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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2010, 01:23:12 PM »

Thanks bevans6 but im saving the best for last hahaha.

first pic is the fuse panal it still looks like new thank god.

sec pic is of the steering box looks like I have a leak or somthing looses here, its a bit wet
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2010, 01:24:22 PM »

I agree it looks good. One place I didn't see a picture of was the radiator blower compartment. How does it look in there?

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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2010, 01:27:30 PM »

another pic of steering box.


sec pic is above steering box
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2010, 01:31:57 PM »

thanks wildbob the blower and rad look good and the lovers work, ill take a pic of it and add it tomm.

first pic  is under steering box.

sec pic is behind steering box
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2010, 01:36:35 PM »

now for the worst part of the bus that I could find inside the spare tire area
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2010, 01:40:20 PM »

more of the spare tire well and the front area, I dont know waht I was takin pic of so you guys tell me if its not bad bad or real bad, and also were elese to check
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2010, 01:40:28 PM »

now for the worst part of the bus that I could find inside the spare tire area

I'm still looking for the bad part, let alone the worst part! Wink
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2010, 01:41:52 PM »

more of the spare tire well and the front area, I dont know waht I was takin pic of so you guys tell me if its not bad bad or real bad, and also were elese to check

OK so maybe there is some bad, but definetely not as bad as some we have seen!
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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2010, 01:46:20 PM »

hahahaha thanks busted im getting to the rusty part now.

this pic I just pointed the camera up inside the spare tire well, so im not really sure were it is im thinking the front frame area on the pass side.

sec pic is the newer or rebuilt 134a a/c pump
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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2010, 01:51:42 PM »

well thats about all I could find on her guys,

how would you rate the old girl from 1 to 100 and were should I start first, I just had 4 sst screws put into my shoulder a few months back and the doc says I have to wait a few more months before I can start lifting cars and fat wemen, but I really have to get my hands on somthin.

the bus drives really good down the road, but it has the hyd assist steering should I try to see whats leaking on the steering box or just rip it out and go with the new style.

abd about that rust by the window piller in the front should I attack that or do other things first.
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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2010, 01:54:25 PM »

When people say "rust on a bus", they pretty much mean structural frame elements that you can remove with one hand, panels you can poke your finger through, suspension mounts waving in the breeze.  What I've seen so far is a power wash, some of that rust converter of your choice, maybe some chipping at the worst bits, and some paint.

Along with the rust converter spray I use, I have had excellent results from zinc-rich cold galvanizing paint.  It works a treat at preventing rust from reforming.  It is not a very nice looking paint, I use it under the covers of things, on chassis, inside that spare tire compartment, and so on.

Truth be told, your bus looks about identical to mine underneath, and I am very happy with mine! 

edit - you do have what looks like soft floor boards in the last pictures.

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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2010, 02:02:37 PM »

Score!  Looks close to perfect.  Now the fun begins.

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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2010, 02:09:46 PM »

thanks guys for the words of support, I have one last pic of behind the tire well, also on my first pic were its a vew from over the bus what is that little bump on the roof over the driver, is that were they had a gps or somthing.
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2010, 02:17:19 PM »

Thanks Jack, Kwood, Bryanhes and loose nut for the kind words, im really happy that I bought her now, im gonna have to dig in and make it like new again
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2010, 02:43:39 PM »

what would you pros say this bus is worth in its condition with the newer rebuilt v871n, and the a/c changed over to 134a, the tires are all in great shape also
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