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Old 11-17-2011, 12:26 PM   #241
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MMMMMM... good leche. Stay thirsty my friends! (Puss-in-Boots)
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:23 PM   #242
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Re: Diesel Dan's Skoolie

I perfer molson canadian beer but Ive been known to have a good old budweiser

your bus is looking good, are you planning any trips this summer?(2012)

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:53 PM   #243
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When I was a kid (8 yo), we went to the Budweiser brewery (Bush Gardens) in Tampa. My parents could not convince me that beer was not made from fermented horse urine. Place smelled like a barn on a hot day (fermenting mash), and they had all those beautiful horses! I don't drink beer needless to say.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:12 AM   #244
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...your bus is looking good, are you planning any trips this summer?(2012)

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Thanks man! Yeah, this summer we will definitely be taking a road trip. It will either be a medium length trip to New Mexico for a family reunion, or a longer trip up to New England to visit other family and friends. Not sure yet which trip we'll take, but I doubt we will have enough time to combine them into one trip.

Next steps on the Magic Bus will be finishing the overhead cabinets in the living area and also the wall unit that will go behind the sink. Once that is all done, the bus will have all it's basic interior structure complete. All that remains after that is trim, a few odds and ends, plumbing and WVO conversion. Although really, I don't think I'll ever run out of things to build into this bus.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:02 AM   #245
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Upper cabinet: take 2

So I couldn't live with the first cabinet I built and ended up tearing it down. I'll reuse most of the parts, so no biggie. It was designed to be light weight, but I just felt like it was too wimpy. Plus I was hitting my head on the front corner. Here is what it looked like:



I really liked the simplicity of Rudy's (Accordian's) design, so I did the same thing except I didn't use metal angle brackets, but rather used the cabinet dividers to hold the face onto the bottom. The cabinet is attached using 2x2 runners. I used cabinet grade 3/4" plywood. I haven't made the doors yet. I have a collection of cabinet doors from craigslist finds, so will just cut some of those down to size and paint them (most likely maroon color to match the curtains). You will see that I angled the front of the cabinet to prevent the frequent head-banging I was previously experiencing. I really like how it came out. My carpentry skills are barely passable, so I'm happy when I put something together and it looks decent. I'm especially proud of how I managed to not butcher the angle and scribing of the front of the cabinet. I will add trim here and there later to cover any gaps. Okay, enough talk. Here's the pics:





Next, I'm working on building a narrow cabinet to occupy the area behind the sink. I'll have a corner shelf for a 2.5 gallon water dispenser, and behind all that will be cabinet doors that open to shelves for dish soap, sponges, cleaning supplies, etc. The cabinet that will be obstructed by the water jug will be for lesser used items. I think I'll just strap the water jug on with a bungee cord unless I come up with a better idea.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #246
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The new cabinets look nice DD. I am going to have to add some more to the Crown this winter. One thing I have found,never enough storage space inside
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #247
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Man, like that end piece. I could have driven 3M stock up a coupla points with all the sanding disks i"d have needed to get that fit.

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:31 PM   #248
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The new cabinets look nice DD. I am going to have to add some more to the Crown this winter. One thing I have found,never enough storage space inside
That is because, no matter how much space you have, your "stuff" will expand to fill than overflow any and all space! It's the "Rule of Stuff".
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:33 AM   #249
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Sink hutch

This past week I've been working on a hutch to go behind the sink. It acts as a backsplash, and has shelves/nooks for storage of dish soap, sponges, hand sanitizer, etc., as well as an area for hanging stuff. This structure also holds the drinking water container. I'm going to install eyelets and use a bungie cord to hold the water container in place. I'm also going to install hooks in the open area for hanging kitchen implements, towels, or whatever. I may fill in the screw holes with wood filler before staining, or I might just leave them how they are - I kind of like the rustic look. I don't know why it took so damned long to build this thing, but I guess I spent a lot of time sanding the crappy looking wood I had, and also I generally only have a couple hours per night to work on the bus.

Next, I'll build the front upper cabinet to mirror the one I built for the passanger side. Then I'll make an upper cabinet to attach to the top of the sink hutch and mate with the front upper cabinet. Then it will be time to stain everything and finally, make the cabinet doors.



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I like the hutch. Nice looking pine wood. Great idea to have a water jug there.
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