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Old 01-04-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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The Nimbus

Hi, I am new here, but I recently purchased a 2002 Ford cutaway with 113000km on it. (Got a great deal at an auction so I couldn't pass it up). I had already had plans/ dreams of buying one to live in and travel. Luckily it was the second bus in the auction and the crazy bidding on the first bus didn't continue, and we had a new bus. Drove it home with no plates/ insurance/ or problems haha . To say the least it was a surprise for my GF but she warmed up to it pretty fast. so we started the conversion last month getting seats removed and starting the floor/ walls. Thought i would upload my story as so many of you all have. There are pics in my Album if you want to take a look. Its starting to come along!
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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A big Skoolie Welcome Guys & Gals --- And congratulations. Don't hesitate to ask questions. There is more experience here than anywhere else on the web. Just take your time, work out a plan and do it your way. Oh yeah...and have fun!
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:13 PM   #3
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Here's a few pics
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:15 PM   #4
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floor is done, and starting the walls. -32C is pretty cold so a victory dance was in order
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:59 PM   #5
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So, I took the cover off of the buzzer off the back, and after testing there are two cords that run through the bus to power it but the buzzer and switch are able to be removed and seem like they are all one assembly. My question is will it be ok if for now i just clip the cables and tape them off or should I find where they connect to the main board? I will take a picture tomorrow but its just too damn cold to be working outside right now after a a day of working out there(-30)
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-30!!!??? --- I guess I will never understand why anyone ever lives that far north. But then...I'm just a child of the tropics. I'll take hurricanes over blizzards any day.

Hurricanes and Margaritas and Salty Dogs and Mojitos and Rum Punch and...
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:13 AM   #7
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-30!!!??? --- I guess I will never understand why anyone ever lives that far north. But then...I'm just a child of the tropics. I'll take hurricanes over blizzards any day.

Hurricanes and Margaritas and Salty Dogs and Mojitos and Rum Punch and...
We think along the same lines.
Rum Runners, Mai Tai, and lots of beers. We just grilled out yesterday. It was a chilly 65f out.

OP- On my 92 Ward, I just unplugged the buzzers. Didn't have to cut anything.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:40 AM   #8
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-30!!!??? --- I guess I will never understand why anyone ever lives that far north. But then...I'm just a child of the tropics. I'll take hurricanes over blizzards any day.

Hurricanes and Margaritas and Salty Dogs and Mojitos and Rum Punch and...
The OP is in Canada so that's Celcius not Farenheit. I'll take a marguerita now.....
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That's still -22 Fahrenheit. Even for a northerner that's COLD!
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Careful cutting wires by the rear door. On some models, there is an engine disable switch. So you can't start the unit with the dead bolt engaged.
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