Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-16-2017, 07:28 AM   #281
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 13,264
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
ha!! maybe EC and i have started a trendx.. Skoolies as daily drivers!
-Christopher
You blazed the trail, I followed.
But I'd been wanting to do this for quite a while. Once you convinced me the 444/545 was ok in a shorty I decided they were so cheap it would be silly NOT to buy one!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 07:47 AM   #282
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 13,264
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Oh- and I forgot a nice update!
I got my buddy Dennis helping me with prep and paint on the shorty this week. He's convinced me since I'm keeping it as a driver to go with single stage acrylic paint. Found some for 60/gal with hardener, in white. The Tiffany blue will cost a bit more.
I'm gonna finish the safety reflective tape and all the adhesives and stuff today.
More to come!!!!!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 08:08 AM   #283
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 8,569
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International S3800
Engine: DT360
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
my DEV was painted with single stage. acrylic? I am pretty sure.. it was considered the mid-grade of the single stages.. it seems to be holding up well.. better than the dual stage red on redbyrd.. or maybe BGA did a better job of prepping than the redbyrd shop.. though the paint shop did a lot.. both busses have seen their fair share of rain and Love-bugs...

im getting ready to upgrade the trans in Red.. its 545 is beginning to show signs it might not be around a whole lot longer.. it doesnt Slip.. but it appears its modulator is shot and probably has been since ive had the bus.. and as I am reading more and more thats the kiss of death to a 545.. and you dont know you are killing it.. im changing the modulator .. these newer 545s use an electric one. instead of a cable..

I noticed a couple times recently the trans would take forever to shift to first gear.. sometimes after you stopped.. so im like.. Now is the time to begin the process to upgrade to a 5 speed lockup..
-Christopher
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 08:23 AM   #284
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 13,264
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
my DEV was painted with single stage. acrylic? I am pretty sure.. it was considered the mid-grade of the single stages.. it seems to be holding up well.. better than the dual stage red on redbyrd.. or maybe BGA did a better job of prepping than the redbyrd shop.. though the paint shop did a lot.. both busses have seen their fair share of rain and Love-bugs...

im getting ready to upgrade the trans in Red.. its 545 is beginning to show signs it might not be around a whole lot longer.. it doesnt Slip.. but it appears its modulator is shot and probably has been since ive had the bus.. and as I am reading more and more thats the kiss of death to a 545.. and you dont know you are killing it.. im changing the modulator .. these newer 545s use an electric one. instead of a cable..

I noticed a couple times recently the trans would take forever to shift to first gear.. sometimes after you stopped.. so im like.. Now is the time to begin the process to upgrade to a 5 speed lockup..
-Christopher
Would be a nice upgrade.
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 08:29 AM   #285
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 13,264
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
The friend who's helping me with the prep and paint is a perfectionist, so I'm having to get it into his head that with the amount of acreage of metal on a bus you can't obsess too much.
I'm cool with some orange peel, I just want good coverage and little or NO overspray. We may pull the windows and reseal them while we're at all this.
I'm gonna pull off all the lights, emblems, etc.

There are three antennae on the top edge of the front cap. They're not used for anything anymore, but the only way to get to them is to take off the inside panel of the front cap. I'm thinking of just cutting them off with an angle grinder, then filling the holes. What you think?
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 11:57 AM   #286
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 8,569
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International S3800
Engine: DT360
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
I say grind em off push the wires down and fill the holes... who knows what kind of crap it would be to take apart that cap...
-Christopher
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 12:08 PM   #287
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 13,264
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
I say grind em off push the wires down and fill the holes... who knows what kind of crap it would be to take apart that cap...
-Christopher
Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 04:15 PM   #288
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 13,264
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Its HOT today.
But the reflective tape and remaining decals have to come off!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 04:21 PM   #289
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 8,569
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International S3800
Engine: DT360
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
drink your water dude!!!! dont mess yourself up like you did last week!!!
its even hot here.. running the A/C hard today.. our humidity up here has come up like it does ohio style..
-Christopher
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 04:26 PM   #290
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 13,264
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
drink your water dude!!!! dont mess yourself up like you did last week!!!
its even hot here.. running the A/C hard today.. our humidity up here has come up like it does ohio style..
-Christopher
yep plenty of water. I'm at home!
I work for a half hour then come in to cool down.
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.