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Old 07-05-2014, 04:47 PM   #531
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looking good, I like seeing progress on skoolies it gives people incentive to work on there projects
your microwave and fridge install looks great.
keep up the good work
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thanks gbstewart, i know its slow going for me. i wish i had a couple of weeks off to just focus on the bus. if my pics help somebody then it is worth posting them. i also use the pics i post on this site so that i can plot what to do next.
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:52 PM   #532
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i changed out the old 70`s paneling refrigerator face plate for a piece of counter-top laminate. its a lot more pleasing to the eye.






i used spray adhesive on the back of the piece of paneling after cleaning with alcohol






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Old 07-05-2014, 05:14 PM   #533
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

wow you must be reading my mind!! yesterday I was just looking at my fridge to see how to get that old looking cover off I should hope fully have mine dune next week
keep up the good work and posts
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:56 PM   #534
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wow you must be reading my mind!! yesterday I was just looking at my fridge to see how to get that old looking cover off I should hope fully have mine dune next week
keep up the good work and posts
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yes, i couldn't tale the old cover panel. if your fridge is as old as mine it should just be a couple of screws,take the frame apart and slide the old panel out. i was surprised to see that new panels cost as much as $80, I think the counter-top laminate is stronger and looks better than the official stuff i saw on-line for sale. when you get yours changed be sure to post a photo.i would like to see how it turns out
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:20 PM   #535
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

Really like the look of the fridge....but the inside needs more beer!
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Really like the look of the fridge....but the inside needs more beer!
thanks BC, it would definitely keep them cold
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:14 AM   #537
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i installed a fan with a switch to assist my fridge on hot days, and i installed a window ac in the rear endcap of the bus. it was a pain to get the hole cut right through both skins, but i was successful. here are some photos

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looking up at the fan mounted to the top of the duct blowing toward the top vent





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Old 07-13-2014, 01:43 AM   #538
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

That has got to be the best place to install a standard window AC unit in a bus. If my interior configuration was different I would do it myself. One thing I don't understand about your installation is how the thing is supported. I see that you have it screwed in on the face inside the bus, but I would think you would need some kind of "L" bracket on the outside to hold the weight of the overhang? I'm thinking that there must be a lot of torque from the bouncing combined with the overhang of the rear end beyond the rear wheels. Maybe I'm over-thinking/over-engineering, but I thought I'd put that out there for you to consider.
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That has got to be the best place to install a standard window AC unit in a bus. If my interior configuration was different I would do it myself. One thing I don't understand about your installation is how the thing is supported. I see that you have it screwed in on the face inside the bus, but I would think you would need some kind of "L" bracket on the outside to hold the weight of the overhang? I'm thinking that there must be a lot of torque from the bouncing combined with the overhang of the rear end beyond the rear wheels. Maybe I'm over-thinking/over-engineering, but I thought I'd put that out there for you to consider.
you are right. it is the most logical place for this type of ac. what you cant see in the pics is that a couple of inches of the ac protrude into the living space and that the perforated angle iron is screwed to both the skin of the AC and the skin of the bus. the heaviest components of the ac are in the wall over the support. i am also concerned about movement when driving so pretty soon I'm going to construct some metal supports and attach them the outside of the ac and the roof edge of the bus to further stabilize it. this thing fits so tight in its hole I'm not sure ill ever pull it out in the future. perhaps if the ac dies ill just pound it out with a sledge hammer
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here are a couple pictures of the Ac install from different angles so you can see how much is overhanging out the back



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