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Old 02-03-2015, 07:56 PM   #41
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very nice sir!
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:03 PM   #42
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looks great what is your mpg on your bus.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:17 PM   #43
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Have no idea. Got it with a full tank, but won't take any metrics until I get it fully serviced.

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Old 02-08-2015, 01:48 AM   #44
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No mirrors on nose


No decals on side


Few of these on the outside


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Old 02-08-2015, 10:29 AM   #45
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Oh and I didn't take a picture of the roof.
The front of it, right by the "school bus" is nicely rusted, and looks like someone drove under something without clearance. Not rusted through, and the bump is nothing that a hammer and a block can't fix ;)


My neighbor came by yesterday as I was peeling off letters. He and his buddies were very curious and were pumped about the project!

I told the guys to come to this forum, he was reading as he was walking away lol

Slowly, but still going....I might finish the letters today....

And for the parts list: replacement headlights + some of the marker lights + replacement stop lights = less than $80 at the auto parts store

Heat gun was basically free as I still had a visa gift card with enough on it ;)
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:03 PM   #46
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3m makes a "destuctive" type disc for removing paint and stuff. I may try mine on my school bus lettering.
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:31 PM   #47
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There several makers of "Strip Disks" these days and they do work great. Will quickly remove just about any kind of finish and won't gouge, scratch or score the metal. In fact, the sheet metal shop I work with here uses them to polish stainless.

And I learned another hint from them. Keep the disk as flat as possible and it will last twice as long. It is tempting to bear down on an edge and sometimes you have to, but working it flat really does extend the life. They ain't exactly cheap, but neither is my time. I like'em!
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:32 PM   #48
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CB let me tell you, the heat gun was super easy! It even helped removing the residual adhesive from older markers on the bottom of the body. I figured that way I won't have to use too much liquid remover.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:09 PM   #49
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OK guys, I have a question, because I'm not seeing a clear answer from my searches. Am I correct in assuming all these "sureflo" and orher water pumps have some type of pressure sensors so to stop the motor from turning when the fosset is shut off and not needing to pressurize the lines any longer?

Are sensors installed separately to control the pump?
If so, does anyone know of an "all-in-1" model?

Pardon my ignorance, but all I know about plumbing is that a leaky washmachine inlet can be very dangerous in the middle of the night....
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:49 PM   #50
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Finally found something!
This >http://www.amazon.com/SHURflo-4008-1...+GPM+RV+Camper
shows the pump has a shutoff and a restart pressure, which (I assume) are adjustable.
Neat
Not a bad price, and everyone seems to looove shurflo!
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:32 PM   #51
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My Shurflo 2088 water pump has internal stop/start pressure sensors and isn't adjustable as far as I know. I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:27 PM   #52
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Quick update: got to work on the lights a bit this evening. Almost everything works (yay!) , but the rear passenger side turning signal. It must be something with the wiring, as the emergency all work, and the selector lever makes the front blink....fuses all look OK, there's only one marked "signals/cig" and it is not blown....the receptacle is a little rusty, but if it was poor contacts/current flow, then the emergency wouldn't work either on the receptacle, right?
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:05 PM   #53
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Does anyone have any experience with this > http://www.harborfreight.com/2500-pe...tor-61171.html

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Old 02-14-2015, 09:46 PM   #54
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That's another amazing looking short-bus
Looks great!
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:34 AM   #55
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Does anyone have any experience with this > http://www.harborfreight.com/2500-pe...tor-61171.html

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Not any with that one but I've used cheap generators before.
For what that one costs, another couple hundred could score you a decent used genset.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:50 AM   #56
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Not any with that one but I've used cheap generators before.
For what that one costs, another couple hundred could score you a decent used genset.
True, but I'd really like to go new and this item, and....call me old school, but I like to buy stuff locally, too ;)
If my local HF has it, that is.....

On another note, between today and tomorrow I'll attempt to disassemble to turn signal lever to make sure contacts are not rusted for the right turn signal issue I have.

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Old 02-15-2015, 09:52 PM   #57
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china isn't too local!
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:21 PM   #58
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china isn't too local!
Oh cmon! Honda's local, now?!?

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Old 02-15-2015, 11:53 PM   #59
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Some hondas are actually built in the us.
But Japan is still a lot better for manufacturing than China.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:47 AM   #60
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Check the specs on that gen. I compared it to Northern Tools. The 2000i from NT has a plug for 30amp and the connection for running two gens together if you decide to add a second. It even comes with the cable to combine two. I ran one this weekend and just to test it, I powered a small fridge (slightly taller than a cube). I also used my 1000w microwave while the fridge was running. It worked but the gen ran faster to compensate. I bought two so when I make all this more perm. it won't be a problem.
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