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Old 05-30-2016, 11:12 PM   #11
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nice lookin ride!!
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:10 AM   #12
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No insults taken. ;) the only mechanical thing I have ever done was lightly rebuild a 360 engine. I'll check that tomorrow
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:35 PM   #13
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Ok so as the plan unfolds, a big question for you all:

To strip the internal walls and roof of sheetmetal/insulation or not to strip the walls and roof?

I will certainly do the floors. This rig is not being built to live in, only to enjoy on weekends camping/festivals/parks during spring/summer months. We will be installing a small wood burning stove and roof mounted 15000 BTU A/C unit.

Is it really necessary to rip out the insulation and redo it with foam board if these are the uses? Or should I just make sure its water tight, and go nuts with cedar board?
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:06 PM   #14
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welcome fellow Canadian , I stripped out the walls, and the floor, I liked my ceiling the way it was, some tear everything out others leave everthing in and build over it. it really depends on how you want to use your bus.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:28 AM   #15
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Is it true Canadian buses have better insulation than US ones?

Big question of the day, after cleaning all the battery contacts, the battery is holding a charge. Woo! BUT, I went to start the bus today and each time I put the key in, there is a ridiculous buzzing coming from the switch/control panel. Its definitely a mechanical buzzer, right under my driver's left armrest. The hell is it? I tried every switch I could see and nothing would stop it other than pulling the key out....

I think I will be able to demo the interior in August. Sigh. I just want to start!
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Old 06-04-2016, 12:07 PM   #16
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There are buzzers in the dash cluster of your brake air pressure is low.. Run the engine to clear that buzzer and make sure your air pumps up if you have air brakes..

There's also a buzzer that sounds if any of the emergency exits are not closed and latched properly.. The rear door, any roof hatches and the side emergency Windows all have to be closed and latched otherwise you get a nice loud constant buzzer.
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Old 06-04-2016, 12:24 PM   #17
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Thx, I will investigate everything when Im home from work this evening. No air brakes, so its most likely someone dicking around with my rear door.
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:46 PM   #18
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These are the heaters Im up against. They run the length of the bus on each side. I have not come across another thread that had the same type of heaters.

Suggestions for eventual removal?
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:13 PM   #19
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badass!! is this a coach? Ive never seen a school bus with length-wise radiant heat.. Id totally love to have heaters like that!!!

I have the channels for the heater lines to run down and then just a fan coil in the back.. and then the driver console with 3 heaters and the door with 2...

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Old 06-08-2016, 12:23 PM   #20
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NO one else have any ideas?

I am also having an odd problem with the stock radio that I plan to remove. Everytime I depress the gas pedal, a super loud "whirling" noise comes through the speakers if the radio is on. Higher the rpm, more high pitched noise. ????
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