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Stewzer55 05-01-2017 03:40 PM

Foam baffles would help a lot, rubber isolation mounts if needed.

cadillackid 05-01-2017 03:58 PM

part of what a speaker does is vibrate stuff.. I know that backfilling in my Jeep soundbar helped with that which was just a plastic enclosure bar.. i used poly-fill in that and it richened up the sound and helped to eliminate the resonance and tinniness ofit..

the dashboards of school busses arent built very well for speaker mounting..

ECCB's idea of mounting stuff near the floor sounds great for Subs, but im not sure the mids and highs are going to sound very good near the floor..

for my bus the nmore I think, im simply going to hang 2 6x9 enclose boxes in the front corners probably angle type boxes.. and then replace the existing ceiling speakers with something better like 5 1/4's or something and poly-fill up in there..

for me i mainly want the driver seat to have the best sound :)
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 05-01-2017 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 200763)
part of what a speaker does is vibrate stuff.. I know that backfilling in my Jeep soundbar helped with that which was just a plastic enclosure bar.. i used poly-fill in that and it richened up the sound and helped to eliminate the resonance and tinniness ofit..

the dashboards of school busses arent built very well for speaker mounting..

ECCB's idea of mounting stuff near the floor sounds great for Subs, but im not sure the mids and highs are going to sound very good near the floor..

for my bus the nmore I think, im simply going to hang 2 6x9 enclose boxes in the front corners probably angle type boxes.. and then replace the existing ceiling speakers with something better like 5 1/4's or something and poly-fill up in there..

for me i mainly want the driver seat to have the best sound :)
-Christopher

HIGH end car stereo's use kick panels for the highs.... I've had a couple HIGH dollar car stereos.
Boxes for all of them, I'll have enough power and enough speakers that placement won't matter a whole lot.

cadillackid 05-01-2017 05:31 PM

tell me more as im in the design (sort-of) phase for the stereo.. someone gave me a double DIN JVC stereo with bluetooth and aux and all.. and an amp and a 10" sub box to get started. but I need to figure out the rest of it..

I never knew the highs came out of the kick panels thats interesting... but come to think of it all of my cars with better stereos have speakers in the doors or kick panels or both..

-Christopher

EastCoastCB 05-01-2017 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 200780)
tell me more as im in the design (sort-of) phase for the stereo.. someone gave me a double DIN JVC stereo with bluetooth and aux and all.. and an amp and a 10" sub box to get started. but I need to figure out the rest of it..

I never knew the highs came out of the kick panels thats interesting... but come to think of it all of my cars with better stereos have speakers in the doors or kick panels or both..

-Christopher

For proper sound you want the sound to be "in front of you". So you put your highs in front and angle them so that they are both aimed at the driver's ears. You want to have them as close to the same distance from your ears as possible.
The sub doesn't matter much in its placement, as someone mentioned earlier bass is non-directional so it doesn't matter much. I'm gonna mount my 12" kicker sub under one of the seats mid-ship.
A couple rear speakers midship as well, for highs and lows for the rear passengers.
But the best car setup I had was a REALLY nice set of component speakers up front with a good amp pushing them at 100 rms and a 15" that could go DEEP and ran that with a ton of power. Simple system and sounded AMAZING.
But these are buses, so audiophile quality sound isn't as important.
Small boxes for mounting the speakers gives more flexibility of mounting, though and you can fine tune the sound before screwing them down to wherever you put them.

I wanna use the factory speaker locations in my bus for some cheapo speakers only to be used for the PA.

