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Old 09-12-2010, 10:07 PM   #81
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Got home and sat down in the recliner and fell asleep...

Only sleep for about an hour, then went out to start putting in the windows...










Still have some rivets to put in on the outside, but I wanted to get the windows in before finishing it all up...
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:52 PM   #82
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I'll bet when you're done it'll look so super clean and professional! Sweet job!
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:00 AM   #83
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Are you gonna fill in the old door location with rub rails??
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:28 AM   #84
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I have the rub rails that were on the old door... I was also thinking about pulling the lowest rail on the drivers side between the wheel wells and using that... I want to add some of the semi undercarriage diamond plate boxes on the drivers side so that rail would have to go anyways...
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:09 PM   #85
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Little update...

Got the sheet metal work finished along with sealing the seams... Removed the rest of the glue from the stickers and knocked off most of the rust/flaked paint crap...

Still have a few spots to prep and then I'll start priming... Not really putting to much work into the body, just trying to get it prepped well enough for the paint... If you look down the side of any school bus you'll notice that all the panels are wavy... So it's kinda pointless to try and make it perfect...

Hopefully it'll be painted and ready to put the awnings on next week...

Doesn't look like we've been doing a whole lot, because of how time consuming the little stuff is...:booo: Should start looking like the progress is moving much quicker after paint...:cheer:

You don't realize just how big a bus is until you start sanding one...:redneck:




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Old 10-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #86
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The windows look awesome. That is just about the same kind, and placement I would like to do on mine. I feel for you on the prep work. I took the week off work to get mine prepped. I would have to say that was the longest week off I have ever took off. I'm not really sure if the the feeling in my fingers will ever come back.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:56 PM   #87
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Thanks... Yeah, my hands are feeling it...

I started a thread to show off our wheeling rigs...

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6611
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:03 AM   #88
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Good idea. I'll try and get some pics on there soon.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:05 AM   #89
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Re: The Dirtybus...

The skined sides look damn nice Looks like your coming right along.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:01 AM   #90
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Thanks...

Washed, Masked And Ready For Paint... Gonna Put Some Color On It Tomorrow...



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Old 10-07-2010, 09:36 AM   #91
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Drum roll please............................................ .....................
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:54 PM   #92
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Talk about a chore...

Got It primed... Need a decent window in the weather to topcoat it...



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Old 10-08-2010, 09:13 AM   #93
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Faster! I'm anxious to see it done *tease*
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:29 PM   #94
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Well, the weather held out and I got some color on it today... Still have to do the roof and a second coat, then the black... It's starting to come together...






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Old 10-08-2010, 09:51 PM   #95
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Now that you have it figured out, you wanna come east a little and do mine?
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:19 PM   #96
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Very cool!! I found it funny, I was kinda debating on colors myself. If I hadn't done black, it was going to be an olive drab.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #97
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Looks good. I'm all for greens as long as they're not neon or too bright. Bright colors.... *shivers*
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #98
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Well, got the roof painted and a second coat on the rest of the bus yesterday... I was worried about the dew over night, but it doesn't seem to be an issue...

Gonna let it cure today, then mask and shoot the black tomorrow...

It took every bit of the two gallons my buddy gave me... Cut it close, but it was just enough...







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Old 10-12-2010, 10:50 PM   #99
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I've got some things in store that will set the look of the bus off... Just you wait...


I've been thinking about a few names for it... Have the acronym on the front and back, then spelled out on the sides... Here's a few I've been considering...

MUCV(Multi-Purpose Utility Command Vehicle) or (Mobile Utility Command Vehicle)...

MMUV(Mobile Multi-Purpose Utility Vehicle)...

MOCV(Mobile Off-Road Command Vehicle)...


Any others you guys can think of???
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:02 AM   #100
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SPECIAL PURPOSE OFF-ROAD TRANSPORTER - ?
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