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Old 01-20-2018, 06:56 PM   #1
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Hello from Maine

Hello
Just bought a 02 GMC Savana cut away with a 14 pass Thomas body.

Plan to convert it to a RV/long tripmobile

Anyway,just saying hello
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:06 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:24 PM   #3
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Welcome Bob

You talk like you've done this before. What bus number is this for you?
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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Welcome Bob

You talk like you've done this before. What bus number is this for you?
First bus. I do however have a history of making things I canít afford out of stuff that I can. I have a 94 class A that we decided to retire after last season to scavenge parts from And Iíve done a bunch of research so.....

Planning on staying fairly basic. Insulation Toilet kitchenett fold down bed and a rooftop ac . Thereís a hot shower everywhere we drive the RV so Iím skipping the shower.

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Old 02-01-2018, 05:19 PM   #5
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A little update

Iím a happy camper today. I have fixed the fuel leaks and got the that all back together and finally got to do something in the back. YAY!!! I got all the seats and the safety cushion things dismounted. As soon as I find a place for the seats n stuff Iíll start ripping the floor up.

Iíll have one of my kids set up a picture account next time their here so I can post some picks.

For those who canít wait for pics, close your eyes and imagine the cross between a big army truck and a hippiefied VW bus. Now, chances are what your imagining is at least 8 and 1/2 per cent better looking than the real thing.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:27 PM   #6
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Iím a happy camper today. I have fixed the fuel leaks and got the that all back together and finally got to do something in the back. YAY!!! I got all the seats and the safety cushion things dismounted. As soon as I find a place for the seats n stuff Iíll start ripping the floor up.

Iíll have one of my kids set up a picture account next time their here so I can post some picks.

For those who canít wait for pics, close your eyes and imagine the cross between a big army truck and a hippiefied VW bus. Now, chances are what your imagining is at least 8 and 1/2 per cent better looking than the real thing.
Lol...I did that...my vision was a Scooby do van

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Old 02-01-2018, 05:55 PM   #7
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:28 PM   #8
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Lol...I did that...my vision was a Scooby do van

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I didnít do it, honest. I bought it from a small private elementary school and the students either painted it or came up with the paint scheme. Looking at the bus is supposed to be like looking at a aquarium complete with fish plant life and a big eel or snake Iím not sure on that.

Elementary students are very creative, their also horrible at prepping for paint. Peeling, flaking everywhere.

EZ fix but will be the last thing I do.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:07 PM   #9
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I didnít do it, honest. I bought it from a small private elementary school and the students either painted it or came up with the paint scheme. Looking at the bus is supposed to be like looking at a aquarium complete with fish plant life and a big eel or snake Iím not sure on that.

Elementary students are very creative, their also horrible at prepping for paint. Peeling, flaking everywhere.

EZ fix but will be the last thing I do.
Lol...sounds like it used to be cute...

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Old 02-01-2018, 09:59 PM   #10
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it Ainít pretty. The artwork is good itís a shame they didnít sand anything. Little yellow spots everywhere and more appearing all the time. Iím painting it white, but the exterior paint will be the last of the build. Function over form, once I get stuff where I want it and working Iíll worry about pretty.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:04 PM   #11
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it Ainít pretty. The artwork is good itís a shame they didnít sand anything. Little yellow spots everywhere and more appearing all the time. Iím painting it white, but the exterior paint will be the last of the build. Function over form, once I get stuff where I want it and working Iíll worry about pretty.
Makes perfect sense

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Old 02-01-2018, 11:28 PM   #12
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Iíll have one of my kids set up a picture account next time their here so I can post some picks.
Welcome, Bob.

No, we can't wait for your children to set-up an account.
  • Take the pictures with your phone set in a normal resolution (not high), turn it so it is sideways and snap the photo.
  • Log in here while on that phone and lick the paperclip ^^^^
  • Manage Attachmanets will pop-up (pop-up blocker off, allow).
  • Navigate and upload the pics.
  • Wait.
  • Go back to your Message & have the cursor in your document where you want the pic to show-up.
  • Hit the little arrow by paperclip to see the pics you uploaded
  • Click the one you want to insert.
  • it will say something like
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  • hit the preview
  • Submit. You must Submit. And Obey.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:02 AM   #13
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it Ainít pretty. The artwork is good itís a shame they didnít sand anything. Little yellow spots everywhere and more appearing all the time. Iím painting it white, but the exterior paint will be the last of the build. Function over form, once I get stuff where I want it and working Iíll worry about pretty.
Some adults paint like that too.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:50 AM   #14
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Some adults paint like that too.
I would...but be able to use more suitable paints

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Old 02-02-2018, 07:39 AM   #15
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Iíll try this evening. I thought you HAD to have a Photobucket or Flicker account to post pics. Thanks

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Welcome, Bob.

No, we can't wait for your children to set-up an account.
  • Take the pictures with your phone set in a normal resolution (not high), turn it so it is sideways and snap the photo.
  • Log in here while on that phone and lick the paperclip ^^^^
  • Manage Attachmanets will pop-up (pop-up blocker off, allow).
  • Navigate and upload the pics.
  • Wait.
  • Go back to your Message & have the cursor in your document where you want the pic to show-up.
  • Hit the little arrow by paperclip to see the pics you uploaded
  • Click the one you want to insert.
  • it will say something like
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:37 AM   #16
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:03 AM   #17
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Looking good ! You don't need Flikr, the site will host the images free. #rd party pic hosting sites disappear...or ransom.

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Old 02-08-2018, 07:08 AM   #18
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Thanks Rusty!!! My problem has been resizing. I canít figure out how to adjust the resolution on my phone (iPhone 6) Every time I tried to use pics straight from my computer they were way too big.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:47 AM   #19
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Thanks Rusty!!! My problem has been resizing. I canít figure out how to adjust the resolution on my phone (iPhone 6) Every time I tried to use pics straight from my computer they were way too big.

not sure about your phone. but a quick fix everyone can do on their computer is open the picture in paint and hit the "resize" button and hit anywhere from 20%-50% on all sizes equally and it'll decrease the amount of data is uses up too. then just hit "save as" so you dont overwrite the original copy and you're good to go.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:06 AM   #20
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There is a tiny learning curve to getting the pictures up here, but it pales in comparison to bus ownership .

I don't iphone, but found this: How to change your iPhone video resolution settings | TechRadar


Interweb resizers: https://www.thebalance.com/free-photo-resizers-1357016

The thing about resolution is: The higher resolution images are great for printing pictures (essential), but makes the file larger and slower to load.

Reducing the iphone resolution is fabulous for the Internet, but if you print those lower resolution photos, quality will suffer.

The ideal is to take the higher quality pics and save them. Make a lower-resolution version for posting.

Cropping a photo is a great way to show the detail and get a faster loading photo.

Please do not forget to go back to High-resolution pics for Daughter's wedding, etc.
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