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Old 02-18-2011, 09:18 PM   #131
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Got the new clear lenses on... I have to figure out what wires make them work... When the bus was decommisioned they pulled all the toggles that work the safety stuff that's ony legal to use on school busses... So, I need to figure out which one works them and remove the flasher...

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Old 02-18-2011, 11:08 PM   #132
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the way mine were, there are 4 wires that controlled all 8 of them. just say the RED wire, it controlled the front left and right rear red light, say the BLUE WIRE controlled the front left and rear amber light. the lights flash opposite. I hope this makes sense. I have wired mine for 4 switches for the 8 of them. One switch turns on the 2 front drivers side and so on.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:09 PM   #133
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when you turn all the fronts on its like daylight.......
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:43 AM   #134
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when you turn all the fronts on its like daylight.......
"Docking" lights! That's what we will do with ours. Be nice to get a little "payback" on those idiots who insist on lighting up the campground because they want to watch TV outside and are afraid of the dark.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:58 PM   #135
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Dirtygoat, got a question for you. I was thinking about doing the same thing with my lights, but I was concerned about the light pattern these lenses would make. From the looks of the fluting in the lens, it would seem to me that they would be more of a flood pattern than a pencil pattern. That would be great on the rear, but not as useful on the front.

Have you turned them on at night shining down a road without your headlights on? If they put out a decently long pattern of light, I would like to do the same as you have done on yours.

My bus is a Thomas and it only had a pair of lights front and rear where you have two pair. But if you look at this picture, there are extra turn signal lights just under the lower corners of the windshield. They just have 1156 bulbs in them but it would be easy to re-wire them to be used as another set of white lights. I still have the sealed beam units from my other bus, so I could use them in place of those lower signals if I wanted.

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Old 02-20-2011, 08:07 PM   #136
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not trying to answer for him, but on mine it is a flood pattern, I have a Thomas also.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:07 PM   #137
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I haven't lit them off yet...
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:50 AM   #138
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OK... I had to comply with a few things around our place for the county... Had a neighbor call on us and most everything they complained about wasn't a violation... I did get bitched at about a truck I was scrapping for parts and my 4'x8' utility trailer that had garbage in it... I've been in the process of tearing down a carport, that was build before we got the place, that was never permitted...

I'm pretty sure it's the "new" woman that moved in next to us that called us in... The other neighbors are concerned now because they are just as bad as we are with projects and such... I'm just making sure that I don't have anything that is in violation and we continue with my shinanigans...

I'm also gonna start a compost bin next to the fence on my side about 15' from her front door... See how she like those apples...


Anywho... I'm trying to get back on the bus and get some progress going... I did pick up a set of seats out of a Dodge van today from a buddy for free... Both are bench seats and he told me the back one folded down into a bed... Well much to my surprise, They both are Jack-knife couches and the front one converts to face forward or backward...

So both seats can be forward facing like a van, facing each other as a dinette or lay down into a full size bed... Got the table as well...

Both have 3 seat belts and are in very good condition... They're red, so I'll have to figure out something to do about the color... I'll have to think about how I want to mount them... But, this should save me a lot of time and money...
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:56 PM   #139
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They have seat belts for 6... Really good shape, but an ugly red... I'll paint the bases and look into seat covers...

They measure 54" long, so I can't face them forward because it wouldn't leave enough space to get around them with the galley in place... So, I plan on mounting them where they are sitting and build an end table between them...








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Old 03-11-2011, 12:30 AM   #140
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I have got to say that you have the perfect bus! I have been looking for a flat nosed short bus ever since I bought my bus in order to replace my truck and yours is AWESOME. I love the look of it and I love that it probably turns on a dime! Keep up the great work and let me know if you ever see another one like it for sale/auction
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