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by Dusty
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

Jack , there is a thread over on http://forum.expeditionportal.com/threads/112875-Off-Road-South-Island-New-Zealand with some pics of my off road experience , it might be an interesting read for you . The skills developed then, sure help with my exploring in the truck :) Edit , that link is now dead .
by Dusty
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Tiny house on a trailer
Replies: 159
Views: 30802

Re: Tiny house on a trailer

Nice detail on the shingles Dennis.
by Dusty
Thu May 18, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 774
Views: 127484

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Lovely , :) thanks Jack :D
by Dusty
Thu May 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

Thanks Jack , it's always good to give someone a laugh :) This was a very mixed bunch from all corners of our country . There is a proposed "top of the south" trip being planned ............ I found another nice pic of a gentle crossing :) http://i67.tinypic.com/vsjqzo.jpg I recently had a large sto...
by Dusty
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 774
Views: 127484

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Sounds like a great upgrade Jack . :)
by Dusty
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

Thanks for the nice words guys , it was a great trip. There were 4 Chevs there , 2 x 1939 , the yellow and the blue ones (both lovely restorations) my '40 and an original '47 (the owner and his wife were nearing their 80's ! All have the original 216 engines and all performed well. There were 2 Ford...
by Dusty
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

I was very clever and ripped a shoulder tendon .................... bloody annoying that pain was ! I thought my big trip south was going to be off. I had a cortizone injection in my shoulder and the trip to Edendale was a breeze ..... WELL , except for a couple of moments , LOL. The drive to Tekapo...
by Dusty
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

Huge thanks to Stuart for getting the forum back online . In my efforts to keep the old truck working well , especially on this big trip in January, I have added some security to the rear springs . I have had the 2nd leaf removed and replaced with a slightly longer leaf with a 1/4 wrap. Springs as r...
by Dusty
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Adventures in web community infrastructure
Replies: 30
Views: 6605

Re: Adventures in web community infrastructure

I've got no idea what you just said Stuart , but it sounds bloody awesome :)

Many thanks for your time and hard work .

Regards
by Dusty
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 774
Views: 127484

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Nice trip Jack , I envy you your sunshine , it is 2deg going to 10deg today and a cold southerly breeze lazing it's way thru.
by Dusty
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

I decided to change the rear bar mount . It has taken a while to get into this as winter is intruding and I am over laying under the truck in the frost (too old) . This weekend I have moved the sway bar mounts on my cross member aft by 40mm , then made new links to suit. Effectively shortening the s...
by Dusty
Wed May 25, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

Well , 41mm sure is huge :shock: but that is a truck chassis ?? right. Made for big loads etc.

The chevs are father, son and daughter. Darn impressive . All built by the family.
by Dusty
Tue May 24, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

Jack , the truck came with a small (19mm) front bar originally and was the first year for such an item on Chevy pickup , I am considering increasing its size a few mm. After my initial try with the 25mm rear bar , I checked under the '55 Chev camper (center of pic) and the owner/builder has used a 3...
by Dusty
Tue May 24, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 247
Views: 57770

Re: Dusty's Bus

Thanks for your thoughts Jack , and yes , I have some big shocks there . Just thought to add a pic of the 25mm Mercedes bar and my home made mount that I removed , the 31mm bar is mounted the same , just 100mm further forward on the chassis. http://i66.tinypic.com/ot2fsn.jpg edit , gotta fix the dat...