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Old 09-06-2010, 07:11 AM   #346
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Sunroof?
I'm actually getting ready to go trim the roof panels to fit this morning.

I had to borrow a power shear from work so I can make a clean cut.

No sunroof though,,,,but looking at those panels sloped up like that makes me wonder how it would look with one of those aerodynamic things the big trucks have or a wing like people sometimes put on towrigs.

They probably create alot of drag when not pulling a trailer though.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:19 AM   #347
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I'm actually getting ready to go trim the roof panels to fit this morning.

I had to borrow a power shear from work so I can make a clean cut.

No sunroof though,,,,but looking at those panels sloped up like that makes me wonder how it would look with one of those aerodynamic things the big trucks have or a wing like people sometimes put on towrigs.

They probably create alot of drag when not pulling a trailer though.
You got on board air, why not make an adjustable wing Think VW Corrado

After seeing it person Saturday and now seeing the pics, you sure got a jag of work done. Steve the welder right? I just kept calling him Mr Welder, or The Welder on Saturday
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:41 AM   #348
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I'm actually getting ready to go trim the roof panels to fit this morning.

I had to borrow a power shear from work so I can make a clean cut.

No sunroof though,,,,but looking at those panels sloped up like that makes me wonder how it would look with one of those aerodynamic things the big trucks have or a wing like people sometimes put on towrigs.

They probably create alot of drag when not pulling a trailer though.
How often do you plan on driving the FRankenbus without a trailer?
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:17 PM   #349
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How often do you plan on driving the FRankenbus without a trailer?
I'll use it to haul bikes if i'm going somewhere for the day and don't need the big trailer but want some shelter and comfort,,,,,so fairly regular i hope.
I'm getting ready to rotate my fleet here so now that this thing is nearing being road worthy my truck is going up for sale so the bus will be called to some of the duty the Dodge would've been used for.

So if anybody's interested let me know and i'll post up the details and some pics once I clean er up a bit.
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:21 PM   #350
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You got on board air, why not make an adjustable wing Think VW Corrado

After seeing it person Saturday and now seeing the pics, you sure got a jag of work done. Steve the welder right? I just kept calling him Mr Welder, or The Welder on Saturday
Yep,,,I went down to Steve's by 8am and we worked till noon so yeah we did get a good spot of work done.

I'm gonna hit it hard this week and try to get the floor on the inside done so I can button things up there.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #351
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I found a killer deal today on some seats for the Ghetto bus,,,then when I got home from pickin em up I got on here and another inmate informed me there was an even better deal to be had locally,,,talk about timing.

Anyway these seats are sweet and less than half of full retail ,,nice and comfy for the Mrs's and I.

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Old 09-10-2010, 05:33 PM   #352
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I also picked up some more supplies this week and plan on spending some quality time tomorrow and hopefully can get some more welding done Sunday morning.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:51 PM   #353
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:55 AM   #354
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I found a killer deal today on some seats for the Ghetto bus,,,then when I got home from pickin em up I got on here and another inmate informed me there was an even better deal to be had locally,,,talk about timing.

Anyway these seats are sweet and less than half of full retail ,,nice and comfy for the Mrs's and I.

Yo man, the Elvis painting is on me when she's finally road worthy
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:19 AM   #355
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Yo man, the Elvis painting is on me when she's finally road worthy
Maybe just have the Mrs. make up a new graphic for the side of the GhettoBus...





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Old 09-11-2010, 01:11 PM   #356
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Your project looks good
These Renegades look good on the outside BUT they are put together with plywood and glue and screws.

here is one I used to work on
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:22 PM   #357
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Maybe just have the Mrs. make up a new graphic for the side of the GhettoBus...





No problem Actually, this is the new Team Ghetto graphic debuting @ Black river stages....
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #358
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I'm baaaaaaaack.

Been a little busy lately but some good progress was made this morning.

I installed the new drivers seat the other day,,but I think it might be a little too tall.
I had to make adapters as the studs on the bottom of the seat didn't quite line up with the holes in the base,,,this raised the height of the seat an inch and a half ,,,this wouldn't be a problem except the seat bottom cushon is thicker than the old seat.

we'll have to see how it is once I get er back on the road.



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Old 09-18-2010, 06:35 PM   #359
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The frame work from deck height down is now comeplete ,,,next is the deck plating and side rails.

The deck will be 1/4 inch plate where the fifth wheel hitch will mount and 3/16ths diamond plate every where else.

Now that the frame work is done you can really see how the rear body work will shape up,,,I think it will look pretty good.






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