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Old 10-07-2020, 12:22 AM   #21
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Thank you. Follow up question, can the area behind the chair rail be insulated? (the shadowed area in the image above)
Yes, and in the case of our bus, it came with the standard "batting" insulation in the space. Same stuff that is in the ceiling and walls above the rail. It is about a 1" space. I'll have to measure it the next time I have access to the space. Right now, the bus is full of stuff and I can not measure it.

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Old 10-07-2020, 12:26 AM   #22
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Old 02-05-2022, 01:24 PM   #24
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Thanks for this!

I am currently working on my own Models in Sketchup this thread has been a huge help!

Did anyone happen to find the measurements for the wheel wells I gather they're about 12 in at their highest since they all seem to match the chair rails. But is their anyway to find out the length and width of them? Prior to having a bus with the seats ripped out to measure them myself that is...

Also the photo with the color coded measurements was a big help does anyone know what the measurement is from the top of the window to where the curve starts?

Helpful info to alleviate some of the "varies by bus stuff" I am 100% committed to a Blue Bird All American RE (in a dream world I'd love one of the new Electric Engine Buses)

Thanks Again for this thread I'm Leaps and Bounds further in my planning thanks to your work here.
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You'd have to tow around a big generator if you ever wanted go anywhere ; -)
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You'd have to tow around a big generator if you ever wanted go anywhere ; -)
I am actually researching the possibility of a potentially using a dual solar panel set up. 1 set to run the bus interior and a second for charging the bus engine. this is all very much still research and development and might not be possible but will see *fingers crossed*
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Did anyone happen to find the measurements for the wheel wells I gather they're about 12 in at their highest since they all seem to match the chair rails. But is their anyway to find out the length and width of them?
i seem to recall my wheel wells were 24x48"
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I am actually researching the possibility of a potentially using a dual solar panel set up. 1 set to run the bus interior and a second for charging the bus engine. this is all very much still research and development and might not be possible but will see *fingers crossed*
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Solar bus. Ha. I want to convert my engine to run off of disposed Bic lighters. That is a fun fantasy, until we learn the facts of electrical production and energy consumption. Maybe a half-acre of solar and 200 deep cycle batteries would power an electric bus engine. With <300 sf of bus roof, you might gross 1 mile of amps per 1000 hours of solar charge time. (I'm not doing the math) The article below may provide more insight.
https://bikerumor.com/vanlife-can-yo...-solar-panels/

There is a company, Unique Electric Solutions, who is currently re-powering used diesel school buses to electric. Costs typically run between $125k-$175k for a whopping 70-100 miles of range. That's what NYC is paying per bus repower. However, they are negotiating with UES to convert 10,000 buses, so your rate (and wait) may be a bit larger. Their invoice does not include solar energy production or a used bus, either. Article below.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/cleante...-big-deal/amp/
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