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RPG Bus Status Update 20171010

by Hawke Robinson published Oct 10, 2017 06:45 AM, last modified Oct 10, 2017 06:47 AM
Remember, the RPG Bus was bought as a significant fixer upper, so we will be periodically posting updates here on the TODO list (as things are found), and the completion of that list, working toward making the bus usable for the RPG Research Project.

 

 

 

 

TODO List:

Buy bus - done.

Insurance - done.

Plates/tags - done.

Empty trash from back of bus - done.

Haul remaining trash to dump. Trip #1 = 1,060 pounds, trip #2 = 1,240 pounds. - done.

Drive bus to home. Done

Rake out look gunk from back of bus - done.

Clean driver area with windex, 409, bleech, simple green, etc. (just left side). Done

Clean driver area as above, right side - TODO.

Fix turn signals - TODO

Fix coolant leak(s) - TODO

Clean engine exterior to make easier to work on and diagnose issues - TODO.

Diagnose brakes dragging - TODO

Perform engine compression test - TODO

Replace spark plugs - TODO

Replace spark plug wires - TODO

Evaluate if need to rebuild carburetor (maybe) - TODO

Rip out carpet - TOD

Rip out wood paneling to clean/sanitize behind - TODO

Rip out overhead shelving (Safety hazard) - TODO

Get quotes on replacing crack glass - TODO

 Repair/replace flooring as needed (rear feels questionable under carpet currently) - TODO

Add second gas tank (already has space, hookups, and switch, in place) for longer road trips - TODO

much more coming soon. Bookmark this page and check for updates about once per week.

 

 

 

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