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Old 12-21-2009, 11:51 AM   #51
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wow just went over the theread and that thing was converted very nicely when you got it????!!!!!WHEW!But progress is excelent so keep up the work ill bet you guys had a big fire after you tore that thing up!Lookin good!Glad to hear about the beer but camera dont drink beer!
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:37 PM   #52
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i got the camera to come back to life...for a least today..........

so the last few weeks have been spent cutting out the rusty areas with a grinder and a cutting wheel which took probably to long to master...
the collar on the grinder was old and it was letting the wheel slip just a bit and ruining the blades so i took a wheel and cut part of it off and used it like a washer....... not the safest fix but it was cheap

then we ruined a lot of drill bits running them hot, drilling through the patches and the floor.....now we use oil and run at half speed this will make your bits last alot longer

then hole and rivet size should be equal so that the rivet will "grab" well

but after that we got into the hang of it we were busting it out in record slow speed
this is what we are dealing with now

tried to capture the patches in these pics

the bolt holes will be filled in soon

thats all i got for now
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:44 PM   #53
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looks like there was lots of patchin to do hows the knees holdin up? lookin good cheesy!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:53 PM   #54
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that patch work looks great man. youll never know it was like that. great work man.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:15 PM   #55
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So after receiving the very spot on gift of a Home Depot gift card we went to pick up the first couple of layers on the floor: rosin paper, 4x8 foil backed 1/4in foam insulation and all of the necessary tapes for attaching them. An employee pointed out to us a product used apparently for used impermanently filling gaps in windows, "Frost Free Poly Foam Caulk Saver", we will be using it to fill the 1/8in gap were leaving in the plywood next to the bus wall. Like really having to cram it in. We also mixed up some Bondo today and filled the smallest bolt holes left after patching. Tomorrow we are laying the paper and insulation before the rather expensive next step of purchasing formaldehyde-free plywood.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:20 PM   #56
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hhuuuzzaahh........ got alot done today.......
first we put red resin paper in half the bus and then put down insulation over that
camera is working a bit better just aslong as we dont leave the battery in it
this is what we have now ...note the hole for the fuel sending unit






we also got all the window fasteners out..and its a good thing we are removing the windows cuz im breaking then left and right


and this is a window that we have taken out



and this is how she sits now it was a bitch gettin her past the house


thats it for now.....
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:03 PM   #57
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Not long after I started my project I picked up a plasma cutter on eBay real cheap, unfortunately I bought an off-the-wall brand that used up the few consumables that came with it in a matter of weeks. Well as these things developed and one thing turns into another I started looking at ways to cut the cost of consumables for my plasma cutter and drill bits was another sore point, buying only by one or two or three at a time at the local stores and four dollars to $10 for package.

So I went on eBay and found consumables for my plasma cutter and drill bits offered for sale at 25 200 per package for not much more than I would pay for a package of drill bits at Ace Hardware.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

So now I have more drill bits and consumables for my plasma cutter than I will ever use in my lifetime.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #58
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i have a bad habit of burning through things if i have a a bounty of them...drill bits included
if i act like its the apocalypse then a bit will last several projects......
carefull its the last one.......ever......
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:48 AM   #59
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Of course I agree a drill bit sharpener would be a valuable tool in maintaining your drill bits. In working on my bus I found that 1/8 inch and 3/16 are the bits I used the most and skill and a journeyman's focus will produce a good work product and sharp tools are very much a part of that. Most of us seem to be working with a limited budget and still get quite a bit done.

The good thing about a drill bit sharpener is that it can do all of your larger bits too, at least up to a half-inch. Still, it was just a heads-up for potential bargain. It looks like Craig's list will supply the rest of my cabinets for a very affordable price if not free.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:01 PM   #60
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no reverse for me im going to remove the back fence and go through ........ the dirt in the drive was soft and i "touched" the house and the bus once

yeah i also thought of taking my bits to a key maker as sumtimes they sharpen bits but at first i was breaking the 3/16th ones
chain oil and half speed is my motto...not in a sexual way......
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