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Old 03-10-2005, 02:04 PM   #21
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BusOne,

High speed buses in WY? Yes. Mine will do about 70mph, but is turning too many RPMs with it's present rear end gears for me to keep it there very long.

No rust in WY? Yes, it's very dry there, and salt is not used to deice the roads in WY.

My 87 Thomas SaftLiner went from the Campbell County, WY school district, to a bus/truck dealer in Cheyenne, then to Rocky Mountain Bus in Monument, CO, where I bought it in Dec 02.
I'm sure everyone made a few bucks on it on the way to me, but I got a very clean, well maintained and rust free bus for a good price.

BONUS! I called the CC school district bus shop, asked the secretary if it was possible for me to get copies of the maintenance records. Her first question to me was "What is your UPS address?"
2 days later a large box full of records was at my door. In it was everything from the original spec sheets and invoices, to a record of the smallest bulb change.

My cabinet guy is taking a week off of his day job next week to devote to my project. I have every confidance he will make my 60 day schedule.
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Old 03-10-2005, 07:33 PM   #22
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I think I have seen that dealer from I-25. I just moved back to the Denver area about a month ago. Thanks for the info. When the time comes I will have to look at WY buses.
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Old 03-11-2005, 04:28 PM   #23
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The lamps you made look very nice and will look great in the bus. Whare would you look for the burner parts?
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:32 PM   #24
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Thanks Trav! (you don't mind if I call you Trav? )

I got them from Lehman's:

http://lehmans.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CA ... =0&i4Cat=0

They have a vast array of parts and their customer service is excellent. If you are looking for Dietz style lanterns W. T. Kirkman is the place;

http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:36 PM   #25
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Trav is fine.
Thanks for the info. Hope things are moving along with the conversion.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:17 PM   #26
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Starting on building the dinette - posted some new pics at:

http://www.vonslatt.com/busmain.html
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:06 PM   #27
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Posted a couple of new pages - kitchen and electrical.
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:05 AM   #28
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Looks real good. Really like the panneling. Does it come in sheets?
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:02 PM   #29
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Yep, 4x8, from Home Depot. I think it was $12-18 per sheet, certainly not more then $20. I bought 10 sheets and have 4 left, I think I'll need maybe two more then that.
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Old 04-28-2005, 02:00 PM   #30
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Photo site is looking good. I like the kitchen counters. keep up the good work.
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