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Old 12-30-2013, 02:22 PM   #91
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #92
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I was just looking it over and I think I applied the paint back wards .... Picture arrows pointing to front...lol damn crowns look the same coming and going!
Those of us with Dog-nosed buses don't have this issue!
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:35 PM   #93
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #94
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Thats much better--see how the dark color accents the wheel wells? Good 'ol skool
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

Now yer talkin'! That's my kinda' swoop. Just don't get the front & rear confused while your actually painting it.

And, I not only like the black & khaki look...that's what's going on mine. Satin black fenders with a Jeep desert tan. Think they call it "Dune" or some such. Maybe with just a touch of red for accent? Oh yeah...but definitely white on the roof top. Function wins out over style up there.

"Classic" never goes out of style.

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Old 01-01-2014, 07:42 AM   #96
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Love the color scheme. We're looking into either coyote tan and black, Burgundy & black, or something that'll blend in to a wooded scheme involving black, dark greens and gun metal gray. It'll be interesting to see how your paint turns out.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:54 AM   #97
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ELECTRIC FIREPLACE AND HEATER HAS ARRIVED
If it's made by Twin-Star, a friend of mine owns the factory where these are made in China. It's also the place where the aquaponics system I designed and sell (http://www.myaquafarm.com) is manufactured. I've actually lived at the plant for a total of 2 months and had dinner with the Twin-Star guys. Kinda cool seeing these things made from rolls of sheet metal. They have about a bazillion parts to them but do look cool.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:20 PM   #98
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It is made by Twin-Star. We liked this model the best from the various manufacturers and the price was right.
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SATELLITE DISH INSTALLED

We found a great deal on a DirecTV RV satellite dish. It folds flat on the roof. When you push the satellite button in the bus (when you are parked), the satellite rises up and automatically finds and locks onto the satellites. It receives all DirecTV satellites without having to move the dish. It handles HD and allows for two simultaneous receivers on different channels. It is not one of those dishes that allows you to stay locked onto a signal while traveling down the road. We did not see the need for that feature.

Below are images of the dish and the installation. While the headliner is off, this is the time to do this installation and we need to run the electrical wire (to power the dish motor) and the coax cable through the roof ribs down to where the TV's will be installed.
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FINAL HEADLINER REMOVED

The main portion of the headliner was removed. However, the curved back and front areas had not. We finally got that done this week. Attached are photos.

We also noted that the underside of the exterior roof had a rubberized black paint sprayed on it. This was to prevent any leaks from the roof getting into the cavity between the roof and the headliner. The coating is 25 years old.

We have decided to recoat the underside of the roof with a Rhino Skin like rubberized paint. After 25 years it is hard to believe that it is in perfect condition. So, before we spray foam we are going to redo the rubberized coating to try and protect from any potential roof leaks in the coming decades.

When we think we are about to finish a part of the bus, another issue comes up. However, ignoring this coating and hoping that the 25 year old layer is still totally protecting the bus, could prove to be a bad decision. We are playing it safe and spending the few extra bucks to fully protect the roof area.
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