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Old 06-02-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hello all my name is John and I'm new to the site. I just purchased A 1977 Dodge Brougham 24'with 83K. and will have to redo the whole thing.I'm pretty good with my hands, but could use some guidance. Are there any good books that someone could recommend. mainly interested in redoing exterior and interior. engine and drive train seem to run well considering age and Milage. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hello all my name is John and I'm new to the site. I just purchased A 1977 Dodge Brougham 24'with 83K. and will have to redo the whole thing.I'm pretty good with my hands, but could use some guidance. Are there any good books that someone could recommend. mainly interested in redoing exterior and interior. engine and drive train seem to run well considering age and Milage. Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:06 AM   #3
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Welcome Johne4. WE have all the books you need. They are people right hear on this site. Type in a question and some people will answer you. It is quite amazing. No leafing thru pages. Try it. We look forward to your questions
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:52 AM   #4
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Welcome to irv2 Johne. I know you are probably anxious to revive your newly purchased Dodge. Does that girl have a 440 with shift on the dash? We had a '78 Whinny with a 440; it's a strong engine. The first thing I check for on a new rig is water leaks.The best way is to fill the onboard water tank and turn on the water pump. The pump should run and pressureize the system. If the pump continues to run there is an air or water leak. also IMHO about the best money spent on a vintage motor home is a tranny flush. That old Whinny jumped up and ran like a puppy after all the sludge was flushed out of the tranny. Keep us posted and Ask questions. Someone out there has the answer.
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Old 06-03-2005, 05:02 PM   #5
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Thanks AllegroHappy,Hoverbug what I would like to do is replace the aluminum siding and while I have the skin off repair the dry rot that is present due to leaky seams and molding. I would also go through the interior to repair or replace items that need attention. just not to sure where to start. Will it be just to much work,will I be able to locate the material needed for the job at A reasonable price. Thats where the book comes in, you see I like to see pictures of jobs that Im about to atempt Well Ill keep you posted and all thoughts and advice are welcome.
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:40 PM   #6
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I know you do not have a pop up but look at this thread
You might get some idea of the job you are into. Check out George's pictures. Good luck
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:29 PM   #7
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Thanks Allegro Happy Well I just started my first RV related project (Onan generator) the problem is that the starter turns but does not crank it over. I remove starter and what do I find, well all the teeth are worn off the plastic gear.So now if anyone can tell me where to get A new plastic gear I would appreciate it. Thanks
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