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Old 02-01-2018, 09:43 AM   #1141
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"...even with a 4.78 rear and a 34" (the 265)tire the RPM calc says id be at 1875 RPM in 6th gear at 65 MPH..."

Sounds like pretty good numbers to me(?).
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:53 AM   #1142
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I got my bus up to 67 REAL quickly when I tried it out after Chris fixed the speed in the computer.
I'm gonna lose a bit off the line with bigger tires, but it will give me better mpg's and lower rpm's at cruising speed. The ground clearance is my main concern. I need a bus that's dirt road capable. This one would bottom out the stair well pretty easily as it is.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:02 AM   #1143
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Its such a nice little bus! I can't wait to get it fixed and paint it. Should be about as easy to prep and paint as a skoolie gets. The body is SOLID!
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:03 AM   #1144
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I love this bus!! and it sounds great, shifts great, defimitely took off good when we rode it that night!.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:05 AM   #1145
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Its a dashboard and a timing cover away from greatness.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:02 PM   #1146
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fixed! sorry about that i was on an install in nashville the last 10 days. and it was a big one!!

im thinking a 3.90 or 3.73 would be perfect in mine.. id like to go up to a 245/70 tire just for a little better ride ayt some point so may be a 3.90 or 4.11..

I have a 3.54 now.. cant think of anyone who would want to go that low.. how do I figure out the exacty axle I have? try and read its tag?


-Christopher
Offered to trade you my 3.90 rear end before, just have to find out if you have a Spicer s150 rear axle
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:17 AM   #1147
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Got 3 sheets of 18ga in 4x10. Cost me $160 and took a few weeks, but now I've got enough steel to do lots of bus stuff. I'll seal my leaking roof hatch and that dumb passive vent sometime soon.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:13 AM   #1148
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Got 3 sheets of 18ga in 4x10. Cost me $160 and took a few weeks, but now I've got enough steel to do lots of bus stuff. I'll seal my leaking roof hatch and that dumb passive vent sometime soon.
That's dirt cheap- did they fall off a truck?



I need a deal like that. I paid more for a single sheet of 16 ga 4x10 than you paid for 3.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:17 AM   #1149
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That's dirt cheap- did they fall off a truck?



I need a deal like that. I paid more for a single sheet of 16 ga 4x10 than you paid for 3.
I get them at wholesale at the steel shop where I used to work. My stepdad and a bunch of my friends work there so I still get the deals. Just takes patience.
Took me a month to get this stuff.
Weird no one seems to have 18ga around here anymore. I used to cut lots of it. 16ga is as thin as most steel suppliers around here carry.
I did find a place in Orlando that has 18ga but they wanted $100 for a 4x8!
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:58 AM   #1150
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