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Old 11-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #411
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Cool! I'm looking forward to seeing a pic of the whole bus after you have the roof all sealed and painted!
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:52 PM   #412
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Getting some good rain here, decided to check out how nice and dry the bus is. The front is dry, but the back is a little wet. I look up and see sky.

There are some rivets I removed in the roof that are still open, and a couple spots I sealed up in the dark that are showing light through. When it all dries up I will fix the leaks.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #413
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Even with a couple of holes, it looks amazing. Congrats on being 99.44% done with that roof raise!
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:18 AM   #414
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Found a flaw in my heating system this morning. It was 35 this morning and I turned on the diesel heater and an hr later the engine temp was 165. I kicked on the fans to the school bus radiators and the temp droped right to 100. The system does not hold enough water to level out the water temp. I will have to figure something out. Anyone with an idea please speak up.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:45 AM   #415
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I guess the heater only runs for a hr and shuts down. I turned it back on and ran fro 20 min got temp back to 165. Turned on fans and temp only droped to 120, a little better. I still wonder if i should add a 5 gal buffer tank. Suremarine has one for about $200.00

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Old 11-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #416
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Looks awesome. Keep up the good work!! Had a friend once that had a grinder go through both his face shield and goggles he had on. Cut him from his forehead between the eyes down the side of his nose and into his cheek. A very close call (just missed his eye). Once healed up though (with a nasty scar) he had to scratch his cheek to relieve an itch on his forehead, Not joking!! I have had a career of both metal fabrication and marine mechanics with woodworking on the side. I'm thankful to have all my fingers in tact. Machines are not forgiving at all (remember the Terminator movies). Please be careful and always watch which way the rotation of the grinder will kick the grinder when (not if) it get's caught (which causes wheels to explode).
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:17 AM   #417
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

great job on the roof raise, gotta say I'm a little jealous, lot's of work up front but should be totally worth it.
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Got a four day weekend to work on the bus. I should have it done by then, right.

Pulled it up front of my apartment and pulled everything out to do a cleaning.



After getting everything out I realize my bus isn't big enough.





I'm not sure how I'm getting all of this back in and have room for Durango and I.

Edit: everyone is calling the bus a whale, a humpback that is.
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Looks awesome. Keep up the good work!! Had a friend once that had a grinder go through both his face shield and goggles he had on. Cut him from his forehead between the eyes down the side of his nose and into his cheek. A very close call (just missed his eye). Once healed up though (with a nasty scar) he had to scratch his cheek to relieve an itch on his forehead, Not joking!! I have had a career of both metal fabrication and marine mechanics with woodworking on the side. I'm thankful to have all my fingers in tact. Machines are not forgiving at all (remember the Terminator movies). Please be careful and always watch which way the rotation of the grinder will kick the grinder when (not if) it get's caught (which causes wheels to explode).

I was in a place where I could only get the grinder in to cut that would kick it toward me, most of the time I have it where it would kick away.
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I guess the heater only runs for a hr and shuts down. I turned it back on and ran fro 20 min got temp back to 165. Turned on fans and temp only droped to 120, a little better.
I've forgotten which heater you have, If you have the 7 day timer, it will only run for a short time (mine is 2 hours) If you supply power to the cpu (like turning on the ignition) I just ran a power wire with switch to it. It will run until you shut it off. You can also program it to come on at a set time for each day of the week.

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