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Old 06-11-2015, 03:04 AM   #1
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I think free trumps cheap

Let me preface this thread....
I did search before I made this post.

I have a very good source of a lot of used salvaged appliances, being sent to scrap...
What would be wrong with using the sheetmetal from washers, dryers, and stoves for covering the bus windows that you want covered/blocked out?

Once it's painted, you don't know what the metal was anyway. I'm referring to enamel painted or powder coated sheet metal, not porcelain.
An angle grinder would make quick work of the metal, and you could grind spots for plug weld holes.

If CHEAP is good, isn't FREE even better than good????

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Old 06-11-2015, 05:09 AM   #2
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:28 AM   #3
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I'm a cheapskate. I rarely pay full retail for anything, and I'll wait a loooong time to get the price I want.

As far as using the sheet metal from appliances goes, that's a brilliant idea imo. The free section on Craigslist would be a good source as well. I see free washers and dryers on there all the time.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:28 AM   #4
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I have been saving microwaves to patch my bus.
There are 5 so far, 2 from school, 2 from my moms work and one was mine.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:04 AM   #5
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I can just see it now....

Harvest gold panels and baby poop green patch panels!!!
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:02 PM   #6
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As long as your time is worth nothing, go for it.

I'm happy to see people recycling.

Here, every hour of my time is worth between $30 and $120 depending on what job I'm on.

That kind of money would make it not economical for me to use used metal.

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Old 06-11-2015, 12:12 PM   #7
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I foolishly bought a brand new car when I was 23, and then spent 3 years paying it off. That was a big waste.

I got one student loan when I was in college, that I only have a little over $2K left to pay on. That wasn't a waste at all.

Other than those two things, I've never been in debt in my life, and I'm 49 now. So no, my time spent saving money is not worth nothing. We're all entitled to our opinion though.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:22 PM   #8
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As long as your time is worth nothing, go for it.

I'm happy to see people recycling.

Here, every hour of my time is worth between $30 and $120 depending on what job I'm on.

That kind of money would make it not economical for me to use used metal.

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ya work a lot cheaper than I do.
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:32 PM   #9
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As a high school student, who currently holds no "actual" job, my time is beter spent recycling microwaves than working.
I cut some grass for people, and work several "under the table" construction jobs.
For the hours I work I do preatty well, but for the work I do no so much.

The bus I "have" is not actually mine so I refuse to spend too much money on it.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:10 PM   #10
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I know when I was in Indy, we used to be able to get signs that were no longer being used by the transportation dept. Such as street name or stop signs that were bent. Heavy stuff for sure. Make good entry steps if you needed them.
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