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Old 03-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #81
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wow looks good
How much space behind drivers seat?50 yards
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #82
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How much space behind drivers seat?50 yards
About 36ft.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #83
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Beautiful looking!!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #84
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OK, it hasn't rained here in about 3 months, getting really dry. So, I took all of the window out to paint the top half, and it hasn't quit raining since. We had a really big blow two days ago. It blew down the biggest tree on the place, a cottonwood about four feet in diameter. It's been hit by lightning at least four times, but I didn't realize it was in danger of falling. I'm not complaining though, we really needed the rain.
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White part done, two coats of Buskote plus clear. Windows installed and Indiana RV title on it's way.


The blue needs some touchup where I messed up. amd I still have some lights to install, and the new heated
mirrors, but now I can get on with the inside.

I didn't like the way the front access doors latched, I couldn't get them adjusted so they would close tightly
I found these latches at an RV surplus place. The key isn't really a key, just a removable handle. After the turn,
a quarter turn more pulls the latch in about 1/4 inch, closes the door tightly against seal.


The Buskote really seems to work. Outside temp, sitting in full sun was 94, window holes still covered with plastic,
(no ventilation) inside temp 94. After installing the windows and opening them inside temp dropped 2 degrees.
Ceiling was only warm to the touch. Working on the outside you can lean your forearms, on the white part and not be
at all uncomfortable. while I was painting I couldn't stand to stand on the yellow with just my socks on.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #86
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Dick

Looks like we have twin buses. I know the year of manufacture is different, but the color scheme is the same. What made you go with blue and white?
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I haven't gotten around to the red part yet, it may be a while. Someday it will have red stripes and white stars on the blue. Just showin' my colors I guess.
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That color scheme looks very,very good
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I've reached one of those milestones when I can sit back for about 5 minutes and admire my work, then get on with more stuff. Actually I reached it a few days ago, I was going to move the bus out to take unobstructed pictures, but I removed some steering hoses , starting to move the power steering reservoir so I had to wait until I got that project finished so I could take some proper pictures. Still some minor things left to clean and put back on, but the outside is close enough I'm going to call it done.

Before and after.














Generator project is already started, fresh water tank mounting is next.
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Night picture,
I didn't like the transition between the white and blue. I found a reflective tape that almost exactly matches the blue in the daytime. Here is what it looks like at night.
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