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Old 12-11-2017, 08:51 PM   #21
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I took my student mirror and visor out. If I'm looking in that mirror while I'm driving it's not good. The side mirrors are what I'm accustomed to using.

There don't seem to be a whole lot of other uses for those student mirrors, but I'm thinking of putting it on my tractor for a wider field of view while backing.
I want to keep as much "School Bus" character as I can.

I have a wife and daughters, I'm thinking it would make a great bathroom mirror with a few lights around it.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:24 PM   #22
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That was the same use I came up with for the student mirror, other than on the tractor as a spectacular backup mirror. For a bathroom I thought it could mount vertically in a corner quite easily for a dressing mirror without taking up much space.

I didn't bother building a bathroom so I don't have quite as many corners to put the mirror in as some might have.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:37 PM   #23
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I want to keep as much "School Bus" character as I can.
Definitely the same here.

Refurbished the first item. $25 for new mirror glass, and reused the metal frame and backplate, gasket, and brackets from visor. A little Krylon "Hammered Finish" spray I had floating around, and it looks great. Thing feels like it weighs 10 pounds.....no cheap plastic here.

The helmet sticker elevates it from 'ordinary' to 'an extraordinary expression of refined taste and class'.


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Old 12-13-2017, 11:14 PM   #24
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It sounds like you need the champagne of beers.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:04 AM   #25
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Congrats. As shorties go, that is the size everyone wants. That's the engine everyone, who knows, wants.
Indeed! This is exactly what I want. (Hand ME one of your beers so I can cry in it.) Sob sob

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Indeed! This is exactly what I want. (Hand ME one of your beers so I can cry in it.) Sob sob

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They're out there. You just have to look at every site you can think of and hit the nationwide CL every day or two.....I got lucky in that mine was listed late on a Sunday night and I saw it about two hours later, and I called the guy early Monday a.m.

Patience is the key. Can't tell you how many times I almost pulled the trigger on something less than I wanted out of sheer frustration. And like everyone here says....another bus comes up for sale every day.


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Old 12-14-2017, 10:46 AM   #27
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They're out there. You just have to look at every site you can think of and hit the nationwide CL every day or two.....I got lucky in that mine was listed late on a Sunday night and I saw it about two hours later, and I called the guy early Monday a.m.

Patience is the key. Can't tell you how many times I almost pulled the trigger on something less than I wanted out of sheer frustration. And like everyone here says....another bus comes up for sale every day.


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Thank you, Don. I MUST be more diligent!

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VERY productive day out at the bus today. All the seats and dividers are out.....filthy job, but I was rewarded with 35 cents and some kind of token. If that happens 10,857.142 more times, I got my bus for free.

Even though it was nasty, boring work, I was pumped by the fact I was getting it done, and getting closer to my vision for this mofo.

TIP -- when removing seats, start at the front and work your way back.....lots more working room.

And I don't know why, but I find myself constantly moving around with my head bent forward, even though I have a good 2.5" - 3" of head clearance. I hope that goes away after awhile.....my head doesn't touch the ceiling until I get about 12" from the windows.

Tomorrow will be spent seperating the foam and vinyl from the seat frames in preparation for a trip to the metal recycler. Next weekend will be stripping the linoleum and getting a look at the floor, although it's looked good in the 4 test areas I've examined. This bus doesn't have a plywood subfloor, so it may go quickly.

Ain't it purty?


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Seats are deconstructed. Anyone need any foam?

This was the worst of the floor rust in the 4 test areas......60 seconds with a putty knife and I had shiny metal. I think my wire wheel will make short work of it next weekend. Just have my fingers crossed that the rest of the floor is no worse.

And tried out my $13 heat gun from HF on the back decals.....worked great! I think I'll buy 3 more and use them for my secondary heating option.


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Man, its coming along nicely!
I'm so glad you scored that shorty, man.
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