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Author Topic: were to buy ext parts like alum to cover windows and front ends and dashes  (Read 1357 times)
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« on: March 11, 2010, 07:33:09 PM »

is there anywere on the net that I can look at stuff like that or order it, I would like to start my wish list, maby do some myself and maby find places that do some of that kind of thing, I think I could put the window stuff on but a front end might be out of my comfort range
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 07:43:48 PM »

What's a front end? You mean a cap?
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 08:38:41 PM »

yea a cap or doghouse the front of the bus ,ive seen some with what looks like a fiberglass front end that make the bus look really differant, really im interested in finding some of that alum to skin over the windows to make it look a bit more like a coach then a greyhound, plus im thinking it might stay a little bit cooler with that on the sides down here in the fla sun,

also is there any how to web sites on this thanks
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 08:57:23 PM »

The front and rear caps on my bus came from R&M fiberglass.  http://www.rm-fiberglass.com/

Is that what you mean?
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 09:14:35 PM »

yea thats ex what I ment, you have to excuse me im new to this busnut thing, I hate to admit it but Im thinking I have it bad, do they also make the parts togo over the windows, id like to maby cover for or 5 on each side
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 04:44:00 AM »

I used 16 gauge cold roll sheet. accepts paint good.doesn't seem to distort in sun.can be screwed or riveted on..for windows..local sheetmetal shop for source.most will cut to your size.
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 04:47:19 AM »

from the looks of you bus picture it already has caps...front coach stainless from MCI...or IBP in Apoka Fla
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 05:22:07 AM »

To cover windows, we purchased sheets of .063 aluminum at Bob Dean Supply in Ft. Myers. Also purchased any steel angle iron and steel square tubing we needed from them. Stainles steel replacement panels came from International Bus & Parts in Apopka, FL (near Orlando).  Jack
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 05:43:47 AM »

For how to check out these as well as others sites!
bus.gumpydog.com
http://prevostlemirage.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 10:21:51 AM »

thanks for the replys guys, Jack I totaly forgot about dean supply,I was born and raised in ft myers. I think I could go to garden street steel and get a good deal too, is there any sites that show this being done to the windows. I really like the sst so I dont think I would change the front of the bus.
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 09:03:37 AM »

thanks for the replys guys, Jack I totaly forgot about dean supply,I was born and raised in ft myers. I think I could go to garden street steel and get a good deal too, is there any sites that show this being done to the windows. I really like the sst so I dont think I would change the front of the bus.

There have been several great threads and folks who had sites showing step by step how they did the skinning and roof raises and everything else too. But I'll be darned if I can remember who or where!
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2010, 09:18:07 AM »

Reelnative,

Look at

http://www.gumpydog.com/Bus/site_map.htm

http://home.earthlink.net/%7Ediehls0792/index.html Go to the bottom of the page

http://www.gypsyjournal.net/bus_conversion_page_1.htm
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2010, 11:23:17 AM »

Also it might be to your benefit to check out
http://users.cwnet.com/~thall/fredhobe.htm

and even maybe make a drive up and meet Mr. Fred Hobe himself and learn from one of the most knowledgeable masters of bus converting their is! (After all if would be a good work out for the ol' girl too!)
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