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Old 06-12-2011, 11:36 AM   #41
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

my father has a "micro brake" on his 79 gmc 1 ton crane truck and his is a lever you move left or right. and the silly thing came on once as he was going down the highway. not full on but slightly little by little and anyhow, it heated up the brakes to the point it blew out the inside duals, he pulled over and luckily a passer by gave him a huge fire extinguisher to put out the fire of the 2 tires burning. He was also towing our 74 f350 that only has about 22k miles on it. After the fire and getting it towed to town etc he had to put whole new brake system, new bearings, pads, drums, etc.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:24 PM   #42
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

That doesn't sound like a good thing at all. Is it the same type as the one I have? mine is a "mico " . I think there is also a brake system called a micro. That one closes a solenoid that traps the fluid to the rear brake system holding the rear tires. Thanks for the info and I'll have to keep a eye on it for a while just to check the reliability so I don't have a problem. So far the one I have seems to be working great. Keep a eye open for future posts called" the Green Machine up in smoke"... Or " the Green Cloud"......I sure as hell hope not....lol
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:06 PM   #43
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It's been awhile since my last update. I bought a new house this summer which put the bus on the back burner. Today I roughed in the bathroom ( chemical only ). Tomorrow maybe close it in.

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #44
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

Glad to see an update,I loved the paint and the look while I was "lurking" on the site and the length looks great
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:36 AM   #45
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

WOW dayglo green; at least they can't complain; " but officer I didn't see the bus"?
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #46
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It's been quite a while since I have been updating the Green Machine but here are a few pics.This a picture with both of the captains chairs installed.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #47
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This a picture looking back. Floor is completed,speakers are detachable and can be hung on windows for outside listening.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #48
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

And ya got the finish line on the floor!!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:32 PM   #49
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This a picture of the bathroom. I only have a chemical toilet installed.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #50
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These pictures are of the passenger seat. It can slide all the way to dash and also slide back out of the way to easily enter bus. The seat swivels around to face backwards.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #51
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #52
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #53
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #54
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

She looks good!! forgot how GREEEN it was lol
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #55
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Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"

Wow, your bus is really...GREEN. Nice looking bus. Nice paint job. I really like the black and white floor.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #56
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Great work on the sliding/swiveling seats. Did you buy or fab the locking slides? I need to set mine up to slide sideways as well as front/rear and swivel. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:51 AM   #57
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I came up with the idea myself for the sliding seat. Making it slide sideways sounds like it may be a tough one. One of my first ideas was to have a pivot point behind the seat which would allow the seat to be full forward and then spin towards the center of the bus and lock in the rear position.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:40 AM   #58
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i like that,i need to do that to my bird...got some diegrams ?? thanks
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #59
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I just finished making 6 screens for the bus. I needed something for camping to keep the bugs out. It's pretty much a frame with a metal lip on the top that slides into the existing window seal. I didn't put a latch on the bottom because I don't plan on leaving them in while driving.





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Old 09-04-2012, 07:53 PM   #60
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Looking goooood.......... before you cover all them windows check out browncrowns bus and the window screens/covers he put on his brown crown. shade plus cooler and looks good too.
I think it would look good with the lime green bus of yours.... sweet. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3065&start=165
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