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Old 12-09-2011, 06:18 PM   #261
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Dan, I listened to your music on the Soundclick site. Very cool. I see that you are a David Byrne fan. Fa fa fa fa... I loved Green Onions.
I have done some jam band stuff as well. I have many CDs of my music.
Here is a link to a you tube video. There are a few there that are bootleg (I didn't know I was being filmed).

Click on this one, and you will see other ones that I have posted. We would have a blast doing some recordings together.

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/rudyaccordi ... br6A1wkbIw

You may have to copy and paste. I don't know if it will be an automatic link when I post it to skoolies.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:35 PM   #262
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...Here is a link to a you tube video. There are a few there that are bootleg (I didn't know I was being filmed)...
Aw man, I was totally groovin' on that accordian jam! I'm sure you've heard of the band Beausoleil, and possibly the offshoot band Coteau. Coteau was a sort of Cajun jam band formed by Michael Doucet. There is a great tune they did called: "Balfa et Grand Bois" that starts off as a cajun tune, then meanders into jam band land, then returns triumphantly to a rockin' cajun reel (I'm not sure if "reel" is the proper term). Anyway, your accordian jam reminded me a lot of that tune. Love it!
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:00 AM   #263
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...your bus is looking good, are you planning any trips this summer?(2012)

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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.
WVO?
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:50 AM   #264
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WVO?
WVO = Waste Vegetable Oil
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:06 AM   #265
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WVO = Waste Vegetable Oil
Duh... I knew that.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:35 AM   #266
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I just got through re-reading your entire thread once again. What a beautiful machine you have created. Those front steps are magnificent. I am inspired to beautify mine now.

By the way, you have the most desirable diesel engine there is. I have the precursor to the CAT 3208.It is the 1160 V-8. It is 38 years old and still working well. I guess that it is a good motor.

If I ever get to Austin, I will look you up. We will have a great time playing music.
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Stairs redux... plus stained cabinets!

Thanks Rudy! But yeah, about those stairs... actually I kinda screwed that up. Before I stained them I had put a bath towel down on them to protect them while I was tromping in and out of the bus doing some work, and that night it rained and the towel somehow got wet and then the stairs got moldy. So I sanded it as best I could and then stained and polyurethaned. Well... apparently my sanding wasn't good enough because the finish got all screwed up where the mold was. Also, the steps were kinda slick with the poly on there. So finally my solution was to coat them with pickup truck bedliner. Here is what it looks like now:



I still like it, but it doesn't have the same visual appeal as the stained wood.

For the past couple of weeks I've been working on the upper cabinets in the living area. I have them built, trimmed and stained - but have not yet put on the polyurethane. I also haven't made the doors yet. I'm going to use some old painted kitchen cabinet doors I got for free off craigslist or freecycle (don't remember which now). These doors will need to be cut to size and I will paint them maroon (actually the color is Behr Cranberry) to match the curtains. My wife and I are currently using the bus as our bedroom while my parents are visiting and staying in our bedroom in the house. You will see in the next post we have the front couch folded out into a bed, but as we discovered last night, it's really too small for two people to sleep comfortably. That's not to say it isn't good for anything . Okay, I know, too much information . Anyway, actual sleeping happens in the bunk room. Here's what the living room looks like now:

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Old 12-22-2011, 09:41 PM   #268
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Stained upper cabinets part2

So here is a better look at the upper cabinets with the stain and trim:







With the glare from the camera flash you can really see the wood filler I used to hide the screw heads, especially on the driver side lower mounting strip. It's not so obvious in normal lighting and I still like it better than seeing the holes and screw heads.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:46 PM   #269
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Here is a view of the decorative trim I used around the toaster over and over-sink cabinet. The over-sink cabinet will stay open (no door) and I will put a backing on it to hide the hole I made for the wiring. I'll probably make some other decorative touch to cover the large gap over the toaster oven, or I might make a small shelf there. Not sure yet. Here's the pics:





I had fun with all the trim work. I haven't driven that many nails in a long time!
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Your bus is very good looking. Everything you do to it has a lot of flair.
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