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Old 09-17-2013, 01:41 PM   #301
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OK, now I can say wow. Nice job on the paint.
Haha...well thanks! I'm pretty excited right now, just ordered stainless hardware to mount my bumpers. I went with socket heads and 7/8" od washers. Thinkin it's gonna look pretty nice!
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #302
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Sorry I'm being such a pic whore, lol... I promise I won't post any more until the door is painted, marker lights installed, and mirrors installed Bumper is just setting there as bolts aren't tightened down. I'm waiting for my stainless hardware.

Anywho, front bumper and stack!!







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Old 09-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #303
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No such thing as too many pics! Is the stack double tubed so the paint won't burn off?
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I love the excitement!

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:40 PM   #305
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Jake,
Ol' Brutus is B*tch*n man!!!!
Just awesome!!!
I can't believe how that silver looks
I gotta say I was a little skeptical in
the beginning but you've pulled it off
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:05 PM   #306
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Very impressive. I thought about a stack but was worried about it coming out the side. I will follow and see if you're happy with it being on the side.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #307
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Thanks for the encouragement, guys! As for the stack, it is not double walled, and is under evaluation. I put the stack on when I first got the bus, and then painted it and welded the bull horn on a couple years ago. I primed it with high temp primer and I believe also painted it with high temp paint. It got beat up, as I recall, and I remember painting it over with rustoleum. It held up fine, just was looking a little beat up again.

I am currently evaluating it as a safety risk. At first, I thought I would for sure need a guard, but I am leaning towards not, now. Fully warmed up, with the idle bumped up, I can hold on to the stack, no problem. It's hot, but not uncomfortable. I have no doubt that after driving, especially if climbing a grade, the stack will be too hot to touch, possibly even burn. It cools off extremely fast, though. I am wondering if it partly has to do with how free flowing the exhaust is, and with it being vertical, heat escapes very quickly. I will try to get some actual temp readings for you guys, just need to find my temp gun!
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #308
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Bumpers completely bolted with new hardware, door painted black, all lights came in the mail yesterday. Tonight may be the night I finish the exterior. Mirrors and lights are all thats left.
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How about a side shot pic.
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