Originally Posted by ezbme
WOW...you weren't kidding when you said you got a great hookup! I could use some of that carpet (hint-hint)... VERY nice score Johnny!
I know man....so nice. If i have enough left over carpet I'll hook you up bro.
Originally Posted by cheezypsnookle
really great start...keep it up
im digging all the pictures it helps keep my a.d.d attention...
wanna go ride bikes
Definitely man. Lets go ride bikes man. I will be going through Amarillo next tour again I think. I ate the big texan 72 oz challenge last year. Love that place. Next time I wanna try the burger from hell. Haha. Glad you like the photos...here comes a bunch more. Today was a big work day. My girlfriend Sarah came out and helped a ton. Got so much done.
Got the drivers seat removed. In this pic you can see the hole on the left side from where the floor heater hose led to the blower. Still wondering what I should do with this. I thought about pulling out the entire unit to the left of the driver. But it looks like there is an entire heater coil under there and I would rather not fool with it unless its necessary. Any suggestions? Would I be happier if I just bit the bullet and pulled it all out?
Sarah sanded the entire ceiling. Getting it ready for some paint to get applied.
Pulled the engine cover off and got all the rubber mats pulled up too. Tomorrow I am gonna prime and paint the engine cover and was thinking of using that hammered rustoleum paint. You guys think that would work well?
After a massive amount of sweeping (kids really leave a bunch of crap in these things) I went through the whole floor and steel brushed the little bit of surface rust I had. Really happy how good this floor was....especially after seeing some of the pics of other floors. I then sprayed down some rustoleum everywhere I had gotten rid of the rust. Then I sealed up all the holes in the floor with silicone. Think its gonna work pretty well and be a great solid base to build on.
So I stole an idea from Kirbystud. Used a deadbolt lock to close up the rear door. I actually was able to find one built for a thinner door, so I didn't have to put in a spacer. Got it installed and it works great. I absolutely love how its flush mounted on the outside.
So at the end of the day I had a ton of trash outside. There is so much crap that you pull out of these things....even after the seats are pulled. I swear I probably pulled 500 lbs of scrap metal, rubber floor, and at least 50 lbs of dirt and trash. Crazy stuff.
So there you have it. I have been working on the bus for about a week now. I feel like a ton has been accomplished. I am hoping to get the ceiling painted and start laying the insulation and vapor barrier down on the floor. Trying to power through this thing. Once again....if anyone has an idea about the heater hole and coils up front, I would appreciate it.