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Old 06-29-2004, 01:28 PM   #31
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I C you installed a compressor....does your bus have hydrolic brakes?
Yes it does, but even with hydraulic brakes it stops on a dime! I'm scared that if I hit the brakes hard enough the fridge will go flyin through the windshield even though it is screwed to the floor.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:32 PM   #32
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Here are some pictures of the quick detatch screen door. It only takes about 10 seconds to get out of the bus and have mounted on the door.





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Old 07-02-2004, 11:24 PM   #33
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Today I started installing the air conditioner, first I took out the window and then build a shelf for it to sit on.



I enclosed the rear of the airconditioner in one or more layers of insulation. This will be covered with wood later this weekend.



Here is a view of the inside.



Here is the louvered cover to allow the rear of the heat exchanger to exhaust heat and suck in fresh air. This works surprisingly well, you can really feel the hot air blowing out.

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Old 07-03-2004, 11:35 PM   #34
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Today I installed the wood trim and shelf above the unit.



Here is a good picture of the whole bus with the vents, you will also notice that I painted a couple of those skoolie images on the back and side of the bus.


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Old 07-13-2004, 09:22 PM   #35
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Tonight I put on the first coat of kool seal on the bus, I got this stuff at Camping World a few weeks ago, it just a little more than half a gallon to cover the roof. Hopefully this will keep the temps below the 110 degrees I have been getting lately.

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...m?skunum=19679

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Old 07-13-2004, 09:58 PM   #36
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looks like your bus is really coming along well !
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:07 PM   #37
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To try and do some more work on insulating the bus and helping the air conditioner and heaters out I have covered all the windows that will eventually be covered with sheetmetal with 3/4" R4 Foam.




Once the foam has been painted it makes a nice smooth survace, and give a good idea of what it will look like once the metal goes on.

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Old 07-26-2004, 10:29 PM   #38
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I am starting to get things ready for the first long voyage in the bus. I purchased a CB and antenna today to keep track of things goin on and to make some conversation on a long drive.

I am also tired of smelling burnt oil so I went to Napa and bought some new valve cover gaskets, sandblasted and painted the valve covers and did some cleanup of the area, hopefully that will keep some of the smell down. Quite a transformation though.





The engine is an IHC 345 ci V8 and interestingly on the valve covers it tells the timing cylinder for both V8s and 4cyl, they must have used the same cover on both types of engines.
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Old 07-27-2004, 01:17 AM   #39
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An excellent investment for travelling in your motorhome is an XM radio. I bought one for my wife and it's so cool to be able to listen to our favorite music and not have the station fade out every half-hour to hour of driving. There are stations for every decade of music and a station for old time radio, all for $10 a month (or less if you pay a year or more in advance). Just a suggestion...we love ours!

P.S. The covers look like new, nice job! I love the woodwork in the bus, did you make all that yourself?
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Lots of work but it's looking good.

I've noticed you seem to have a fair amount of rust. Is this common for skoolies in general or is it make specific? We have an Eagle 05 and the standing joke about Eagles it that you can hear them rusting due to the steel frame! To convert right you have to strip the skin down to the frame, rust proof the frame, then reskin. I wonder if this is necessary for a skoolie (based on prior research, I'm planning on a Bluebird from GA).

Also, for rust... why don't you use POR15 for the rust?

How is your KoolSeal doing at keeping the temps down?
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