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Old 08-04-2005, 09:57 PM   #11
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Just took the virtual walk-thru of yer floor, looks real nice! What did you use?

About the note on yer garage...did you wake up in Russia this morning?

P.S. Are ya gonna put the pole back in? Maybe you could put some (non-pointy) hooks on it for a coat / hat rack or something.
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:07 PM   #12
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Saw Finfan3dp & your posts after I posted my last...want proof? Dust the note they stuck on yer door for fingerprints! Bet they wouldn't see THAT coming!
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:10 PM   #13
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Thanks man. I used this Marine grade rust stopping paint (orange), then I caulked every edge I could find with Butyl. The wood that I put down is just "PressBoard". I know, I know... damn PressBoard, but I threw on 3 coats of porch paint on the bottom and 4 on top (I had a lot left over from other projects) so it should stand up to the traffic while I do the work, before the carpet goes down.

Stripper pole is back in, Girlfriend likes it, and I find that I am using it too... but not in that way
it will act as a stud in my Entertainment centre construction too so I kinda need it there, and actually yeah, I have a hook on that to hang my hat
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Old 08-05-2005, 05:10 PM   #14
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I'd send them a note thanking them for confirming that legally you can work until 8PM in the evenings, and that you plan to do that since it's convenient for you.
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Old 08-05-2005, 05:49 PM   #15
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Thanks Eric, that seems to be a pretty civilized thing to do, with just a hint of "Smart Ass" added to it I started today at around 7:30-8am and im planning to go right till 8 at night. If anyone has anything to say then this will probably stir it up, and on saturday I'll probably start getting some reactions.

Ah well, Moving soon anyways
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Old 08-06-2005, 03:31 AM   #16
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Pretty much finished up the walls today (photos in gallery). I just fine tuned the framework, did the insulation, stapled up the vapour barrier and then skinned it. I'm a lot happier with the way these walls look compared to the first time I did it, just looks cleaner I guess.

Spent a lot of time just sitting in the Bus thinking about how everything will fit. I'm still sticking with pretty much the same floorplan so I pretty much know where it will all go but i'm gonna tape it out tomorrow just to make sure.
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Old 08-06-2005, 02:22 PM   #17
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Looking good!!! You're making good use of the limited space. Sure feels nice to get over the rusty floor hurdle doesn't it? The floor in my bus made me question my decision to take on this project, but once I got past that it's been fun and I can't wait to go. I noticed your Suzuki awning, are you an old motocrosser too?
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Old 08-07-2005, 02:40 AM   #18
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Didn't get as much done today as I had hoped. I started with building a nice set of steps (3 steps) so that I can enter/exit the bus a bit easier through the side door. The sliding door is cool and all but I like the side door coz it's bigger, it's just easier to get things in and out this way during the construction process, wish I had done this long ago.

I taped out my floorplan to make sure everything fits and pretty much just sat in the bus for a while in case I decided to change anything, but I think I'm happy with what I have. I will be using a "combo" of both floor plans that I have drawn up. It will pretty much consist of a dining/sleeping area, night table, closet with a door that separates the sleeping/eating area from the Galley (Thanks for the Idea Steve) a small galley with stove and sink, entertainment center in the cab-over and some additional fold down seating and tables. I'll be drawing up the final floorplan in the next day or two.

Cleaned out my shop a bit and I found a bunch of neat suff up in the rafters that I had forgotten about, some very well built stainless steel boxes (2) about 2ft x 4ft that I may use for some basement storage and these:


I dunno about the fliptop one but the "Jeep" one I'm gonna clean up, paint and use it instead of my "El Cheapo" Plastic one.

Framed in the back wall but to do that I had to clean up some of my old lumber:

Pulling all those staples is a B1tch but It has to be done, some of the lumber I can use as is and the others will be taking 2 passes through the Jointer then 1 or 2 through the planer. This will leave me with some funny sized lumber but I'll make sure that it's consistant.

Thats about all I've got for ya's, Tune in tomorrow for some more progress.
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Looking good!!! You're making good use of the limited space. Sure feels nice to get over the rusty floor hurdle doesn't it? The floor in my bus made me question my decision to take on this project, but once I got past that it's been fun and I can't wait to go. I noticed your Suzuki awning, are you an old motocrosser too?
Thanks man, yeah with the space I have... I really have to make the most of it. The rusty floor: I had considered doing it with the first conversion but I thought It would take too long.. BINGO turns out I was right. Took so long to get all that flooring up, not to mention taking out everything that I had already built, and once I saw the condition of the floor, I was glad that I had taken the time on the second time around to fix this. After all everything gets built on top of the floor... Don't it?!

The Awning... My friend Picked it up from Burning man for me last year but yes I have done a fair bit of MX'ing back in the day but I havn't for a while now and have just stepped down to Freeride Mountain biking, but man... with the price of bikes (DH Bikes) and the tires... MX'ing is looking quite apealing once again... I just paid $95cdn for ONE tire for my bike... that's $30 less than a Tire for my bus... Now that's Highway robbery.
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... Haven't posted for a bit... feel like I'm moving backwards on this project. Well I finally got that back wall finished (pics in the gallery), I'm still itching from the "Pink"... guess I shoulda worn a turtleneck.



Oh well hopefully won't be touching that stuff again anytime soon.

Got one side of the bed done, let's see what happens tomorrow.
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