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Old 04-05-2010, 03:31 PM   #51
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smitty is this the one?



heres a link to more pics of this bus, http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=298476
OMFG..... Beautiful, I just got a woody..... Wait.... what did I just say? Brings a whole other meaning to the rank of "Bus Nut".....
Cheese, I'm woodied up with you on this. JUST FREAK'IN AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:47 PM   #52
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WOW, that's a lot of sheet metal. I'll be eagerly checking the progress on this build, that's for sure. Nice job so far!
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:21 PM   #53
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I agree...nice looking bus. I hadn't even seen it before I came up with this...



...very classy!
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:41 AM   #54
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How do you plan to drive with your windshield skinned over??? Looks like it is coming along nice!
heres a couple better pics,
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:54 PM   #55
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Damn, I have metal siding envy! Wish I had the talent to do that. The side in this last pic and the transition on the top looks totally perfect
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:16 PM   #56
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she is looking good!!! like the staggered roof setup!

you are not alone on the "not getting home first try" thing. I got my bus in Prince George, BC. I made it 3 blocks and the front right caliper seized up on me. Limped it to a KAL-Tire and got the front calipers and discs replaced and some fresh pads in them. Also put new drums and pads on to. Almost turned into a "1000 miles from home and not going anywhere fast" problem lol
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:16 PM   #57
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Looks like a big armoured....skoolie! Very mean and tough looking! I like it!
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:25 PM   #58
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thanks for all your compliments on this. I went back and forth on wether to re-skin the whole side or not but by your responses I am feeling better about spending the extra time and money on it!
I have alot more spot welds to put in, probably another days worth of that before I can move onward. I have to weld in cross supports at the seams between the sheets of metal to stiffen it up some more and figure out where my windows will be and add some metal in those areas. then its on to the insulation/wood sheets for the floor and walls. I will be using this as a open design inside for awhile this summer with bare essentials to get us by till winter time when it gets too cold to ride anymore.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:13 AM   #59
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been a busy week, I got my floor primed and bolt/nail holes sealed up. got the corner skins formed today and will be riveting them in this week sometime. also replaced the temporary floor panel with a permanent piece that is fully welded in. got my patch panels for the gas sender hole in the floor and the flasher covers done. oh and I cut off all the original skins lower supports.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:30 AM   #60
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You must drink the same brand of triple-caffeine that Wildcat does Looks like you've been busy, looks great, I especially like the front-view

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Thanks Smitty,
It's Mountain Dew when I am working on the bus, does that count?
I am faced with a ATV ride and camping trip in 2 weeks, bus not ready, gonna be in a tent on the ground again this year.
2-3 hrs loading up, 1.5 hr drive (that I dont mind) unload, setup the tent (wind blowing no doubt) sped 2 nights and then do it all in reverse.
When the bus is ready I can just keep it loaded up and all I gotta do is drive the ATV's off when I get there.
Gotta get ready for the outing after that cause this first trip of the year will be a refresher course on why I am doing all this work!
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