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Old 09-08-2017, 06:26 PM   #1
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Anything that is kept?

Quick question to the masses.

Is there any part of the bus that is removed for conversion, like wiring harnesses or metal from the inside that should be kept because of it's replacing difficulty or unobtanium?
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:55 PM   #2
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ive heard of some people re-using side panels for skinning or in general metal for patching, etc that might be needed.. wiring harnesses on busses are pretty custom for each bus and year.. many of the connectors use are pretty standard, except for maybe some of the main body to Chassis connectors should be treated with care but many dont ever disconect those..

also if you pln to drive your bus, remember to keep the front defrost / heating system for clearing the windows in rain / or cool weather...
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:39 PM   #3
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ive heard of some people re-using side panels for skinning or in general metal for patching, etc that might be needed.. wiring harnesses on busses are pretty custom for each bus and year.. many of the connectors use are pretty standard, except for maybe some of the main body to Chassis connectors should be treated with care but many dont ever disconect those..

also if you pln to drive your bus, remember to keep the front defrost / heating system for clearing the windows in rain / or cool weather...
-Christopher
Thanks Christopher!
Metal for patching, I never thought of that.
I do plan to drive it so I'll keep defroet and heat in mind.
I'll route the cabin wiring a little different but being as I am an electrician by trade it shouldn't be too tricky. 😊⚡⚡
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:49 AM   #4
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Everything i took out i am keeping until i am done converting. I have a huge jar of random screws and wire harnesses and the such. I'm constantly digging through trying to find parts. The more i can re-use the more money i save
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:12 PM   #5
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+1 on keeping all bolts and screws that arent stripped or damaged.. ive used MANY of them!!
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:03 PM   #6
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that arent stripped or damaged..
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