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Old 04-27-2008, 08:33 PM   #181
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

Here are some photo's i took today: Now i wish i had the $1K to spend on chrome wheel inserts!

still waiting on my "jacuzzi inside" signs, those will help to give the bus just a little more character.

the bus is fixed now...people stare at me everywhere i go....whoo hoo!






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Old 04-27-2008, 09:14 PM   #182
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wow the bus is lookin great!

You going to use it this summer, or sell it right away?
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:24 PM   #183
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Bus looks reeeeaaaal good. Hey I noticed your vent towards the front of the Bus was thinking of putting one in ours, how does it work, is it noisy?
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:54 PM   #184
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now THATS a Jacuzzi bus
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:05 AM   #185
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jason you most defenatly have the yellow and the red in the flames nailed down to a t that bus looks great! the heads must be turning.... timbuk
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:46 AM   #186
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

Looks Great! I don't think that you will have a problem with selling this time around at all. glad to see that the bus is fixed! is that a message board above this front windshield? does it work? i could just see it now !! " Jacuzzi Inside"
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #187
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to answer all the questions since my last post....

i plan to sell the bus in the near future.

unfortunately someone removed the guts to the sign on the front. It has a cable filled with about 50 wires. it would be cool to have a working sign, but i'm too far over budget for such expenditures.

people stare a lot...i'm thinking about driving around and shooting video of people who stop to look at the bus, thought maybe i could incorporate that into a bus video...

vent on the front moves a lot of air, is very quiet. The drivers area of the bus is nearly silent when driving down the road...it's nice having the motor way in the back, and having all the 3/4" plywood, and 80 or so pounds of insulation between engine compartment and passenger area.

I did more bus stuff today, let me preface this with a story from the past. On our way home from arizona, we nearly rear-ended a car on the expressway i think around st louis. it was raining, people slammed on their brakes. My buddy was driving, he's a firefighter out west and has lots of experience with big trucks, but we couldn't stop. Front brakes locked up and we were doomed to hit the guy in front of us. My buddy quickly checked his mirrors and swerved into the left lane at the last possible second. That was exciting! I noticed the other day that if i put the bus in reverse it would roll backwards with the parking brake on even at idle. Obviously my brakes aren't working properly. Unfortunately this bus has "automatic slack adjusters" Apparently they are not doing their job, or more likely the moron who owned the bus before me tried to "adjust" the brakes on his own. I read and read and read online, and found that most ASA's as they are called should not be adjusted manually, rather the automatic slack adjuster should be replaced if the brakes are out of adjustment. I kept digging and digging, and eventually crawled under to see what brand adjusters my bus has. They are haldex, which turned out to be exciting. I found that these are some of the few ASA 's that can be adjusted manually. In short, my bus really stops now! i can barely keep water in the jacuzzi.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:24 PM   #188
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i was mistaken...i just looked up wheel simulators, and they're only $500 for a set of 4. The bus would look good with em.......hmmmmm
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:22 PM   #189
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i would go for the simulators (easy to say for me, its not my money)
But still if it would be my bus and my money it would get the simulators, or at least a nice silver paintjob. or maybe red-yellow rims are asked for.
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I hadn't checked in a while and wow that bus looks great. Now it will get the looks that it deserves with an inside as well done as it is.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #191
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Monday i plan to visit the sign shop guy to order my new "jacuzzi inside" signs.

I need to spend this week shooting video's of the bus exterior

if all goes as planned i'll have her listed on ebay next week.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:14 PM   #192
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Jason, that paint job is a HUUUUUUUGE improvement! That thing is sure to sell now!
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:51 PM   #193
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did you order them fake wheels yet?

is this where you get your stickers from? http://www.makestickers.com/home.asp
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:12 PM   #194
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did you order them fake wheels yet?

is this where you get your stickers from? http://www.makestickers.com/home.asp
no, i just can't bring myself to spend the money. i'm already 3-4K dollars over budget.

saturday i have car show to take the bus to.

i got my signs yesterday, still need to get them put on...The sign guy is awesome, except he doesn't like my flames. he said flames are supposed to have an ebb and flow, some sort of rhythm blah blah blah...he said my flames are like finger nails on a chalkboard. That's the meanest thing anyone has ever said to me lol Sign guy drew me out some spectactular looking flames on paper while we were waiting. He said he'd like to draw out my flames on the side of the next bus for free....actually, he wants me to repaint this bus, but i don't think that's gonna happen. He also said that i don't realize how popular i am. he said that everywhere he goes people know about the jacuzzi bus and that i am becomming an icon.

how's that for flattery?

after this one sells, i guess that means i need to build another bus.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:52 PM   #195
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can you scan the drawing of those flames and post them, so we know too what is considered proper for flames?
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:06 PM   #196
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went to the car show today, and i won first place in my class (all vehicles 1981 and newer, modified)

i don't know how it is around the rest of the country, but michigan being the worlds motor capitol, car shows are a reasonably popular thing. I don't know the official count, but there were definitely hundreds of vehicles there. It was the "southeast michigan autofest" or something like that.

the trophy is about 4 feet tall. here are some photo's.







here's the new jacuzzi sign installed:

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cool, congratulations, that trophy should make the sale a little easier too, dont you think?
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:42 AM   #198
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Ha! Good job brother!
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:23 PM   #199
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Nice work! bus looks great!!
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out of curiousity, what kind of sprayer did you use to put the rustoleum/acetone mix?
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