Now that the divorce is over and the bus is paid off, I’m ready for this years work. Other than the gear box rebuild, I would like to get the water out of the cab. I found a source for 3/16 laminated glass for the windshield right in the neighborhood. Torstenson Glass so I’ll be contacting them this week. I also need new seals for the air distribution box, which I can get at Bustoration. AND . . . . Looks like they also have the 6 to 12v wiper motor conversion kit. Definitely will be getting that….. Finally rubbers for the passenger vent and fix the bar and vent latch on the drivers side and I believe I will be in business…
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We got into Battle Creek around 4:30PM on Saturday afternoon. Didn’t do much except cruise around and go to The Office, my favorite watering hole in Athens. Sunday was a pretty big day. Clay, Taylor and I assembled the Roof Rack
While we were doing that Dad was working on the windshields. I needed to change the drivers side because it leaks. We found that the drivers side was the original glass and went in in about 20 min.
The pinch well was in very good shape I was very happy to see that. We sealed the rubber between the body to ensure that it won’t leak.
This looks like a big mess, however it cleaned up very nicely with some mineral spirits.
The passenger side was a royal pain to change. First of all it was not the original glass and was thicker than the original. Finally after fighting the installation for most of the afternoon, we decided to take a 1/4 inch off the top of the glass, and it went right in bus.
Finally the trip back to Chicago. We took M60 to Sturgis then took US 12 west all the way to Burns Harbor, In. The speedo is ~ 7mph slow per my GPS. I kept it around 50 MPH as the speedo read and Kermit ran real strong. Probably could have went faster, but there wasn’t a real need. He did creep up to 55 mph but I backed off. I got around 16mpg. I would like to improve on that if I can. I’ll have to look into what I can do.
We were slightly delayed due to a Memorial Day parade. Fortunately, we found parking in a gas station and watched the parade. The boyz had a great time chasing candy in the street. At that point we got on the expressway to avoid the rougher neighborhoods and rolled right into Chicago.
Finally, I had to get this picture . . . . Kermit at the faux Nuclear Power plant in Michigan City Indiana . . . This cooling tower is actually for coal burning power plant.