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Old 03-07-2018, 10:23 PM   #1
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The grand adventure bus

hello everyone we finally got our bus and ready to start taring into it. Its a 1998 bluebird with a t444e with 545 Allison with 175,000
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:39 PM   #2
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Started pulling some seats they didnt fight me too bad and had one broken window that so i pulled that to take it a glass shop. Question though I been reading and everyone insulate there buese and when i pulled one of the panels to get the window out there was insulation in the ceiling already it seemed to be in good shape there no reason why i cant just use that insulation right thanks
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:55 PM   #3
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The main problem with the original insulation is that it doesn't insulate very well. The bus body construction has lots of thermal bridges that basically bypass the insulation. The outer steel bus body attaches to steel ribs that "bridge" the cold into the inner steel body. The most effective insulation plan is one that breaks that bridge between the inner walls and outer body.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:33 PM   #4
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The main problem with the original insulation is that it doesn't insulate very well. The bus body construction has lots of thermal bridges that basically bypass the insulation. The outer steel bus body attaches to steel ribs that "bridge" the cold into the inner steel body. The most effective insulation plan is one that breaks that bridge between the inner walls and outer body.
ah ok that makes sense we are going to do this in stages were going to get the floor done and make it usable for this summer and then this next winter really tare into it do something with the ceiling then
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hello everyone we finally got our bus and ready to start taring into it. Its a 1998 bluebird with a t444e with 545 Allison with 175,000
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:08 AM   #6
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Looks real clean for the mileage,welcome to the site
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:50 AM   #7
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Thanks and another question when we were driving it home the bus was going 55 mph at 2500 rpm is that too high to be running the 7.3
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Thanks and another question when we were driving it home the bus was going 55 mph at 2500 rpm is that too high to be running the 7.3
It's high but I don't know if it's abnormal...probably normal

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Old 03-08-2018, 10:03 PM   #9
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We made some pretty good progress tonight we got all the seats out and half of the sub floor out. Found a little bit of rust under the wood, nothing too crazy. I will get the welder out and patch these holes. We are researching floor insulation and flooring anyone have any suggestions. thanks
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:20 PM   #10
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Depending on how tall you are, most of us use rigid foam insulation under 3/4" plywood. If you're short 2" rigid goes a long way. I'm going to attempt 2" rigid with hydronic floor heat with snap together wood flooring right on top.
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