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Old 05-03-2010, 06:11 AM   #171
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I think plain red and white is too bland. My first choice is not pictured, It is a variation on the original look. I would paint red where the bottom door window was, plus paint black on the top three window blanks surrounded by the white. My second choice is "The Wave."
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #172
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I think plain red and white is too bland. My first choice is not pictured, It is a variation on the original look. I would paint red where the bottom door window was, plus paint black on the top three window blanks surrounded by the white. My second choice is "The Wave."
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:36 AM   #173
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Re: Good News Bus Conversion Project

The Red & White seems most sensible in that it addresses the excess heat issue. Painting black is just inviting more heat; although I'm sure you have insulated. With the Red & White option, I agree it's a bit plain, but if you have anything you want to put on the side windows, like stickers, or lettering, or some other design, the white windows would provide a good background for something like that. Plus it would be easy to change your mind later and paint over the white.
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:11 PM   #174
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The Red & White seems most sensible in that it addresses the excess heat issue. Painting black is just inviting more heat; although I'm sure you have insulated. With the Red & White option, I agree it's a bit plain, but if you have anything you want to put on the side windows, like stickers, or lettering, or some other design, the white windows would provide a good background for something like that. Plus it would be easy to change your mind later and paint over the white.
Very good point! So far most of the feedback leans towards the Red & White scheme.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #175
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Or, if you wanted to be really "out there" with your ministry thing, you could do something like this:



Sorry it's a little crude in it's execution, but you get the idea: sort of a divine sun shining on a cross on the mountain theme. Seems like it would be do-able even if you aren't very artistic. My bus will have a sort of environmental theme, so I'm hoping to do some mural-like painting on mine, more along the lines of trees, earth, sky, etc.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:13 PM   #176
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The sun is pretty sweet. I like that!
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:50 PM   #177
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Or, if you wanted to be really "out there" with your ministry thing, you could do something like this:



Sorry it's a little crude in it's execution, but you get the idea: sort of a divine sun shining on a cross on the mountain theme. Seems like it would be do-able even if you aren't very artistic. My bus will have a sort of environmental theme, so I'm hoping to do some mural-like painting on mine, more along the lines of trees, earth, sky, etc.
Not a bad idea but I need something simple and easy.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:36 PM   #178
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Good news, Its not a big deal, but just wanted to let you know the amber directional lights in the rear have the wrong style lense. Those are for the upper amber warning lights and are designed for the sealed beam bulbs not your typical directional bulb.

If you look at your brake light lense and your directional lense, you will see a difference. The brake light style lense is what you need in the amber color.

If you turn on your 4 way (hazard) flashers and have someone step on the brake, you will notice a big difference in the way the light projects in the amber and brake light lense.

The current amber lense when lit will only show a small lighted dot in the middle and a lighted ring around the edge. The brake light lense will be entirely lit up solid.

Not a big deal. But in the daylight it might be hard to see the directional flashing from behind.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:07 PM   #179
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I am probably going to change out all the rear lights with LED lights. That should fix the problem.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:26 PM   #180
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OH YEAH!! I like that idea. But the LED's are so expensive
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