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Old 03-01-2011, 07:20 PM   #231
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

You might want to try finding the signs online at a novelty shop. Many of them are metal, so all you'd have to do is rivet them in place - no painting required. Or, have a sign shop print them using vinyl on magnetic sheets. As long as the sign lies flush to the body, no one will know the difference. And you can change them out as the mood and situation dictate.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:43 AM   #232
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Hey there bozo!! i was just cruzing threw your thread for ideas and plans and i wanted to add to the sign suggestions, you need a SLOW MOVING TRAFFIC TO THE RIGHT painted on the back somewhere i think that would go along great with the theme

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:27 PM   #233
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Tygercub.. I though of just riveting signs to the side. But I don't think that will be too clean looking. And there are a lot of rub rail areas. So the magnetic signs wouldn't work either. Thats the only problem with school buses. There isn't much flat sheetmetal.

Mike.. thats a good one! Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:34 AM   #234
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Can't be too hard to do. Cut a few template sign shapes from cardboard, stencil mats, whatever. Stencils, paint, or spray a base color. Repeat with lettering stencils. Might need to hand draw things like curvy roadways and what not. Love the idea.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #235
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You have to have a "Dip In The Road" sign...
And it should be directly underneath the driver''s window with an arrow pointing up!
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:56 PM   #236
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Sorry.. I did not specify I will be HAND PAINTING EVERY SINGLE ONE! Gonna be a lot of work. But well worth it.
OK, that will work. As for suggestions...

"One way" pointing backwards.
On the back right-hand side: "DO NOT PASS"
On the left rear: "PASS WITH CARE"
Anywhere: "SPEED LIMIT (top speed)"
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #237
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Thanks for the suggestions guys! While I am at it, I'll return the favor with some more progress pics!!


CABINET DOORS INSTALLED.


I decided to make the interior doors from scratch. I started with 2x4 lumber because it was just barely wide enough for the door handle hole. Then covered them with 1/4" oak plywood on the outside and luan on the inside.



Cutting out slots for the hinges


Drilling for door handle


Stained

Finished with trim


Installed new Jensen Heavy Duty bus or truck radio from Heavydutyradios.com with PA so I can make announcements and annoy my passengers.
Quite pricey though. It is quite rugged and does just about everything.



Installed stairwell handle. $17 from ITC Incorporated (ebay store that sells marine and RV stuff).


Cleaned up the driver's cockpit area. Used the same flooring material as the stairwell.


Some rope lighting


Decided to put the cushions on to see how they looked.

Dinette bench


Working on some trim


I guess somebody does NOT like winter.



This is a bus I drive part time. Its a college campus shuttle bus. This would probably make a good skoolie huh?




Well thats about it for now. Getting close to being done with the interior. Then once the weather starts getting nice, I can start working on the exterior.

Oh.. I may NOT be doing the sign theme after all. I just think painting all those signs would take me FOREVER. SOOOOOOOOOO.... WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS IDEA????


Thats it for now!!
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:56 PM   #238
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Looking good, love that grab handle and the beadboard paneling.
That paint scheme is much better, I might have to steal it.

It's hard to tell from the picture, is the grab handle the same on both ends?
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:21 PM   #239
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I like the new paint , I have to be honest I didnt really like all the road signs ideal, but thats just me its your bus. but wow its looking real good, I like your work , keep posting
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:09 PM   #240
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

The door built from scratch looks great. Never thought about that but building a custom sized door is so obvious and simple enough.

Back to the sign theme, you could paint one that reads "CAUTION NERVOUS MOTHER DRIVING" on the rear door as a Partridge Family tribute.

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