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My darling hubby is such a romantic. He went to Snap On and got me an easy out for the bus air bags. Aren't I the lucky one?
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Nothing says 'I love you!' like a new tool!
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Yep! Today we changed the rear end's oil. It was bad but luckily nothing more than tiny metal dust on the magnet plug.
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Had the house all to myself so I decided to do some painting.

Here's what I tackled, the diesel badges before:

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Will reattach them with new stainless screws tomorrow.

:roll eyes: If only the rest of the bus were this easy to repaint......

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Looks nice!
Crits been painting his bus for years,one panel at a time.
But your retired,hes not!
Go for it!
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Looking good.
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Thanks guys.

And Randy, I think I might need a bigger brush for that job.
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I was installing hydraulic hoses all day. It sucked. Let's see some real work! There's these big bolts with little arrows on them up front. You have to grind off the welds on the lock rings, but that's easy.
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I was working on a 92 Foxbody Mustang today that the owner wanted to have lowered about an inch. Was dealing with suspension springs and luckily no one was hurt.

Now as for those bolts you speak over......that is the hubby dept. I shop for the bus, clean the bus, pack the bus, set up the bus, update all the little things like lights, etc and he deals with the mechanics and the grill....plus it's dark over here.
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I was working on a 92 Foxbody Mustang today that the owner wanted to have lowered about an inch. Was dealing with suspension springs and luckily no one was hurt.

Now as for those bolts you speak over......that is the hubby dept. I shop for the bus, clean the bus, pack the bus, set up the bus, update all the little things like lights, etc and he deals with the mechanics and the grill....plus it's dark over here.
The best way to lower a Rustang is a big block swap!

Do you know how to run a socket wrench? And an angle grinder? I mean, once you get started he has no choice but to help, right?
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Um dear, this is a Florida car....no rust and she is a 5.8 / 5 speed. We are redoing the whole suspension for him. Judging by the stock brakes....he doesn't drive it hard. Hubby took it out and said it went sideways when he got on it....not safe. The tag was renewed in 2012 so it will get lowered and parked again. Sad cause it's a beautiful car.

And yes I know how to use those things. The bus is not supported, just parked at this point. He needs to block it up.
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