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by Dual Port
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: '65 Standard
Replies: 204
Views: 26137

Re: '65 Standard

I use a hospital bed mattress pad that's part gel and part regular foam. They're $100-150 online, I bought it at a garage sale for $10. It's only about 3-4" thick but very comfortable, even after 7 straight nights on the last big trip.
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by Dual Port
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted/Trade
Topic: WTB: Splitty Project
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: WTB: Splitty Project

Yes, that's a possibility but still seems overpriced. It's a project and going to need everything, and you'll be right at the edge of "upside down" when you're done with it. It actually seems like completed bus prices are softening (coming down a bit) and project prices are going up. 11K seems too s...
by Dual Port
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: '65 Standard
Replies: 204
Views: 26137

Re: '65 Standard

OK, now to the interior. When I go camping in this bus there's no storage space so it looks like a giant shithole when I open the doors. Shit everywhere and nothing put away because there's nowhere to put anything. Let's fix that, but on a budget and on my terms. A real Westy wouldn't work well for ...
by Dual Port
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: '65 Standard
Replies: 204
Views: 26137

Re: '65 Standard

Ugh, still bored stiff and no relief in sight. Normally at his time of the year I just returned from Florida and am planning to return there shortly but not this year. :( Been working with Rob on his vehicles, nothing interesting, mostly maintenance and minor repairs. Bus 2 is getting more attention...
by Dual Port
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther
Replies: 280
Views: 43093

Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

I'm a freeze baby and really like the idea of the small diesel heater. Be careful around diesel fuel- the smallest amount spilled, even drops or a teaspoon, will leave a rank odor that permeates the bus and is impossible to get rid of. Speaking as a diesel mechanic for my whole working life, trust m...
by Dual Port
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: 2nd annual "Camp Qwesty" - "Bourbon, BBQ, & Caverns"
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: 2nd annual "Camp Qwesty" - "Bourbon, BBQ, & Caverns"

Yes, we're at it again. This year's trip was a blast- one of the best vacations I've ever taken. Here's our tentative schedule: Depart About Friday, August 27, 2021 in the early or mid morning Lunch in Columbus at Schmidt's 1st night at Cincinnati 2 nights in Louisville 3 nights in Bowling Green, KY...
by Dual Port
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: '65 Standard
Replies: 204
Views: 26137

Re: '65 Standard

Pretty quiet around here with the virus, nobody else is posting so I figured I would. The driver's door on Bus 2 had a pretty good twist to it. On close inspection, I think this might not be the original door for this bus. It has damage that might indicate it was in a rollover, and it doesn't fit we...
by Dual Port
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Members Projects
Topic: Stuff at the Shop
Replies: 33
Views: 3024

Re: Stuff at the Shop

I was equipped head to toe in PPE when this happened- the wire wheel caught in a crevice, launched into my arm and managed to find the only flesh exposed. No pain, no bleeding, oddly, it's a bad day when you see your own fat. I think this is the worst injury I've had in the shop in 30 years so all i...
by Dual Port
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted/Trade
Topic: WTB: Splitty Project
Replies: 4
Views: 333

WTB: Splitty Project

I could use another project to keep me busy during the winter, preferably '64-67.

Thanks,