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Old 08-12-2014, 11:41 AM   #11
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I had the privilege of seeing Ian's Boler at Bandon. What a treat. Very meticulous and inventive work. Be sure to check out his website if you are curious to see the rest. Proud Canadian
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:14 PM   #12
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Yeah, like use a bubble.
I like to keep things simple too.

For almost fool proof side to side leveling I use the items you see in the picture; string, line level, magnet and a medicine bottle, which holds the whole kit for storage.

I hold one end of the string to the high side of the bumper with the magnet and stretch it across with the line level in the middle. The bottle has hash marks the depth of my leveling blocks. Holding the bottle on the low side of the bumper, I tighten the string and move it until it is level. Then I add blocks based on which mark the line crosses. Front to rear is leveled using a bubble level up front by the jack.

I understand toys, but man, I'm so cheap!!

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Old 08-23-2014, 03:35 PM   #13
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I open the bathroom door half way and if it stays there then its level enough.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:42 PM   #14
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I open the bathroom door half way and if it stays there then its level enough.
Okay, that made me almost fall off my chair laughing. Thank you!
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:51 PM   #15
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I open the bathroom door half way and if it stays there then its level enough.

Crude but effective.............as long as your refer likes it.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:07 PM   #16
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I open the bathroom door half way and if it stays there then its level enough.
Do you keep the door hinges well lubricated or do they squeek when you open the door?
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:29 PM   #17
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Do you keep the door hinges well lubricated or do they squeek when you open the door?
It's a 5.0, nothing "squeeks" (sic).
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:47 PM   #18
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Nice work on your Boler.I was going to do the same kind of thing before buying my brand new Escape.At the time I couldn't find one in reasonable shape for a reasonable price.They were all asking way to much for them.So I went new.
But I give you two thumbs up for your work ,nicely done.
Everyone should check out Ian's build at his blog. Proud Canadian
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Nice work on your Boler.I was going to do the same kind of thing before buying my brand new Escape.At the time I couldn't find one in reasonable shape for a reasonable price.They were all asking way to much for them.So I went new.
But I give you two thumbs up for your work ,nicely done.
Everyone should check out Ian's build at his blog. Proud Canadian
Thanks Woodie
I wouldn't say I got my Boler cheap and I certanly did not buy it with plans to customize it the way I did... it just evolved, but I am very pleased at the way it has turned out. The build has taken 3 years so far and it is almost finished, although a project like this is really never finished.
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