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Old 07-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #131
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Sweet! Great use of the tin.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #132
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good looking , I may go that route for the my steps.
you got to love the hammer paint
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #133
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Oooooh! Very nice! I agree with the others on how great the hammered paint looks. And that tin around the stove is really cool. Where does one buy that kind of decorative tin?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #134
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DD...I got the tin at Home Depot. It is $19 for about a 2x2 Square. What you see, with the trim pieces, cost about $70 altogether.
And the hammered finish does cover up a lot of things, not to mention, my inability to paint smoothly
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #135
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I salvaged an old bicycle rack to attach to the front bumper of the bus today. I have been transporting my bikes in the cabin of the bus and they are a major PITA to get in the front door and up the steps. Once inside, they are difficult to secure so they won't damage the interior. This was a cheap solution. Would have prefered them on the back, but my trunk is there and has two doors that open "barn door" style outward. The bikes should hang free of blocking the headlights and turn signals.

Painted them gold and brown to somewhat match the colors of the bus once they are installed. I think I will also put a cross brace between the two uprights for a little more strength and cut down on movement.





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Old 07-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #136
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Nope...looks terrible ...take them off and send your bus to me and find another bus to match the bikes...J/K!!!! every time you post a pic it ruins my daily productivity ...I end up jus starring at her...bravo!!
Your bus has "that" edge...the color and style.....very nice
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #137
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Good find. It sure beats lugging the bikes inside! Don't forget to lock both wheels and the bike frame to the front bumper. Used to get calls from folks who had had one wheel (or both) stolen from their otherwise locked bike racks. Jack
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Nope...looks terrible ...take them off and send your bus to me and find another bus to match the bikes...J/K!!!! every time you post a pic it ruins my daily productivity ...I end up jus starring at her...bravo!!
Your bus has "that" edge...the color and style.....very nice
Thanks for the nice compliment Bansil

Mounted the painted bike racks this morning and put one of the bikes up on it. I think it will be fine. I have a second bike that will hang in front of the other one. Needed to remove the front tire so I could turn the handlebars away from the front bus panel. Even through two tires, pretty sure the large turn signals will be plenty visable. Made two cross-brackets as well today for extra strength on the uprights. Will put those on tomorrow after the paint dries.





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Old 07-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #139
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If ya painted your bike to match your bus you'd never know it was there....
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That's a good idea Grey
Was checking CA requirements for turn signal visability distance, which for a vehicle this size is 500 ft. Still think I'll be ok, but might have to tweak things a little to keep the CHP from getting their panties in a wad
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