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Old 04-13-2011, 04:01 PM   #21
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That's the pro rusteolum (custom color mix) with an almost 2to1 mineral spirits mix and painted on with a high density foam roller. Not as smooth as I'd like but if it works like my test panels then it will come out super smooth after 2 and 3 coats.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #22
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Slow day today thanks to the freezing winds. Haven't had much luck getting the lift out so offered it up for free if someone can remove it without damaging the bus. Local shops wanted to charge $80plus an hour to remove. bah. Have people lined up that want it, so hopefully it will be gone this weekend and we can get on with prepping her for state patrol inspection this week.

Did find the downside to painting with rollers is getting into nooks, which a fine painters brush helps but a spray can is way better. Still have yet to remove the last of the school bus lettering on front and back, thanks to cold weather. Gotta get it done this weekend.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:32 AM   #23
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This sits near the floor by my brake. What is this?
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It is most likely the valve to allow coolant to run to the rear heater.
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This sits near the floor by my brake. What is this?
That is a shutoff valve for the coolant that goes to the heaters. Close it down, and no coolant goes to the rear heater for sure, and maybe not the heater that sits under the electrical panel either. You will have to peek in there to see for sure.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #26
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Thanks!

Got seats and lift removed today, thanks to a couple great guys that came by with a torch. Flooring is rubber over metal, will grab some pics as we get ripping and cleaning things up.
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Working inside, we took out most seats, leaving a few for the trip to the hardware store once we get plates. Have to work around those wheelchair clips as we can't figure how to get them up. Did get up the flooring, no plywood, just metal. Found we've some clean up work to do and a few spots to cut out and replace. Cleaner than I was expecting though. Hope to have plates come Monday then will pick up the insulation and flooring/wall materials.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:53 PM   #28
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Second coat of paint and a lot of detailing and trip left to do BUT... it decided to SNOW today so have to wait until the weekend to finish off the painting job.

That circled pic there... what is that thing? Seems to be connected to the front left heater (driver). Is it safe to pull that off? It only runs a few feet then ends into something more solid with no vents. I don't want to remove the heating system but that part is in my way.

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Re: Fran (Sinclair) skoolie

That would appear to be an air duct to duct warm air from the driver's heater back into the passenger area. In some busses, that would also contain coolant lines that go back to rear heaters. In others, it would just end at some point.

It should be safe to remove. If you find coolant lines, then either remove them (if you're removing the rear heat if you have it) or protect them.

Looks like you're making good progress. Looking good.

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Old 04-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #30
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The wheel chair hooks will have one bolt going threw the middle... Clean out everything with a shopvac and screwdriver and you should see the head of it...

Someone will have to go under and hold a wrench on the nut...
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