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Old 01-06-2007, 12:32 PM   #201
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I have ADD lol....i seem to change my mind a lot.

Considered the limo idea for this skoolie, but i don't think i could pass inspection. The biggest factor being no emergency exit. Not that i couldn't overcome the obstacle if i really tried, but i think i lack the desire.

I think i may design and build the new coach bus to be used as a limo. Probably not so i can use it as a buisinesss but to help the resale value of that bus.

I should be working on the bus right now....but the truck project has gotten me sidetracked..
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:29 PM   #202
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thanks for the update. So the new bus would also be a "party" machine? Are you planning on putting in another hotub?

Very interested in your progress.

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Old 08-19-2007, 02:04 PM   #203
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

I am getting old and lame. That's what my young hot g/f tells me. the past few summers i've taken the bus out pretty much every weekend...sometimes multiple times during the week. This year the bus has mostly just been sitting since new years.

The past couple of weeks was spent getting the bus all cleaned up and ready to go again. I let the jacuzzi freeze which ruined the pumps, so replaced those. also wired my inverter and house batteries to my starting battery with some 00 guage welding cable, reupholstered the furnature, cleaned, repainted the jacuzzi, built a new smaller version of my flame thrower that can be fired from the drivers seat

Took the bus to the annual Woodward dream cruise yesterday. this was my 4th year. For those of you who don't know that Detroit is (was) the motor capitol of the world. There is a HUGE classic/exotic car cruise where car owners drive their vehicles up and down about a 10 mile stretch of woodward avenue . WOW! it's the most fun i've had on the bus in a long long time! I have a donation jar, and got over $120 which was more than enough to replace the 1/2 tank of fuel i burned on the adventure. I wish i had photos.

I decided it would be fun to use the flame thrower while driving down teh street. Average speed is slower than walking. After a few puffs of fire a very angry police officer lady on a bicycle came riding up to the bus. I was already a little nervous about the flame thrower and figured that now i was in for a ltitle trouble. Afterall, there might be soemthing illegal about shooting fire, especially in this post 9/11 eara. The officer very rudely yells somthing at me......I was expecting the words "flame thrower" to come out of her mouth.....It took me a few seconds to comprehend what she was saying. Had nothing to do with fire, apparently someone had tossed an alluminum can out of the bus window. I was very appoligetic even though i was completely oblivious to the incident. For the rest of the day i shot flames out the roof of the bus and not one single officer said a word about it.

The flame thrower was a HUGE novelty. People were lining up along the street with their cameras to take pictures. There must have been a least 100,000 photos taken of the bus yesterday. It was a non-stop rolling party. Some hot host lady and film crew from speed network came on the bus for a while and shot footage of the pretty girlies in and out of the jacuzzi. Then they tried talking me into going to mami.

Everythign worked perfectly....the engine/drivetrain, jacuzzi, flame thrower, electrical. I didn't have to stop and "fix" anything yesterday. I have been trying to get a lot more professional when i build things. I used to just have wires and hoses ect strewn all throught the bus and nearly everythign "almost worked" I've spent a lot of hours trying to undo that crazyness and do things right.

burningman is only a few days away!
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:45 PM   #204
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

thanks for that update.
I'm sure there should be at least a few pictures of your flame trower be popping up on the net in the next few days.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:31 AM   #205
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

Did you change the rear diff fluid yet? I wonder how much sea water was in there.

What speed network show was on your bus? Do you think you'll be on tv? That would be very cool.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:32 AM   #206
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no haven't changed it yet....i would immagine zero sea water got in though. if fluid doesn't leak out, i don't think water should get in.

i don't know what show the film crew was from. I'd be suprised if a snippit of the bus doesn't show up somewhere....but i really have no idea
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:38 PM   #207
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

i changed the oil, fuel filter, and checked all the fluids today. The gear lube in the rear end actually looks suprising good. I decided that finding a method of sucking the oil out of hte diff is too expensive/time comsuming for now.

I measured the oil that came out verses the oil that went in. I thought to myself "wow, i was down almost a half gallon" It's been a little under 6K miles sicne her last oil change. Then i realized that i hadn't measured the oil in the two large oil filters. It takes about half a gallon to fill the new filters with oil. I'd estimate that she didn't even use a quart of oil in all those miles.

i worked 12 hours on the bus and other burningman things today. I have tomorrow (wed) to finish everything up then i hit the road early thursday morning.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:53 PM   #208
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

well, i returned home from another successfull 5K mile journey. I love this bus! She just keeps running and running and running. The only hiccough was a loose fan belt slipping on the alternator.


Now it's time for extreme skoolie makeover.

tomorrow i plan to start prepping the exterior for new paint. The current paint job is good, but there are a few scratches and other blemishes that i'd like to fix so i'm gonna repaint the entire bus.

then its onto the interior......Gonna redo pretty much everything from the ceiling to the floor.

i'll post photos of the progress

the goal: to sell her on ebay before the end of the month. Reserve price is gonna be $10K, I want everything to be nearly perfect so whoever buys her gets his money's worth.
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:38 PM   #209
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

Are you keeping the flames?
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:29 PM   #210
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Re: The Black Plague II (The new Jacuzzi Bus)

yes, i'm keeping the painted flames....but not the flame thrower.

today i got her all masked and sanded. They were calling for a chance of rain so i didn't paint her today. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and she'll be painted by the first of next week.

i bought a pair of drywall stilts a couple years ago to use for a frankenstien costume at halloween......those are really handy for masking all the windows!
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