--- been a while since I got anything done on the bus and will be a couple of more weeks before I can even visit her again. Too danged much on my plate!
But...I have gotten a few small things done...
After much ado, I finally got the doghouse and frame together only to have the powder coating company lose it for a couple of days...then apply the wrong finish. Was supposed to be silver Hammerite but they sprayed it with plain silver. I'm having them re-do the cover. The frame (above) won't be seen very often.
And thanks to someone here (Please...feel free to remind me who) I am re-thinking my E-Brake handle. Will very likely go with this MilSpec surplus goodie I got online for $8 bucks.
And a woodworker/gunsmith friend put together this little maple front drawer I designed to fit under my pilot seat. Gotta use every square inch in a Shorty.
It features a gen-U-ine art deco pull with a push-button catch. Found a bunch of new old stock on Ebay some time back and bought enough to outfit all the other drawers and such as well.
I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems I can never get enough light where I need it when welding ( I have spent a lot of time under this beastie). So I finally attached a hi intensity LED to my helmet...
Makes a WORLD of difference.
Would have done this years ago but only recently found a unit that would work and put out enough light.
BTW...just discovered a place called Interstate Bus Sales that has a bunch of used bus parts. Sounded like a lot of everything but I will check it out in a couple of weeks. Said he had a bunch of engines including some Cummins 8.3's
Will post what I discover.
All for now. Off to teach some sculpting classes, then I need to get back on this thing full force.