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Old 01-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #281
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Great shots of your bus 'peopled'.
Getting everything stained really made the whole interior come together nicely. Good looking bus.

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #282
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bus looks great Dan , keep up the good work. Its nice to get some passengers in for a ride, now they know just how nice everything is, and its a motorhome instead of bus. at first my dad was a bit negitive about my bus conversion, now that he has spent so much time in it, he bugging for another trip somewhere! hes hooked. and thats what will happen with your family and friends they get hooked!!

great work Dan

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Old 01-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #283
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Thanks for the comments everyone! I'm really excited to finally be using the bus for some of it's intended purposes!
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #284
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Those are some great pics Dan...congrats on being able to enjoy your bus with family
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:50 PM   #285
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Cabinet doors, polyurethane, AC duct redux

In my ongoing quest to eliminate further head injury from whacking my head on low hanging objects, I tore down the AC duct I had made and redesigned it. I had to eliminate the flaps that close the air vent so I could shave off a couple inches of protrusion into my head space. I then used the material from the old padded wheelchair rails that came on the bus to make a little bumper around the periphery. So far, so good. I still have to duck slightly but it's much better than it was before, and the air flow seems evenly distributed between the living room and the bunk room:



I also applied one coat of satin polyurethane to everything made of wood. I will add a second coat to the backsplash areas. I also finished making the cabinet doors. I'm not sure how I feel about the color. I was attempting to match the maroon of the curtains that hang in the bunk room door, but my wife says the doors look like a dark pink. Damn! The color is called "cranberry". Anyway, in these dark pictures and in dim lighting the color looks maroonish red to me, but when I used the flash on the camera it looks pink. The paint looked pink when it went on wet, but then reddened as it dried. Oh well, it looks fine to me and I'm happy to have that job done so I can put my pots & pans and dishes/cups, etc up there:



I was actually feeling rather pleased with myself and decided to celebrate my reddish cabinet doors with a glass of red wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, or as I called it that night: Cabinet So-frickin-done

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Dan, the cabinet doors look good. Colorful. I am a little color blind so I don't know if they are pink, purple, or maroon. They are a pleasing color to me though.

Fortunately, I did not try to "colorfy" my bus. The curtains that I got for free are kind of brown. The ceiling carpet is grey. I did not necessarily like those colors, but they are bland enough to blend in with the wood.

I would have preferred to do some different colors, but I had to use the free stuff that I had received.

By the way, I do like your curtains. Your bus looks very nice.

It appears that you have the same cabinet door knobs that I have. I got mine from the Dodge Class C that I disassembled.
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... The Doors are going to be constructed out of 1/3" fine grade plywood...
If staining, don't forget to use Wood Conditioner. If paint. Use a washable paint or enamel. I will use an exterior enamel. When painting doors, apply the same number of coats on the front & back.
1st coat primer, thin if desired.
2nd coat primer tinted to shade of finish coat. if gloss finish, mix equal parts flat primer & gloss enamel)
3rd coat apply paint as it comes from the can .

Or do what you want.
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I would have stained those doors if they were bare wood, but I was reusing cabinet doors from my house's old kitchen which were already painted, and there was no way I was going to try stripping them. The red paint really did not cover well. I used a tinted primer and then three coats of the red paint, and there are still streaks where the primer shows a little. Crazy. I did use wood conditioner on all the plywood that I stained - it really makes a difference in terms of the wood taking the stain evenly.
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Red is translucent. Only colour worse than red is yellow. Yellow & red on our food cart is up to 6 layers deep over white primer.
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Haha good call with the wine to match, i think they are looking great! keep it up, and sorry to here about the ongoing head injuries. Im glad im only 5'3
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