EastCoastCB 05-01-2017 05:45 PM

Did some additional work up top with the seam sealant today, and got rid of the rear door buzzer switch, box, and buzzer.
Two buzzers down now!
We got a little rain this afternoon, which I knew was coming, and tomorrow its gonna POUR.
So thurs or fri after work I'll go clean the roof up real well, sand it a bit in some spots, and probably slap a coat of white up there.

cadillackid 05-01-2017 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 200786)
Did some additional work up top with the seam sealant today, and got rid of the rear door buzzer switch, box, and buzzer.
Two buzzers down now!
We got a little rain this afternoon, which I knew was coming, and tomorrow its gonna POUR.
So thurs or fri after work I'll go clean the roof up real well, sand it a bit in some spots, and probably slap a coat of white up there.

sounds like you'll know right away if the new hatch cover leaks or not!
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 05-01-2017 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 200802)
sounds like you'll know right away if the new hatch cover leaks or not!
-Christopher

I'm not even considering it possible for that repair to EVER leak! Man, I'm real proud of how awesome it turned out. SO SOLID!!!
:dance::dance:

I really like the 550 seam sealant. The stuff is so easy to work with!

It rained this afternoon, so I didn't get started on removing the rear factory powered vent, but I'll slap the new cover over that later this week. Then I'll reseal all the seams on the entire top side of the bus.
Then I'll paint it all flat white and it should be good for many years.

cadillackid 05-01-2017 08:03 PM

that cover sure looked good.. it layed down damn near perfectly flat on there!! your metal working skills show on these bus builds!
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 05-02-2017 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 200814)
that cover sure looked good.. it layed down damn near perfectly flat on there!! your metal working skills show on these bus builds!
-Christopher

Thanks, man. I'm not a REAL fabricator, I just happened to work at a steel shop for over a decade. Never messed with rivets before but I LOVE them now!


I think the rain is already done. Not as much as we were hoping for.
no sign of any leakage at all, but no surprise there!:dance:

EastCoastCB 05-02-2017 10:11 AM

Next up on the repair list-
https://i.imgur.com/gTA7XEB.jpg

This is the major culprit in our not painting it yet.

cadillackid 05-02-2017 10:20 AM

seems to be a common spot for busses to rust.. wonder if water gets in around the lights and runs down to the bottom and sits..

you gonna metal patch it in and bondo?
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 05-02-2017 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 200936)
seems to be a common spot for busses to rust.. wonder if water gets in around the lights and runs down to the bottom and sits..

you gonna metal patch it in and bondo?
-Christopher

Yeah, the plan is to cut out the area, asses the damage from there, and probably patch in a piece of steel, smooth it, and then prime it for paint.
I *may* try riveting on a panel on both sides, so the repair would match, and going with custom tail lights etc.

The rust is DEFINITELY caused by the lights right above it leaving ridiculously. The design of the seal is piss-poor, and they're old and never got any attention.
The only other rust is under the WC lift side door.
https://i.imgur.com/CIL7kkm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WLYVuVl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/lMhlTPL.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/GwZ62kd.jpg

The white residue is from me spraying ospho on it for the hell of it.
I'd almost rather shop around for a minty door at a junkyard or something than try and fix that weird lip that hold the rubber. IDK, maybe I'm just feeling lazy. I'm sure I'll try and figure out some way of repairing it.

EastCoastCB 05-06-2017 06:46 AM

Found some more pics from last weekend when Chris came over and we patched the roof.
https://i.imgur.com/7WtTIip.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/YF2g3Ck.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Zi5FNMg.jpg

Robin97396 05-06-2017 10:01 AM

It's always good to see those FL safety shoes.

DoubleO7 05-06-2017 10:01 AM

I bet you could patch the rear corner with aftermarket aluminum tread plate corners.
Made for Jeeps.

EastCoastCB 05-06-2017 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Robin97396 (Post 201969)
It's always good to see those FL safety shoes.

I love em. I'm probably on my 20th pair since I started wearing birkenstock in 1993.

Robin97396 05-06-2017 10:59 AM

Same here during the summer. I'd loose some toes during the winters.

Since moving out of the valley I've had to start wearing long pants and actual shoes.

EastCoastCB 05-06-2017 11:04 AM

Lol if you look closely you'll see my missing toe nail.

EastCoastCB 05-08-2017 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by DoubleO7 (Post 190935)
A news article about the monkeys from 2015:
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now they're in our back yard!
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