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Old 10-15-2016, 07:28 AM   #341
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You should wire anything that draws heavy amps through a relay with a circuit breaker.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:31 AM   #342
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You should wire anything that draws heavy amps through a solenoid with a circuit breaker.
I believe that's how Thomas has it wired. Once we get the rats nest figured out and cleaned up I'll have more details........
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:25 PM   #343
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Hey all!

Here's a few pics from two weekends ago. We finally have the driver's side of the bus finished with the blanking out of windows. Friday we're working on the passenger side to finish. Weather is predicted to break on Wednesday and so Friday and Saturday should be excellent build days for us.

So here's a few pics:

We started out that Saturday morning looking like this:



We got the first blank in at about 1000 hours:



The second blank took a bit longer. We had to wait for the "fast drying" paint to take its time longer the second time around. We had lunch, Chinese take-out (Super YUMMY) as we waited.

So about 1400 hours or so we had this:



My son is working hard on getting the sheet metal screws set. He and his close friend were working VERY hard to get the blanks done before the sun went down.

So by the end of the day we had this at about 1700 hours:



The interior looks like this now:



More to come this Friday!!!! WoHOO!!!!
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:46 PM   #344
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Lookin' good M! Keep the pix coming.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:28 PM   #345
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Nice progress M. Enjoy this nice cool weekend we're about to have.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:53 PM   #346
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Our objective is to have the windows blanked, rewiring done, and re-routing the coolant lines below the floor before Thanksgiving. I have a good friend who is going to help us big time to do the interior in exchange for our other bus, Big Mac. Wife is working full-speed to get the CAD prints ready in time for HF to go to Louisiana for her interior fitting and head-to-toe new paint job. We have two wide screen TVs and several computer monitors ready to in on the interior as well. NO Samsung (fires and all)... So if we can pull off the timeline we'll be full-timing before the school year is out.

The pressure is ON!!!!!!
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:16 PM   #347
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:47 PM   #348
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New work this weekend!!!! The cooler weather means we're off and running full-tilt! The steel window blanks are now in!!!! WoHOO!!!! Here are some of the pics:

This is what we finished Friday afternoon:



Prep work before the install...

Then Saturday morning:



We got the final part done before noontime:





Here's the interior:



Wife is helping with cleaning and organizing:



We now have ROOM!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

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Old 10-31-2016, 02:14 PM   #349
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More pics from this weekend!

First, I took a small trip with HF. Note the far right hand gauge: FULL!!! WoHOO!!!! THAT won't last long.........



Got to a good friend's place and we started to pull dead end wires, then the harness to the over head flashing red lights. After about five hours of working we went from this:



To looking like this:



More work to be done Friday and Saturday!!!! Rewiring will commence!!!

YAY!!!!!

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Old 10-31-2016, 02:19 PM   #350
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Great progress "M". Starting to take shape nicely .
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