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Old 08-06-2010, 03:58 PM   #31
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Picked up a sink that came with a pump faucet and small tank... Plan on using a different faucet and the tank I already have, but these were free with the sink so...



Also picked up a little propane furnace... I know i said there wouldn't be gas heat, but this is small enough I can fit it just about anywhere and $30 for the sink and furnace was to good of a deal to pass up...:cheer:

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Old 08-06-2010, 05:39 PM   #32
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So, I'm trying to remove the heaters... From what I've found they don't put off a lot of heat(compaired to the space they take up) and the extra cooling they provide for the engine(minimal) hasn't been a problem for others when removed... Kinda crazy the way they routed this...


The heater hoses coming from the engine both have valves... This one goes to the big heater by the front door...



From there it shoots over to the drivers side and goes to the box behind the seat...





It runs almost the length of the bus inside to this box...



Then under and across to this one by the lift...





It backtracks going threw the two previous boxes and makes its way back to the front to this valve...



Then back to the engine...

I'm going to loop the one coming from the front box into the last valve and pull the rest out... The last thing I want is for a heater hose to spring a leak and have coolant inside the bus...
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:27 PM   #33
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Re: The Dirtybus...

WOW!! Love the bus. It's unique, great engine package, not too big, new treads, side door. AWESOME!

Just one question...... Most would kill for a side door. I'm planning to cut one in the side of mine. Why would you block it with beds?? I would prefer blocking the back. Just my 2 cents to to keep you thinking.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:34 PM   #34
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Thanks...

The side door would be great if the bus was longer... I'll have an awning on that side, so I wouldn't be able to use it with the awning out... It would probably hit it...

I want to build a deck off the back, so not gonna block the back door... I had some plans I drew that had the back door blocked and open for the side... Didn't really like it... But, I'm still stripping her down... Never know what might happen...
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:20 AM   #35
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So, we got the heaters out... Gonna save them in case I want to do the veggie oil conversion later... Took the front apart to get to the hoses...





Got the lift out, then started pulling up the plywood on the floor... Almost got it all out... My oldest boy is getting after it....












Have to clean everything up and prep the floor surface for paint...

It looks bad, but it's surface rust... I'll hit it with the wire wheel and coat it with some por15...

I just about ready to start building...
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:59 PM   #36
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You know what??? You right...

I should know better, having metal drilled out of my eye on two occasions...

Thanks for watching out...
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:27 AM   #37
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Well, the floor is out and getting ready to paint it...

The oldest boy was getting after it... He got in trouble a few days ago and he's kicked it up a notch to get back in Dad's good graces... He's usually a pretty hard worker, but you can tell when he wants something or trying to get his ass out of the fire...


Here's the lift out and on the ground... That is heavy as hell...



Thanks for looking out Smitty... Now I'm being a more responsible parent...





Here she is in all her gutted glory... Gonna finish up the prep and hit the floor with some rusty metal primer then the black enamel...



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Old 08-10-2010, 09:37 PM   #38
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Same here, pics went bye bye....
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:32 AM   #39
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Had to upgrade to pro...

Should be good to go now...

Let me know if it isn't...
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:18 PM   #40
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Good to go!
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