Well, its been over a week since I posted about the bus. I was low on funds, but got some money in and did some work today. I also have a big ol roll of tint coming in tomorrow, so I am currently watching youtube on how to install it.
Anyways. On to the pics for today.
Got the engine cover steel wheel cleaned, primed, and painted. Its gonna get covered with dynamat and carpet, but didn't want to deal with rust on it. I have been really lucky to have next to no rust anywhere, but I would hate to have it start on me.
Started building the boxes over the wheel wells. Got one completely done, and the wood cut for the other. It got dark before the second one could come together, so that is the job first thing in the morning. Used the chair rail as a support for the box. Just put a couple bolts through it to secure it. It turned out really strong and plumb. Used 3/4 ply to build it, and it turned out really strong too. The passenger side one is complete, and is gonna have cabinets built on it. The driver side is actually gonna be under one of the beds. Used a nail gun to built the rest of the box, and some corner braces to attach it to the floor. The foamboard insulation and plywood floor is gonna cover up most of the braces when its all done.
Used some insulation inside the box too. They have this stuff on sale at the home depot right now for $7 a roll. Nice. Its just for fill in, and it seemed to work well.
Finally I decided to have a little fun too. I took some masking tape and put a rough estimate of the layout on the floor. Just wanted to make sure it all worked and gave enough room to move. My bus is gonna have a storage room in the back for all the bikes and tools and gear. Then two bedrooms laid out like a yen and yang symbol sorta. Then a living room up front. Because of how I am using it, we are not gonna have plumbing, but everything else.
Here is a copy of the current layout design. It is colorful I know, but it helps me make sense of where everything is going. I am building ductwork for the a/c, but don't have that on the layout. I am still working out the details of it. Lemme know what you guys think.