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Old 09-26-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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The "Special Team" bus, 90% done ---**PICTURES AD

Here ya go:

http://www.ksubus.com

Future plans include window tinting, a bathroom, a table between the two facing purple seats, some carb work, and PAINT!

We just made a deal for graphics with a local place, so we've got that covered. If anyone wants to give any tips for the above project, feel free to comment!

GO CATS!
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Old 09-27-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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Re: The "Special Team" bus, 90% done

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Here ya go:

http://www.ksubus.com

Future plans include window tinting, a bathroom, a table between the two facing purple seats, some carb work, and PAINT!

We just made a deal for graphics with a local place, so we've got that covered. If anyone wants to give any tips for the above project, feel free to comment!

GO CATS!
Here's how I made my table between two facing seats. It is convertible into two different table configurations and a bed configuration. Based on what y'all use the bus for, the small table configuration would make a good bar..... Of course, the large table configuration would make a good serving table for food.

You might not even bother with the bed configuration. The seats have to be pretty far apart (6' 4" from the front of each seat-back) in order to have enough legroom and headroom for a bed.

The dual table configuration might be useful, even if the bed is not, and it would make construction simpler not to have to make the table leg adjustable in height.

Plus, you can fold the table up against the wall if you modify the design slightly, or even remove it entirely without much trouble.

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Old 09-27-2005, 09:58 PM   #3
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Nice table! I think I'll steal the idea of a multiple size table, mainly because I have some scrap plywood sitting around that isn't quite big enough for a full table!

Does anyone think a single 4x4 would be sturdy enough (if the table was screwed into the wall well)
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Old 09-28-2005, 02:20 PM   #4
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Nice table! I think I'll steal the idea of a multiple size table, mainly because I have some scrap plywood sitting around that isn't quite big enough for a full table!

Does anyone think a single 4x4 would be sturdy enough (if the table was screwed into the wall well)
4 x 4 sturdy enough for what? For a pedestal leg? Sure, at least, it would support a lot of weight vertically, certainly more than you would put on a table. The trick would be to connect the 4 x 4 to the table top so that it would not flex in any direction at the junction. You'd need to brace it laterally in at least four directions.

One thing that you might consider for a table leg is a piece of threaded iron pipe. They make flanges for the pipe that screw into the surface. You could screw the pipe in when you are using the table and take it off to save space when you are not.

If you put a flange on each end of the pipe, one end would be fixed to the table and the other could just serve as a foot for the pipe without being fixed to the floor. A piece of 1 1/2" or 2" pipe would certainly be adequate for supporting the table.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:06 PM   #5
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Nice table! I think I'll steal the idea of a multiple size table, mainly because I have some scrap plywood sitting around that isn't quite big enough for a full table!

Does anyone think a single 4x4 would be sturdy enough (if the table was screwed into the wall well)
4 x 4 sturdy enough for what? For a pedestal leg? Sure, at least, it would support a lot of weight vertically, certainly more than you would put on a table. The trick would be to connect the 4 x 4 to the table top so that it would not flex in any direction at the junction. You'd need to brace it laterally in at least four directions.

One thing that you might consider for a table leg is a piece of threaded iron pipe. They make flanges for the pipe that screw into the surface. You could screw the pipe in when you are using the table and take it off to save space when you are not.

If you put a flange on each end of the pipe, one end would be fixed to the table and the other could just serve as a foot for the pipe without being fixed to the floor. A piece of 1 1/2" or 2" pipe would certainly be adequate for supporting the table.
I hadn't thought of pipe, but that is an excellent idea. I guess I'm off to the hardware store tonight!
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Old 09-30-2005, 10:01 AM   #6
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Mad Dash to Norman

That bus SHOULD be making an appearance in Norman tomorrow!!!!!

I'll be there. It would have been fun to check it out. Go CATS!!!

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Old 09-30-2005, 12:06 PM   #7
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That bus SHOULD be making an appearance in Norman tomorrow!!!!!

I'll be there. It would have been fun to check it out. Go CATS!!!

-Micah
We would be taking it, but the front tires are bald and we REALLY need to replace them. I'll be there anyways, though.
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:48 PM   #8
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Thought I would show some pics so you folks didn't have to click through...

Angle Shot





Shot of the driver's area





front grille





Open space over driver's wheel well. Any suggestions for using this space?





Air conditioners




Generator on platform




Stereo setup




A/C's on the inside




Another AC picture, with the cooler shelves visible




Classy Cats - signed




Bus in lot




Wildcat NFL player pictures and cards
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/ ... GP2026.jpg[/img]


Again












We have 5 of these couches - purchased at Nebraska Furnture Mart for $1000 delivered (for all 5!)








Couches with people in them




This is where I need to install a table - need to stop being lazy!




More of the length of the bus (older pics)








One last pic of the driver's area...



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Let me know what you all think!
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:54 PM   #9
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Guys nice bus but Im sorry the The "Special" Teams bus has been taken along with the title of Best tailgating vehicle in the country well b4 your bus was alive hope you didnt borrow our ideas. Go Gators!!! http://www.ufbus.com

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