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Old 05-27-2020, 11:27 PM   #21
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I built a cadillac for a good friend of mine that passed years ago. I held onto this extra steering wheel for years. After machining the hubs out I installed and beefed up the truck hub in the cadillac wheel. It's a inch smaller but very comfortable. Still have alot of work to do in the dash area.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:14 AM   #22
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It's a little industrial but doesn't bother me.


Looks good, nice work.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:07 PM   #23
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I like the details, real nice build. Makes me want to tear out my dash and make it nice.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:18 PM   #24
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I like the details, real nice build. Makes me want to tear out my dash and make it nice.
My dash still needs work but I dont have time right now. Busses are overwhelming
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Old 05-28-2020, 08:39 PM   #25
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My dash still needs work but I dont have time right now. Busses are overwhelming

One step at a time.
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Old 05-28-2020, 10:24 PM   #26
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Finished up the trap door for the stairs. Glued a park map to the bottom so we can trace where we've been.
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:29 PM   #27
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Not the best pic but screwed some computer fans in the roof vent. Most PC fans are either 12 or 24 volt and pull hardly any amps being brushless. You can also use the 24v in a 12v bus but it won't run as hard. Computer fans are also free and quiet. Way better than the crappy one they sell for roof vents.
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:31 PM   #28
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Some simple practical solutions, like your thinking and style.


Your fans can be reversed too with a bit of switching, no? Or you could just flip it over for second direction, incoming or exhaust.



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Old 05-29-2020, 06:01 PM   #29
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Computer fans are a good idea for an existing roof vent.

Must say the fans on a vent like "fantastic fan" are really nice.
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:36 PM   #30
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Some simple practical solutions, like your thinking and style.


Your fans can be reversed too with a bit of switching, no? Or you could just flip it over for second direction, incoming or exhaust.



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They have mounting flanges on both sides usually. Dont think you can reverse them.
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:38 PM   #31
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Did some wheeling at monkey creek this weekend and this is their schoolie graveyard.
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Old 05-30-2020, 06:05 PM   #32
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They have mounting flanges on both sides usually. Dont think you can reverse them.

Even better!


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Old 05-31-2020, 09:52 PM   #33
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Did some wheeling at monkey creek this weekend and this is their schoolie graveyard.
Oh I want, I want, the 6 window shorty International loadstar, with the butterfly hood.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:14 PM   #34
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What butterfly hood? Those are both fiberglass tilt fronts in the single pic I see????
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:43 PM   #35
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What butterfly hood? Those are both fiberglass tilt fronts in the single pic I see????
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Look real close to the right hand one, the shape of the fender gives it away, and clearly a metal fender, the fiberglass ones were a differant shape, the curve of the hood too.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:46 AM   #36
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that carpenter looks like a tilt front or an S-series? the ward is definitely an S-series..



LOVE the cadillac wheel on the bus!! sweet idea!! ive got a spare 70's cadillac wheel but my power steering isnt soft-touch enough to turn a bus with that small wheel.. my Loadstar power steering is just like a cadillac.... wish all my busses had that system!
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:33 PM   #37
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..wish all my busses had that system!
I gotta ask, how many busses do you have?
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:54 PM   #38
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3 school busses
1 Fishbowl Suburban bus
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:37 PM   #39
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Nice! When I get done with this one, I want to find a vintage bus to build, just because!
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:34 PM   #40
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Last room and I'm struggling to push through it! I desperately want to move on to funner stuff on the outside but I dont want to be stuck at the end with tedious jobs.
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