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Old 07-21-2009, 11:09 PM   #21
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Re: 1951 IHC Aggie Tailgater

The Waco trip... what a good story! This really is a cool bus... So much potential! Looks like your having fun!
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:16 PM   #22
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not sure i'd call putting the carrier bearing back in place on the side of the road fun, but it does make for an intresting twist to the plot. what good is a story where everything goes right

I've enjoy working on it a bunch, and Thanks, i think it is turning out to be pretty darn cool.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:23 PM   #23
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not sure i'd call putting the carrier bearing back in place on the side of the road fun, but it does make for an intresting twist to the plot. what good is a story where everything goes right

I've enjoy working on it a bunch, and Thanks, i think it is turning out to be pretty darn cool.
AAAAH... its always more fun when you gotta give her some TLC in return! Sooner or later you'll have everything fixed & repaired!!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:11 PM   #24
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Another weekend of work on the bus, pulled the radiator before we left for the bahamas, and my dad took it to have it cleaned out. was in dire need of it. put the radiator back in, cleaned up the wiring under the hood and cleaned up some of the vaccum lines too. installed rooftop A/C and pullged it into the wall for a bit, think it is going to do a good job of keeping the old gril cool. also carpeted some more of the benches in side. pics are below





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Old 08-03-2009, 12:01 PM   #25
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the uniti itself wasn't too hard to install. did it without looking at the instructions. only thing that took much time, thought or effort was getting the wiring thru the roof of the bus. Cutting a 14x14 inch hole in the roof, that i didn't really enjoy all that much, was a bit disconcerting.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:41 PM   #26
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some pics from the weekend, finished up the carpet inside the bus, working on getting the seats sorted out, got the generator mounted into the rear bumper. also got the sound system installed, subs won't be sitting where they are in the pics, going to have to get a differnt box. oh and i forgot, license plates came in. welcome to Bus 00! also got the kegerator put in, and an LED sign too

anyways see below for this weeks pics.





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Old 08-10-2009, 07:59 AM   #27
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Making good progress!
Like the tags! That shifter looks just a tad short?!
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:01 PM   #28
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The shifter is more than a little short, it is what the bus came with, will prob switch it out for a lokar this winter. for now, it works.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:34 AM   #29
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Well, the first football weekend has come and gone, the bus made it down to College Station Saturday, not without issue, but it did make it. took 3.5 hours to drive 1.5 hours. First off popped a fan belt about 30 miles from the house, had my darling wife following me in the pickup . so we left the bus on the sholder and ran to the parts store (note i had intened on getting some extra belts and just forgot) Found a belt from a parts house in Cameron, located some water and headed back to the bus. put the belt on with out too much issue, toped the radiator off, and got back on the road. Made it a big old 10 miles and lost the new belt, that put a huge happy face on me. left the bus on the should yet again, and headed back to Cameron, bought ever single belt that would fit the bus within the city (which turned out to be 3), well technically i bought 2 more, they exchanged the brand new one that had just busted.

Back to the bus, got the belt on yet again, and back on the road, this time taking it a bit more easy. i'm thinking the water pump is getting ready to go, there is a lil bit of wobble to it, when you wiggle the fan, which i could see being alot when it is turning 3600 rpm. so we easied on to College Station running about 50 or so, made it in around 2, got to our parking spot, and started unloading our gear. We had a blast, spent a good bit of time talking to people about the bus, there were 5 other buses of various sorts in the general area, I had actually worked with one of the guys along time ago, on one of the other crews.

All in all, we had a great time, consumed a bit of meat and beer, didn't have any major problems, at least that couldn't be resloved. game was over somewhere around the 10 pm mark, and i'm proud to say the Ag's won! that always makes it a better day!. broke everything down, loaded up and took the bus to a friends house to spend the night. headed home the next day after locating a water pump, just in case. managed to make the trip in about 2 hours this time, no breakdowns.

next order of business is an awning, and replacing that water pump.

will post some pictures from the weekend shortly.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:54 AM   #30
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A few pics of the weekend.





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