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Old 03-22-2021, 08:18 PM   #1
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I love the U.S. Mail and the Whelen Co.

Just received this 8 circuit control head with relays. Wonderful for my dash project This one is the real deal and not a cheap knock off and it also offers the option of programming the switch to a push button configuration.
The original bus fuse panel was removed and relocated behind the drivers seat. The main reason, besides all of the craptastic wiring, is I want to put a Freightliner door with a power window in the future
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Old 03-22-2021, 10:31 PM   #2
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driver's door in a bus

I have cleared out the left side of my 1954 wayne/ford. I have been eyeballing taking the plasma cutter and making a driver's door......

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Old 03-22-2021, 10:34 PM   #3
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I love these kinds of projects, good job!
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Old 03-23-2021, 06:35 AM   #4
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Drivers door is cool on a flat nose.. I do like the sliding window though instead of a regular car window.. much more control over the air. what id really love to have is the little quarter windows between the A pillar and the main glass be functional wing windows.. not all busses have that configuration thiough some have the curved wraparound windshield..
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Old 03-23-2021, 06:37 AM   #5
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if only that switch panel was externally controllable with serial, USB, or ethernet.. im having to build my own setup for that bus in which the switch panels are going away altogether in favor of a glass cockpit
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:43 AM   #6
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I have cleared out the left side of my 1954 wayne/ford. I have been eyeballing taking the plasma cutter and making a driver's door......

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Heh Heh Heh...
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:12 PM   #7
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I love these kinds of projects, good job!
Well Thank you. Here is a little bussbar cheesecake from earlier this year. Will have some instrument panel pictures soon.
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:35 PM   #8
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if only that switch panel was externally controllable with serial, USB, or ethernet.. im having to build my own setup for that bus in which the switch panels are going away altogether in favor of a glass cockpit
So touchscreen to control everything?
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:52 PM   #9
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if only that switch panel was externally controllable with serial, USB, or ethernet.. im having to build my own setup for that bus in which the switch panels are going away altogether in favor of a glass cockpit
What about something like this? Caution sticker shock Probably cheaper at Digi key

https://www.amazon.com/LabJack-T7-Pro/dp/B00G3NJWIY
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