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Old 10-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #191
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

i painted the metal squares im going to use to cover the window holes on the bus




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Old 10-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #192
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i deleted 3 of the windows today. the rain messed up the paint on the steel squares.i will need to repaint them.





here is a pic from inside. i will add 2 inches of insulation into the gap before adding the interior wall
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #193
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Still looking good....... breaks up the line of windows down the side or breaks up the school bus look.... . much better
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #194
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

Bummer about the rain! That is a real PITA. Anyway, it's looking good with the windows covered. I think the way in which people handle the window question (sheet over? replace with RV windows? keep originals? etc.) goes a long way towards defining the "look" and "feel" of the bus. Somebody commented somewhere about how a particular conversion looked very open and light and airy, whereas some other buses are more cave-like. I think mine falls more into the "cave-like" category, and that's how I like it! It feels snug and cozy and comforting - like a den. I think the aspects of my bus that make it more cave-like are: several skinned windows, thick curtains, 3 separate compartments (living, sleeping, utility/bath), and it's packed with furniture and both lower and upper cabinets. The front room is still open enough that even with several people in there it doesn't feel too claustrophobic, especially if the curtains are open. Anyway, I thought I'd throw that out there for people to ponder when laying out their floor plan and window alteration plans.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:07 PM   #195
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Bummer about the rain! That is a real PITA. Anyway, it's looking good with the windows covered. I think the way in which people handle the window question (sheet over? replace with RV windows? keep originals? etc.) goes a long way towards defining the "look" and "feel" of the bus. Somebody commented somewhere about how a particular conversion looked very open and light and airy, whereas some other buses are more cave-like. I think mine falls more into the "cave-like" category, and that's how I like it! It feels snug and cozy and comforting - like a den. I think the aspects of my bus that make it more cave-like are: several skinned windows, thick curtains, 3 separate compartments (living, sleeping, utility/bath), and it's packed with furniture and both lower and upper cabinets. The front room is still open enough that even with several people in there it doesn't feel too claustrophobic, especially if the curtains are open. Anyway, I thought I'd throw that out there for people to ponder when laying out their floor plan and window alteration plans.
thanks Dan, I believe i am going for more of the cave look for mine. i now have a total of 4 windows deleted and skinned over. on the passenger side i have deleted 1 larger front window, a kitchen area window and a rear window. on the drivers side i have removed a rear window. i still need to remove the larger front window and a bathroom area window from the drivers side and a bank of 3 windows from the passenger side. there will end up being 3 windows removed from the drivers side and 6 from the passenger side. the big 3 panel window cover will be awkward and heavy so i will do it do it last(i need more dry days and a plan, or a second pair of hands)
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:59 PM   #196
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

Nice bus... I haven't been on here in a while, so I just now saw your build... Looking really good... I'm in the Graham area, we're almost neighbors...
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

Great job on those windows!!! Looking very nice
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #198
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thanks for the compliments guys. Once i get this completed, or at least ready to roll, all us Washington folks should get together somewhere
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thanks for the compliments guys. Once i get this completed, or at least ready to roll, all us Washington folks should get together somewhere
East TN is pretty this time of year
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #200
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thanks for the compliments guys. Once i get this completed, or at least ready to roll, all us Washington folks should get together somewhere
East TN is pretty this time of year
Tennessee is a beautiful state.
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