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Post by Ben Dover » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:29 pm

Alan, do you haul the camper in parades?
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Post by tamnalan » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:15 am

I do! It gets a lot of attention - more than the jeep, really.
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Post by Blitzdough » Fri May 15, 2015 11:00 am

I just now saw this for the first time. Very cool Alan! You did a great job!

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Post by BigDawg FSJ » Tue May 26, 2015 4:36 pm

Alan, where did find this windows? I have been looking for a similar size with no success .
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Post by tamnalan » Tue May 26, 2015 4:51 pm

Thanks!

I got the windows on ebay. They were about $50 each, I think.
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Post by gearhead » Tue May 26, 2015 7:18 pm

Start here for round windows.
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Post by tamnalan » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:52 pm

The porthole windows would look very good. I wonder if they open?

The side windows on mine are about 18" wide by 15" tall. Here's one that is pretty close: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-Teardrop-Tra ... 1257764460
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Post by tamnalan » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:27 pm

Some new pics... my friend Lanny Moore prepping for the MVPA Bankhead Convoy, with his Eagle's Nest mobile quarters. Lanny has a head start to where the convoy begins.

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Post by tamnalan » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:19 pm

New stuff: I was able to join AC12's "Gas Can Mike" Picard for his annual Fall Colors Tour from Nathrop, CO this year. It was epic. Great people! True jeep country! Flatfenders rule! I stumbled on Terry Shelswell's son at a McDonald's on the way out!

Here's some pics from Mt Antero. The rest of the week is available on Mike's FCT thread: http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/color ... 36777.html

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Credit to Fred Coldwell:
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Credit to Joe Friday:
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Post by thidisbogus » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:10 pm

Beautiful photos!
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Post by tamnalan » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:13 pm

I'm signed up for the MVPA Route 66 convoy this fall! Woot! I'm making a few changes to my MB and the teardrop for the trip.

On the teardrop, I'm going to wimp out and add a tongue jack. My back is starting to complain bitterly when I pick it up. I'm also going to fit turn signals to my rig by converting the blackout lights.

On my MB, I found out during Mike's excellent fall colors tour that my transfer case needed attention. I had changed it to an early post-war case and M-38 gears a few years ago for the 2.47 ratio low range improvement. The case still fits my T-84 trans. I put new gears in the transfer case and converted the intermediate gear to a tapered-roller bearing setup. I also installed heim joints in my clutch linkage. That hose in the lower right connects the fill plug holes on my transmission & transfer case. I gave up on the oil migration problem and just let it circulate now. Works fine and I can see the fluid level through the hose. This makes my transfer case run a little over-full, but I think the overdrive likes the extra lube.

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I'm also experimenting with a brace for my windshield. It still seems pretty solid but I don't like the wind stress on the outer windshield frame. I think it might work! McMaster Carr is a candy store. I'm addicted to that store... I want an easily-removable strap that won't stick out too much.

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Post by RedCross184 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:13 pm

That is really cool post thanks for sharing it...
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Post by tamnalan » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:59 pm

Some pics on the recent MVPA Route 66 convoy. Great trip! A person really gets a feel for how the middle of America lives.

March unit 5 at the end of the first day, in Pontiac IL
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Typical "dry camp". This the luxury lodging for John Gillich and Leroy Cunha. John was our march unit leader.
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The old "Chain of Rocks" bridge over the Mississippi River, just north of St Louis has an interesting kink in the middle.
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Post by tamnalan » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:13 pm

Stretch of original Route 66. Illinois or Missouri, I forget. Quite a bit of the old road is still out there.
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Some businesses aren't doing so well. This one in Tucumcari.
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Jeeps would have had some trouble if not for Lt Dan's trailer. My jeep spent a little time there too.
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Rest stop in Arizona.
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Post by tamnalan » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:18 pm

Recent rains in New Mexico, on our way to Santa Fe
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A couple of days off in Williams, AZ gave us the chance to check out the Grand Canyon.
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Lots of undeveloped real estate in the western states
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Amboy, CA is neat. A little desolate, but neat.
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