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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-24-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By wisconsinjim
Extend and widen Class C Ford

Has anyone ever extended there Class C, mine is a 71 Ford E-100 20' ,width is just over 6'. The MH has been parked for the last 20 years and runs excellent it has a 302 automatic and the chassis is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-09-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By wisconsinjim
I am now in the process of installing the...

I am now in the process of installing the paneling on the rear wall and the right side of the RV and I can say it was not easy with the rotten wood and humongous staples and the loss of blood I got...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By wisconsinjim
I will throw my nickel in the fray but I would...

I will throw my nickel in the fray but I would stay away from BB their water is full of acid and a lot of the BB use recycled water, reason I know this I am a retired Owner Operator and very very...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-07-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By wisconsinjim
I just checked the battery and I am down to 12...

I just checked the battery and I am down to 12 volts so seems I have an internal short in the battery morning will tell me more.
Thank you all for your knowledge it is appreciated.
Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-07-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By wisconsinjim
Hold on folks we are getting way to techy here...

Hold on folks we are getting way to techy here this is for my starting battery and it is not connected to anything other then the vehicle electrical which is minimal. I have charged the battery and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-06-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By wisconsinjim
I am wondering if this could be made to work on a...

I am wondering if this could be made to work on a 71 302 Ford engine in my class-3 I have this feeling that the engine is going to rattle on hard pulls.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-06-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By wisconsinjim
Yes I swapped it to the 20A fused circuit and all...

Yes I swapped it to the 20A fused circuit and all I got was zeros I then started to charge the battery and poof I blew the transformer fuse to the power company will try again in the morning.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-06-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By wisconsinjim
Yes that is what I am doing wrong, I am reading...

Yes that is what I am doing wrong, I am reading voltage and I should be reading amps, I am going out now to charge the battery up and then look at the amperage to see if there is something using...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-06-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By wisconsinjim
I was going to mention the airplanes during WW-II...

I was going to mention the airplanes during WW-II my Dad told me a lot of stories about those old planes and the radial engines, he flew a TBM. What I do recall on Dad's 68 Ply was a fairly good...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-06-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By wisconsinjim
Question Possible Electric Problem

:bow::horse3::confused:Hey folks can you help me out on this one, my battery drains to zilch overnight and I cannot think of anything I did to deserve this. I am using an auto ranging DMM set at the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-06-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By wisconsinjim
My Dad had a similar system installed on his 68...

My Dad had a similar system installed on his 68 Ply wagon with 318 V8 and was to use alcohol and water to help with pre- ignition also kept the pistons cleaner. You can take a fry pan that is gunky...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By wisconsinjim
Never thought about that but I think I am trying...

Never thought about that but I think I am trying to get a dead pig to squeal thanks for the reply.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By wisconsinjim
Class C RV Gladiator

All I know about this C-3 is it is on an Econoline E300 Chassis and the name is extinct.
My question is did the manufacturers of these rv have to apply for a patent before construction?
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By wisconsinjim
Went to Menards and had a major sticker shock...

Went to Menards and had a major sticker shock hard to believe that the crap available is so expensive, I purchased my paneling but it is not plywood but some kind of paper hard board has anyone used...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-29-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6,133
Views: 943,799
Posted By wisconsinjim
purchased paneling for walls and ceiling ...

purchased paneling for walls and ceiling :thumb:
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-28-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By wisconsinjim
I just went to Menards and bought 12 sheets of...

