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Old 09-17-2013, 09:43 AM   #281
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #282
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

I was taking time off in Cape May NJ Just got back last night. I acutally missed working on the bus.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:55 PM   #283
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Ya sure, working on a bus is better than a vacation. It's your story so I guess you can tell it any way you want! Ha Ha!
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #284
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Wow! looking great. Sure do love the roof raise. Almost wish we had done the same.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #285
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

By the time I get the tarp off and the tools out I only have an hour to work on the bus before I have to start putting everything back.

I did get the last large panel on. Tomorrow I start with the two front small panels. Depending on rain, I should get them done and that would leave the weekend to start attaching the front roof back together.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #286
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

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It's starting to solidify! You're gonna be so psyched when you finally button that whole thing up. Are you going to try to find rub rail pieces to make the emergency door area blend in better?
We don't have salvage yards in Maryland, I will have to look out of state, but yes I want blend it in with rub rails.

The bus is coming along nicely. Looks great. You can buy rub rails from the bus parts companies.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #287
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I was taking time off in Cape May NJ Just got back last night. I acutally missed working on the bus.

You can come work on mine. I haven't done anything with mine.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #288
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The bus is coming along nicely. Looks great. You can buy rub rails from the bus parts companies.
Thanks, I will check on that.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #289
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

I got my first front panel drilled, cleaned and painted.



Then I realized I used the other piece for the emergency door. Tomorrow I will have to order a replacement.

Now comes the fun of drilling out the rivets.



I was only able to get started before I had to put everything away. I still have to weld the front to the raised section before I can put the panel in. I have plans for tomorrow, but I should be able to finish Friday. That will leave the weekend to work on the roof.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #290
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Well Friday was a bust. Durango had his yearly teeth cleaning and I could not pick him up until 6:00. That did not leave any time to work on the bus. Today we have storms moving in. I decide to leave two of the original windows in the front until I get the RV windows I ordered in the next couple weeks. Then I will finish skinning them and installing the new windows.







I spent my time this morning cutting up the old tarp I used to cover the bus into two smaller pieces. It is starting to show ware and tear. I can leave these on and still work on the bus, until I complete the roof.



Tomorrow is going to be a good day, high only in the 70's. Hopefully I can get a good start on the front roof section.

Just finished putting them on when the first drops of rain started to fall.

Edit: Maybe I should just leave the tarps on and not do the roof. I can take them off on nice dasy, kinda like a canvas sun roof front and back.
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