Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-30-2015, 03:27 PM   #261
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stony Plain Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,939
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: 190hp 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Nebuchadnezzar View Post
Call me crazy but everything on my bus functions and I have lots of work to do converting, I can't understand why extra wiring is so upsetting to folks, guess I'm from the "if it works don't fix it" camp.
Because we don't want to bury a mess that can cause a big mess of problems later on.

It's best to know every system in your bus like the back of your hand.

Do you really want some wire that was not needed causing a short and burning up your alternator? Or boiling your battery?

I leave nothing behind me to surprise me later. When working over sea's, I make sure to double tap the fallen enemy. One extra bullet is cheap insurance.

Nat
__________________
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."

Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization
nat_ster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 01:46 PM   #262
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 404
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Got my order of bullet hinges in and had to try them out. I got he access doors for the fuel tanks and stabilizer jacks together and primed. I still have to punch the holes for the cam locks. I'll o that later when I put some rubber cushions in to keep them from rattling (I hate rattles).





Here's the propane tank assess door. I still have to frame in the paddle latch when I get them. Primed to keep the rust down.



Here's the cover for the Central AC unit I'm making from a window unit. This panel will be screwed in place instead of a hinge since it will not be gotten into very often.



I've never liked the radiator grill for several reasons. One, it had broken due to vibration and rattles excessively. Two, the headlight panels were mounted to it and because it broke, the headlights would shake. Three, the old grill required you take 4 screws loose to open the grill to access the radiator fill neck. I have another place to top off the radiator but my grill only requires 2 screws and it tilts out. Four, there seems to be a common problem with cooling for many who have these FE buses. While mine never did on the 1800 mile trip home from TX, I thought while redesigning this grill, why not get a lot of air flow in the process.

Here's a pic with everything removed and the radiator and after cooler freshly painted with some flat black (you'll understand why when you see the grill):



Installed the mounting bracket. The headlight mounts bolt to this bracket and are very solidly mounted:



With the grill mounted. It can be easily removed if need be as the bullet hinges are both facing the same way. I reused the letters from the old grill. When the pain seasons well, I'm going to fill them with silicone from the back side to tie them into the mesh of the expanded metal:

__________________
I am an sojourner in the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me. Psalm 119:19

Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commandments of YAHWEH, and the faith of Yahshua. Rev. 14:12
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 01:49 PM   #263
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 8,075
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Beautiful work as always.

Idea now filed away and officially will be stolen! sweet grille!
EastCoastCB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 06:17 PM   #264
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 404
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
Beautiful work as always.

Idea now filed away and officially will be stolen! sweet grille!
"Steel" away!!
__________________
I am an sojourner in the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me. Psalm 119:19

Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commandments of YAHWEH, and the faith of Yahshua. Rev. 14:12
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 06:24 PM   #265
Bus Crazy
 
milkmania's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oklahoma aka "God's blind spot"
Posts: 2,133
Year: 1989
Coachwork: 1853FC International/Navistar
Chassis: 35' Retired Air Force Ambulance
Engine: DT466, MT643
Rated Cap: 6 souls and a driver
here's a swipeable paint scheme!



http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/be...-best-123.html

instead of resurrecting an old thread
__________________
I once complained I had no shoes....
Until I met a man with no feet
milkmania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 07:36 PM   #266
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 404
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Quote:
Originally Posted by milkmania View Post
here's a swipeable paint scheme!



http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/be...-best-123.html

instead of resurrecting an old thread
Nice paint scheme. Hide those rub rails!!
__________________
I am an sojourner in the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me. Psalm 119:19

Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commandments of YAHWEH, and the faith of Yahshua. Rev. 14:12
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 09:06 PM   #267
Bus Crazy
 
Scooternj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: EHT New Jersey
Posts: 1,101
Year: 2003
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: International 3000RE
Engine: T444E/AT545
Rated Cap: 75
Bah...my rub rails are going to be right out there and visible...black against blue. I like the new grille. Looks very much like mine-

Just without the ladder
__________________
Hey! That's not an RV, that's a school bus.
Well thank you for noticing, Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious on deviantArt
Scooternj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2015, 01:31 AM   #268
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stony Plain Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,939
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: 190hp 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Interesting, the Genesis uses only a half size intercooler for the engine intake air.

The TC 2000's use a full size intercooler.

Nat
__________________
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."

Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization
nat_ster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2015, 07:05 AM   #269
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 8,075
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by nat_ster View Post
Interesting, the Genesis uses only a half size intercooler for the engine intake air.

The TC 2000's use a full size intercooler.

Nat
PLenty of them don't even have one. Like mine.
EastCoastCB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2015, 07:28 AM   #270
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
damn you're an excellent fabricator and craftsman.
Impressive work, sir.
I love that bus.
I second that emotion. This is amazing work. Gorgeous!
whirlygigg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.