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Old 03-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Brian's 1991 International Thomas In Progress...



Ok so I've replaced the door with an interior wooden slab door... No windows yet but they are coming.



Finally a couple of plexiglass windows cut in with double pain layers. Later when I'm rich I'll replace this door with a steel exterior door with the window already in it.



Overlay the floor with 3/4 inch plywood screwed to the floor with self tappers.



Glue down the indoor outdoor carpet. (still need to work the seams.)



Drilled hole and fed the 50 amp power cord through from the outside.



Fastening 2x4 wood to the walls with self tappers so that later panels and other things can be added and anchored to them.



All wires were run in this low space so that later screws can be driver up higher with confidence and no risk of hitting the wires.



Panels install in progress



Looking more finished all the time. Still need to hook up all the outlet boxes and mount them solid.



Bonus photo of all the guys telling me, "I wouldn't have done it that way"
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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Re: Brian's 1991 International Thomas In Progress...

looks good.. i thought a 541 number was for oregon only..
Caldwell idaho..
You can go up the hill and preach at the Naz church...
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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Re: Brian's 1991 International Thomas In Progress...

Totally.... 541 is Oregon, I was Pastoring a Church over in Oregon for the past 3 years. Recently asked to step down. We're in Caldwell now waiting to see what The Lord has next. I'd love to preach at the Naz church on the hill. I used to be a Naz Pastor. Having left the fold, I don't think the door would be open for me to fill in up there though. Great folks up there though, I know many of them. Thanks for the reply! Here's one more photo from yesterday's work.




So I managed to get some curtains hung today. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find enough of the right size of only 1 color of curtain in a Wal Mart! They had 3 packages of this color and 4 of that one, but nothing in the correct amount of any color I could live with. The best I could do was to get some that were way too long and I had to cut them in half... Hopefully later I can find someone who can put a hem in the bottom of these. Back to Wal Mart soon for something to cover the rear and the front windows. I'd love to hear of a great way to mount the front window curtains that allows for ease of driving and ease of privacy.

More to come soon I hope.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Re: Brian's 1991 International Thomas In Progress...

If i didnt have some small dogs, i wouldn't use curtains in my bus. I would put in those window shades from wal mart that are the blinds, and can be pulled up out of the way and the cord tied. I did all my windows in my last bus that way. Even put them behind the windshields, and they worked really great. In my house, the dogs get up on a chair, and stick their heads between the blinds to look out......
As far as curtain rods, i use round rods. I have also used the long spring coiled wire in places in some of my older busses.
You might be able to get some of the stick together velcro rolls either at wal mart or the fabric shop.
As far as sewing... i went and bought a used machine at good will and learned how to sew (which doesnt take much time at all) If you do something like that, buy an really old singer machine that sews good as they have metal gears, and all they can sew is forward and back.. (I now have 5 of those gear drive machines) Sewing is way easier than all the heavy work one has to do..
hope that helps
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Re: Brian's 1991 International Thomas In Progress...

If you haven't I would paint the wood door with a sealer very good and exterior pint oil base on it; if it gets wet it is going to come apart.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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Re: Brian's 1991 International Thomas In Progress...

"Bonus photo of all the guys telling me, "I wouldn't have done it that way"

I've heard that before too Enjoy your build and have lot's of fun!
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:27 AM   #7
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Nice progress! looks cozy already haha
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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any electricians in the group? Does this look ok so far?




Ok, so here's the story... I went to an RV furnature store a month ago and was quoted 75$ for this used seat. I went back a couple of days ago and was quoted 25$ I pulled out my wallet and showed the sales man that I had 8$ or could use a credit card. He took the 8$ Not too bad! It reclines and slides and has arm rests! Way cool!
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #9
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score!!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #10
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double score!!
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