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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:08 pm

Came across this picture today. My first camper, a 1971 (with a 1974 nose). This was in 1989. The little boy in the front is my youngest brother,
now married with 2 kids. Wish I could find pictures of it restored, about a year or so later.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby EDNCAROL » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:39 pm

That house looks kind of familiar. LOL! For those of you who don't know Rob and I grew up two blocks away from each other. At one time he lived 4 houses away. We never knew each other. Small world.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:31 pm

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The yellow 70's plates from this bus are the ones on my camper now
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:10 pm

Happy birthday Rob.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:55 pm

Hope you're having a great birthday.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby BusBq Bill » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:31 am

happy birthday rob
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby BusBq Bill » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:32 am

happy birthday rob
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:09 am

Thanks!
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Raj » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:15 am

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:40 pm

Time to upgrade my battery. Was thinking Optima, any recommendations?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby BusBq Bill » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:27 pm

Any brand of agm is good choice for cars that sit for periods of time, doesnt have to be optima, there are less costly options, for the same technology, I just put an agm bosch battery its made by exide in jess subaru, seems good so far, noticibly better cranking, for a car with an anemic starter
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:54 am

Ugh.

I knew it was going to be halfway decent today, so I had planned to take the camper to work. When I got outside, I saw frost on the windshield and wimped out. I gotta replace that damn battery but have no motivation to deal with it lately.

Oh well, maybe next weekend.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby EDNCAROL » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:54 pm

Rob you want to go half on a place in Arizona?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:32 pm

https://youtu.be/c1cZv3BtecE

Put the android radio in today, working well. I want to run a cable from the video/audio out to the back of the bus so I can have a monitor in the back for movies when "camping" :-)

Also going to hook a modified dash cam in front so I can webcast to Facebook live for parades and such. Need warmer temps to get more motivated!
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri May 11, 2018 5:59 pm

Another "lucky it happened close to home". Dang clutch cable went. I think it stretched, it barely worked pushed all the way down. Gonna rain this weekend so I'll deal with it during the week.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby BusBq Bill » Fri May 11, 2018 7:50 pm

your lucky... mine has broken in the arizona desert and it broke late at night in front of the white house, as a few other places closer to home, i drove mine from robert moses to malverne once with no clutch. the strands break one by one till there all gone.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat May 12, 2018 7:53 am

I've had it happen a few times over the years in various busses. Not hard to get it home, just be gentle and enjoy the bouncing leaving stoplights :-)

The stress last night was that I was feeling really sick and was kinda in a hurry to get home LOL

Another month or so and I'll have a garage to work in!
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu May 17, 2018 5:49 pm

I may have found my clutch problem. Hope it doesn't rain Sunday.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby BusBq Bill » Thu May 17, 2018 7:43 pm

Oh yeah.. i know the feeling clutch pedal gets lower on every press then plink it snaps and pedal drops to the floor and sits there.. :lol:
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby EDNCAROL » Thu May 17, 2018 8:50 pm

2 Cable clamps and a roll of duct tape and your good to roll.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby AoT » Thu May 17, 2018 8:58 pm

MrBreeze wrote:
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The warning light didn't come on? :?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 am

Can't you duct tape that ?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri May 18, 2018 7:15 am

I was just gonna take it out and recoil it
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby EDNCAROL » Fri May 18, 2018 4:43 pm

I blame the lack of rust on the cable for the failure. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Tue May 22, 2018 10:48 am

Always the last bolt. New cable is in but the top bolt on the bowden tube bracket is stripped. Ordered a step down stud and I'll be back under the bus on Saturday. Nice to be getting my hands dirty again, been a long time.
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