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 71 
 on: August 15, 2017, 09:10:03 AM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  Spraying in sealer layer. 

    Good detail work, DS.  That's going to pay off for years as you own that coach.

 72 
 on: August 15, 2017, 08:11:12 AM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by Zephod
The new J4500 buses we have at work have the optional 360 degree camera bird's eye view system. Nice in a way so you can see what's behind you from the driver's seat. But I don't really miss it in other buses without it. You can see out the front through the windshield. You can see the sides just by looking at the mirrors. And occasionally, you have to step out to walk around back to make sure there isn't something to run over. A camera system just adds more unnecessary complexity. Don't move an inch unless you are sure you are not going to hit something. If not sure, step out and walk around to look.

JC 
That's why you'd love my 2 camera system. One shows what's behind, horizontally. The other points down to show what I'm about to mow down.


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 73 
 on: August 15, 2017, 08:03:39 AM 
Started by plyonsMC9 - Last post by plyonsMC9
Very nice Peter - thanks for taking the time to post those pics and that information.  And I must say that's certainly understandable logic to not want any more holes in the bus!  I like the re-use idea.   Smiley

Kind Regards, Phil

 74 
 on: August 15, 2017, 07:32:52 AM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by lostagain
The new J4500 buses we have at work have the optional 360 degree camera bird's eye view system. Nice in a way so you can see what's behind you from the driver's seat. But I don't really miss it in other buses without it. You can see out the front through the windshield. You can see the sides just by looking at the mirrors. And occasionally, you have to step out to walk around back to make sure there isn't something to run over. A camera system just adds more unnecessary complexity. Don't move an inch unless you are sure you are not going to hit something. If not sure, step out and walk around to look.

JC 

 75 
 on: August 15, 2017, 06:46:18 AM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by Zephod
I spent $25 on my camera and monitor, $30 on a decent cable (the one supplied was woefully short) and then $10 on a second camera. My mirrors tell me everything I need to know about the sides. My cameras tell me everything I need know when reversing.  Looking out the windshield tells me most everything else though I will change my busboy mirrors for Hawkeye mirrors once I find some with tunnel mounts. That'll tell me about clearance.


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 76 
 on: August 15, 2017, 06:16:14 AM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by Zephod
You have slider windows? Put a window ac in that puppy.
Mine are schoolbus windows. The top half slides down. Not suitable for ac units.


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 77 
 on: August 15, 2017, 06:14:38 AM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by Zephod
I build my own LED light fixtures using the CHEAPEST leds I can get from ebay. I built some of my shop light fixtures using LED strips and a computer power supply. My failure rate is extremely low.
I also got a good deal on led tubes to replace the 4 foot florescent tubes in my shop. I use the ones where you throw away the ballest and rewire it for 120v I'm very happy with those. I even made my own fixture to use just one of the tubes.
Did you balance the leds with individual resistors?


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 78 
 on: August 15, 2017, 05:59:37 AM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by somewhereinusa
I build my own LED light fixtures using the CHEAPEST leds I can get from ebay. I built some of my shop light fixtures using LED strips and a computer power supply. My failure rate is extremely low.
I also got a good deal on led tubes to replace the 4 foot florescent tubes in my shop. I use the ones where you throw away the ballest and rewire it for 120v I'm very happy with those. I even made my own fixture to use just one of the tubes.

 79 
 on: August 15, 2017, 05:56:13 AM 
Started by dwcjwerfner - Last post by Bill Gerrie
I never did like the single brake system on the older buses so I upgraded my system to a split one like all vehicles since 1975? I changed the foot pedal to an E6 and added another tank for a separate primary and secondary system. I did all the changes to make it the same as a newer split system to comply with the laws. It is so much better then the older system and wasn't that hard to do. Well worth the effort.

 80 
 on: August 15, 2017, 05:36:26 AM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by muldoonman
The reason I'm sticking with lanterns is that it's easier than running cable. That and it gives the bus an old west feel.


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Go kerosene lanterns and complete the feel. Grin

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