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Old 01-06-2008, 05:39 AM   #21
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Re: Pics of 87 Ford B700 Blue Bus 6.6 Diesel

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We bought some Ford Blue, mixed in some white, and John Deere Green too my wifes liking, and wa-laa. We rolled it on. The roller we used left behind fibers. Get a foam roller. Good luck. We only used one gallon plus the White and Green mixed in with it.

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I remember reading about your paint job, and how you came about that color (I also liked the green ).

For a roll-on it looks good. In the pictures, you can't really tell that it was roll painted, all except for the young lady rolling on the paint.

Now, is this a 50 foot (looks good at 50 feet), or a 5 foot paint job?
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:42 PM   #22
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That's good at 50 ft, 5ft you can see where the roller shedded along the way. When we spray paint we always end up with the paint running or dripping. We know how to avoid this by having a steady movement and being 12in or 2ft away. Anyway, the roller was our best option.
Don't worry, I'm also terrible at spraying. I think it's because I'm impatient and I want to see the finished result while I'm spraying.

The only way I can get good results is by brushing or rolling.

Anyway, your paint job looks great.

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Old 01-21-2008, 08:46 AM   #23
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Re: Pics of 87 Ford B700 Blue Bus 6.6 Diesel

Your bus has come a long way, Chuck. I enjoyed looking at all the pics. I like the native theme, esp. the totem pole end table. Hey, did you buy your bus with the awning on it or did you put it on. I'm wanting to mount an awning that goes over the door like that. No troubles with it like that....driving or otherwise? Looking very nice.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:02 PM   #24
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Re: Pics of 87 Ford B700 Blue Bus 6.6 Diesel

when my dad built the "azalea" bus he used heavy gauge extension cords for wiring, but cut the ends off and used regular household outlets. that's what i'm gonna do as well. i can't blame you for being paranoid either if you have 3 tanks in there. as always, better safe than sorry.

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:57 PM   #25
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Re: Pics of 87 Ford B700 Blue Bus 6.6 Diesel

All of my wiring is done out of 12 and 14 gauge extension cords with ends hacked off. It was cheaper to go that route than to buy bulk SO wire and I gained the benefit of having color coded circuits.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:52 PM   #26
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Re: Pics of 87 Ford B700 Blue Bus 6.6 Diesel

Hey Chuck, this was the first time I had a real indepth look at your bus, its looking good, and it looks like your having fun doing it. I had a question for you, looks like you have a tankless hot water tank over your tub. I bought one used, found the manaul on the internet, and it said not for use in RV's..... I'm guessing because it gets HOT?? Can you fill me in on how yours works? any problems? Hows the stack work? Does your pilot ever blow out? Thanks I would appreciate it?
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:41 AM   #27
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No Rush. We aren't installing ours for a month or so. Not sure if we have the interior room inside the bus or not. We may have it swing out from under the bus, we'll see when we get there.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:58 PM   #28
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Re: Pics of 87 Ford B700 Blue Bus 6.6 Diesel

tankless waterheater

I don,t know why thy don't want you yo use it in your rv, except for liability reasons, if you only use it to shower and keep the pilot and gas turned off it shouldent be a problem. I've had a bosch tankless in the house for about 5 years and on 2 occasions the pilot has gone out but other than that I'm sold, as long as you have water to trigger the flowmeter that turns on the main burner and gas you have an endless supply of hot water. i suggest that you plumb the outlet with 3/8 tubing to minimize the amount of water used waiting for hot, the other tip wouldbe to adjust the temp so that you use only hot and no cold mixed in for a comfortable temp to keep the burner lit at low flow rates associated withwater conservation.
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The Currrent River. Now there's a nice place, esp. in the summertime. Have fun.
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Congratulations at not being asphyxiated, that's always a plus! I still have to find a water heater for mine.
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