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Old 04-27-2017, 10:40 PM   #41
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Oh yeah, it's getting much mellower and filled with better mojo. Just takes time.
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:06 PM   #42
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Favorite part of your last video was watching the progress from: I must protect this lovely new foam and tread lightly! to I just want to get this *$!#& plywood in.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:55 AM   #43
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Haha ... it did take some elbow grease!
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:28 PM   #44
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Prison Bus Gets Some New Holes

After laying down a subfloor, I was slowed a bit with research into bus power systems. I researched, I read, I sketched, and I finally ordered some stuff.

In this video I build the basics of my electrical panel, drilling a hole in the bus for my power line ... in a rain storm. Needless to say, some water got in before I could fit the receptacle into the hole.

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:04 PM   #45
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I also noticed you have video 11 up on YouTube, still loving the work man.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:06 PM   #46
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Yeah, I've been having fun with the videos ... this forum has sure helped a lot! Doing some framing and trying to keep it light
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:53 PM   #47
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Finish Floors Created Out of 1/4" Plywood

I never know where to post on this site ... so have posted this video twice. I'm placing it here so the record of my prison bus renovation is complete.

Floors in. Next up: odd jobs

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Old 06-02-2017, 12:13 AM   #48
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Welded Flange and Other ODD JOBS

Got some odd jobs done on the bus this week.

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Old 08-15-2017, 06:17 PM   #49
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Bus won't start

Okay, now I know this is not an original post title, as many other have buses that won't start ... but mine is starting to get frustrating. Here's the deal:

- bus has always started like a champ, even after sitting for a month or so
- left it sitting it for a bit over a month this summer
- now it won't start
- power comes on, glow plug does it's thing, then won't turn over
- no click, no nothing
- batteries not entirely dead, but I did try jumping them
- still nothing
- bought a battery charger and tried that ... got batteries all charged up
- still won't start

I'm guessing it may be the starter that died on me. Should I start there or think about a dead relay or something?

Could there possibly be a safety that is keeping the starter from turning over since my air system is all dissipated.

Any ideas would be appreciated, so BIG THANKS in advance!
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:33 PM   #50
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Okay, now I know this is not an original post title, as many other have buses that won't start ... but mine is starting to get frustrating. Here's the deal:

- bus has always started like a champ, even after sitting for a month or so
- left it sitting it for a bit over a month this summer
- now it won't start
- power comes on, glow plug does it's thing, then won't turn over
- no click, no nothing
- batteries not entirely dead, but I did try jumping them
- still nothing
- bought a battery charger and tried that ... got batteries all charged up
- still won't start

I'm guessing it may be the starter that died on me. Should I start there or think about a dead relay or something?

Could there possibly be a safety that is keeping the starter from turning over since my air system is all dissipated.
Was just thinking about you and wondering where the next video was...

It's def not the air brakes, they don't mind pressuring-up from zero

How many volts do batteries say? Not entirely dead is not what i want to hear- fully charged is music to my ears.

Starter has a solenoid switch on it (usually), small soda can sized thingy. Block the wheels good, have someone do startup-sequence and rap the can thing with a big screwdriver handle- plunger may be stuck. If that works, you know what to replace. Check for voltages at the starter.

Bad ground could cause this- fool with those braided flat grounds to engine?

Did you mess with doors, hatches, stop sign?
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