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Black Rock Citizen Bus Project

Post by Moon Puppy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:48 pm

I just bought a school bus. Its a 30 international diesel, and I need help.

My idea is to have all the citizens of black rock city give their input and help to put a little bit of themselves into this bus.

I dont want it to be just my bus i want it to be our bus.

So heres the plan. EVRY SINGLE ONE OF THE SUGGESTIONS THAT ARE GIVEN HERE WILL BE INCLUDED INTO THE DESIGN OF THE BUS!!!!!!!

(provided the are not unsafe too offensive of cost prohibitive)

So start the ideas coming. I am very interested in ideas that get other people involved.

Thanks for the help, Moon Puppy

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Post by Archantael » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:07 pm

Considering this year's "green" theme have you looked into running the bus on bio-diesel yet?

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Post by Dork » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:13 pm

Are you talking about turning it into a mutant vehicle to operate during the event, or just your way to get there?

If MV, make it look like something other than a bus with lights and dance floors.

Example:
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Post by skeetsh00ter » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:29 pm

cool idea moon puppy. i've got a good idea in my head, but if i put it down now it won't make any sense, i'll get back to you.

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Post by BAS » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:09 pm

Well, I've been wanting to buy a bus of my own, just haven't had the resources yet.

Anyway, the biodiesel idea is a good one, and I would go one step further. Install some extra large fuel tanks, and covert the bus to run on waste veggie oil. The large fuel tank would be for the WVO, for regular driving, the original tank would have the biodiesel in it, for starting and stopping the bus. (The biodiesel cleans out the fuel lines, fuel pump, nozzles, et al, so the WVO doesn't set up and clog stuff.) If the WVO tanks are large enough, you might be able to get out to the desert and back without refueling, saving money and being kinder to the environment!

Now, if you will install and incinerating toilet ran by solar and/or wind power, and it works, let me know how you did it! :wink: (I'd like to do that, just so I wouldn't have to mess with blackwater, but haven't worked it out yet. Figure I should worry about getting the bus first.)



Keep us updated and good luck! 8)


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Post by mdmf007 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:33 pm

I always thought a slide down the back would be a fun way to get off.
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Post by capjbadger » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:35 pm

mdmf007 wrote:I always thought a slide down the back would be a fun way to get off.
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Post by BAS » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:41 pm

capjbadger wrote:
mdmf007 wrote:I always thought a slide down the back would be a fun way to get off.
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Spiral slide! :D
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Post by Toolmaker » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:39 pm

If you go with alternative fuel it is not too expensive if you hit the junkyards. Basically you just run on diesel to warm up the vegoil. Vegoil runs in a copper line inside your extended coolant hose for preheating. If you go with waste oil recycling of fryer oils than you need some filters.. measured in microns.. if memory serves a 50 a 20 and a 10 micron filter. They are kinda like big oil filters but like a motorcycle filter where you keep the housing and change out the filter inside. Don't quote me on the micron values I may be off a bit I don't have my plans on this machine. Another method which I plan on using is to have a submersible preheater in your oil tank.. this will avoid the mess of having to run a line in your coolant hose. As far as the artistic aspects go.. it would be neat to have it just like a public trans but more comfy as opposed to party barge. Have the sides with white panels that are removable. Allow participants to "decorate" panels than at the end of the event the particiapnt created art can be removed and gifted to the community. Next year new panels for a new canvas!
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Post by K-mom » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:41 pm

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sweet and comfy

Post by PrincessLea » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:57 pm

You should make it super comfy inside. Take out a some of the seats, and put in fluffy feather bed, or just a soft matress with hella blankets and pillows and other soft stuff. And candy, lots and lots of candy. That would be sweet. I also totally agree with the slide idea.

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Post by EvilDustBooger » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:55 pm

...You should have huge b(o)(o)bies on the front with nipples that light up,
and put some booty-cheeks on the rear end with a little crack in the middle that you can reach into and retrieve chocolates, beer, etc. from...

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Post by blyslv » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:07 pm

I've always thought that the Partridge Family bus was the sina qua non of bus design.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:26 pm

Ignore what that hippie just suggested. What you need are Barbies, and lots of them!

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Post by BAS » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:11 pm

And don't forget a "Buddy Christ" for the dashboard! :D

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Post by thisisthatwhichis » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:30 pm

EvilDustBooger wrote:...You should have huge b(o)(o)bies on the front with nipples that light up,
and put some booty-cheeks on the rear end with a little crack in the middle that you can reach into and retrieve chocolates, beer, etc. from...
Yea!... then come by the B(O)(O)by Bar for drinks, and take us all for a ride!
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Post by Tiahaar » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:17 pm

blyslv wrote:I've always thought that the Partridge Family bus was the sina qua non of bus design.
Ow, my poor eyes!!

However a bus just Begs to have a rooftop deck with trapdoor entrance from below.
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Post by BAS » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:23 pm

Tiahaar wrote:
blyslv wrote:I've always thought that the Partridge Family bus was the sina qua non of bus design.
Ow, my poor eyes!!

However a bus just Begs to have a rooftop deck with trapdoor entrance from below.
Amen to that! If/when I get a bus, I want a rooftop deck with a trapdoor! (I went around asking people about their rooftop decks, unfortunately I lost my notes... [GAH! :roll: ] IIRC, pretty much all you need to do it bolt it to the school bus roof. Modern school buses are built pretty sturdy, and can take weight on their roofs equal to the weight of the bus. Just don't get a bunch of us Wisconsinites on your roof deck! :wink: )


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Post by BRC_Santa2003 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:49 am

MoonPuppy -- If you remember the problems from Santa's Rampage 2006 -- make sure the trapdoor is large enough for ME -- and easier to climb than the ladder I fell off of that night...LOL.

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Post by topknot » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:37 pm

Santa,

My saftey during your inebriation was acctually one of my first considerations.

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Post by Dewey » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:19 pm

The hood ornament totally needs to be big boobs!
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Post by pinemom » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:04 pm

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Post by Finnegan » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:43 pm

Where do I get one?! They make great fertilizer!
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Post by Finnegan » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:34 pm

But really,

Platforms out from the sides would be great. Passers-by get to hop on for a little while if they need a lift half a mile that way -->
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Post by gyre » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:49 am

Every car needs a glow in the dark plastic Harvey on the dashboard.
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Harvey vs. Jesus

Post by chiefdanfox » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:43 pm

Jesus died for all of mankind's sins. Harvey ain't dead yet. It ain't clear which one had any blood to spare.

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Re: Harvey vs. Jesus

Post by Toolmaker » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:06 am

chiefdanfox wrote:Jesus died for all of mankind's sins. Harvey ain't dead yet. It ain't clear which one had any blood to spare.
And here I thought Jesus did it for the chicks. What the hell do I know... I'm just a silly pagan.
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Post by BAS » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:17 pm

I thought it was Godzilla who dies for our sins...? :?

Anyway, I don't know this whole "Original Sin" thing is about-- my ancestors weren't allowed in the Garden of Eden in the first place... (darned Studio 54-like door policy! :x )

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