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Old 11-03-2019, 01:32 AM   #41
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You mean this Cal Worthington???


https://youtu.be/pg8-mx4KGK8?t=7


On another note, I took my 4 window shorty in to the top rated auto body shop and they quoted me $12,000! SO then I went to Home Depot and got the rustoleum performance enamel and even though it's not my ideal color, I'll take it and do it myself.
Gosh dang, that's a young Cal Worthington. There's was only one Cal, but 100's of dog's name Spot, only none of them were ever a dog.
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Old 11-03-2019, 03:56 AM   #42
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What brand? We are using PPG AUE-300 (series) implement paint. It is tough stuff.
Some industrial paint brand I'd never heard of.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:51 AM   #43
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This is going to be our "paint" job & eventually we'll be "painting" our Xb the same way since she'll be towed behind....
So just wire wheel - flapper disk - sandblasted - let it "patina" for a couple months & then clear coat. There'll still be yellow (a nod to her previous job) & white (the guy we bought her from) & I may hit her with some silver marbling here & there too just to add something from us.
She'll also have a visor like this truck as well as a tube steel brush bar & custom grill with her name on it (the Xb will also have a visor & custom grill)
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:43 AM   #44
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Some police will give you a fixit ticket 30 days to change the color scheme.
After 3 yrs of blacked out names and numbers super clean and such, I had to paint it different. So I kept the yellow and used a blue for the Cemter of the hood and the sides1’ wide stripe down the sides. Then blue on the back. Had to remove the emergency red Light covers (painted over them.). I guess some stupid people might think it’s a school bus and not be able to get where they are going.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:53 AM   #45
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I haven't been able to find this for Pennsylvania. PennDOT specifies what a school bus has to have, but not what a former school bus needs to not have any more.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:55 PM   #46
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I have not researched this for all 50 states, some others have posted snippets of various state laws regarding this. After a brief search:


Trans 300.19Requirements to convert a school bus. The owner of every vehicle identified as a school bus by color, signs, and lights which is converted from a school bus to some other type of vehicle shall comply with the following requirements: (1) Repaint the entire vehicle to a color other than glossy yellow or any color commonly referred to as yellow.
(2) Physically remove the flashing red lights from the vehicle; the mere disconnection, covering or repainting of the flashing red lights does not comply with this requirement.
(3) Remove the stop signal arm.
(4) Remove any sign identifying the vehicle as a school bus.
(5) Remove the crossing gate.



https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/cod...trans/300/I/16
NH is basically this.
Registration is not an issue, but when you go to get it's annual safety inspection it won't pass with any school identifiers still attached.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:11 AM   #47
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California will not allow yellow for a private bus not transporting children (skoolie) yet Washington state does not care what color it is. Glad I moved from California before painting.
Good ol Cal n Spot. I miss those days.
As for Earl and his paint jobs, as long S you do the prep the job is not half bad. The community college though, dont do it unless you are the one painting and prepping.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:24 AM   #48
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Earl in the 50's/60's advertised any car for $19.95.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:33 PM   #49
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"secret hi sign?" I thought that he was just telling me that I was #1.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:33 PM   #50
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My bus came from out of state (Missouri) so I had to have it inspected by a sheriff before getting it tagged in Kansas. He didn't say anything about the color or any of the lights.

Then one morning I drove the bus to work and was pulled over by a sheriff for rear blinker not working. He was really nice, told me he wanted to make sure it wasn't a school bus full of kids. I didn't get a ticket or anything and he just told me to get the blinker fixed (which I did) and never said anything about the color. We talked for a few minutes since he noticed my RV tag and asked if I was making it into a camper. We talked a few minutes and he let me go.
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