WHAT A DAY!
I can’t believe what we got done today. Richard Lushai arranged for 6 volunteers to help today. The progress was simply put, AMAZING!
We started with a win by Don, Several days ago we received good news from Simone, the oil leak wasn’t the front and rear main seal. It was in fact caused by a broken oil dip stick and a gasket on the transmition. This means that the huge metal frame strut that runs under the oil pan will not be a problem!
Simone took care of the dip stick a couple days ago and then today Don fixed the transmition pan. He found that most of the bolts were finger tight, when they should have been 10 foot lbs.
Ok, that dog was unreasonably cute…
Turns out there is a way to remove the arms without cutting them off, but we only found that out with the use of a reciprocating saw 😦
I managed to get the battery box welded up and covered with wood
using some recycled anderson connectors (The UPS never even saw it coming). Its all tied nicely in to the Bus bar.
This doesnt do it justice, there were 8 people at this point on the bus.
was such a huge victory!
|DONE||Modify light fixtures, possibly build new ones build slide for side door|
|DONE||New spark plugs and wires|
|DONE||Leaking oil gasket repaired|
|DONE||Trani Pan – Gasket|
|80%||Trani Pan – Cleanup and fluid top up|
|DONE||Solar panels mounted|
|DONE||Mount charge controller|
|DONE||mount 2000w inverter|
|DONE||Cables routed to charge controller|
|DONE||Heavy power cables to back sorted out|
|DONE||Interior Lighting installed|
|90%||12v power installed at workstations||Justin||Paul||Richard|
|DONE||Shore Power box installation|
|DONE||80% – Wire in shore power|
|DONE||External Flood lights|
|DONE||Mount Maker “Bus Bar”|
|DONE||Tie in to electrical box|
|DONE||Build “Maker Bus” Bar|
|Tech added to bus to make it kick ass – Open ended.|
|Install Alarm system|
|Install Dash Camera||Richard|
|Hide bench legs|
|80%||Front closed up and PC installed||Angus||Nick|
|DONE||Seats swapped out|
|laser cut Window covers|
|Wire in workstation power connections||Justin||Paul|
|DONE||Install workstation power connections|
|Replace broken front passanger side glass|
|Decals – body wrap and sponsors – Being done professionally|
|DONE||Panels around air conditioner closed||Ming|
|Strapping above main bus door||Jim|
|DONE||Fix back and side door locks|
|Replace Door glass|
|DONE||Rebuild bus and cut off the bottom of the door to remove rust|
|DONE||Powder coat the doors (Front Passanger side)|
|Calk the roof holes|
|Seal old floor holes (Chairs, Benches, etc…) and New (Power runs etc…)|
|Sponsors on website|
|Add bus info to website|