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Old 03-30-2010, 11:54 AM   #71
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The new RV Door looks good, you did a good job fitting that in!
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:07 AM   #72
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we finished insulating the walls under where we are going to panel and we also put up furring strips ,,that took a little longer than i wanted because staying on task was not easy


i also engineered a way to keep the back door { future garage area door} open when we are loading and unloading stuffs,,,and a good thing i put it to use in a day where gust were reported at 60 miles per hour..needless to say i will need a stronger spring


and i put another hasp on to keep the chain from rubbing the paint when the chain is not in use..but again the spring failed


went to a semi/bus graveyard and salvaged sum mirrors...i broke blunders the first time i pulled up to our house......got to remember the trees

also you can easily see the new home of blunder..the storage lot

ok so on this next one do you think the placement will fly with the inspectors where and how it sits, i can see well with it but that black stripe through the mirror may pose a problem ...i know the windows will need to be replaced
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:29 PM   #73
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the spring before it failed was keeping the chain off the paint
i have seen those plastic latches break a lot...at the rv graveyard i didnt see one that was still whole
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:49 PM   #74
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Re: ...BLUNDERBUS...

from a few posts back... according to Dictionary.com.... "ADHERE"

ad·here? ?/æd?h??r/ Show Spelled [ad-heer] Show IPA verb,-hered, -her·ing.
–verb (used without object)
1.to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling (usually fol. by to): The mud adhered to his shoes.
2.Physics. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by a molecular force acting in the area of contact.
3.to be devoted in support or allegiance; be attached as a follower or upholder (usually fol. by to): to adhere to a party.
4.to hold closely or firmly (usually fol. by to): to adhere to a plan.
5.Obsolete. to be consistent.
–verb (used with object)
6.to cause to adhere; make stick: Glue will adhere the tiles to the wallboard.

Anyway, the window in the RV door. Is it tinted? It looks rather small. Sit in the drivers seat and look out of it. I have an RV door in my bus and it sucks. I dont like it at all. I have been on the lookout for something bigger to replace it with.
My complaints about it are that it sits too low in the door. and it doesnt provide a very large field of view. It makes me feel paranoid as hell that I am going to not see a car and because of that when I pull on to the road from a cross street or parking lot or whatever I end up doing all kinds of moving around in the seat to try to see around the door and all the blind spots that the RV door creates.
I Like the RV door itself in there but I strongly suggest finding a larger and maybe clear window to retrofit into the door. Thats my plans when I find one.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:02 PM   #75
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yeah im not 100% happy with the door window....and after seeing smittys bus door im down right pissed i didnt just "fix" our bus door
i have set an extra walleye lens mirror on the mirror arm just to feel comfortable with my line of sight on the pass side

last week i worked on the electrical kludge that was the wiring ... i removed all the interior lights/speakers and traced them back and disconnected the leads from the power and the switches on the panel..same with the upper flashers ...and and and
i have done a lot on blunder this week i have about 75% of the kitchen i bought a 2.5 cbft 3way fridge a small rv stove and a utility sink...a long with 7 feet of cabinets and counter top

oh and the wheel well boxes are done

thnx cooler for the adhere spelling lesson .....
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:26 PM   #76
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wheel well boxes ... if u have seen one u have seen em all



sink, counter tops , and cabinets



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Old 04-29-2010, 07:48 PM   #77
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Just thought I'd mention that I used metal panels cut to fit from used vending machine going to scrap to cover the windows I removed. Someone could also find junk washers and dryers and use that metal to cover up the windows.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:56 AM   #78
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yeah wmah i wanted to use heavier metals for the windows but i was sick of cutting heavier gauge metal with all the patches from the floor...the only thing i dont like about the flashing is the prep required for painting......... the wrinkles dont mean **** to me...

thanks smitty well wishes from the guru of buses is always a reason to hit it hard the next day

i am also going to install a back up camera that i bought from wal mart ......{the china store as my dad calls it} it was 350.00 and i got it for 100.00 and it has gps navigation , mp3 , jpg ,and sd video ..so it was a must.... mp3 ,jpg and vid are via sd card
more pics from that soon
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:36 PM   #79
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blunder has been primed ...



they reflective quality of the paint makes the top look blue
we used rustolelum smoke grey metal primer.....and rolled it on and used brushes for the detail


we start framing in rooms today...
oh and we ordered the replacement windshield pieces from bluebird and they are shipping out today.....
next after that is blinkers.... they still dont work
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:49 PM   #80
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to much has been done to our bus in our cameras absence to really do this thread any favors.. but we have been living in the bus for 4 months rented out our house and are headed south to austin soon .. its to cold for us on the high plains ... i will try to upload sum pics of the things i like the most .. hope all is well in your world ...
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