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Old 03-17-2017, 06:24 AM   #21
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:47 AM   #22
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Question: The following photo is of the remote engine control panel/box located in the engine compartment. Can anyone tell me exactly how the switches should be labeled?

I found a number of images on the web but I cannot read the labels on them...

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Old 03-17-2017, 08:21 AM   #23
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thats one kickass bus project!!! lots of room inside that kind of bus!
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thats one kickass bus project!!! lots of room inside that kind of bus!
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Thanks!! I kinda like her too!
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Can anyone tell me exactly how the switches should be labeled?
Yours is fancier than mine.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:28 AM   #27
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This weekend was fairly successful.

A great deal of cleaning and the interior is looking pretty empty and pretty good! Finally!



I was going to replace the entire floor but the existing plywood is in good shape so I'm leaving it in place and installing 7/16" OSB over the top. I wanted to take Offgr1d's advice and use MLV but didn't for two reasons. The first is that I would be sandwiching it between layers of plywood and it does not seem to excel in that mode (it likes to be loose/float, as I understand it). The second is that it is expensive! Yes, I am a cheapskate. Instead, I have ordered 1/4" cork to sandwich between the two layers. Fingers crossed that I'm happy with the results.

I was able to get a Duratex coated plywood panel up in the basement and started installing house electrical components. Lots to go there.

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The air ducts are out!!

These are a large aluminum extrusion that are held in place by a bunch of allen/hex head bolts. The bolt goes thru a special fitting that is welded to the frame and a very thin nut is on the other side. One can almost get a wrench on the nut but so much force is required to turn the bolt that the allen/hex key strips. There is not enough room to get anything else on the head of the bolt so, grinder to the rescue. The heads of all the bolts were ground off and then the extrusion pops off.




Nice job! Clean bus. When we did this part, ours looked like a junk yard rat had taken up residence. Congratulations on having a clean and safe workplace!
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Nice job! Clean bus. When we did this part, ours looked like a junk yard rat had taken up residence. Congratulations on having a clean and safe workplace!
That is exactly right - it gets ugly!! I think I may next invest in a table so I don't have to bend over a million times a day to reach my tools!!
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That is exactly right - it gets ugly!! I think I may next invest in a table so I don't have to bend over a million times a day to reach my tools!!
We put in a set of metal shelves to keep the power tools on and a set of cheap plastic drawers to keep the small tools in and the inevitable drill bits, rivets, screws of 1,000 different sizes and every other little thing that has to be purchased to do a conversion the right way! I got tired of tripping over the power tools while looking for them!
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