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by ol trunt
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Hello All. As usual I’m stuck in the 30’s. This time however it’s the 1830’s. I had become enamored of the pneumatic parallelogram plug bus door mechanism often found on shuttle buses and adapted one for use on my bus. The mechanism opens by pushing the door out a couple of inches and then sliding i...
by ol trunt
Mon May 03, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Actually I didn't use a piezio igniter but rather an electronic igniter which uses a battery to charge up (and discharge) a small coil to produce the spark. The one I used can fire 6 electrodes simultaneously and having only used 5 I thought I might use the sixth as a deterrent on the entry door. Ha...
by ol trunt
Sat May 01, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Hello All. We finally got tired of lighting the stove burners on the Magic Chef stove with a match or a spark wand. The matches are scary and wifey's hands aren't strong to make the spark lighter work which results in a BIG whoosh when she finally does. My hands are too strong and I keep snapping of...
by ol trunt
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Hello All. The plan was to go to the local tire shop I've used for the past 35 years and have new tires put on my bus. However, when I arrived I learned that a long time employee--the one who did parts ordering and all the billing-- had died of melanoma and the shop felt like a run away train. Since...
by ol trunt
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Hello All--and all the "bots" as well! What with this Covid 19 thing still holding on getting much camping done has been problematic. We only go out for 1 or 2 days at a time and then only mid week as our favorite campground is empty at that time. We do miss the social aspect of meeting ne...
by ol trunt
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 251
Views: 85371

Re: Dusty's Bus

Dusty, after photobucket went pay only I began using Postimage which has remained free. You might want to take a look at it.
https://postimages.org
Jack
by ol trunt
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Dusty's Bus
Replies: 251
Views: 85371

Re: Dusty's Bus

Hi Dusty! Glad to hear from you and to see you getting back into the swing of things. Cool about the instant start up! We are packing the bus for an over night campout at a local county park tomorrow. Being mid week I doubt there will be many others so I hope we can stay one step ahead of cv 19. As ...
by ol trunt
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

SC, you're welcome anytime. I've always looked forward to your posts and comments and I hope when things settle down for you that you will do another bus and share it here.

I'll try to post more regularly myself. Jack
by ol trunt
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: Covid-19

In our community of about 350,000 people we are faced with a higher C19 infection rate than several other local communities. This seems to be related to the close working and living parameters of our agricultural field workers. Not as bad as with the meat packing industry but still not good. Our pol...
by ol trunt
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Learning to weld
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Learning to weld

Cool--isn't it fun playing with the sun! Jack
by ol trunt
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE GOES TO KOA Wifey wandered in from her gallery last evening with this water color of a school bus in the rain. She told me that it is similar to a painting by Merve Corning which became a cover picture on a 1970's Westways (AAA) magazine. Because of cv19 we haven't been able to camp...
by ol trunt
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Just a quick test to see if I can now post pics. Jack

Image.


Thanks Stuart! Too much fun even my earlier pics that just showed a link show pics now!. Jack
by ol trunt
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

I've been with Good Sam's since the start. My coverage is only for the other guy--no collision or comprehensive so my policy doesn't draw undue attention. I know how hard it can be to find coverage so I watch my expiration date like a hawk. I also have towing with GS but have never used it. The rate...
by ol trunt
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 786
Views: 211716

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Hello All. Despite the world wide medical crisis I spent a pleasant long afternoon session with my little bus. I decided it was time to check how my house batteries were holding up, do a little cleaning and top off the water in the batteries. I removed the side cover panel, released the battery tray...
by ol trunt
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Trouble Report
Topic: posting pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

posting pictures

I am no longer able to post pics via postimage.org. My last successful pic post was 1/17/2019. Any ideas? Thanks Jack