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Author Topic: I'm Excited-Here's Some Brand New Pics of Our Old Coach  (Read 4681 times)
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« on: September 04, 2006, 07:17:19 AM »

I have been back to work on our 1948 Silversides and I thought you might like to see what I have been up to. (Besides 5'8")

I don't have lots of money, so I try to find successful ways of doing things that don't cost a bunch. I know there are better, stronger, shineier materials to use out there but I try to do the best with what I have. I think it's more enjoyable that way.

Below is a link to the Working on the interior section of my website. I hope this is how you post it??   Just copy and paste.  Feel free to look at the rest of the website too. There's a ton of pictures in there.

http://www.cruiser-magazine.com/interior.html

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 07:23:05 AM »

Oppps, I just checked it out and you can't get to the index page to see the entire site. Try this link and to get to my scrap book click on the picture of our Green Silversides, then on the next page click on the picture of our bus again. That will take you to my entire scrapbook.

www.cruiser-magazine.com

There are lots of pictures there. enjoy.

Dave
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 07:25:54 AM »

Hi Dave,
Thanks for sharing.  I really like what you've done.  Looks classy, yet usable.  I also like your latches for the cabinets.  They are exactly what I want to use for mine.  What are they called and where did you get them?
Also, the "miscellaneous" link doesn't have any of the pictures on it. -- Or it didn't work for me....
Thanks for sharing!
-Brian
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2006, 07:31:47 AM »

Brian,
I got them through a very large cabinet supply company. But due to the fact that I am suffering from CRS the name slips me right now I will look in the file and get back with you. They are available in brushed stainless, brown, and shiney gold. A nice combination is the shiney gold outer trim rings and the stainless knob in the center.
I'll try and get the part numbers for you as well.

Dave
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2006, 07:34:47 AM »

Hey, Thanks Dave!  I really appreciate your help on the door handle/latches!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2006, 09:14:08 AM »

Dave-Looks great-doing a great job and is not overly built both for the year it was made and the size of the bus.  It is good that you are 5'8" for that bus-I'm 6'3"-one of the main reasons I did a transit with 6'10" headroom.  Hope to see your bus in person somtime when I come from the left coast to the right coast.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2006, 02:40:58 PM »

Very slick Dave. You have excellent taste & it looks GREAT. If mine turns out half as nice, I'll be on top of the world.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2006, 03:16:25 PM »

Hi Dave and Jan,

You have done a very nice job. Very Clean looking, and roomy....

Almost time to head out on your adventures.   Remember that you have a place to hook up here when you need too....

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2006, 03:39:52 PM »

Not sure where Dave got his latches, but I get the same style latches from Rockler Woodworking & Hardware  www.rockler.com
The ones I get are brass ans the Rockler # is 64477.  Jack
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2006, 04:05:24 PM »

Dave that's awesome! I only hope to someday retire my Setra from charter service and build a conversion! But I know I'll never be able to make one look that nice!  You show great craftmanship in your fine work! BK  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2006, 06:12:36 PM »

The more I see the old buses the more I like them. What a great job! Where does everyone find the time and the talent to do such wonderful work? I feel that I am lucky just to get the grass mowed, much less get something done with the bus. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2006, 07:13:07 PM »

Dave, That's the most beautiful bus I've ever seen. The inside looks good too.
Keep it up.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2006, 08:06:36 PM »

Dave, I checked out your project bus and it looks like your doing a great job!

One question I have is I have been searching for a source for these same latches. Can you please inform me as to where to get them and how much they were?



Also, I filled out the form on your web site to join the cruisers. I was chatting with Jack conroad this weekend and mentioned to him that I would like to join and he jokingly said there isn't any initiation, though I had Susan convinced there was so when I got home I filled out the form. Is there anything else I need to do regarding that?

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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2006, 02:53:49 AM »

For Ace:

By filling in the form on the Help Assist Page you simply make yourself available to help whomever may call. It's that simple. You state your skill level and resources so there is no surprise for the caller, and in return you are not required to do anything that you are not comfortable with. There is no dues required and no other attention required by you.  If the "Bus Gods" are with us you may never get a phone call, and that's a good thing. Thank you for signing up.

I will try and get the part numbers today for those latches. I'll post a reply tonight. ((6:30 PM est).

Dave
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2006, 03:22:10 AM »

Dave,
Great job as usual, We look forward to touring your bus again at Arcadia.† Best to you and Jan.
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