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Old 06-03-2010, 07:14 PM   #41
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Haha Smitty you're doubting my painting skills? Nah, you're right. Everyone I've talked to told me it's a good deal, and I know it is too. GOBucks, I emailed them and the response I got was basically one that they didn't give a darn what I thought. For what it's worth, the body shop told me that there is a warranty on it that's at least good for a year. I think we'll do it. I was going to work on building the benches tonight but buddy on the bus bailed on me last minute for softball (weak). We'll have to work on it next week. I think we will go about removing the top warning lights, bondo what we have to, remove the stickers and lettering with Citristrip Stripping Gel and give it to them like that. I have to talk to the shop about what they'll do with the mirrors. I also have to call up the NJ DMV and see how I go about getting temporary tags to drive it to the 3rd world country...I mean Newark, NJ.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #42
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sorry but i lol'ed at the sink cupboard. I lol'ed cause i know it would be the same way if i made it lol!
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:28 AM   #43
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One of the MANY positives of having a short-bus, is that fact that it can be registered as a truck. I have my bus registered as a chevy P30 truck, which means that tags and registraion go VERY fast. No RV inspection, no huge price of registration, just like a pick-up, or cargovan!

Not in CA. Commercial registration is way more expensive. In CA, a truck has to be registered as a truck. A van doesn't if it has seats as long as it's not being used commercially. Cargo go commercial.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:33 PM   #44
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Make sure that whoever paints it will guarantee, in writing, that their paint job will never flake or peel as long as you own it.
You'll never get that from a bodyshop.....unless they already have the plan to go out of business.

RU- Under $700 for a paintjob.....I'd take it in a heartbeat. You'll have the majority of that in materials, plus the mess & hassle, plus I promise their job will look better than one from someone with no automotive painting experience. Pay the fee......you won't regret it

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The price looks good, but I wouldn't want a paint job that later flakes and peels, at any price. When I had some minor body work done on my car recently I took it to a local body shop that has just such a guarantee, in writing, on all their paint work. Of course in that case price wasn't so much at issue, since I only paid the deductible. But it wasn't outrageous either.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #45
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For what it's worth, the body shop told me that there is a warranty on it that's at least good for a year.
That's probably about how long a bad paint job will last before it starts peeling.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:55 PM   #46
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GoBucks, I am in the process of getting it registered as an RV. I have to show tons of pictures. NJ is strict with their DMV stuff since it is privatized in this state. How on earth did you get your shorty registered as a truck? I told the Insurance Companies mine is a Chevy Bluebird Motorhome because it will be registered as one, so that's what I call it.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:16 PM   #47
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Whew! So It's been a busy month of doing little odds and ends on the bus. To let you guys know, this is on my to do list for the month:

-Build big couch
-Build little couch
-Make sure sink works
-Build support for sink containers
-Paint couch
-Paint cushions for couch
-Finish covering walls with beer case posters
-Install mirror
-Fix roof with paint touchups
-Paint vent hatches
-Fix floor with a few more screws
-Strips stickers/lights
-Bondo/Metal seal holes
-Sand fixes on outside of bus
-DMV temp tags
-Get bus painted

So...A LOT of stuff, but who cares. On to pictures!




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Old 06-14-2010, 08:22 PM   #48
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Okay so I need some advice boys. I am planning ahead as usual, and debating on my electical setup. Basically I will just have a TV/PS3/microwave in the bus. That's it. I have a battery that is 650 amps - originally I was thinking of buying an inverter and hooking it up to the battery and re-charging the battery before every tailgate and that would power my appliances (minus the microwave). I talked to a guy who is good with this stuff, and he has given me the idea to just buy a small generator that's quiet (I love the Honda's) and power my stuff through that. I suppose on gamedays I could just have the genny outside and a few wires going inside the bus to power my TV/PS3 and even the microwave. What's everyone's opinion on this? I either pay for an inverter and installation, or just pay for a small and quiet generator.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:22 PM   #49
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small honda 2000 is about 1100 bucks, I am trying to figure out which way I am going at this time also
need to decide for wiring purposes
good luck which ever way you go
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:07 AM   #50
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Yeah, I want the Honda EU1000I, it retails for about $700 but I've seen them on sale periodically for $400ish. If I could get it for that I'd probably do it. I was suprised at how they purr when I saw one this past weekend. If I can't find one for around $400 then I'll probably hookup the inverter and battery and just re-charge the battery every game. Ideally I think I'd want the genny. A little frustrating right now.
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