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Old 12-24-2018, 03:02 PM   #11
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Not a bad price, but if it has rust repair on the doors you haven't gotten to the part that will show the most rust, under the wood floor. I suspect being from your area there is going to be work to be done on the floor.
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:41 PM   #12
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Cool looking bus. Congratulations. I'm eager to see what you have in mind for the layout. I can't quite tell from the pics . . . how long is it?

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Old 01-02-2019, 07:16 PM   #13
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Not a bad price, but if it has rust repair on the doors you haven't gotten to the part that will show the most rust, under the wood floor. I suspect being from your area there is going to be work to be done on the floor.

I'll have to cross that bridge if/when I get to it. Undercarriage is heavily coated and seems solid. It was garaged most of the time so fingers are crossed.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:17 PM   #14
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Cool looking bus. Congratulations. I'm eager to see what you have in mind for the layout. I can't quite tell from the pics . . . how long is it?

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Thanks. About 30' bumper to bumper. I'll have to get some more accurate measurements at some point.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:20 PM   #15
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Although the weather's been gray and cold, I managed to remove the fender mirrors and bumper control gate (which came off much easier than the stop arm)
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:57 PM   #16
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Continuing

It was in the teens today, but I managed to get a couple more seats out, and removed the seat bottoms from the frames. They were attached by hinges to the fronts of the frames. When I got one of the seat bolts out, I found there is floor rot at one point, which I assume will be a larger area once I pull the plywood up, but the rest of the bolts seem to be in secure metal. I have to clear out space in the garage to put the seats until I can dispose of the cushions. I'll use some of the metal from the frames, and sell the rest to the scrap yard.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:05 PM   #17
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Another milestone

All seats and forward headache-preventer cushions removed. Just the rear heater to pull, at some point.

I'm storing the temporary furnishings (which PA requires 4 of a list of 6), plus I'll add a bed and a table area. I flipped a seat around to face backward, behind the driver's seat. I'll build a little table there.

Also got the oil changed today. Quite a chore getting the filter off, and the oil was very thick and black even after warming up, so it needed doing.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:07 PM   #18
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Looks like you are making good progress on your bus. The floor doesn't look too bad. Depending on how much in-town driving you end up doing, you may reconsider removing the crossover mirrors.
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