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Old 07-11-2009, 05:33 PM   #31
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Nice looking bus.

Great work so far.

When you remove the heater, since the lines appear to run under the bus, the easy way out in my opinion would be to just hook them together under the bus in a loop, assuming the hoses are out in the open under there- which gives me an idea- I will post in the discussion section.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:28 PM   #32
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Nice looking bus.

Great work so far.

When you remove the heater, since the lines appear to run under the bus, the easy way out in my opinion would be to just hook them together under the bus in a loop, assuming the hoses are out in the open under there- which gives me an idea- I will post in the discussion section.
I read your post after reading case's similiar post. I think I will just take a look underneath to see how it is hooked up & hopefully make a simple loop. Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:48 AM   #33
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Well I got out to the bus again yesterday to put together & install the warehouse shelves. Not quite the conversion everyone else is doing but this is all temporary. I figured it was best I mount the shelves top & bottom as they will have a lot of weight on them. They are so solid I can kinda rock the bus when pulling & pushing on them (I don't quite weigh enough)... Should work fine!





I am putting a section of wood shelves over the wheelwell as the metal shelves don't span over it.

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Old 07-17-2009, 04:41 PM   #34
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Ya know... those aren't half bad. And the fact they fit perfectly within the width of the wheel well is a bonus.

I'd say, what the heck! If they serve your purpose, just skin the windows behind them, add some nice insulation, then put a nice wood veneer over the front, hang some nice doors, and walla! Instant cabinets that are way stronger than the average! The bonus feature is the framework already has holes in it to accept screw/bolts, so you will have multiple options to create odd sized spaces that fit your specific application perfectly.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:34 PM   #35
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Ya know... those aren't half bad. And the fact they fit perfectly within the width of the wheel well is a bonus.
yea, they do fit well!

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I'd say, what the heck! If they serve your purpose, just skin the windows behind them, add some nice insulation, then put a nice wood veneer over the front, hang some nice doors, and walla! Instant cabinets that are way stronger than the average! The bonus feature is the framework already has holes in it to accept screw/bolts, so you will have multiple options to create odd sized spaces that fit your specific application perfectly.
That is not a bad idea! I was only thinking about the current use (to help us move 2K miles & to store our inventory till we get a building built at our new place). I think I will incorporate them into the conversion in the future!
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #36
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Question... My fuel gauge is stuck above full when I turn on the ignition or start the bus... Is this a sign that the sending unit is shot? The tank is not full either...
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:08 AM   #37
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i pulled my level sending unit from inside the bus. the access panel has a lot of screws the i just disconnected the leads and three screws later the sender tube/float was in my hand. it may get turned around inside there and wedged against the wall of the tank. it also may be a bare wire causing the sender to "ground" or whatever and send a full reading.
i bet if you open it up you can figure it out. but it is intimidating
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:27 AM   #38
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Question... My fuel gauge is stuck above full when I turn on the ignition or start the bus... Is this a sign that the sending unit is shot? The tank is not full either...
There is another possibility you might want to consider. Most of the sending units work by acting as a variable resistor (rheostat) between the fuel gauge (where it gets the power) and ground. Which means that one of the first checks to run would be to take the wire loose from the fuel sending unit at the tank, power up the bus (ignition on), and see if you still read a full tank. If so, there is a very good possibility that you have a short to ground in the wire going to the fuel sending unit. You may be able to find this, but probably would be better to run a new wire. It helps if you have wiring schematics for your particular system, in case they do something funky with your sending unit. I hope this helps.
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Thanks to all that have piped in about the sending unit... I will try what you'all suggested & see what happens!

We we got a generator today. Traded off our king palm tree inventory for a new in the box 10hp Brigss generator (can't take palms to New Mexico)! It has been in the box for about 2 years & it started on the first pull!!! This will come in handy for charging our battery bank at the cabin on overcast & rainy days & of course to run any tools. I love bartering!!!

Well yesterday I got all the shelves tied down & mounted solid! It is a good feeling to finally finish something. I also removed the spit shield behind the drivers seat along with many of the stainless posts throughout the bus. So much cleaner looking now!
Next is the front door... My father in law came today for a week & wants to help with the bus & we are going to see if we can combine the double doors into one.

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Oh yea... our new porta-toidy courtesy of ebay for $16.00!




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