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Old 10-01-2014, 12:24 PM   #11
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Very sweet bus, congrats and have fun!
Thanks! I appreciate ya!
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #12
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WELCOME, SHARP BUS

I would advise swapping the red light covers in the front with the amber ones on the back, no need to have an invite for local law enforcement handy

I like all the chrome, the church spent a lot on upgrades that's for sure
Greetings Bansil - Thanks for the advice. Not sure what the illegality of it is, but I will most certainly heed your advice! The bus truly is amazing, and they blessed me with it next to nothing.
Most states:

Red light to rear of vehicle only for brake lights and turn/hazard
amber to front and rear , for hazards, turn signals
White to front headlights (4 lights on max at one time)
white to rear only for reverse lights
blue front/rear emergency vehicles only
red front emergency vehicles only

this is a rough sample, some states locals may be different

just better to not invite them into your life for an easily fixable thing

and technically the school bus flasher illegal has more to do with flashing red lights to the front, than the system it's self
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:07 PM   #13
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Thanks! I appreciate you....and yes, a "low profile" is preferred. Why engage in a Chuck-E-Cheese Whack-a-Mole game if you don't have to - right...LOL!!
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:28 PM   #14
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Thanks! I appreciate you....and yes, a "low profile" is preferred. Why engage in a Chuck-E-Cheese Whack-a-Mole game if you don't have to - right...LOL!!
I know how old you are now...I think
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:36 PM   #15
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LOL!...Let's just say I was NOT a draft card burner , and am old enough to have celebrated the opening of the original California Disneyland while being carried around in diapers...LOL !
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:44 PM   #16
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Greetings! - The idea is to have basic slide in style bunks (sub-mariner style), and yes I will be using high grade thin line mattress. I am going to go old school with the bunk support underneath each mattress pad with a metal matrix net with spring tensioning, then I will upholster the bottom of each with a thick shipping blanket and cloth to conceal the look and sound from underneath .

The bottom bunks will not be "on the floor", besides I am am installing a great vapor barrier, and thermal reflective barrier, then super dense BedRug foam. On top of that will be my marine grade plywood floor, the padding and carpet in the bunk area....all for sound deadening and thermal management.
The problem is lack of breathability within the shell, not being against the floor. An upper level bunk with a solid plywood deck can have the same problem, but an old school steel net subframe won't have that problem.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:00 PM   #17
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Got ya....OK - cool -
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:48 PM   #18
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Life Assembly would make a really cool name for the bus. I'm diggin' the paintjob. Like that blue.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:08 PM   #19
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Yeah, right!?? I considered it, because that's what we human's are supposed to be all about anyway. Glad you like it....I LOVE this Bus!!!

I have to do a "little work" toward touch ups on the paint, (which is a gorgeous metallic midnight blue), and also some of the chrome is a little pitted. The reason I call the bus Mystery School Bus is because it will carry my musicians and crew for my show Mystery School...which will travel in this "school bus" - for now...LOL! But, there is the validity of...Life Assembly....

Now the journey begins on the inside...Oooo....sort of like life in the material world - pretty on the outside - hollow on the inside?

Mystery School - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... ery+school
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Yea-you pretty much win the best bus purchase of the year with that one! You know how much it would cost to get your normal ratty, out of service school bus that pimped out? 3 ACs? 12k gen? all that paint and chrome?
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