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Old 10-17-2014, 12:11 AM   #31
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Re: 99 TC1000 "The Struggle Bus"

Ha! I live in Mesa. Almost guarantee you drove by my house. Did you take 60 to I 10 on the way back?
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:13 PM   #32
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Some updates!
We installed a Recaro seat that we got from a tour bus, piped in an air line right in front of the air line that was previously running to the stop sign.

Started painting

Baby bus was the test for the paint color, we dig it!

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Old 01-05-2015, 08:35 PM   #33
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Excellent! Reminds me of some of the car colors from the Fifties!...Sea Foam Green! Looks great with a rich cream.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:09 AM   #34
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Nice, that seat is a definite upgrade.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:12 PM   #35
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You guys are doing a great job! Most of all.....looks like you're having a great time!! Keep up the good work!!
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:30 AM   #36
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How exciting! I can't wait to see what's next.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:15 AM   #37
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I love the boxy 90's look on your bus.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:45 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by miniman View Post
Unfortunately most of our underbus space is taken up by AC condensers. We are going to try and sneak a truckbox or 2 under the wheelchair lift area as it has plenty of free space, probably about 48"
Even with 2 AC cond. I got a 4k Onan, a 17 gal. black and a 35 gal. grey tank under there incl. a 10 gal. gas tank for the Onan. I am thinking of ext. the front bumper and creating some storage there altho' I do have lots of room under the bed which is in the rear and accessed from the WC and E doors.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:49 AM   #39
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I MUST find one of these!

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Old 01-09-2015, 12:31 PM   #40
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Hello Struggle! Love the bus! I have been sold on doing one of theses shorties for a long time. I also live in Calif. but are concerned with the diesel regulations on a bus like this. Will you have to have the particulate filters installed which I was told could costs $15000 or more. Any info you have would be great! THX
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