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Old 09-07-2016, 10:02 PM   #11
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thats coming along nice.. its interesting how different coach builders used different grades of metal... some have really thin interior ceiling panels and others are really beefy...

my only concern on busses where they used beefy panels is how much structural component was thought into those... are you compromising the integrity of the bus by not keeping a heavy panel in the ceiling... .. or were they just extra reinforcement for an already beefy frame structure?

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Old 09-08-2016, 09:20 PM   #12
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the old ceiling metal

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Old 09-08-2016, 09:26 PM   #13
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Well after a long day I now have all the windows removed that I wanted to get rid of. 7 on each side. The metal I recycled from the ceiling is heavy gage. Wayne used full length panels for structural integrity. I figure the toung and groove I'm adding to the ceiling will be stronger than the original tin. I also found all of my windows had been leaking. Next is to finish caulking and pain the outside before moving to the floor. I needed 0 leaks first.

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Old 10-22-2016, 07:40 AM   #14
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Well I started prepping for pain. Found a few rust holes on the back of my bus and the sides. All the rust holes are from the old leaking windows. Not a problem my welder cant fix. I saved a lot of the old interior metal for these repairs. Just remember when welding on the body tack every inch or so before you start welding or the metal will warp and pull with the heat. If you have any issues with backlight in the welding hood as I do use a leather welding hood.




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Old 10-22-2016, 07:43 AM   #15
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ive never seen a welding hood like that.. looks like something you could use in a halloween costume!.
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ive never seen a welding hood like that.. looks like something you could use in a halloween costume!.
-Christopher
Those hoods are nothing more than cutting goggles with leather hooked to them to get into tight spaces. I have a lot older version but for my daily welding hood we use our old welding/leather jackets to cut pieces out of for covering the back of the hood/helmet cause a lot of places I work require my hood to be connected to a hard hat as well? Talk about a headache/neck ache/pain in the butt when you really can't fit anything but a Halloween costume hood in there? Sometimes we end up welding with just the cutting goggles with the 10 lense
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:12 PM   #19
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I was finally able to get back to work on the bus. I sanded down the outside and removed a lot of bad paint. I scrubbed the outside down with dawn and scrubbed the bus down with denatured alcohol. Primed the bus and put a base coat of elastomeric paint on the bus.

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Old 11-27-2016, 10:30 PM   #20
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That paint is lookin good , prob my lots of bad paint to get rid of on an old Wayne, I like this bus
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