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Old 10-09-2019, 03:17 PM   #61
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This bar is attached to the body, for window support, right?


Also, should I just extend my dash outwards to fit the window shape?

+ is the metal on the interior for this part just painted white, not yellow?

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Old 10-10-2019, 12:56 AM   #62
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This bar is attached to the body, for window support, right?
Right.


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Also, should I just extend my dash outwards to fit the window shape?

Yes. I am attaching a picture of the part dash below the cover.


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+ is the metal on the interior for this part just painted white, not yellow?

Nope, black! See above. The photo was taken while I was working on the bus. The orange line is an extension cord run across the back of the dashboard support ... below the window grommets. The driver set was removed to allow the installation of the flooring and to remove the console that is usually to the left of the driver.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:29 AM   #63
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:28 PM   #64
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How large is the steering wheel in one of these buses? Mine seems much too small.

Also, do you know off hand how far the front wheels can turn in degrees, and how much the steering wheel itself rotates? Matching these ingame would be nice
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:37 AM   #65
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How large is the steering wheel in one of these buses? Mine seems much too small.

Also, do you know off hand how far the front wheels can turn in degrees, and how much the steering wheel itself rotates? Matching these ingame would be nice
The steering wheel is 18 & 3/4 inches in diameter with a 5/8 inch grip (i.e. 17 inch inner diameter).


The steering wheel tilts as well. As it sits in my driveway, it goes from 35 degrees to 50 degrees, measured by an inclinometer. The bus floor sits at a nose-high incline of 4 degrees in that same driveway.


I will have to take measurements of the wheels and steering wheel during the day.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:32 AM   #66
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The steering wheel tilts as well. As it sits in my driveway, it goes from 35 degrees to 50 degrees, measured by an inclinometer. The bus floor sits at a nose-high incline of 4 degrees in that same driveway.
I've seen 2 different versions of the steering mechanism. One which looks like it's fixed and doesn't tilt, and one's like yours that tilt.

Were these buses sold with non tilt steering wheels?
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:06 PM   #67
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I've seen 2 different versions of the steering mechanism. One which looks like it's fixed and doesn't tilt, and one's like yours that tilt.

Were these buses sold with non tilt steering wheels?
Yes, mine has the non-tilt version...
Same steering wheel though.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:18 PM   #68
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Yes, mine has the non-tilt version...
Same steering wheel though.
Ah okay, that's what I thought. I built the one without tilt because IMO the tilt one looks yucky
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:25 PM   #69
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How large is the steering wheel in one of these buses? Mine seems much too small.

Also, do you know off hand how far the front wheels can turn in degrees, and how much the steering wheel itself rotates? Matching these ingame would be nice
An International steering wheel is right at 18". What kind of bus is yours? Go to the userCP and fill out your profile with your bus info and location, it helps helping you.
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:29 PM   #70
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An International steering wheel is right at 18". What kind of bus is yours? Go to the userCP and fill out your profile with your bus info and location, it helps helping you.
If you'd only read the thread before responding...
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:06 PM   #71
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Ah okay, that's what I thought. I built the one without tilt because IMO the tilt one looks yucky
So, my steering column looks yucky?
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:46 PM   #72
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The steering wheel is 18 & 3/4 inches in diameter with a 5/8 inch grip (i.e. 17 inch inner diameter).


The steering wheel tilts as well. As it sits in my driveway, it goes from 35 degrees to 50 degrees, measured by an inclinometer. The bus floor sits at a nose-high incline of 4 degrees in that same driveway.


I will have to take measurements of the wheels and steering wheel during the day.
Do you have the overly complex air actuated tilt steering with the floor pedal?
I have that.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:56 PM   #73
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I have that.
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Are the diameter of your steering wheel or specs of your fictitious bus dependent on location?
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Yes, I do!
I was a' wonderin'...

The 'parts' bus I got my p/s reservoir from had the other style tilt column -- basically as unobtrusive as a tilt column in a car. I was kinda jealous...
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:29 PM   #76
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I was a' wonderin'...

The 'parts' bus I got my p/s reservoir from had the other style tilt column -- basically as unobtrusive as a tilt column in a car. I was kinda jealous...
Not much to be jealous about really. It is handy when I swivel the seat to face back though.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:43 PM   #77
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How large is the steering wheel in one of these buses? Mine seems much too small.

Also, do you know off hand how far the front wheels can turn in degrees, and how much the steering wheel itself rotates? Matching these ingame would be nice

The steering wheel will go a little over 2 revolutions to the left and to the right for a total 4 revolutions from full left turn to full right turn.


Here are the wheel positions in full turn:


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Old 10-11-2019, 05:57 PM   #78
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Thanks yet again I wasn't originally going to match these characteristics in the game but I figured I should in case someone who's actually driven the bus tries it out.

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Old 10-11-2019, 06:03 PM   #79
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If you'd only read the thread before responding...
What's your point? I was replying to Dummiesmans post, who hasn't filled out his profile. I was offering added info on steering wheel sizes.

The thread is 4 pages long and doesn't refer to where the thread is now. Maybe if I read the whole thread again I could decipher what bus Dummie has, that's why the profile is important.
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Thanks yet again I wasn't originally going to match these characteristics in the game but I figured I should in case someone who's actually driven the bus tries it out.

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I sincerely hope to try it out!

Hopefully I'll have driven my bus more than the ten feet or so I've already driven it but I may be "learning to drive" my bus on your bus!

(don't worry world -- I've driven other large rigs -- just not a school bus...)
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