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Old 07-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #21
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It will be nice to get rid of all those school related lights.
Hey I'm fond of those school bus lights!
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:51 PM   #22
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I got the lights from a local truck supply called Fleet Pride. Their website is www.fleetpride.com They used to be Oklahoma Truck Supply but I guess they were bought out. They are made in Oklahoma and were super afforable. I paid $11 ea. on the reds, $15 ea. on the clears and $16.00 ea. on the ambers. You can't even get lights that cheap on e-ghey. I like these because they are surface mount and don't have to go in a rubber grommet, and the wires are pig tails instead of the three prong plugs.

My wife likes the verticle and I am undecided so you know what that means...

I ordered the windows today from Tri state RV surplus. I bought 8 windows of different sizes all tinted glass with screens for $305. Shipping cost me $135 though Still not a bad price for that many windows. I should have them by Monday. I'm stoked!
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:52 AM   #23
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I used West Marine 8200 marine sealant/adhesive for my window blanks (and alot of other places), stays flexible and once it is on it isnt coming off. It seems to be a knock off of 3M 5200 but at $12 vs $25 per tube it was a no brainer. Sikaflex (think 2754?) has an adhesive that is used to bond exterior panels on trailers and such but it isnt cheap and is alot harder to find. If the 8200 is used and rated for complete immersion to fasten critical areas in boats (thru hull fittings etc) I figured an old schoolbus application bus would be no problem - so far so good.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:35 PM   #24
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Man I am dropping money on this thing left and right. Thefamily made a trip to Carthage, Mo today to visit Colaw RV salvage. Wow, they have a TON of parts. Some reasonible, some rediculously priced. They sell new, new surplus, new scratch and dent and used parts.
We ended up coming home with several items for what I feel was a good price.
We bought a very nice entry door with frame and screen door, a new Black/Stainless range top(no oven), a water pump, a brand new scratch and dent 10 gal. LP/110v hotwater tank electric ingnition, a 65gal fresh water tank with level sensors, and a new fresh water filler door for just over $800.

We have a ton of work to do now. I think the plan is to get some bathroom walls up, skin the window openings, install the entry door, install some of the windows, do a little body work on it and get a coat of primer on it before this fall. Then we will move back inside to finish it out.

For those that noticed that we bought another tank and water pump. It is because I got scammed. The first water tank sprung a leak which I fixed but my wife wasn't comfortible mounting it inside the bus and the first water pump will run but will not pump. Oh well they were cheap. I will probably sell the tank at some point to recover something.

Pics to come soon.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:55 AM   #25
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They sell replacement body panels and just about any part you might need here...

http://www.tacbusparts.com/
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:33 AM   #26
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Thanks Firearm, I found them a couple weeks ago. There is a place in OKC that sells the panels but are twice the cost of tac bus parts. I haven't called them to check on shipping yet though.

Oh, btw, in my last post when I mentioned that Colaw salvage was reasonable on some parts but rediculous on others. Here is an example. I priced a door and mirrors off of a top end Winnebago. The door was $1000 and the mirrors were $800 Yeah right, they were nice but not that nice. I found my door off of a midpriced motorhome for $250. Another shocker I found was a old Chrome bumper off of a BB wanderlodge. I thought I could pick it up for a couple hundred max. Nope, $850 I actually lol'ed at the guy right there. But there again, I bought a brand new never installed stove for $80 and a Brand new 10gal scratch and dent water tank for $325, He had the same one for $650 without scratches in the front of the store. I just tell you guys this incase you go up there to buy some stuff. Do your homework before you go. You can get great deals and you can walk away with a hurt butt if you're not careful I'll be makeing a trip again sometime in the future. I will let you guys know when I do incase you want me to look for something specific. Or ask me now and I can probably tell you if they have it. I was there for about three hours walking around. If you just call them to ask if they have something, you will get a reply "We have 400 rv's, We might have one, you'll just have to come out and look". Fortunately they are only an hour and a half from me so it wasn't too bad.

Anyway, enough rambling
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:29 PM   #27
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Got my solid rivets ordered today. I should have them by Friday. So hopefully I will be getting some panels installed this weekend. I also bought a gallon of Primer and began priming the backs of the panels today. I'm not in anyway a painter and I am learning as I go. I think it may have been too hot this afternoon. I mixed a quart of primer and added the recommend amount of hardener and about a third of the quart set up in the gun before I got done shooting two panels Took 45 mins to clean the gun out. (question for Case) Can I use less hardener? Or should I just wait until the temp is below 100*? I dont understand ratios when it come to mixing. The gallon came with four little tubes of hardener and the guy at the paint store said it take one tube per quart. The can says a ratio of 100:2. Don't have a cule how to mix that. If were talking gear ratios though, i'm all over it Can someone educate me on this?
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:48 PM   #28
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My office in the house has turned into a RV storage room

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I'm a pretty good painter using epoxy primer can be tricky- I haven't alot of experience with it myself. Heat souldn't make a real difference. Sounds more like a srayer/compressor problem. Be sure you are using correct pressure, for the gun. I don't know what kind of feed you have, guessing top feeder. I run ine at about 65 psi, anything lower you run the risk of both putting paint on too thick. Next is your cfm rating- I know my devilbiss needs 18 cfm or it just won't act right. The fan jets get gummed up, with too low cfm- reason is as you sweep the paint hits them eventually builds up- turns into a big mess.

If you have an HVLP setup, it's all different. Not an expert on HVLP think they use bar for measurement 1bar= 15 psi??? HVLP uses 2 bar... anyone who's better can answer.

Oh what primer are you using 2k? Any particlar reason you went with it instead of air dry? If your not experienced air dry is your best bet... my personal choice is air dry primer/sealer/ top coat. You can go to a 2:1:15% if you're getting an organge peel look- or it doesn't seem to "lay down".

Hope this helps- or might make it worse.
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Pretty much made it worse

I am using a HVLP gravity feed gun. It is regulated at 45psi at the gun. Seemed to be laying out well but my problem was with the primer setting up in the hopper (or what ever you call it). I just went to the automotive paint supplier and he showed me a few options. I ended up with a polyester primer. It is Feather Fill G2 paint. Good or bad chioce, I don't no. What sold me on it was it is a high build, etching primer. I originally went in to buy a gallon of etching, and came home with this. I didn't know you could buy air dry in a gallon. What is the difference and the pro and cons od the two?
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