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Old 07-06-2010, 03:43 PM   #61
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Yes, it's common for drivers of pre-converted skoolies (the ones that still carry kids) to turn those valves on and off. The engine coolant still circulates fine, it just cuts off the flow to the heaters. The switches for the heater turn the blowers on and off, if the valves are open you still have 200 degree coolant flowing through the heater cores.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:22 PM   #62
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I'm sure you are going to use this in the winter time so you left the heater there for that reason, right?

You might want to redo the duct work on it slightly cause as it sits you may find that you don't really get any air flow out of your current vent. The heaters take in the air from the top and blow it out of the bottom. having it suck in air from outside won't help you heat it inside as well so I wouldn't do that. Just drop the top of your box flat on top of the heater with it open in the middle and leave the space above the box and below your bed/bench open for air to come in the top.

Valves to shut off the flow are often found under the hood somewhere. If your hoses go through the floor you may find the valves underneath the bus somewhere.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:51 PM   #63
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Before you guys see pics, I was talking with a guy at a truck body shop who is currently painting my bus. I think I need to change the alignment on my bus since we removed and added weight in different sections ($150) and he wanted to change my tires but another guy said they're fine because they're 12 ply which apparently you can hardly find (except on school buses) - would it be good to just buy a spare in case? Also, I am worrying about axel weight and the max amount of weight a tire can hold, am I just worrying too much? Oh, pics updated of building our couch, storage area underneath and painting.





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Old 07-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #64
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:09 AM   #65
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Now all you need is "FDNY" lettering in gold leaf! Just kidding. Looks clean and RED.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:55 AM   #66
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Looks GREAT man! So....after it's said & done, are you glad ya paid someone else to shoot it?

Look like you need to tighten a screw (carefully so you don't crack the surrounding paint)

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Ha, yeah more than happy.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:31 PM   #67
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Updated interior pictures. We laid carpeting and finished the benches. Has really come to life now, we removed all our scrap wood and most of the tools. I'm pretty much done save for a few minor things like fixing the steps, hooking up TV and Direct TV. Oh baby I'm pumped.



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Old 07-15-2010, 10:25 PM   #68
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Lookin' good. How about some pics from the opposite angle......
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #69
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Bumping for Silent Willie's one year anniversary! An update is that we got a new rebuilt Jasper engine dropped in it and it's coming home this weekend. Also installed a new tailpipe and exhaust mid-season. You can checkout tailgate pics and extensive conversion questions on our facebook fan page in the first post in this thread. Please like the page!
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Re: Rutgers tailgating bus

Bus looks great! Have you had the chance to do much partying yet? How is that red upholstery paint holding up on the seats? I'm thinking about painting my seats, but would like to hear how much you have used those seats and whether or not the paint is wearing off at all.

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