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Old 03-31-2016, 03:41 PM   #31
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Old 04-08-2016, 02:14 AM   #32
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ok, so i know i havent updated much, truth is progress has been slow with the whole finding a new place to build the bus thing. However, there is good news. the local school bus company agreed to remove the wheel chair lift and a few other things for me, free of charge, and also do some maintenance work on the bus, in exchange for the almost brand new lift and other accessories. question, what should i have them check, again, i know next to nothing about buses, and since you guys do, what would u advise that i ask them to do? they seem pretty cool and i think they would do anything within reason.
so if yall want to write me a list of things i should ask them to check/fix, that would be great. thx friends!!!
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:31 AM   #33
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That is great news!

No expert by any means here, but at a minimum, i'd ask to check just as you would on a car:
-all fluids + lines
-breaks (compressor if air, hydraulics lines, etc...)
-all grease/joint points
-if there is a turbo, check it
-any leaks from the engine, trans, any gasket...
-any electrical harness (there might be at least one, since your bus is newer than mine)

Probably these are all obvious, and you thought about them, already.
I'm sure the veterans on here can think of more. And please, if i'm talking out of my @$$, tell me to shut up
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:47 AM   #34
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Exactly right. Think used car. Look for any damage. Oil leaks, rust, dents. Look over the drive train carefully. The oil and the transmission fluid should not smell burnt or singed. Squeeze the radiator hoses, squeeze the charmine, best of all take it for a drive if possible.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:43 AM   #35
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definitely take it for a drive.. but also look up pre-trip checklist..

the video below can be used as a guide... its geared towards a CDL test.. however its a great way to look at a bus you are wanting to purchase..

a bus that has a current or very recent DOT sticker will likely pass most all of these checks...

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Old 05-09-2016, 12:38 PM   #36
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alrighty then, finally got the bus moved and getting ready to paint and prep for paint this week.
so the plan:
remove any stickers tht need to be removed
scrub it down nice and clean
sand her
a few layers of rustoleum
a few layer of very reflective white paint
eternal bond tape on all the over laps on ceiling where they are riveted together and around emergency hatches.

anything i should change here? anything out of order? should i do the tape at the very end after i have painted or should i just paint over it?

and tip of type of sanding paper, types of paints etc would be great. thx

also this is my attempt to make it water proof, cheers!!!
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:51 PM   #37
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Me...I'd get some paintable seal sealer and apply some to every joint on the roof and around any thru passes (wires, plumbing, vents, whatever)...then do my painting. Which, BTW should be a reflective elastomeric (white or silver) to help seal seams and keep heat transfer through the metal down.
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Me...I'd get some paintable seal sealer and apply some to every joint on the roof and around any thru passes (wires, plumbing, vents, whatever)...then do my painting. Which, BTW should be a reflective elastomeric (white or silver) to help seal seams and keep heat transfer through the metal down.
I'm using white elastomeric for the roof...that stuff is THICK!
So thick, i used it to plug the mount holes from the seats lol (with the help of a few strips of sticky mesh )
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:23 PM   #39
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You can add chopped fiber to it to patch pretty large gaps as well.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:23 AM   #40
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You can add chopped fiber to it to patch pretty large gaps as well.
That's a good idea; I think I'll steal it.
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