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Old 02-16-2010, 08:03 PM   #171
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Another long day. Got the wall behind the cabinets painted. Then installed the cabinets.




I put installed the tv mount above the cabinets too. The cutouts on each side are for cables to run through behind the cabinet.




I made my own sink for the living area. I got a pump faucet last week and was looking for the right sink. I found it at wally world. It is a roasting pan. Slops to the bottom gently. Got the drain mounted in it, and cut out the hole in the counter top for it. Dont have it all installed yet. That will happen tomorrow.










Now I am tired. Gonna watch some olympics. Whew. Too much to do.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:55 AM   #172
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So today was good. Nice weather out lately. Starting to clean up all the trash outside the bus. Have a painting party this Sunday, so hopefully Gracey is close to painted by the end of the party. Was going to spray her, but have run out of time and am just gonna be foam rolling/brushing on rustoleum I guess. Any suggestions from guys who have done it?

Today I got a couple of the surround sound speakers mounted.




Got the sink all mounted in the counter.




Got the cabinet underneath it built. It has the grey water tank under it. The freshwater tank is in the cabinet to the right of it.






Turned out really well, and I am excited how it looks.




Well, I am tired and heading off to bed. Lots more to do tomorrow.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:18 PM   #173
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Johnny, you probably have already thought about this, but are your grey water tanks able to hold more than your freshwater tank, so it won't overflow. I am going to be doing the same think as you. Using a 7 gal fresh water tank and an 8 gallon grey water tank. Getting them both from walmart. The 8 gal one you can only get online for some reason. I noticed you are using two grey water tanks, how will you know when to switch? Are you just gonna check them every few days.

I just figured when I was out of fresh water it would be time to empty the grey water.

Just thought I would add my 2 cents.

Bus is looking great How was the wedding cake testing?
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:20 PM   #174
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LOVE that sink. Now I have to hit the thrift store and find me one.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:09 PM   #175
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Johnny, you probably have already thought about this, but are your grey water tanks able to hold more than your freshwater tank, so it won't overflow. I am going to be doing the same think as you. Using a 7 gal fresh water tank and an 8 gallon grey water tank. Getting them both from walmart. The 8 gal one you can only get online for some reason. I noticed you are using two grey water tanks, how will you know when to switch? Are you just gonna check them every few days.

I just figured when I was out of fresh water it would be time to empty the grey water.

Just thought I would add my 2 cents.

Bus is looking great How was the wedding cake testing?
Wedding cake ruled. So excited to eat it for real. Haha. As for the tanks, they are both 7 gallon tanks. I will probably just check it every few days, or just put like 6 gallons of freshwater in. Not really worried about it. We are in places to fill up the fresh and dump the grey everyday when I am on the road.

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LOVE that sink. Now I have to hit the thrift store and find me one.
I'll tell you, i looked for something at every thrift store I could. Ended up with that roasting pan for ten bucks, and couldnt be happier with how it turned out. And the leaf design on the bottom just looks cool. haha.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:52 PM   #176
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Your bus is looking great! Nice work n the cabinets
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:26 PM   #177
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Well I am tired guys. But good news. I have a week to finish up Gracey and was scared I wouldn't get her painted on time. So I had some friends set up a painting party today. Had about 16 people show up. Got the first coat done on the whole thing, and a second coat on a lot of it. Still have touching up to do, and all the bumpers and highlight stuff. But she turned out pretty good I think. Also got the interior nearly all painted. Don't have any pics of the interior though. Got too dark to take pics. We used an high elastomer paint. Not the longest lasting option, but I only need this paint to last for the next year. Will get a new paint job next year. It is a high gloss and looks great. It is self leveling and real thick. I pressure washed the bus a couple days ago. Then I took some 400 grit and an orbital, and roughed it all up. The white paint that was on it was put on before with a sprayer and old and dulled, so it was a great primer. Took some mineral spirits and wiped it down before painting with foam rollers. Went on really well. Here are the shots from the day.

My buddy Brian taping off the ceiling inside. Unfortunately this is the only shot of the interior. Will have more shots from the inside tomorrow.



My driver Jared painting a lovely shade of hot pink.



Painting the roof. First half is done. I did the paint up there pretty thick so I should only have to do one coat up there.



Some of the girls (Stacy and Nikki) painting the side. View from the roof.



My other friend Brian painting the side. View from the roof.



Roof done.



Here she is with the first coat done. Looks kinda like a Miami Vice shirt. Haha.



More tomorrow.
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Awesome looking paint job. A painting party is a fantastic idea. I will have to figure out how to recruit painters come time to paint my bus.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:38 PM   #179
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Hey....weren't you pokin' fun of my pink insulation

Looks good!

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haha...wasnt me man. i dig the pink. as long as you get the blue kickin too. yen and yang kinda thing. haha.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:51 AM   #180
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What is the brand and style of paint you are using?
did you sand first ? use a primer? or just go at it over the old paint job?
If you read the beginning of my post i list what i did. except the brand. it was a behr paint for metal. dont remember the exact name.
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