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Old 04-02-2010, 09:31 PM   #71
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Lookin' good! Do people drive-by and look at you like you're nuts?

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Yup! Especially today when I was out there 'airbrushing' the primer on the side that faces the road! The small spray gun works great for primer with almost no overspray, but when it comes time to put on the topcoat I will have to take it out of town and use my large spray guns to get nice even glossy coverage. I painted the rear bumper in my back yard with Centauri enamel and it was almost too large to do without causing a big cloud of paint fumes, had to turn up the spray gun to get the metallic to flow out properly. But like you asked, yes people slow down and stare, especially now that I have so much of it primed. It is no longer just another school bus sitting at the side of the road. Just wait till that checkerplate gets put on! I bet people will actually stop to look.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:42 PM   #72
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Well, today it is really windy. Not just a regular wind either, its a cold nasty kind of wind. So after doing a little more body work on the rear corner of the bus, I gave up and took the day off. Of course, this just means that I did some 'inside work' instead and came up with an updated rendition of the final look for the bus. My wife's mom actually thought it was a photo of the finished bus....I wish!!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:31 AM   #73
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yep the great thing about paintin a bus is usually the elements but it looks like yer gettin through it well.especially for alta and march! Here its about the rain not so dry here.Im hopin to get some paint on mine this summer,and even drive it! keep workin it and never mind them all lookin at ya wait till your done! timbuk
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While looking for musical airhorns, I found one that plays 'Deep in the heart of Texas'...
NO WAY IT'S TO FLAT! been there and seen it not again.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #75
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NO WAY IT'S TO FLAT! been there and seen it not again.
We came out on I-20 (NC to NM). All around us was flat... except for the "hills" on I-20.
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NO WAY IT'S TO FLAT! been there and seen it not again.
We came out on I-20 (NC to NM). All around us was flat... except for the "hills" on I-20.
look up walla walla wa. 99362 on google map and you will see how not flat it is here
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I needed a change of pace from sanding, priming, sanding some more, etc... So I installed a porch light! Got a universal 'reverse light' from a local shop and a switch. It took a lot longer to install than I thought it would. After removing the panels above the door, I marked where I wanted it and aligned it properly. Then I predrilled the mounting holes and the hole for the wires. I used a grommet where the wires go through the metal and siliconed them once installed to seal the hole. I grounded the light directly to structural metal to avoid future ground problems. The only big issue I found was that there was no where to run the positive wire down from the roof to the dash area. I ended up drilling a hole in the vertical 'pillar' near the top and another behind the cover for the heater. Put a grommet over the wire and fished it through the pillar. Another grommet at the bottom end and I had my wire ran. I mounted the switch in the panel at the top of the heater by the entrance so that I don't need to actually enter the bus to turn it on/off, yet I can still reach it easily from inside without having to go up/down the stairs. Here's the pics...
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I guess I got lucky today. Well partly anyways. I scored a brand new Maxxair vent cover from the local classifieds for only $15. I thought that was good, but as soon as I got home I checked online again and found a 'take-off' 14x14 vent from a brand new trailer for only $20. The guy replaced it with a fan vent or something like that. I guess this good luck must be to offset me breaking my wrist earlier in the day. Dang that hurt, and its my dominant hand too! Now I gotta learn to sand with my left hand!
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:17 AM   #79
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ouch srry to hear about the wrist
but on the painting ur doing GREEEAAAT!!!......
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Darn good deals with those vents. Needed for places like Texas... even where the hills are in Texas. Now that Walla Walla is killer on the transmission. Reminds me of the mountains of TN.
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