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Old 05-26-2011, 10:39 AM   #31
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"



finished outside of bus......
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:25 AM   #32
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Great paint job. That is one serious green color.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:36 AM   #33
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That looks REALLY nice.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:17 AM   #34
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

wow! thats smoking hot!!


you need to shiny up the rims though... chrome bling bling will liven up the bus even more!
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #35
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I am thinking about getting some "simulators". I guess they're just kinda of a chrome hub cap. Would be pretty sweet though!!!!
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #36
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

those lite's on top make it look cross eyed and can you tell me what size, you had the pannals cut for the side windows..cool bus


i put clear lens up top and paint black dots on each one ,and make it look like moon eyes.....lol but it looks good


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Old 05-27-2011, 08:06 PM   #37
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

W O W Hey Keith, what you could not find any Green paint...????

Really nice job, Paint looks good. I don't think you will have a problem finding your bus when you camp....
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #38
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

The sheet metal that I used was 14 ga and measured 26 1/4" x 29 5/8". I used 1/8" x 1" x 1" angle iron to support the sheet metal from the inside. If needed I could go into detail on the steps I did for the project. I don't think the finished result could've turned out any better.

I'm thinking about going with the clear lenses on top. Does the light shine down at the ground or is some sort of a deflector needed to get the light down?
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:25 AM   #39
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I just finished hooking up my Mico emergency brake system. It works "tits"! This system came with the bus but the previous owner didn't know how it worked. I found some info on line and made a call to the mfg and figured it out. It is mainly suppose to be wired that if the bus has a wheel chair lift the Mico brake brakes locks the rear tires so the bus doesn't move while the chair is being loaded. The way I wired ( with limit switch on e brake pedal) is that any time I depress my e brake pedal the Mico brake automatically engages and the back tires can NOT be moved. My stock e brake didn't work very well even after I replaced the shoes and adjusted. The brake system retails for around $1000 and was on the bus when I bought it. Sometimes things do work out for the good. If you guys see a used on for sale pick it up and install it. I also wired a pilot light on the dash that goes on every time the e brake pedal is anywhere but in the fully up position.

My limit switch located by the e brake pedal

the control box for the Mico 690

pump and actuator located under the bus
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:31 AM   #40
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I'm having a problem with the brakes. I don't remember anything wrong with them when I picked the bus up last fall. This spring after replacing all the brake lines and hoses, it started pulsating the pedal when I came to a stop. It is actually more of a thud,thud,thud, thud then pulsate at a very low speed. I dropped it off at repair shop and the guy said he could look at it in a day or two. Well, a week and half went buy and nothing. I then took it to a different place on Friday. He said he could look at it in a day or two.....( I heard that before...lol) He said he's just guessing but a lot of times he said the pads and rotors form rust between them if the vehicle isn't driver for length of time. He thought maybe cutting down the rotors or if it's deep then replace them. Did anyone else have these problems?
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