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Old 05-14-2018, 08:49 PM   #11
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So, hasn't been much on the go just lining up stuff and moving some things around to make space. Cleaning a couple things up and redesigning a thing or two.
I got the 2 front heater out, that was a PITA. I popped off the last of the floor and the firewall auto blanket carpeting crap.


We've had some weather lately so I have been going out when the wind pics up and looking for leaks etc. I have one small leak, it's got to do with the fact that the bus isn't sitting level right now. I'm resolving that this week, now that the snow is gone out of the driveway.
The only demo left is to strip the stairs down, then it's metal prep.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:59 PM   #12
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I popped the screws out and pushed them out a bit at the bottom I have a medium duty set of long shears, so i put from painters tape up for a reference line and snipped away. I spend enough time in a high noise environment so sometimes I favour the low speed low tech approach. I am a bit ham fisted so taking them all out was maybe 45-60 min I wasn't clocking myself on the job.

I'm sure as Twigg mentioned most people use a Cutting disc. not sure that it would be any faster though
So ... actually, you can tear them out.

Make a starting cut, get some good leather gloves and rip slightly upwards and at 45 degrees.

They tear easily and neatly ... and fast
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:28 PM   #13
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So ... actually, you can tear them out.

Make a starting cut, get some good leather gloves and rip slightly upwards and at 45 degrees.

They tear easily and neatly ... and fast
They frowned upon that in trade school, even more when we used the wide mouth visegrips......it was how you say No Bueno.....
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:30 PM   #14
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They frowned upon that in trade school, even more when we used the wide mouth visegrips......it was how you say No Bueno.....
What can I say ... It's easy and it works.

Yeah, I used vice-grips too
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:38 PM   #15
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I know they’re probably out already now, but I had luck with a plasma cutter on those side panels and went back with a grind wheel to grind the rest flush. Do you have plans for a roof raise or are you keeping all windows?
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I know they’re probably out already now, but I had luck with a plasma cutter on those side panels and went back with a grind wheel to grind the rest flush. Do you have plans for a roof raise or are you keeping all windows?
Yes they are out. Wish I had a plasma cutter....maybe Santa will look after me this year
Roof raise won't be apart of this build...or at least not initially. Should we decide to keep this bus beyond my next posting then we may reconsider later or may build a second bus.
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:33 PM   #17
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So some procurement progess was made this week, I had to put in some labour, but my time was my only cost.
I snatched up some oak cabinets, and some quarter sheets of 3/4" oak cabinet plywood, along with some hardwood flooring. Some board pieces and a few other odds and ends. Pretty sweet haul and this should assist in us being able to complete more items on the "eventually/nice to have" list before we depart this posting. So pretty pumped about that.
Weather is stills balls, today is the first day with no wind avg this week was 34 knots, however we are getting about half an inch of rain soooo.....

I've started with the wire wheel on the floor, and the Corroseal should be delivered by Friday.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:44 PM   #18
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Since the weather has been junk lately my misses has been flatout making pillows with any and all sort of scraps and worn out fabric in the house. We make our own, mitts, mukluks, moccasins, and such. So she has gone through some of our materials, acquired some and gone through the linen closet too.






And she made a small area rug about the size of a bath mat with towels that she cut into strips and wove
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You can never have too many pillows! Especially cool, homemade ones!
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You can never have too many pillows! Especially cool, homemade ones!
True story and all of our kids like to have a pillow or ten of their own.
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