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Old 02-28-2018, 04:36 PM   #1
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Deranged Bus Project - Long Time Lurker

Hey everyone - long time lurker....

check out my bus conversion here:



Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the help....

Yes, I know, I can't believe I bought the 5.9 with the AT545 either.

I am contemplating beefing it up to the MT 643 at some point....

enjoy...
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:53 PM   #2
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I love it so far. I want to raise the roof of our next bus. The one we just bought is already partially converted and I don't have the time to take the interior out and then raise it. But that's okay live and learn. My husband hopefully won't feel too cramped. Lol the windows look beautiful. My first bus is all original windows and everything so nothing fancy shmancy. Can't wait to see how your conversion continues!
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:10 PM   #3
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Nice job. That's a butt load of work.

Short people can get away without the roof raise.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I could've gotten away without the roof raise if I didn't put in 3" foam on the floor. You're right about the height, for sure!
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:32 PM   #5
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I didn't insulate my floor, and I've had cold feet every winter. Guess what I'm doing this summer. I may not put in 3" of insulation on the floor, but I'll definitely loose about an inch of height overall. Still safe at my height.

You've got enough insulation there to set up a mobile butcher shop.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:36 PM   #6
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I didn't insulate my floor, and I've had cold feet every winter. Guess what I'm doing this summer. I may not put in 3" of insulation on the floor, but I'll definitely loose about an inch of height overall. Still safe at my height.

You've got enough insulation there to set up a mobile butcher shop.
I'm putting 1 1/2" of polyiso plus the 1/2" ply on top of the original 3/4" ply. I will lose 2" from 77" and another 1" from the ceiling.

At my height that will give 2" clearance down the center of the bus. I can live with it. Rest of the family will be fine.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:13 PM   #7
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I didn't realize you were leaving your original flooring in place. That would save me an enormous amount of work, and I'm into cutting that corner. My floor is showing signs of moisture but I'm confident it will dry out, and after insulated the floor condensation issue shouldn't be an issue at all.

Yes, I am that short. No more tall girlfriends until the next bus.

See how easy it is to talk me into changing my mind? Especially if it's an easier way. Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:38 PM   #8
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I didn't realize you were leaving your original flooring in place. That would save me an enormous amount of work, and I'm into cutting that corner. My floor is showing signs of moisture but I'm confident it will dry out, and after insulated the floor condensation issue shouldn't be an issue at all.

Yes, I am that short. No more tall girlfriends until the next bus.

See how easy it is to talk me into changing my mind? Especially if it's an easier way. Thanks.
I'm only leaving mine in because I am absolutely sure there is no rust under it.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:24 PM   #9
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Yea I wouldn't mess around with the floor. I thought mine would be mostly rust free...I was wrong.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:40 PM   #10
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My thoughts are that i can put an insulated floating floor over my existing floor which would allow me to keep the L-track intact on the original floor should I ever need to use it. That and it saves me a lot of work.
This bus will likely outlast me anyway.
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