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Old 08-24-2016, 10:59 PM   #41
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Just finished putting together the first video of our project.

We are currently scrambling to find a new place to work on the bus, which is stressful and a real pain is the ass. I envy those who have the space at their homes to work on the bus.

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Old 08-24-2016, 11:44 PM   #42
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:01 AM   #43
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Nice bus. I'm looking forward to watching your progress.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:35 AM   #44
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Looks like you have an awesome bunch of little helpers! Keep us updated. Good luck on your build!
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:48 AM   #45
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Just finished putting together the first video of our project.

We are currently scrambling to find a new place to work on the bus, which is stressful and a real pain is the ass. I envy those who have the space at their homes to work on the bus.

im not sure how much you plasn on tearing your bus apart on the outside but i know where i store mine i have electricity (and its under roof in the shade) and working on it is allowed as its not torn to complete pieces on the outside...

I store mine at a U-haul lot that offers covered and uncovered storage both.. they are pretty lax as long ass you dont trash the place.. I notice a lot of the U-haul facilities have RV storage some covered some not...
-Christopher
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:36 PM   #46
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You have a beautiful bus, I'm jealous of your engine driven AC units. My bus is very similar to yours, it is a long Thomas with 250HP.

I stored my bus at a covered parking RV storage lot in Lewisville. Then in the evenings after work (and on the weekends) I would drive the bus to the Dallas Makerspace on I-35 and Valwood. I could work on the bus late into the night there where they have all tools, AC, bathrooms, and electric power. The have a 240v plug right next to the truck receiving bay so I built a 240v splitter so I could run two 120v AC units in the bus and not die from the Texas heat. There are plenty of RV storage units south of the Makerspace that would work for you since you mentioned living Arlington.

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Old 08-26-2016, 09:39 PM   #47
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I have same bus out of lufkin tx but no AC. thinging the same thing "what have I got myself into" Wife will not ride with me till I get AC. I wouldn't remove them but if you do let me I could use the compressor and condenser. Good luck
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:15 AM   #48
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Great video, somebody knew what they were doing, cant wait to see more. Favorite part: when he starts the bus, looks at the camera and says "starts" with a shrug. I feel like ive done that at least a hundred times. lol
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:48 AM   #49
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I bought a bus with no air-conditioning then designed, bought the components and added my own..

im sure you can find some take-offs from members here.. i wanted all new stuff so I didnt go the route of used gear but theres plenty of it out there in still-good shape..

red-dot and bracketry systems sell compressor brackets for about every engine and compressor out there..

Burgaclip makes SUPER easy fittings to make your own freon Hoses.. just a burgaclip pliers is all you need and they are very easy so you dont have to use a special shop to make the lines..

ProAir LLC is where i got my A/C pasrts from... they sell about every size and shape of evaporator / condenser you can think of.. in my case I added a rear unit inside a cabinet for vents at the seat and workspace level.. and then I gutted the driver-console heater box and installed a Dashboard system in the old enclosure..

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Old 08-29-2016, 01:47 AM   #50
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Awesome video!
Adorable scene with your son (?) sweeping out the years' worth of trash.
Whats the name of the song that plays at the end? It's wonderful!
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