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Old 05-13-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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Customized exteriors? - Lets see it!

I was looking for pictures to send the grandkids and it got me to thinking
Anyway, I used to do some custom work on old vehicles and so I had to nose around to find online pics of custom bus exteriors.
I did find a nose that I would love to incorporate into the front end of my bus. If anyone has done some custom work to the outside of their bus, lets see it! I like the idea that someone ( I don't know who so step forward ) used the transition piece of a roof and reversed it when raising their roof. I am thinking custom access doors, panels, mirrors, hood, fenders, you name it. If you got it, show it! Here is the image of the nose that got this idea started:

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Old 05-13-2015, 09:47 AM   #2
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google search ~chicken bus~ images
my favorite is this one
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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Not mine, but one that I saw the other day while driving through central Oregon.

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Old 05-13-2015, 01:31 PM   #4
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:14 PM   #5
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Furthur! Actually, must be Further 2 since the original almost rusted away and is undergoing a makeover. But I can say for certain that is definitely NOT Cowboy Neal behind the wheel.

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Old 05-13-2015, 04:35 PM   #6
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This is a 1986 GMC B6000. Its a dog on the highway but a crowd favorite down here in Baton Rouge.

The exterior was painted with a yellow basecoat as the old yellow had started to fade. Next the purple tiger stripes were taped off and painted and the white accents were added there after. Clear coat over top and it was the best drive paint job one could ask for!

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Old 05-13-2015, 06:25 PM   #7
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Welcome tiger and cool paint!
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:02 PM   #8
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:10 PM   #9
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ImageUploadedByTapatalk1431569417.437118.jpg custom, not really
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:12 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by luckychucky View Post
Attachment 6911 custom, not really
what type of material did you use to sheet your windows?

I like how it looks.
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