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Old 08-05-2019, 11:09 PM   #1
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Magic Cool bus

Won this in an auction on accident.
Figured I should do something with it,
Almost 3 months of work in at the moment
Goal is for party bus rentals, and weekend fun trips to concerts


Had some issues with the rf receivers with the speakers overheating. Sent back to Rockville for warranty, probably going to switch to kicker instead.

Front springs are definitely bouncy and canít find part numbers to order new shocks/Springs

Still on the list
Rooftop AC
bathroom
Ceiling LED lights
Wood
Remote control window blinds
Vinyl wrap
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:12 PM   #2
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Canít upload videos apparently
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:36 PM   #3
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Nice looking paint job!
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:02 PM   #4
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Thanks! Just wanted something quick instead of the crap paint it came with.
Had a 3 day festival I was going to in three days, so I was spraying by headlamp until midnight hoping it looked ok the next morning!
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:50 AM   #5
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totally love these flat nose shorties!!! love the hotrod black paint!



remember it takes a **LOT** of A/C to cool a moving running driving bus. esp on a sunny day.. engine driven is the only way to go for a party bus..

-Christopher
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:55 AM   #6
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you have to swap the factory speakers, they're 2 or 4 ohm and aren't compatible with car audio amplifiers. Once I replaced mine, all the audio equipment worked cool as ice.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:18 PM   #7
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I’ll look into that, I also want 110 AC I can run off the generator when it’s parked as well

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totally love these flat nose shorties!!! love the hotrod black paint!



remember it takes a **LOT** of A/C to cool a moving running driving bus. esp on a sunny day.. engine driven is the only way to go for a party bus..

-Christopher
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:19 PM   #8
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I pulled all the old speakers completely out, drilled holes for larger marine LED speakers, installed a touch screen Pioneer head unit, and have that ran through a 4 way amo for the 8 overhead speakers, and a mono amp for the subs.
I also have y splits to allow the TV to play through the speakers as well

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you have to swap the factory speakers, they're 2 or 4 ohm and aren't compatible with car audio amplifiers. Once I replaced mine, all the audio equipment worked cool as ice.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:23 PM   #9
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Started putting the ceiling LED lights in as well
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