I was thinking that I would do everything here from now on- under the name of the bus... is this the right place for that?
Do I need to do anything to abandon the "I won the auction!" thread?
Well, I made some progress today; got half the seats out and accomplished some other odds and ends.
Already I have a couple of questions:
I want to remove the air stop arm. Is there a "best way" to handle terminating the air line? It looks like it runs into the outside wall from the bellows. And do i follow the electrical lines and remove them at their source?
I removed one of the wall panels on the opposite wall and the insulation looks like new- it makes me think of leaving the outside walls as they are, furring out from there 1 or 1 1/2" and using rigid foam over top of existing walls. Is that a good or bad idea? I'm planning on raising the roof 20" or so, could I do the same with the ceiling?
Last, can gasketed windows be removed and reused? I like the shape and size of the windows in the three emergency exit doors and would really like to use them in the new version of the88
The ride home from the state auction site was awesome! It didn't take long at all to get comfortable, (not TOO comfortable.) The bus did great; 2800rpm at 55 mph, rock solid and it totally felt like MY bus. The only issues I've found so far are a burned out bulb on the rear and the transmission temp gauge doesn't seem to work. 24 hours later it's still holding 110# of air, and crawling around under it while removing seats gave me a good look at the underside which also looked very good. There's a lot of brake left and the fuel tank was full when I picked it up!
We ARE neighbors, Madpsalmer, and thanks for the mold hint. Between mold and webbed toes, it's really a small price to pay for all the goodness of living here. We may have to meet up when Shelley starts herbalist school in Portland in the Spring.