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Old 10-30-2009, 10:06 PM   #11
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Fantastic! NICE BUS DUDE! I love it... Broncos? Good to hear it was almost event-less... can't wait to see more photos all around & The inside. Bet you are toasted from the drive but glad to hear you made it home!

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Old 10-31-2009, 08:31 AM   #12
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Hey bro no worries on the first time out. Just keep her straight down the road. Nod at the truckers, and try not to squish the idiots who drive around in front and in back of you. Truly I enjoyed my first time out the only really scary thing for me is being sure I'll make it under the gas station over hangs, and low bridges. Best of luck
hahah Reminds me of my first time driving a class A motorhome. Damn near ran over an old lady.

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Old 11-02-2009, 12:58 PM   #13
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Did alot of work this weekend on the deconstruction of the kludges... im totally beat and it feels great.......... the bus was sort of converted like i said before mostly just weekend warrior stuff, toenail screwing, and to much caulk.....


so this is a before of the back with the nasty carpet and hot water heater that escaped its enclosure



and this is the back after i had a little alone time with the beast the smell was awful

i felt very satisfied

this is the bathroom about the middle of the bus there were bunks on each side of the wheel wells that i didnt get to photograph before i tore them out and more nasty carpet

notice the weird accordion cut they did on the top of the wall stud so it would bend

here is a close up of that stud

i couldnt decide if that was the worst idea or the best but it fell apart when trying to remove it

after ripping through that wall we got to the potty...another bad smell factory bleach was used in excess


and the potty mostly gone



and an after we swept pic


the carpet is out but the rubber bus floor is still under it and there is going to be rust to deal with i am certain
we are about half done with the tear down and by tuesday night it should be ready to start on the floor
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:53 PM   #14
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wow...porcelain? can you go jiggle the handle?

your getting all that crap out....good job man. fun stuff is on the way.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:08 PM   #15
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yeah that was a house toilet he only drove it twice the PO used it as a trailer home... the toilet went right into a cleanout , that is until the city fined him
headed out there now
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:35 PM   #16
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have fun out there man. and go by the big texan for me. i got two bites of a roll away from a free 72 oz'er there this year. haha.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:56 PM   #17
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WOW! Sounds like a great trip. Its a little late for advice on driving the bus but I will throw my 2 pennies in as well. Someone already said to watch your blind spots. I have found that the dual axles at the rear of my dumptruck are a favorite place for folks to LOOOVE to drive next to. Same with the rear tires on the bus. Some people like to drive next to you because I guess they like the shade?? I don't know. In town they like to drive next to me but on the highway everybody is just in a hurry to get around my 45 mph bus and be on down the road. I put a bug eye mirror on each side of my bus and my stress level went WAAAY down so now I can actually see down each side to see if there are any idiots next to me.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:32 PM   #18
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time is passing by so quickly that posting has takin a back seat to the conversion which is just bad form on my part. All of the previous conversion has been removed and now we are DEEP cleaning and moving on to removing the rubber floor then the plywood sub floor after that we will treat the rust and holes that are there.
i tried sifting back through the posts that i have read for the name of the rust stop paint mix i think it is called ospar but im not sure, anyone know what is best to seal and stop the floor rust and how should i go about repairing the holes in the floor i plan on cutting away the rust and treating the smaller holes but how should i go about replacing the holes


these are some shots of the cleaning process


alot of nicotine and southern cooking grease



well that is it for now
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:59 AM   #19
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Ospho I think is what you mean, some others here used & seemd to like.

How big are the holes you're patching in the floor?

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Ditto! Ospho works wonders! Have used it many times working in a street rod shop.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:48 PM   #20
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oh man thanx pied typer that was well written and informative

and smitty i will post pics of the rust holes i will be covering but one im certain i will cover is the old shower drain hole and it is about 3x3 inches approx

im looking for a cheap easy way like maybe some pop rivets/low profile metal screws and scrap sheet metal
would that effect my plywood subfloor?
im used to working on houses not vehicles so idk......
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