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 on: Today at 05:29:48 PM 
Started by Geom - Last post by Geoff
The roof on my bus was painted 12 years ago with 2 stage paint.  I could tell as soon as I got the bus back from the painter that they really cut corners and put a thin layer of paint and clear coat on the roof, which did not hold up as long as the sides of the bus.  Now I am in the same boat as you-- having to sand and scape the peeling paint.  I am just going to sand and prime, then put a coat of one stage paint.  It should last longer than me.

BTW, if the paint bubbles, it means poor surface preparation.  I also have a few spot on the sides I am having to repaint because of bubbles and peeling clear coat.


 on: Today at 05:12:04 PM 
Started by Cary and Don - Last post by Geoff
The O ring doesn't have to be square.  A round one (cut to a square shape) with the same diameter will work the same. 

 on: Today at 05:02:29 PM 
Started by Cary and Don - Last post by Cary and Don
Hey George, always appreciate ideas, just not always good at responding. This thing is kind of weird in that it isn't round. All the sides are square. Does the kit have square material in it? We haven't run into square ones before.


 on: Today at 04:58:59 PM 
Started by Brett G - Last post by Brett G
Got the 6 new Gladiator tires put on yesterday. An added bonus that I didn't expect is that it tracks so much better down the road. There was a ton of play in the steering wheel and up until now it took a lot of correction to stay between the lines. Realize this is the first set of new tires I've had since owning it so I didn't know any better. Here are some pics. The tread is quite aggressive.


 on: Today at 04:48:59 PM 
Started by Cary and Don - Last post by Geoff
A while back I needed an off-size O ring, and after calling around I found that you could buy a "make-it-yourself" O ring kit.  All you have to do is get the mounting base, and calculate the length,cut to size with a razor blade and use superglue to mate the ends together.  A square O ring would not be different except you have to cut at a 45 degree angle.


I guess we will take it apart and do some cross matching. It's a little thing, about 1 1/2" across as I remember.

Don and Cary

I guess this is why I quit posting for so many years.


 on: Today at 03:49:18 PM 
Started by Geom - Last post by krank
Don't know if there is oxidization on the bare spots (something had to cause the primer to de-laminate) but that should be addressed. Sanding alone may not be enough. You may have to etch the aluminium to ensure adhesion.

 on: Today at 03:45:03 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Oonrahnjay

 to old to move.
to old to train another one
guess i will sneak it in claim I do not know how it got there

think that will work

if not just go to huggy and get me some spring water and celebrate.

uncle Ned

     That'll work!  Yeah, like after 54 years, she hasn't got you figgered out?  She knows what you'll do before you even think it up!

 on: Today at 03:39:15 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by Oonrahnjay
www.kvh.com  KVH makes different units for many applications.

Thanks, I'll check that out and look at the tech data.

 on: Today at 02:32:43 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by blue_goose
Mine isn't an atec pad, it is a eco 2 for world transmission.  Don't think sun will bother the shift pads.  All Gillig buses have the pad mounted on the left side of the dash where all the sun can hit it.  If anyone needs a Atec pad I have one for sale.  That is what was in the bus.

 on: Today at 02:08:00 PM 
Started by 67flh - Last post by 67flh

  Once again thanks for the insight.

pabusnut Steve to you as well.


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