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Old 09-23-2015, 02:35 PM   #11
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:11 PM   #12
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:44 PM   #13
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Screw the the cry babies.

I love your avatar.

I like your style. Rather than remove it, you modified it.

We should start banning the people that complain to mods about stupid $hit.

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Old 09-24-2015, 05:19 PM   #14
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Screw the the cry babies.

I love your avatar.

I like your style. Rather than remove it, you modified it.

We should start banning the people that complain to mods about stupid $hit.

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There will always be idiots in the world. Anyway, progress:







So getting these screws out have been a serious pain in the ass and as you can see I've still got like 40 or more left to get. Power drill won't get them and it's just way too hard on my arms and body to try to muscle the **** manually so I think the only option I have here is to put a dremel with a rotary saw attached to 'em and cut my own slit so I can get them with a flat head. Reeeeally super frustrating though, like, I would have SO much more done if it weren't for these damn screws.
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:34 PM   #15
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m00py ,

I am even newer than you. I really don't know where to begin. But I have been looking at the same shuttle bus that you got. To you have any reasonable expectations on usable sq footage of this Ford E-Series 350. Trying to convert passenger numbers to square foot expectations is not a readily formula that I have found yet! I know it can be frustrating but it looks like you have gone gang busters and got started
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:49 PM   #16
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m00py ,

I am even newer than you. I really don't know where to begin. But I have been looking at the same shuttle bus that you got. To you have any reasonable expectations on usable sq footage of this Ford E-Series 350. Trying to convert passenger numbers to square foot expectations is not a readily formula that I have found yet! I know it can be frustrating but it looks like you have gone gang busters and got started
I think the inside is something like 20' long, 8' wide, a little over 6' in height. I'll get exact measurements next time I'm there.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:52 PM   #17
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Hmmm-on my Champion the windows are mounted opposite-little slider windows up top. I actually turn one over for my dog to hang her nose out.
Look real close at your wheel arches for rust. Champion used spray foam as a filler between their body + the Ford partial chassis' wheel well. It collects water over the years + rots out.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:06 PM   #18
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Hmmm-on my Champion the windows are mounted opposite-little slider windows up top. I actually turn one over for my dog to hang her nose out.
Look real close at your wheel arches for rust. Champion used spray foam as a filler between their body + the Ford partial chassis' wheel well. It collects water over the years + rots out.
I'll be sure to do that and to check out your build thread. We had to go under the bus to removed the nuts from the underside of the bolts that held the seats down and there certainly is spray foam underneath. I'm not sure what a wheel arch is but I'll do some research and take another look underneath and see what's going on with that. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:03 PM   #20
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I'll be sure to do that and to check out your build thread. We had to go under the bus to removed the nuts from the underside of the bolts that held the seats down and there certainly is spray foam underneath. I'm not sure what a wheel arch is but I'll do some research and take another look underneath and see what's going on with that. Thanks for the heads up.
Wheel arch : the lump of metal over your tires.
Champion LOVES spray foam. I have places on mine where there were loose dangling wires underneath-and they just shot some foam and glooped the wires to the side of the bus!
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