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Old 11-10-2013, 01:17 PM   #431
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Hobart 210 mvp. Don't waste your time with anything smaller. Also don't bother with lesser name brands. They will all leave you wishing you got a Hobart or better brand.

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Old 11-11-2013, 06:05 PM   #432
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Feel like I'm making progress. Got the bus painted and all the LED marker lights on.







Night shot of the marker lights.





That bright spot above the bus is the moon.



I got the rear view camera installed.



I used the power for the radio to power it.



Installed the 7" monitor on the dash



Not in the way of driving.



Nice big color display.



The inferred lights work well at night. Made it easier to park.

I got a nice surprise today. My push button shiftier is having issues getting into drive. The most common fault is the buttons themselves. I stopped by the maintenance depot to ask a few questions, this being one of them. They gave me a new assembly.



The only thing left on the roof is replacing the hatches. The rear one leaked, so I started with it. Prokchop has a different hatch than I do and wants them when I'm done. After taking it off I see that mine have been replaced as well. This one is bigger and covers the rivets, I'm surprised it did not leak more.



I have the steel already cut and did not have time to cut it down, also I wanted to use the same holes. So I butyl taped the heck out of it.



We have rain coming tomorrow so I will check for leaks. I stood on the steel and the tape squeezed out of the sides so I hope I'm OK.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #433
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Great looking bus, and excellent photos
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:45 AM   #434
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Wow! Nice looking progress. Bus looks fantastic.
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

And thus ends the saga of the roof raise! You must be really happy to have that job done. It looks great! Nice work.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #436
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Here is a comparison photo of when I first painted the bus and the new paint.





As you can see the new paint matches the old paint before it was old.

The bus looks beefy now.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #437
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And thus ends the saga of the roof raise! You must be really happy to have that job done. It looks great! Nice work.

You don't know how happy. I have renewed energy to work on it again.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #438
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That looks ridiculously cool, like it's ready to pounce, haha!!

Edit: Also, quick question on the welder... did you try replacing the tip? That can make a huge difference. Especially using fluxcore, the tips get fouled easy. I probably have 6 years or so on my Clarke.
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Now you need some more rub rail
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Now you need some more rub rail
I already have them, just need to install. That is just cosmetic, it can wait.
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