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Old 06-25-2009
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A Little Adventure

Today I went to check out a state trial and then drove around the rest of the state. 265 miles to be exact.

A little hill climb for the ATVs. That road in the back ground is the "trail".
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I found this "minimum maintenance road". I think it was actually a no maintenance road. It was pretty fun. That big yellow sign always means something fun is down that road.

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And then I just found this random lot with 3 wrecked metro transit busses. a good 125 miles from their home. I did find some nice horns, air tank and a compressor. I was really tempted to grab it, but I think busses run off of a 24 volt system.
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Massive front tow points.
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And heres the cranes.
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What is this new mod?
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Looing good, nice ohc.
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Awesome pics man!


I have an idea.....go back, take the front displays off of the busses (the destination displays), then sell them for cheap and have someone retrofit it into the side of the camper shell on the back of their truck, saying Ranger-Forums: A Premiere Site For Ford Ranger Enthusiasts going across....lol.....gay I know, but, I definately thought of it.
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The compressors only need 12v D.C. to run the gauges and gov. It pumps via belt and pully attached to the crank. They are way too large for any passenger vehicle application unless you do some serious modding, so good call on leaving them. However you could make a preety penny infront of a local diesel shop with those bad boys...A bad commpressor means no air to stop truck
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Oh and the horns are just attached to the air tank. Jack those things, get onboard air in your truck, hook the lines to your tank and youll be able to scare the crap outta people when the dont pay attention to the green light
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The compressors only need 12v D.C. to run the gauges and gov. It pumps via belt and pully attached to the crank. They are way too large for any passenger vehicle application unless you do some serious modding, so good call on leaving them. However you could make a preety penny infront of a local diesel shop with those bad boys...A bad commpressor means no air to stop truck
Inside the bus above the driver there was a smaller tank and something that I was almost positive was an electric compressor. Dont ask me why it wouldnt run off the same air system as the brakes.


Oh and by the way if there's a bad compressor the truck wont go anywhere. The air pressure in an air brake system holds the brakes "open" (not stopping). Its a lose of pressure that causes the vehicle to stop.
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Nice pics. What happened to your valance?
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Nice pics. What happened to your valance?
I took it out at the dunes. That is exactly how it broke. It broke very cleanly. I think Im gonna body lift it and just leave it like that. Pain the frame black and call it good.

And then on the passengers side where its a bit messed up, I ran over a tree stump that was pulled out of the ground. Scratched the fender up pretty good too.


Heres where it happened. It was at the bottom of air bag hill.
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Nice Pics!! I did the same thing to my valance but it was a snowbank, not sand dune.. haha
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lol airbag hill
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You should pull the displays and any electronics that go with them and Ill pay for shipping :)
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That looks like a pretty fun little adventure, where all did you go?
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Looks like a good adventure man
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You should grab some of the seats out of the bus and put them in the bed of your truck.
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Im a truck driver and mechanic, when stoped the truck goes no were, while moving when the brakes are hot you need "air application" into the system to push air out of the chambers...or a good emergency valve. Those air commpressors are exspensive.
There are some busses that have an independent air compressor inside the bus. Those will run the horn and the exit door, some of the nicer ones will open the windows in the back and will control the A/C. If thats the case those are run off of 12v and sometimes have their own independent fuse box and is connected to the last battery ( the one furthest from the frame). I have a few at work that I cant for the life of me figure out a way to get them mounted in my truck
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lol go back and get those horns :P andd seats.. and.. fill ur bead with stuff from there lol :P
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