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Old 01-03-2014, 08:10 PM   #11
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Re: Introduction: 1981 4WD Ford/Collins Ind short bus

Many states (mine included) require you to re-paint what used to called "National School Bus Chrome" if registering for non-school/non-camp operation. Here, we get only 2 weeks, I think. Most officers will leave you alone if passing through with out-of-state plates, if yellow is legal in the state of registration.

But there have been stories here on the board of people who have been pulled over just for being yellow in a non-yellow state, even when legal in the state of registration. It probably does not happen that often, but why give them a reason? If you are going to shoot the whole bus, you might as well change the color, if only by just enough to avoid confusion or confrontation.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:39 PM   #12
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The gov couldn't very well call it chrome yellow any longer since they baned chromium ion in paint--in the case of yellow (and some reds) the lack of chrome is the reason these colors don't cover worth a hoot. I'm sure we'll all live longer without chromium unless we govern ourselves to death first
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I'm sure the government spent years and billions of dollars deciding that chromium (and incandescent light bulbs and 32 oz. sodas and oil paint and...) are really, really bad for us and they're just protecting us from ourselves. (that lobotomy they gave me really gave me a whole new outlook on life!)
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:03 PM   #14
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lobotomy they gave me really gave me a whole new outlook on life!)
Now you are ready for the management team!! WOOT!!
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Forget management! Now I can be a senator!
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Senator? Why Hell boy I'll nominate you for president--notice the small p in President? wouldn't want to offend anyone. Oh well why worry about that now? PRESIDENT!
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PRESIDENT. I like the sound of that. I'd bring all my bus buddies along and we'd rule the country with great disrespect for "how things should be done."

This country would be a much better place - at least for us.
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A painting method that have used twice successfully. Go to this page of my thread. Scroll down just a bit.

Read about TSP cleaner and oil based enamel exterior house paint.

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That is the sweetest mini-bus ever!!

I've seen plenty of "adventure vans" of that time time and model, but never a mini bus!! What is the clearance inside there and off the ground??

Congrats on the paint job score (what goes around comes around, so pass it around)
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