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Old 01-09-2019, 07:27 AM   #21
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On another note- I'd be real careful if you decide to put "galloping goose" on your bus anywhere. Unless you're a member of the 1% mc club in which case simply disregard this post.

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:39 AM   #22
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:47 AM   #23
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It's a 1%er group. Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Definition
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:45 AM   #24
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:00 AM   #25
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I love my air chisel!

On another note- I'd be real careful if you decide to put "galloping goose" on your bus anywhere. Unless you're a member of the 1% mc club in which case simply disregard this post.
I hadn't heard of that MC club. I especially don't want any association with any motorcycle gang as I am only 45 min from the Sturgis Motor Cycle Ralley. Lots of Hells Angles, Sons of Silence and other friendly folks on bikes visit every year.

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:18 AM   #26
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Our favorite local pub has been forcefully taken over by a new-to-fl "club" I won't name here. They carry guns openly at the bar. Went from a cool stoner stop to a really scary place overnight. They have a "prospect" who guards the restroom when they wana go in to do some coke. SMH.


I just figured it was worth a mention before a non-member emblazons something about "galloping goose" on their bus lol.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:34 AM   #27
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dang too bad you live all the way out west!.. i wantt hose seats!!!



lookin good, you made short work of gutting out that bus!!

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It's too bad your not closer. I need to get rid of most of those seats. I'm going to try CL and Ebay and see if I can get anything out of them.

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:42 AM   #28
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A friend of ours has a similar bus and gave us a couple seats. They recline!
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Our favorite local pub has been forcefully taken over by a new-to-fl "club" I won't name here. They carry guns openly at the bar. Went from a cool stoner stop to a really scary place overnight. They have a "prospect" who guards the restroom when they wana go in to do some coke. SMH.


I just figured it was worth a mention before a non-member emblazons something about "galloping goose" on their bus lol.
Yup quick google search found this on the wiki.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall...otorcycle_Club

I was only worried that Teluride CO would be mad I was impersonating one of there busses.

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:30 PM   #30
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Today's progress.

The lower sheet metal is out and all of the miserable fiber glass insulation is out except the little bit between the roof and AC condenser. That will be finnished up tomorrow along with some serious fiber glass decontamination. I hate that stuff. I might get ambitious and do some light wire brush work on the floor as well. I don't want to get it completely prepped for paint just close, as it might be awhile before I have painting temperatures.

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Old 01-18-2019, 11:51 PM   #32
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I took the bus to the truck stop for a re-weigh after gutting it. It shed 2,800 lbs to a trim 20,504 lbs with a full tank of fuel. The sheet metal from the ceiling and walls weighed 300lbs at the local scrap yard. It was worth a whole six dollars but getting it out of my way in the shop ... priceless.

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Old 01-19-2019, 11:18 AM   #33
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I would be interested in a couple pairs of your seats. What do you want for them?
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:59 PM   #34
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I was thinking $50 a set would be reasonable. They are in good condition.

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Old 03-30-2019, 03:47 PM   #35
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More progress today! I pulled the covering and plywood off the stairs. I'm glad I did as there was some surface rust. I'm not going to mess with the drivers platform. The edges of the plywood look new. I doubt much water got under it since it sits higher than the surrounding floor and the driver isn't in and out as much as passengers. I will put enough xps insulation on and at the top of the stairs to match my floor height and then see if a can get a one piece stair cover bent from aluminum diamond plate. I'll also use aluminum for the sides of the stairwell.

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Old 03-30-2019, 06:47 PM   #36
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those look pretty solid as far as school bus steps go! I have seen a LOT worse!! still looks good and solid
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:38 PM   #37
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those look pretty solid as far as school bus steps go! I have seen a LOT worse!! still looks good and solid
I was happy to see they are in decent shape. Just a little surface rust in spots. I'll hit them with a wire wheel and paint them. Then they should be good to go.

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Old 07-16-2019, 11:19 PM   #38
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AC Fixed!

I havn't had a lot of time to work on the bus this summer. My landscaping business keeps me pretty busy and some other projects have been occupying my shop.

But...I did get the AC fixed. I replaced the AC clutch that was missing the armature with a brand new one I found on ebay. I was happy to find the system still had about 20 psi in it after connecting manifold gauges. Not bad for not working for at least 6 years while the previous owner had it. I recharged the system back to factory spec. Carrier transicold's manual is excellent for this system. Once charged I got about a 16 degree temperature drop through the evaporator with outside temps at 85 degree with 70% humidity. I still need to clean out the evaporator and clean and straighten the fins on the condenser as well as check the filter dryer.

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Old 07-16-2019, 11:30 PM   #39
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Now THAT IS a compressor I haven't seen one of those since i saw a 81 Prevost with a 8V71 Detroit.
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:07 AM   #40
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More AC Repair

So my Friday night was spent straightening the beat up fins on the ac condenser. The $8.00 fin comb/straightener worked great. I highly recommend one if you have the means (or need).

Other good news is the filter/dryer looked newish and there was no difference in temperature from inlet to outlet indicating it is not restricted.

Next up will be cleaning the evaporator. Good times!

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