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Old 03-03-2010, 08:12 PM   #11
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I found out the alarm was the check your kid alarm. Rest was above the rear door. I learn something everyday.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #12
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I open my pics in the windows "paint" program and then reduce the size to 20%-40% of original depending. I think the size limit is like 800x900 pixels or something like that.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:48 PM   #13
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pics 3-3-10
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:52 PM   #14
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I think I got it
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:56 PM   #15
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here is more
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:27 PM   #16
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Day 3
Well I removed the stop sign. Removed all the letters on one side. I painted the back and one side. Not real good temp paint, so I can get the change of body use title. I have the front and the right side to finish. Then I can give the state some more money for the title and RV plates. I will have to go back to work Friday. I work 12 hour swing shift with a week off each month. Works out great. I had one problem today. Last night I bolted the side exit door when I finished for the night. Today after I removed the stop sign and finished working outside I got in the bus and tried to start it, It only clicked. I thought the wires on the stop sign must of killed the engine. I looked at everything and then I thought about the bolt on the side door. And that is what it was, another safety. I will get all of this figured someday.
I am still having fun.

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Old 03-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #17
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This is my first attempt at painting the bus. Weather is cold so its not working well. Good enough for the police inspection.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:13 PM   #18
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well today I got the rest of the floor out and in the trash. I can not sell the seats so I searted stripping them so I can scrap the metal. If I cut it in 2 ft. pieces i CAN get 220 a ton for it. I think I have around 600 lbs. I am going to unhook the two rear heaters thursday. I think I will sell them. I am going to put a 12volt gas ducted heater in. I figure I need the defroster an the heater behind the drivers seat. I have spent hours and hours just working on the plan and have not put anything in yet.
I will post pics tomorrow.

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Old 03-09-2010, 08:54 PM   #19
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Driveing it is a challenge but I drive a tower fire truck at my fire station and it is over 40 ft. long. You have to plan where you are going. it is only about 8 feet longer then most. getting fuel for the first time was a challenge. I also thought the price at the pump was the price but it does not include some tax.
I have to gravel an area on my lot for it once the frost law is out. I want to get it level so it will be easier to work on.
I found something in the auto trader. A rv salvage store in white piegon MI. has leveling jacks with a capacity of 15,000lbs. I am going to price them and see if it would be worth buying. If you bought 4 and mounted them to the frame by the axles and use them to level the bus at a campground and it would be great to change a tire. It would work like the Indy race cars. IDEAS IDEAS!!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:01 PM   #20
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Dont assume the bus sits level in its normal operation position and weight. Mine does not. The rear suspension sits the rear higher than the front so if i were to put a black water tank behind the the rear wheels and mount it flush I would have to mount the evacuation valve towards the front to get optimum drainage.
I am building a deck on top of mine. A deck that I want to be reasonably level as well as match the lines of the bus. My bus is parked on a significant compound grade change, ie water would flow to the rear left corner. I am using the lines of the bus and and what I call a "red neck" level to install it. My leveler consist of some magnets, a 10-12ft piece of angle iron and a tape measure. All reference points are made from the bus itself. Out of square maybe but it is equally flat and a the bottom landing and stair support were built to "match up" in this fashion.
This may all change as I add weight. The important part is the buses lines match with the additions, no matter what.
All that being said I would luv to have four of those jacks.

btw...I know how to drive firetrucks too...
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