I just went to Menards and bought 12 sheets of paneling (3/16) the type that is like pressed cardboard, I got 12 sheets for the walls and 5 sheets for the ceiling. The ceiling is white and the walls...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By wisconsinjim
Interior Panels

I am looking at interior panels but being on a strict budget I have to consider all angles, has anyone used wallpaper and if so how well did it preform?
I am also thinking about plywood and painting...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-28-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20,445
Views: 1,467,692
Posted By wisconsinjim
Talking Whats a Henny:bow::thumb::cool::D:dance::banghead:

Whats a Henny:bow::thumb::cool::D:dance::banghead:
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-27-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By wisconsinjim
Vishcey Built

:confused:Not sure if I have the spelling correct but this is a class A on a Dodge Chassis with a 440-b? engine has anyone ever heard of this manufacturer? This rig is sitting or parked in my Dad's...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-27-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20,445
Views: 1,467,692
Posted By wisconsinjim
Talking :dance: I know had to give it a try at least I am...

:dance: I know had to give it a try at least I am not a thread killer:bow:
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-26-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6,133
Views: 943,799
Posted By wisconsinjim
What did I take on today? Well I removed the very...

What did I take on today? Well I removed the very bottom board that covers the bottom side of the RV. I removed the rotted lumber and carpenter ants and using the lower skin as a template I marked...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-26-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20,445
Views: 1,467,692
Posted By wisconsinjim
The End

The End
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-24-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20,151
Views: 1,866,046
Posted By wisconsinjim
Good Morning from Cushing, WI, and I my friends...

Good Morning from Cushing, WI, and I my friends am on my 4th cup contemplating if I want to continue working on the C Class 71 model or make it into a pickup truck.
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-20-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By wisconsinjim
Take the rig to Catco if you have one close...

Take the rig to Catco if you have one close otherwise check with NAPA
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-20-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By wisconsinjim
Question??? I have noticed that I cannot seem to...

Question??? I have noticed that I cannot seem to get the siding to line back up with the framing, I would imagine that when the Camper was built the siding was attached to the wood frame and than...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By wisconsinjim
If you are dead set on putting it back together...

If you are dead set on putting it back together at least give the valves a thump with a dead blow or make a lever to push down on the valves to make sure they are not sticking but as mentioned...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-17-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By wisconsinjim
Hello from Cushing WI, Just got some photos of...

Hello from Cushing WI,
Just got some photos of the overcab bunk the only thing keeping it together was the aluminum skin every board was rotted and punky. Some in my family are calling me a bit...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-12-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By wisconsinjim
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_26...

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_2693265_0_4b828c51943e3cb37fc601ae314dab3d.jpgHere are two photos of the rv I am hoping to have it home on Fri 14 I was hoping to have the brakes and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-09-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By wisconsinjim
I am back, on Saturday I spent most of the day...

I am back, on Saturday I spent most of the day trying to get the brakes bled and this is getting to be a real pain in the ars. New master cyl and I cannot get any fluid to the front brakes I have...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By wisconsinjim
I never did like 16.5 as they had a tendency to...

I never did like 16.5 as they had a tendency to slip the bead if pressure got to low, I put 16" on the rear and they went on just fine with plenty of clearance. The front was a different story as the...
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-03-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By wisconsinjim
That is...

That is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over on the East side of the state along Lake Michigan I am 60 miles NE of MPLS
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-03-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By wisconsinjim
Post 1971 Gladiator Ford E300 Chassis 302 V8

:thumb:Will be getting photos posted in the next couple days until then who made Gladiator? The RV has 114000 miles and was last licensed in 1996 and has been parked at my dad's farm since. The RV...
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-03-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By wisconsinjim
well I thank you for the hospitality it is a way...

well I thank you for the hospitality it is a way off as I need to do some work on this r\v, I will be documenting my progress in the forum for classic's.
Forum: New Member Check-In 08-02-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By wisconsinjim
Hello From Cushing, WI

:DJimmy here been married for 42 years been retired since 1994 (disabled)and Monday is the wife's last day to work and I have acquired a 1971 Gladiator on a Ford Econoline Chassis.
So hello to...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By wisconsinjim
Rims/Wheels/Tires

Hello,
I have acquired a 1971 Gladiator on a Ford Econoline Chassis, it was last licensed in 1996 and has been in the same spot since parked. I am going to put new tires on the RV but I would like...
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