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Old 09-07-2016, 05:39 PM   #181
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sample of some of the products being used in the build stage we are in now.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:26 PM   #182
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1. metal patch - welded
2. seam sealer
3. bondo up
4. sanded bondo 80 then 120 then 220 grit
5. washed front end then dried
6. primed all of that







no more light holes!
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:36 PM   #183
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Major milestone completed today. Got ALL of our windows, found a Craigslist ad of a guy parting out several campers so he could tear them down. 4 1/2 hour drive one way, we got 9 used windows and spent $145. they all have screens, and even all still crank open, one even has emergency latches i believe.

They all just need a good cleaning and a few need a gasket touch-up.



2'7"x1'8"



frosted glass one we snagged for the bathroom. 1'7"x1'7"



2'2"x1'10"


3'2"x1'8"


4'x2'

These last two are our favorite. bottom is a 4'x3' other is 4'x2'6"


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Old 09-27-2016, 07:44 AM   #184
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those are some nice big windows!!! good deal
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:22 AM   #185
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Outstanding score!!! Congrats!
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:14 AM   #186
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Hell yeah, very happy on the find. The guy had everything you want from used campers, sinks, awnings, ladders, old and new style windows, you name it. Was pretty much a mini rv scrapyard. We picked the windows straight from the campers, not even laying in some bushes somewhere. Hope the good fortune keeps on rollin'
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:59 PM   #187
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made some very good progress today, the drivers side is completely riveted and seam sealed. Now we just have to clean it up and give it another coat of primer.



The rear is almost done, we do not like messing around with body filler.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:36 PM   #188
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Driver and passenger side is now riveted and sealed. The plan of laying the sheet metal like shingles worked perfectly.




We are getting ready to prime the bus here, got rid of the old lettering to begin with, washed it with soap and water, then sanded it, then another wash and then we are ready.



Switching off with the tiny spray gun for a tiny home.



One side has primer one it, first coat anyways. getting a bigger gun soon. The top back is done as well. we gave up making it look perfect, but at least its done.



Last but not least, first window was installed. We never thought this we would actually pull this one off too. Perfect fit.

Test fitting it.


Outside view, had to put some rivets in it on the fly to get the seams of the window tight with the transition, but it worked out. Almost done up here.

End of the weekend progress.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:51 PM   #189
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Love the skylight!

Thank you for doing the exterior first.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:26 AM   #190
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love the skylight... hopefully water doesnt collect in the track and leak in.. Really Loving the look of this build!
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