

we bolted it on with big stainless sheet metal screws,and we didnt seam seal the edges.
Woodys we put polished stainless over the steel,it was cool!
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Randy. Somewhere I think I read that you made this panel that I got from you... not sure. If you did, you did a great job!
If you've installed them in the past, how did you secure them? drill all the way through, and use nuts and bolts?
Bill. In your photo I see your panel is not seam sealed around the edges. Does debris get inside of the panel? I was thinking about seam sealing mine.
Also, does anyone know the paint code for the beige color?
Thank you in advance!
Send me a note at curtsprenger@gmail.com and I'll forward the 1982 / 1983 paint codes to you.
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Bill. In your photo I see your panel is not seam sealed around the edges. Does debris get inside of the panel? I was thinking about seam sealing mine.
Yep, debris/leaves,dirt can get behind the panel. I hose it out around the sides when wet washing, it is still in great condition. I have seen one panel rusted out at the bottom edge. With your new installation I think you are good for 25 years.
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I would bet if it was painted on both sides and you hit it with the hose as Bill does when washing the coach it would never be a problem… I would not worry about sealing the edge. You could always remove it every five years for a good cleaning and wax.
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Ok Randy, Thank you, I'll buy it!
I think the idea about the hinges is great, but I don't think it would work on mine. The ladder's in the way.
I'm assuming it's light , maybe 20 gauge?. I think I'll weld a few ribs (maybe 1" square tubing) inside to stiffen things up some, then take the glass out. I slept in the bus on a few chilly nights, and to me it seemed drafty near the rear window. So, I'll insulate with foam panels, ( maybe the stereo will sound better too), and maybe put a mirror or something else inside to cover things up.
Great.. this will be my first project for Spring! I plan on painting the bus in the future, changing colors from The Brown and Cream to Blue and Silver, but for now, I'll just paint it Cream, and maybe add a mural!
"And maybe add a mural"

You mean like these?

www.arcatapet.net/travel/murals.cfm
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No you want a picture of a big lion walking away while looking over his shoulder. Then your friends can say 'Hey that's the cat's a$$'. There's a story here but you'll have to nag Randy for it.
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