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Old 01-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #161
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Nice bus!

The easiest way to run photobucket or Imageshack is to open the picture on that site then there will be a bunch of links to the side you choose the one that is marked Forum (imageshack) and i think its called IMG on PB, Choose one of the links and post it here..

But the other way is to type [img]and[/img] placing your link between the two
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:58 PM   #162
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Thanks Darkrider, I think I got it.

Well, awhile back I was talking about a bad water pump on the engine, here are some pics of that operation.


After replacing the water we found out that the front engine mount bolts had sheared off long age, perhaps when it was in Alaska as a school bus..... so now we have to drill out the bolts and might as well replace the rubber bushing on the front yoke.



Our next project..... not really
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #163
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the painting operation.








we prepared the bus at home, sanded, softened the old paint and taped the designs, then drove it to our warehouse on Friday night to start painting on Saturday morning. had to have it out of the warehouse by Monday 1st am at the latest, ending up driving the bus home Sunday afternoon.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:06 PM   #164
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parked back at home.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:44 PM   #165
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Looks good
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #166
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The find of a lifetime (besides my wife, Nancy) I was driving down the street in the industrial part of town and low and behold a 12' electric sun shade awning, parked asked a coworker nearby to help me move it and by the time I got back someone else was pawing it over. I told him it was mine and that I just had to get help moving it. He threw down the one part he had in his hand and said "Aren't you special" or something like that. Got it back and plugged in in works like a champ...

now just to mount it.


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Dig the paint job!
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:21 PM   #168
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well I try to remember how to attach photos with out screwing it up..
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the awning I found on the side of the road



Not really sure how we will attach it but willing to try, of course the electric motor does not work but its got a clutch and we can use a drill motor and the manual wand to open and close.... we will see.

also started working on the TV head liner area




We also added a galley counter extension for a little more work space and a fold down table from Ikea.


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and few more of the TV construction




next to build the side enclosures and then fit the tambour door to close up front of the TV

pics to follow.

till next time

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