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    Nice gouge, but I'm sure that isn't the first, nor the last, and as always yours like mine will heal soon enough with little to show for it


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    So far so good, nothing green or oozing..


    Tonight we worked on the frame, used some poster board to make a pattern for a strengthening plate to span the pocket kit on each frame rail..





    While Kyle filled in some frame holes by plug welding to the pocket kit, I cut out the frame plates...














    And the shop vacuum is about on it's last leg, it leaves behind about as much as it picks up. For anyone at DYSON or SHARK vacuum that would like to send a test sample, we can sure do a stress analysis on your product..
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    Nice work! Good luck on the test vacuum. Haha
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    So far so good, nothing green or oozing..
    Tonight we worked on the frame, used some poster board to make a pattern for a strengthening plate to span the pocket kit on each frame rail..

    No green oozing.. thats alway good!

    "Pocket Kit" ???? Huh?? What the??? um.... IDK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    "Pocket Kit" ???? Huh?? What the??? um.... IDK!

    They make a pocket kit for the tri five Chevy that allows moving the leafs into/suspended under the frame for additional tire clearance for those larger meats and still leaves the room between the rails for fuel tank/exhaust.. Like here:





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    AHHHhhhhh,,, I see said the blind man!

    thanks ( as usual) for the info. I hadn't seen it before.

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    Aww, that now explains the weird camel backs on the rear frame rails to a non experienced tri 5 guy.
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    More prep and welding on the frame....














    and we cleared out the remaining vacuum inventory from the yard sale pile.. This one is working a bit better!





    We've been going through a dry spell here in the shop, it's been quite some time since we've seen any yellow body panels. Soon to change....





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    Nice work! The bus looks like you get to do some upper panel repairs there too.
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    We'll cut out the damage and make a panel to splice in under that middle rub rail. Waiting on some parts from the bus dealer...


    Still working on the frame, Kyle was prepping the frame for welding on the strengthening plates while I drilled the plates for plug welds..


    Plug welding....











    The outer perimeter will be Tig welded...
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    Still working the frame, here's the driver's side plate all clamped up and ready to go.. Hindsight and all that, should have made the plates about 2" longer and we wouldn't have those pesky holes in the way at the front end..





    So we decided to cut out some 14 gauge and fill in those holes. Cut a piece the same width as the hole, and rounded the end. Then used the band saw to cut a vee on the back side of the "plugs" and continued to clean up the radius with the 3" Roloc sander. Once close, a bit more on the band saw and break off the remaining, then fine tune with the sander..








    Magnet used to hold in place for tacking..








    For TIG welding the perimeter of the plates, we decided to make up a "crutch" that we could rest our hand on for better holding the torch...








    Kyle is getting a pretty good hold on this welding stuff...





    He even let me get in some practice....


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    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post
    Still working the frame, here's the driver's side plate all clamped up and ready to go.. Hindsight and all that, should have made the plates about 2" longer and we wouldn't have those pesky holes in the way at the front end..
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    Kyle is getting a pretty good hold on this welding stuff...

    He even let me get in some practice....
    As soon as I read the first paragraph, I'm thinking you whipped up some triangular shaped piece to become the cover and dress out the plate... but no..

    You and Kyle whipped up some magic and made the holes simply disappear!
    Good idea on the "crutch" too! Nice touch to a good looking weld.

    As always, thanks for thinking of us and sharing the work.
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    I realy like the crutch idea! Great work and sweet welds!
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    Kyle got the welds finished up on the frame plates...








    Frame is ready to send to get media blasted...





    And the rear was busted apart for some media blasting as well








    Getting the bus parts prepped for paint, the owner had a used bumper in stock so it will get repainted...





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    Looks like you're staying busy still!
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