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Old 03-06-2013, 01:23 PM   #121
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Re: 1995 Ford Eldorado Shuttle bus

Hello there,

Cold winter days are almost gone.
Last weekend we have washed the bus on the outside.
I must start somwhere huh.

Here are some picts.























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Old 03-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #122
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I did load also My Harley for the first time in the bus so I can see what I can do withe the garage compartiment.

Here is a small video on youtube.

http://youtu.be/CPjiQy-U8sA



When the weather get's really good, we are going to dismantle the interior and I will send you some picts again.

See you !
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #123
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it's not green anymore
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #124
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Good riding skills-you didn't hit a single flamingo!
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #125
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Good riding skills-you didn't hit a single flamingo!

LOL

Yes I know but I was not drunk yet.

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #126
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Re: 1995 Ford Eldorado Shuttle bus

Work on the bus have stopped again.
Temperature is going down, rain and this weekend it is snowing again.

But never the less, this gives me more time to think about the interior rebuild.

I will keep you posted !

Thanks for the funny reactions guy's !
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #127
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Charley-If I can offer a suggestion-Before my bus I had a cube van -and before that a regular Chevy van. I raced bikes for lots of years. I've put Many many different bikes up + down ramps. (Not as nice+ wide as yours.)
When I watched your video,( besides waiting for you to wack your head ) My 1st thought was "he cheated!" You put the ramp on you porch.
I would test how steep the ramp is on level ground. Your Harley has a long wheelbase + is fairly low. Theres the possiblity that it might bottom out at the top of the ramp. And I'd also think about putting some kind no slip paint or stickers on the ramp. Picture the day you have to load up the bike quick-and the ramp is wet. And you start spinning the tire on the way up the ramp-and start going backwards. Then you try putting your foot out into air off the ramp. Ask me how I know.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:22 PM   #128
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Hehehe.
Yes I know what you mean.
The ramp is too short when I leave it on the ground level.
During the time I will extend this becouse the bike hits with the frame tot the top of the ramp.
You are right about that my friend.

I was also thinking about to install a electric lift like a wheelchair elevator but this is not easy to find here in this small country.
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I have found also a great website that's really usefull for maintenance the powerstroke diesel engine.
Maybe the most of the people of the forum will know the site.

http://www.powerstrokehelp.com

I have learned a lot with waching the video's of changing all the oils and fluids like the high pressure oil injector pump and stuff like that.
It is easy explaned and to understand for people like me who know a little bit of technical engine work and parts.
I only have to learn and convert the measures of capacity from Gallon to Liters and fom ounces to centiliters if you know what I mean.
I will find a converter on the net or so.

So guy's,
It is almost 20.45H and that means I am of to work now and tomorrow I am going to prepare my Dodge for a little meeting of usa pick up trucks on sunday in Holland.

Bye for now and thanks again for the reactions,
Karel
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In one of your pictures it looks like the plastic trim between the body panels on the roof is a bit busted up. Be sure to caulk those trim pieces - mine were intact but were leaking anyway. If water gets inside the walls or ceiling it will eventually delaminate the inner and outer fiberglass panels and present you with yet another repair adventure. I caulked both of my roof trim pieces as well as the top of the trim running along the top of the side walls.
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