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Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-17-2020, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Kaleth2
aww! Kudos to you for giving her a shoutout for...

aww! Kudos to you for giving her a shoutout for her hard work! I will remember cobalt for drilling. Right now we just have holes to fill in....:dance:
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-17-2020, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Kaleth2
Thanks for the tip

Thanks for that tip! Seems sturdier than another thread I saw where they were using plastic plugs they got off Amazon. Found that our seams where the Middle rub rail is formed isnít tight to the...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-17-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Kaleth2
Window eyebrows

LOL! Thatís a fun description. If you mean the mini metal awning over the windows....mine has those. FS65 25 foot shortie.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-16-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Kaleth2
Bluebird rubrails

Got the top, of the middle three, off today and can see that the middle one is ribbed. Iím going to remove what I can of the three and reassess. Have never skinned a vehicle before. WOuld involve...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Kaleth2
Oddball for sure:)

LOL! No biggie. Am still a newbie at all of this!
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Kaleth2
Found a photo of the VIN plate. Titled Blue Bird...

Found a photo of the VIN plate. Titled Blue Bird Body Company.

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0b1HrlPdycHRSsVsTv1_FEA7w

Havenít figured out how to upload photo from ipad directly yet.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Kaleth2
Mystery Bus

I posted link to photo of the logo on the bus. So strange! So, did Bluebird do a year where they produced bus bodies for Freightliner that were Freightlinerís designs or something maybe? Bluebird...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Kaleth2
Mystery bus!

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0dkSbj_4XnM7AB__JEJfaumDA
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Kaleth2
Window Frame thoughts

Thanks for that background! I found an old thread on how to troubleshoot leaks and it was suggested that we should start spraying the water low on the bus body and work our way up to where leaks...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Kaleth2
Bluebird logo on it

Whoops! Youíre right Frieghtliner chassis. I have now corrected that on my profile too. The bus has the bluebird logo on the outside and on the inside. We were told it is one of the few models Built...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Kaleth2
Wish I could relocate thread for you!

I really looked through a bazillion threads on rub rails. There was one a while ago...maybe 2012? thatís where they had a link to the Bluebird article. Right now Iím so busy chasing leaks in window...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Kaleth2
Bluebird body, Thomas chassis:)

The bus is an FS65 25 footer with a bluebird body and a THomas chassis. It looks like all three rub rails are riveted on. At the moment, weíre chasing down leaks in the window wells:/ Took all the...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Kaleth2
Thank you for the heads up on the impact distribution

Thank you for the impact distribution information Musigenesis. Iíve been through thread after thread on this. Also saw the Bluebird link about the rub rails being for that as well. Being that buses...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-14-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Kaleth2
Our Bluebird rub rails attached with rivets

Thank you! Nice to see smooth metal under there. I saw some one else use plugs. Iím not such a good welder that I want to tackle filling in all those holes. I sometimes make more of a hole than I...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-14-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,343
Posted By Kaleth2
Rub rail removal?

Hi yaíll,
I want to remove the rub rail because it would be easier to do a combination mosaic and paint job I have in mind. Iím worried about a couple of technical things. It looks like there are...
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