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Old 10-21-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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The uprising of the "Green Machine"

My name is Kurt from Hartford WI and I bought my first bus a couple of months ago. It's a 1999 24 passenger flat nose Blue Bird with 24 valve 5.9 Cummins diesel with Allison tranny. So far I removed the seats, stop sign and other red school lights and painted it. In the spring I will finish the black trim portions of the buss. My fuel tank sprung a pin hole leak shortly after I had it.I'm in the process of getting that fixed. I have a couple of sheets of plywood pulled up from the floor. I plan on fixing the rust spots, probably painting the floor with a coat of Rustoleum and then maybe a coat of undercoating then new 3/4" plywood.I will have questions about the correct ways to do certain things on the bus. ( heat, power, etc.) It's great to look at the gallery to get ideas.

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Old 10-21-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: The uprising of the "Shagg'n Wagon"

Reminds me of the lime green gremlin that was on tv commercials a while back. Good start to it, keep the pics and progress coming....
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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Re: The uprising of the "Shagg'n Wagon"

Wow. That is an eye-catching color you chose. The lack of wheel well humps will give you a lot of flexibility in your interior design. I think those wheels must be smaller than typical bus wheels, right? Do you have a high roof on that bus? Like maybe 6'6"? Welcome to the skoolie site!
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

I'm not sure on the wheel size. As far as the inside height goes,I'm 6' and I have room above. I never measured it. I guess now I will have to..... I can't wait to get the flood ripped up, holes patched and the new 3/4" plywood down. Then comes the fun of deciding what and where to put it.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:56 PM   #5
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:10 PM   #6
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Re: The uprising of the "Shagg'n Wagon"

Nickelodeon fan? Even my daughter thinks it looks like "Slime Green"
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

It must some disease I have. Years ago I had a ultra light airplane and I painted that the same color.I guess everyone has their "thing".
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:17 PM   #8
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Today was a very productive day. All the old plywood is out of the bus. Time to patch holes and start putting it back together.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:47 PM   #9
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Re: The uprising of the "Shagg'n Wagon"

WOW!!!

That thing is more green than mine...
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:14 PM   #10
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"



Finally got back to doing some work on the bus. I had all new brake hoses made and am replacing the entire brake line system. I couldn't find a way to get to the fittings on the master cylinder so I made a access hole which will be the new location for the brake reservoir.





replaced the entire brake line system including hoses from the master cylinder back

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