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Old 06-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #31
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WOW!!! that door looks great!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:03 AM   #32
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Great job! Thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:56 AM   #33
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Propane mount question

Yet another question - this time about mounting propane tanks. I have been reading (trolling ) this forum for about a year and I remember seeing one conversion where they showed up close how they made a box to hold two 20lb tanks under neath that was easy to remove the tanks for filling. I have just spent the last week trying to find that conversion so I could refresh myself and start building one for my bus. Does anyone know which conversion that might be or if you have a design yourself that you would be willing to share that would be great! Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:16 AM   #34
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Hopefully this link will work. /i have removed all 8 of the flashing lights and temp mounted some metal circle covers I had a guy made. Looking forward to getting this bus painted and I'm sure ALL my neighbors are as well. hopefully having the two different metals screwed together won't cause any problems!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #35
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Welcome, looks like your off to a good start..
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #36
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Hey JK --- Welcome to the madness! if the two metals are steel & aluminum they don't play well together and need to be isolated with something non-conductive like a thin rubber gasket. Basically, attaching them to one another creates a battery and corrosion will quickly become an issue. Sometimes you can get away with using a sealer like silicone but any "dissimilar metal" issue always needs to be addressed.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:55 PM   #37
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Hello Everyone! Been off line and out of commission for quite a while. Managed to have a heart attack and no sooner recuperated from that to having a stoke. Kind of had to put Warren on the back burner for about a year. But today finally had a warm sunny day and needed to burn off some cabin fever. So borrowed a power washer and cleaned about a years worth of dirt and bird droppings off of the bus. Once I managed to get all the gunk off and it dried nicely we put a coat of paint mixed with the heat beads on the roof. We rolled it on and it looks pretty good. Need to get the brushes out and do some trimming in and then on to the main body! It is so good to actually do something on it instead of laying around frustrated. I plan on working on it a minimum of two days a week right now as long as things go well. Hope to post pictures soon!
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:01 AM   #38
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Rust around the left rear wheel-well
Hmm.. This is probably a common rust area for these Thomas's. Mine had the same rust holes.

I "cured" it by cutting out the bad stuff and welding in some new, slightly thicker metal and painting it. I figured the thicker metal should buy me some extra time before it happens again.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:00 PM   #39
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jkronmiller glad to see you haven't given up on the bus. Keep on building. I am just starting my conversion. I am currently working on taking up the old plywood floor. Bring on the pics!!
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Hope yer feelin' better. And remember...bus building is good therapy for whatever ails ya'!
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