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Old 04-26-2010, 01:07 AM   #41
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Re: Introducing my first bus

Got some more work done today. My son and a couple of his friends got all the reflective tape off the outside. I sealed up all the bolt and nail holes, touched up a few places with metal primer I missed and prepared the inside to be painted.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:23 PM   #42
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Dropped the bus off to get painted this morning. Found a place that usally paints locomotives willing to do it for $1700 which was the cheapest of all the places I tried that had a paint booth big enough. Should be done Tuesday or Wedensday. I am going with a dark gray color instead of black to make the girlfriend happy.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:40 AM   #43
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And you believe it's that easy?

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lol...Let me restate...happy about the bus(at least for now). She is also pushing me away from anything that makes the bus seem like a party bus.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:28 PM   #44
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And you believe it's that easy?

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lol...Let me restate...happy about the bus(at least for now). She is also pushing me away from anything that makes the bus seem like a party bus.
Next thing you know she will want all smooth sides with Nike swooshes all over! And pull-outs! And skylights! And...
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:17 PM   #45
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Got the bus back from the paint shop and don't think it looks too bad. Also made a stop at Home Depot and picked up four 4x8 pieces of 3/4" plywood, 1/4" rigid pink insulation, red rosin paper, tek screws, 1 gallon of gloss white rustoleum (for the inside) and 3 rollers. The new paint job really shows how bad those wheels look. Think I am going to rattle can them black until I get some chrome simulators or new rims.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:42 PM   #46
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Good looking paint job.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:35 PM   #47
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Got most of the plywood sub floor, sprayed some black primer on the wheels, removed the stop sign, and started looking at the bus wiring today. A wiring diagram for this bus would be nice, there are way too many wires behind the dash. Replaced all the big fuses since the contacts did not look so hot. Going to have to caulk a few big gaps in the plywood sub floor since it seems I can't saw very straight. Also scuffed up the walls and roof to prepare them for painting. Have more pics on my blog.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:50 AM   #48
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Got the plywood subfloor finished. It got a little to cool to paint so will have to wait until next weekend to finish that. The tek screws worked great and only broke two old phillps drill bits.
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:19 AM   #49
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If you want to do a wheel color other than black, Rustolem Hammertone spray paint is one of the greatest inventions since duct tape. The finish comes out like a Craftsman tool box-you cant spray it wrong-the heavier you spray it, the more of a hammered finish it gets. I used the silver-its not chrome shiney-it looks "right" -like a new rim with some texture. The stuff will paint right over rust-dirt-anything.
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:00 PM   #50
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Ended up just screwing the plywood to the metal floor and not using furring strips.
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