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Old 01-04-2010, 04:11 PM   #11
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Smitty, use the front ones for propulsion and the back one for steering... Reminds me of a book I read. The swamp dragon couldnt breath fire and had short stubby wings, but it turned out that when he finally got fire going, he didnt need the wings for flight, just steering as his flame didnt come out the right end... ^.^

Was one of the Discworld books, "Guards, Guards!!!" I think.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #12
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I see you also fell for the 'aesthetic perfection' of the superior/international combination.... that diesel should make for a really reliable bus. Nice length, too. Are you leaving the metal interior panels on?
I asked if yours was Deisel 2 posts ago, but I see now that it's gas.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:49 PM   #13
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Good looking bus with quite a history!

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Old 01-04-2010, 08:56 PM   #14
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Gotta love a Rocket Propelled Dragon... ^.^
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:26 PM   #15
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Well, I was trying to take the "easy"route and not take the plywood off the floor, but I finally admitted that it needs to be done. I took up most of the floor (except the drivers area) so I can see what's happening under the floor. Sure enough, wet wood and a half rusted floor! I'm so glad I took out that seemingly inocent floor and discovered it's true nature. After I remove the rest if it, I'm getting rid of that rust problem!
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:01 PM   #16
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I believe you made the right decision pulling the old floor up. I pulled my old floor up to discover the same thing, Rust and water. In fact, I got rather ill for a couple of days after getting rid of all that rotted plywood. It could have been mold that got me sick or just a coincidence. I'd hate to have left the old flooring down and then wonder why I was always getting sick after being in the bus.


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Old 01-12-2010, 02:32 PM   #17
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Sounds and looks like your making good progress
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:18 PM   #18
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How did you pull up your old plywood? I am always amazed on how differently all of us went about pulling up the old plywood, some pull out screws and nails, others cut it out, others chip it up...
The floor luckily didn't fall apart, but came out in large panels in wood. The screws were not having it, so we used a couple or prybars and a 2x4 for leverage :P It was kind of fun tearing up the floor!

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Old 01-18-2010, 05:19 PM   #19
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Thanks for the possitive words!

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