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Old 11-27-2003, 07:08 PM   #1
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Greetings,

Here is a link to my work in progress.

http://www.pettypb.com/bus

It has changed a good bit since the last photos were added.

It's been over a month since an update, but I will get some more info and pictures up soon.

Just got in from working on it this evening.

I got the black and grey tanks mounted today!

Enjoy!
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Old 11-27-2003, 07:12 PM   #2
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I love see the old loadstars being taken care of



You are doing a great job. The rv windows look great!



The four windows in my school bus's front door have all had their weather seal broken. As these are double plane windows a lot of moisture develops between the glass and I can't see out the door.



My question is how well can you see out of the little window in your new door? Should I repair my windows or think about putting in a normal rv type door?
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Old 11-27-2003, 09:30 PM   #3
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Hey not bad on your bus there. I personally like the bus door. My reason was that if i had to park really really close to something i could squezze out. I have squezzed out of my route bus with only 4 1/2 inches to do it. Also i dont really like the small window on that door. I want visibility. If i do anything to the door it would be to take the 2 door frame and make it one, remove the center divider on the upper portion and make a big window on top.



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Old 11-28-2003, 08:35 AM   #4
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Greetings,

I have a larger Hehr DOT RV fixed window that matches the rest of them waiting to go in the hole.

It is 4 inches longer and 6 inches wider.

It's not really a problem now as I have installed a temporary plexiglas piece in there, but you have to rubberneck a little to see the complete picture! With the mirrors, it's not really a problem going down the road, only at stop signs - at green lights, I check before I get there out the front windshield, then go on thru.

Just been working on other stuff getting it weathered in so I can work on the inside in comfort.



Hey Tullamore, I have the complete door assy if you want the windows or the complete door and the windows are in good shape.

You can have it for free, but shipping the whole door would be expensive.

Let me know the glass measurements and I will check them.

I may be able to get them out complete with the rubber mount. I _THINK_ the rubber is intact also.
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Vern,



Thanks for the offer, but your door is very different. Your windows are much larger and you had the benifit of having a square shaped door. My door is rounded just like everything else on the outside of my bus. I haven't taken it into the glass place yet but I am little worried they will be able to find new weather windows the size I need.
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Sometimes you can pull the glass out of your front door and remove the second pane with a razor blade and re-install to eliminate the condensation problem. A low cost solution. hth, tq
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So you are saying remove one of the panes and just put the single panes back in the door? Why didn't I think of that
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yup, that's it....pull the whole assembly out, and slip a razor blade in between the larger pane and the spacer between the panes...cut all the way around, clean up the pane and reinstall....you shouldn't even need a new gasket....problem gone, no cost.



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Old 01-02-2004, 09:36 AM   #9
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Third page of photos added...

Greetings,

My Christmas vacation is almost over - I spent most of it working on BruinGilda.

I took some pictures and added a new page yesterday, the 1st of January.

Here is a link to the new stuff:

http://www.pettypb.com/bus/index3.htm



I can actually see progress.......

Still waiting for a good day to paint the outside, but primer grey will work for a short while - anything to get rid of the skoolie yellow - it is starting to blend into the background better, too!
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With all of that copper for water I hope you don't have to winterize where you live.



Your bus is still one of my favorites. That loadstar looks great and your doing a very professional looking job.
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