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Old 10-16-2015, 09:48 PM   #101
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Hahaha I feel like that challenge is totally fair right? I mean I'd even respect you after that natster
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:27 AM   #102
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sounds fun, kind of like when I thought a 3500 stall behind my 434ci sbc would work as DD (i was young and cocky), it ran like a raped ape when both sets of butterflies where open, cruising town sucked big time, I had a huge tranny cooler and a 16 inch fan on it....the reverse manual valve body didn't help much either

as long as you can keep the 545 input rpm about 2000/2200 you should be fine, lower and heat will be an issue

good luck and stop by TN and have a cold one on your trip
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:25 PM   #103
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Do you have pictures of the install?
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:05 PM   #104
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There are a bunch of bus pictures there. There are some good clear shots of the brownie box out, close ups of the mounting hardware etc. and the flanges and as you will see, I used ratchet straps hangin from the frame to lift the transmission off the ground and into place and hang it there while I made marks for mounting holes etc.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:07 PM   #105
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I didn't document the play by play as well as I might have, but I will post more
Pics of the finished product
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:40 AM   #106
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So I have gotten into the meat of my interior. Finally. I have been so absorbed by my mechanical inclinations that I've been living rather...rustic... This summe after I built my bed, a fold up full size platform in the rear, and put my dinette in, my needs were fairly well suited and my efforts and focus were directed towards my more fancifully goals, like my brownie box which is awesome. Now I want to make my house better, for you know, living in. First thing I did was drill out all the rivets holding my side wall panels up and get rid of them and the crappy fiberglass insulation behind them. Thankfully (as I expected) there was Little to no sign of water damage, though there were patches of an odd black substance/ buildup where the fiberglass matt touched the steel. I have cut rectangles of foil backed moisture/mold resistant insulation board and shoved it in between each vertical support. Had to get that all done in one day, because I didnt want to be cold at night. Wishing I didn't wait till the beginning of the cold and wet season but ehh it's cool. I got all of the squares insulated and am currently living with bare insulation. over top of all that I will put a fabric mat type insulation and some very nice looking thin tongue and groove wood flooring I acquired (FREE!) which makes it even nicer ;). I've decided to leave the ceiling stock, it's so beautiful and it would be a shame to destroy it. It's seafoam green with a patina only age brings. I'm considering attempting to remove all the ceiling light fixtures and use blow in insulation along with desiccant pouches to insulate I'm thinking with large grill tongues I could remove the old fiberglass kinda the way the Egyptians removed brains through the nose when they mummified... Anybody ever do blown in insulation in their bus? I'm also thinkin that the super low profile 4 and a half foot wide deck I'm adding to the roof could sandwich some insulation under it as well. And this crappy wood floor has to go it's so thick it must weigh half a ton on its own and removing it will give me the chance to insulate and install pex tubing. Using a small aquarium type pump I can then pump water from the small water heater I'm building to fit on my wood stove and voila: heated floor.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:41 AM   #107
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Anyone ever thought of grafting say mg or a studebaker gran turismo to their roof and making a functional flying bridge? Lol

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Old 11-09-2015, 10:43 AM   #108
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Why are you removing your roof bottom tin? it looks well insulated and maby just needs a good wash or a repaint?
Not quite seeing whats so bad about it?

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...us-9209-9.html


http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f10/in...nks-11210.html

And last, please don't mount any vehicle on top of your bus.
It's getting hard enough for people to get insurance on buses, and that kind of stuff just makes things worse for everyone.

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Old 11-09-2015, 05:04 PM   #109
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And the fish took the bait...man... I'm not "calling you out" or anything I really don't want to do this but I have reread my whole thread and you seem to not say much at all except being negative. I'm not here to make your life harder. But this attitude of superiority and negativity needs to stop. As our esteemed colleague ice cube once said, "chiggity check yo self before you wreck yo self". I added the deco loner bit because it's so cool and over the top and I get a kick out of it. As long as the vehicle stays under 13.5 feet..
I've intentionally left my floor plan fully open. I want to maintain the essence the the buses origins. It's front ceilings panel is covered in stickers placed there by soldiers getting transported around the airbase.australian AirForce, Thailand airforce, really cool stickers either really interesting symbols and art. I'm not destroying that. My stove has had no trouble keeping me toasty warm so farm and I'm in the mountains. A lot of you have houses, I live in my bus already. Removing the roof would be pretty crappy for that reason also
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:15 PM   #110
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I'm not, but the fact is a flying bridge is very buildable... One could even add only an upper windshield with convertible top and seats. Ooh baby. I'm not building an rv if you haven't noticed. I'm building something much more fantastical then that. The fact also is that stripped down to only sheet metal with all the meat and bulk cut away a car like a MG would be light enough to be fine...
Has anyone done blowin insulation? I'm aware of the reasons why it's a good idea to remove the ceiling I just really like it and want to maintain it it's a choice I'm making.
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