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Old 11-29-2015, 11:31 PM   #51
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Bought a Hypertherm plasma cutter. It's going down...
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:49 PM   #52
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Got the plywood up. That crap was WET. It came up in surprisingly large chunks considering how rotted, slimy, and smelly it was. I used a 5 foot prybar and basically rammed it under a sheet as far as I could, and pried it up. There's a bunch of rusty screws and bolt heads sticking up where they pulled through the plywood. So, I have to grind them down and then clean the floor, and the interior is done!

First piece up! I retained this piece so it would be super easy to trace the new one around the dog box and steps.




Floor up then swept:




What I thought was rust seems to be more like muddy water. It should clean up fairly easy.



Then I sat in the bus for a while drinking beer and imagining where and what to cut...




Then did some more super legit doodling...
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:25 AM   #53
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"...drinking beer and imagining where and what to cut..."

This is a vital component of any Skoolie construction!
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:56 PM   #54
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Looking good. About to start on my jeep hauler. Who knows, we might run into each other in Moab one day. Lol
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:14 PM   #55
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Well the doodle looks to scale.

...and when you get his many beers in ya you should be ready to start.

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Old 12-07-2015, 03:52 PM   #56
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Proud of the gap filling ability here:



Looks good enough to me!






Nice use of the seat legs

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Old 12-08-2015, 06:02 PM   #57
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Then I sat in the bus for a while drinking beer and imagining where and what to cut...

Seeing this pic made me think that you might consider not putting the end cap at the back edge of the roof and sides, but further up. That way the nose of your jeep is under the roof so the air drafts over the Jeep cleaner,
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:10 PM   #58
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Seeing this pic made me think that you might consider not putting the end cap at the back edge of the roof and sides, but further up. That way the nose of your jeep is under the roof so the air drafts over the Jeep cleaner,
I am doing that. I have 80" before the windshield A-pillar, so I'm using that as a sort of tunnel to drive the nose into. (Also doubles as a patio to hide in or work on the Jeep when it's raining.) I'm actually only cutting like 4 or 5 feet off the bus. The back door will sit inside the "tunnel."

Speaking of cutting, I actually made some progress tonight in regards to the plasma:





I didn't fry myself, so getting the air lines from my compressor plumbed is next.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:23 PM   #59
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"...drinking beer and imagining where and what to cut..."

This is a vital component of any Skoolie construction!
I like that I am not the only one who just sits in the bus and drinks beer while I decide what to do next.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:57 AM   #60
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"...drinking beer and imagining where and what to cut..."

This is a vital component of any Skoolie construction!
I like that I am not the only one who just sits in the bus and drinks beer while I decide what to do next.
We ought to start a club..... or maybe a support group would be better.
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