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  1. My pleasure. The Flxible is in paint at the moment and although I wanted a flat finish instead of metalic to keep in with the period, the painter has done such a great job, the shine almost looks like a metalic finish anyway!! Still some pinstripe detail to go on and all of the chrome.
  2. Seating now going in. Not fixed yet but needed to see if it all fits!
  3. My advice is upgrade the coach you have. I'm going through a complete restoration of a 1947 Flxible Clipper at the moment so I have a lot of up to date prices on various aspects of the build. My bus is 33ft and the paint job is a bare metal sandblast followed by extensive primer work and a final paint design that requires three separate masking jobs to be done. With taxes, the entire paint job is costing $14,000 and being 68 years old, the work involved in my bus is probably far more than your coach would be. http://www.flickr.com/photos/95137559@N04/sets/72157635089781485/
  4. I fitted a Brigade Camera system on our Damon Daybreak. Colour screen and sound. I bought cheap before that and I might as well not bothered at all. Not sure if Brigade is available in the USA but any commercial grade backup system should be fine. My system cost £400 - $640 but the screen can take up to 3 cameras so I can expand the system in the future if I want to.
  5. I have started a blog to chart the restoration project (and because my wife told me I needed to let everyone know just what she has to put up with!!) http://47clipper.blogspot.co.uk/
  6. The Flxible has had the interior stripped. insulation installed and the ceiling panels fixed into place. The wall structures are also going up
  7. It may depend on the make. I couldn't physically take off the wallpaper in our Damon Daybreak in order to tile the kitchen area. Had to score the paper with a craft knife before applying tile adhesive. The paper is glued on with a contact adhesive I think. I am restoring a vintage motorhome at the moment and the wall board comes already covered with a paper finish. Have a look at what we did to referbish our Damon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95137559@N04/sets/72157635428254625/
  8. I replaced our carpet with Polyflor vinyl planking (similar to Kardean but less expensive). I used a feature strip in between the vinyl to look like ships planking. Worked out well and is extremely hard wearing. Have a look on our flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95137559@N04/sets/72157635428254625/ I've also got our 1947 Flxible Clipper restoration pictures on there!!
  9. I've updated my flickr account with some more images of the restoration: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95137559@N04/sets/72157635089781485/ Project is on hold while we wait for some warmer weather. Temp is close to zero where the paint shop is and they don't want to put the final coats on then store the bus in a freezing cold shed while the paint cures. Hopefully some milder weather is on it's way.
  10. Too long for the UK by 19cm unfortunately!! A lot of tag axle RV's over here have been ruled illegal. I would go for either a GM PD 3751, or a '57 Flxible Starliner - raised roof with the eyebrow window
  11. Hi Herman, This Flxible was originally bought by the Utah Parks Company (part of Pacific Railroad Co). It's original colour was an orange/yellow colour over grey, By all accounts this bus has had a very easy working life, taking tourists around the National Parks. After that it has spent most of it's time sitting in almost 0% humidity at 29Palms, CA. As you can see from the video, after sand blasting the body, almost no rust was discovered. Once this bus is finished, I'd love to do another one but don't think I'll be as lucky next time! The dash will be stripped back to metal and painted a very simple cream colour. Kerry.
  12. Behind the windows are built in appliances and built in cupboards. Potentially there would be a problem if a window was broken or the windows developed serious leaks. I may have to rip out the interior to fix it.
  13. I've put some photo's on Flickr of the Flxible restoration: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95137559@N04/sets/72157635089781485/
  14. The Flxible is in the paint shop at the moment. Should take about 10 days to complete. Then the interior can be finished
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