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Old 09-07-2018, 11:44 PM   #1
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Wander bus build

Just got the new bus. Ryan at MJ Bus Co has tons of nice busses for sale.
I paid $3500 for mine. He put two new front tires on and two new batteries in it before I picked it up. I'm very happy with the bus. Here's a video of most of the process. I went by myself, so I didn't get it all filmed like I'd like to have.

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Old 09-08-2018, 12:10 AM   #2
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How do you lock your bus? Mine has no locks. I bought a couple hasp locks with keys but I discovered they’re too small after trying to put them on in the poring rain when I got home. Now I have a couple holes to patch.
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:23 AM   #3
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Beautiful bus! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:39 PM   #4
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Beautiful bus! Thanks for sharing with us.
Thanks. I hope to make it more beautiful.

Got a lock for the front door.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:08 AM   #5
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:33 PM   #6
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The DT466e takes a Napa 7744xd filter not a Napa 1979 like a DT466. Spent all day running around after buying the wrong one.
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See photo attached for the right part.
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Started taking out the seats. Itís dirty rusty tedious work under there. The Fe300 makes it impossible to get to the seat bolts north of the rear axle. Iím going to have to grind them off. And for others. My harbor freight air impact wrench had no effect on the rusty bolts. I had to switch to a Chicago electric heavy duty impact wrench from harbor freight and a breaker bar. 1/2 inche bolts and nuts all the way down and angle iron mounts that are rusted in place but not welded. You have to mock them loose so they donít come flying off and hit someone or worse, give you a flat tire.
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Started taking out the seats. Itís dirty rusty tedious work under there. The Fe300 makes it impossible to get to the seat bolts north of the rear axle. Iím going to have to grind them off. And for others. My harbor freight air impact wrench had no effect on the rusty bolts. I had to switch to a Chicago electric heavy duty impact wrench from harbor freight and a breaker bar. 1/2 inche bolts and nuts all the way down and angle iron mounts that are rusted in place but not welded. You have to mock them loose so they donít come flying off and hit someone or worse, give you a flat tire.
I FEEL YOUR PAIN!

Going thru the same thing with 2000 International so I can start putting in benches

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/20...tml#post291793
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:05 PM   #10
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So a 8 yr old neighborhood kid though it would be fun to climb in the roof hatch of the bus and play. After becoming stuck in the locked bus he must have called for help. The other kids took a brick and broke out all the door windows. I got it on tape from across the street. Today I went to Home Depot and got a couple plexiglass panels and cut them to size 14x 36 3/4 and popped them in with the original gaskets. Canít see through them but theyíre not breakable.
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