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Author Topic: Check out this silversides conversion  (Read 6477 times)
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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2012, 09:31:46 AM »

Somebody needs to write this up for the BCM!  It would make a great center-fold.

My wife would love to shoot it and write it - just fly her out to the west coast...
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2012, 09:40:21 AM »

Why fly her west Mark is coming east for his engine meet him at Genes shop in a month or so then do a write up

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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2012, 09:48:38 AM »

Boomer, I havenít been able to see the video (on my cell) until today. The conversion is first class. Do you mind if I steal some of your ideas?
The overhead lights running down the center, are they LED?
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2012, 10:03:01 AM »

Be my guest!  Yes, they are LED, the whole coach is, even exterior.  The ceiling lenses are not plastic they are 1/4" Corian, as are the parcel rack lenses.
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« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2012, 07:23:37 AM »

Tom and I saw the video last night after their arrival yesterday. Doug mentioned it during a conversation and we had to check it out. What a magnificent piece of work! How long will it be in Eugene?
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« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2012, 07:33:34 AM »

I heard Mark was going to be in Quartzsite with the bus in on his way back east for his engine install it would be worth a trip to the Q just to see that beauty up close a personal one would think

 With all the dirt and gravel in Q I doubt I would let people inside though if it were mine

good luck
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« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2012, 06:05:21 PM »

Mark

I can not wait to see your 3751 in person in Blytheville. I'm not a conversion guy, but this one is hard to resist !

Wow. Wow. Wow !
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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2012, 06:16:10 PM »

I heard Mark was going to be in Quartzsite with the bus in on his way back east for his engine install it would be worth a trip to the Q just to see that beauty up close a personal one would think

 With all the dirt and gravel in Q I doubt I would let people inside though if it were mine

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Just do like I do, meet 'em at the front door and then say .... Take off them shoes!

hehehehehehehehehehe ... Uh, I think I hurt myself.

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« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2012, 06:19:46 PM »

Mark, is there a vent system in the shower? I wasn't able to determine that from the videos.  
This bus reminds me of "The Rocketeer".  

-Tom P.
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« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2012, 07:27:15 PM »

Yes Tom, there are two low profile Fantastics, one in the bath, one over the galley.  It pained me greatly to put those on that clean roof, but really no choice.  Fortunately they are not noticable, unless you are reeeealy tall.  Inside, the fans are incorporated into some really crafty woodwork, retro art deco of course, so they don't stand out.

TBone;  I would have been very happy to restore it with the seats, but they were long gone, lol.  Kept the OEM drivers seat though!  When you see it, I think you will say I made up for it on the exterior.
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« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2012, 04:53:46 AM »

Be my guest!  Yes, they are LED, the whole coach is, even exterior.  The ceiling lenses are not plastic they are 1/4" Corian, as are the parcel rack lenses.

I'm curious how you used Corian for lenses?  One doesn't normally think of Corian as transparent.  How many LEDs did you use to still have enough light after going through the Corian?
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« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2012, 06:11:35 AM »

When Mark says "really crafty wood work" I just have to giggle. How craftier can it get.

I think you could make a book about this bus.

-Tom P.
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« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2012, 07:55:14 AM »

Corian is transparent in the light colors if it is thin, which this is 1/4" bone colored.  LED's are available in a hard mount strip which we used down the center and for the curved parcel rack lenses the Corian is heated and bent around a curved piece of wood mold.  Inside we used a flexible LED strip, screwed to the curved roof corner.  The lighting then shines through the Corian lens as a pleasant indirect light.  And also provides light to the inside of the parcel rack.
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« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2012, 08:04:39 AM »

I  installed the old rope lighting under the regular Corian counter tops years ago it was never a problem with the soft light indirect lighting showing on it either
 I discovered that it would transmit light by accident I left a light on under the cabinets and I could not figure out the glow coming from the counter top when I open the door it looked neat so roped lighted the entire counter tops
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« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2012, 07:13:57 PM »

Mark

You have most definitely raised the bar for Silversides guys. What you guys have done with the exterior of your coach gives me motivation to at least get mine moved home. (one way or another !) Take care.
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