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Old 01-27-2015, 01:31 PM   #11
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We are painting it!!!

Thanks for letting me know about Indiana! I had not thought of states actually wanting the buses a different color once retired. This forum had been my inspiration for getting the bus for mom almost four years ago. We toyed with the idea of selling it this winter.

My loving husband has agreed to go with a flat black main paint job, with a Cheshire Cat grin along the hood and the eyes above the windshield. I am not sure what color the grin will be. I have a friend that does Vinyl for the cars, so I may just do something small on the rear door too.

Thanks for all the inspiration even before we decided to do this!

Maybe we won't lose two seats to gear storage on our next trip!
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:03 PM   #12
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Doing some research, and several layouts.

I had a conversation with my dad, and I am kind of bummed out. He just laughed at me. He seems to think the bus will not make it to Alaska, and he will not discuss his reasoning. I guess I get to ignore his negativity and press on. I am used to being told I can't do something. I just get that little voice in the back of my head that says, maybe he is on to something I have missed...Oh well.

Since it will be a kid infested pleasure bus until then, I am going to try out a few seating options, and build a seating level deck for all my seats to be mounted to. We are thinking of going with Hot rod replacement seats. Economical, vinyl, low back bucket seats to maintain the view, and optimize seat placement.

So far, my first project, designed by me, went well. It worked, did not leak, and had 5 bicycles locked into it all the way to Weatherford, TX and back home. The adult bikes hang on the sides, and three BMXers on the door.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:58 PM   #13
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At least consider painting the top white, nothing worse than a "cooked kid"
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:04 PM   #14
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Yeah, the roof is a separate issue. It has to be resealed. We had a leak from some other "mechanic" that was "installing" a radio. That whole compartment held water, and let me tell you it was COLD when it came down on my lap. You can see the hole just above my husband's head in the photo. That radio was electrically fried, and has been removed.
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