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Old 12-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #321
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That is one solid looking bus! Nice.

I hated the reflective tape - one side came off easily - the other side took two rubber wheels.
I've gotten the method down now to using a heat gun on high and a scraper tool. The rubber wheel I save for the remaining adhesive.
Of course, the rubber wheel is a lifesaver on REALLY stubborn decals!
I love how your paint job turned out, you did good!
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:40 AM   #322
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wow that bus is SUPER solid!!! the paint is even in good shape! thats super!!! looks like your chair door is even in good shape too!!!..

by the way the guys at the Bus parts place I found in columbus (how did I miss them till now). seem to stock and get hold of door seals for about anything if any of yours are bad.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:16 AM   #323
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I'll definitely check all the seals and get this bus sealed up tight!
roof hatch and passive vent have to go. No strobe, thankfully.

I'm going to replace the 4 drive tires soon. They're balding lol.
Found some 81mph-rated 10r's for $800 delivered. Seems to be exactly what I need!
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:06 AM   #324
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wow how cool! 81 MPH 10R's.. then you can cruise at 75-80!!!
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:32 PM   #325
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wow how cool! 81 MPH 10R's.. then you can cruise at 75-80!!!
THAT'S THE PLAN!

80 would only be for passing or extremely fast sections of Atlanta freeway etc.
But having passing power in a bus is a REAL LUXURY.

You GOTTA drive this thing, Chris. Its unreal how awesome the drivetrain and steering are!
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:59 AM   #326
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Coldest day we've had so far @ 36f.
We're going to head out to the bus and pull the seats out today. I'll probably keep the nicest one or two, but the rest will go out to the curb for some "lucky" scrapper.
These seats are EXTRA low. I've never seen them like this, it must have been a special ed bus for kindergarten or pre-k.

Can't find TES 295 atf fluid here, so I'm ordering some. Nothing but the BEST for this shorty!

Also- we'd love to get some paint scheme suggestions. We really wanted Tffany aqua blue, but TOO MANY buses are painted that color. We kinda want something different, more unique.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:04 AM   #327
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Got two gallons of genuine Transynd for $99 shipped on CarID.
Cheaper than any of the other tes 295 stuff I could find.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:44 AM   #328
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these transmissions hold 4-5 gallons.with my deep pan I think im close to 18 quarts if i remember right? that was from a dry trans.

36 in your area? isnt that abnormally cold for there?

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Old 12-10-2017, 10:06 AM   #329
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these transmissions hold 4-5 gallons.with my deep pan I think im close to 18 quarts if i remember right? that was from a dry trans.

36 in your area? isnt that abnormally cold for there?

-Christopher
I found a couple more gallons here locally, so I should have enough for now.
Just going to drain the pan and change the spin on filter for now.
Oreilly's has BP brand tes 295 for 55 a gallon. They only had two but they're getting me three more this week. Plus I'll have the Transynd I ordered, so should have plenty to change out all the old stuff and then some!

And yeah, its COLD!

When's the next time you'll be down here in FL?
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:35 PM   #330
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We're always on Route 420!

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Old 12-10-2017, 06:39 PM   #331
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Started unbolting the seats and "l-track" this am.



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We just LOVE bus demo!!! Seriously makes my day!






Our happy lil bus family!!



Graphics on curb side are GONE!
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:50 PM   #333
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I've got 4 gallons of this stuff, and two more of genuine Transynd on the way!

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Old 12-10-2017, 10:15 PM   #339
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I'm going to drain and refill the transmission today. And start on the driver's side decals and reflective tape.
Trying to keep this project moving!
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