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Old 07-29-2010, 10:40 PM   #11
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Hey Dirtygoat, where are you located? Laidlaw sounds familiar and I am curious if you are in the Portland area.

I'm in Washington, just south of Tacoma...
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:40 AM   #12
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Hey Dirtygoat, where are you located? Laidlaw sounds familiar and I am curious if you are in the Portland area.
Laidlaw has been bought out by First Student (2007), but at one time, they were the largest school bus contractor in North America. They had over 40,000 buses across the US and Canada - I'm on the east coast and I rode Laidlaw buses in high school.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:45 PM   #13
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welcome aboard!

this picture scares me!! someone care to explain it?
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:20 PM   #14
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What scares you???

Those are automatic tire chains...
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:07 PM   #15
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wow.. never actually seem them before. heard of them yes but wow.. how do they work? i would assume what ever the things below them are attached to would be in the way...
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:36 PM   #16
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Here's a video of how they work...




This is the company that makes them... Installed $2200...

http://www.onspot.com/indhisfr.htm


I tested them and they work...
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:42 PM   #17
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OK, so I went and picked up a new grinder... Burned up the last one building the Blazer...


Now I can get on taking out the seats... The boys tried the other day and the bolts just spun... Funny listening to them with one under the bus and one inside... Yelling back and forth, "Are you sure you're on the right one???"... "Yeah, I'm sure..."


I went out and took a look at what was going on and yep, every one I tried was stripped... So, I'll just zip them off with a cut off wheel...
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:55 PM   #18
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Here's a couple things I've been tossing around in my head...

I want to skin the back 4 windows on each side... That wont be an issue, I'm pretty good with metal...

But, I want to do something about the other windows... I was thinking about rv windows, then I noticed the Chevy parts truck I have in the yard... I might cut out the back window and install it as a side window in the bus... I could cut the cab so I'll have the factory opening that I could weld onto the bus in place of the existing windows... Then I started looking at the neighbors canopy... I could pick up a canopy for cheap the has side windows that could be used... Anyone ever do this???


Next thing is the flooring... I was considering the shop rubber mat that Harbor Freight carries... It's 24"x24" and goes together like a puzzle... 1/2" thick and has a nice shock absorbing feel... It could help with dampening road noise as well as insulate... It can be cut to any shape and would also be removable for cleaning or replacement if wore out... My brother has some in his garage on the concrete floor and it helps a lot in the winter keeping your feet from freezing like the concrete does...
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:05 AM   #19
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So, here's what I'm thinking...
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:29 PM   #20
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wow so thats how they work!

scored a 2200$ bonus there man!


floor plan looks good. is it to scale?
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