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Old 05-21-2004, 09:03 PM   #21
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Tonight I finally removed the flashers from the front of my bus and covered the holes with sheetmetal. I'm undecided whether to remove the back ones yet. I suppose when I get up there to put on the camera I will decide.

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Old 05-25-2004, 11:18 PM   #22
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Tonight I repainted the grill black and painted the area around it grey. I took my bus over to adamb's place to talk about working on our buses. I think sometime soon we are both going to get together and repaint out buses. Also my camera is coming in tomorrow so hopefully I will have some news about how that is working out.

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Old 05-27-2004, 12:13 PM   #23
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Last night I removed the rear flashers and added a backup camera in the middle of the rear. Find out more about the camera here: http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=263

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Old 05-28-2004, 10:20 PM   #24
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Tonight I took the screens off and painted over all of the windows that I am thinking about covering with sheetmetal. It suddenly got very dark inside....



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Old 06-03-2004, 11:22 PM   #25
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I've been working on the paint a lot lately. I ended up taking the fresh off the top back windows because it was too dark inside and it was nice to be able to look out the back. I also went a little crome crazy, making the wheels, grill, headlight rings, and hood ornament all crome. It sure does shine in the middle of the day, I hope it wasn't too much.

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Old 06-04-2004, 01:58 AM   #26
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Looks good! I like the way it dresses the front of the bus up.
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Old 06-24-2004, 02:11 PM   #27
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Two days ago I started covering up the lower rear window with sheetmetal. Then I found out that the rear door was rusting from the inside out. Three of my rivets just came right out making huge holes just above the window.

I took the sheetmetal and rivets off, then filled the holes with liquid nails, sanded them down and put on a coat of primer. I will have to cut a new sheet that extends past the thining metal area.

Then last night I set about hooking up the hot water to my kitchen faucet (only the cold water has been hooked up). Once I got everything connected and had taken the old plug off the hotwater valve. I turned the pump on and everything went crazy. The hot water valve had completely rusted away in the stagnant water.

So it was off to Lowes to get a new faucet. This time I got one with a spray nozel which I connected under the sink for use as a utility water source. This new faucet is VERY nice, not only does it look good but the water no longer comes out in spurts and gets thrown every place. Now the stream is smooth and more centralized. (Moral: Hook up the hot water valve to cold water if you aren't using a water heater, otherwise it will rust away.)

Here's some pics [Click for a larger view].





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Old 06-24-2004, 04:30 PM   #28
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Greetings,
Man, your bus is looking good!
Don't know why, but I am thinking about doing another one......I guess I miss the bloody knuckles and stuff - NOT!
Like the commercial for the military: It's not a job, it's an adventure!
Keep it up.
I wish I had done ANYTHING but black on bottom here in Texas........I will probably change my mind this winter, tho.....
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Today I mounted and hooked up the air horns and air pump I got up at Camping World. Man this thing is loud!

First I removed the sheetmetal I had placed over the flasher lights holes.



Inside the right hole I mounted the air compressor and connected the power wire to the wire that used to turn on that lamp. I ran the air hose through a hole over to the left side where from there it could reach back and connect anywhere on the roof.



Here's the horn mounted and hooked up.



Then I put the sheetmetal back on and primed and painted it. You can barely see the horns from straight on. They don't stand out too much I don't think.

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I C you installed a compressor....does your bus have hydrolic brakes?


I'd love to get some air horns for my bus. Perhaps i should do that before burningman.
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