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Old 07-21-2009, 08:16 AM   #41
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Rud rails are coming off....They hold a lot of dirt. And when you wash it takes it for ever to stop dripping dirty water. Plus I was shocked to see how much rust was starting i am glad I found it when I did...If you plan on keeping your bus nice after all that work take them off. I had my bus all painted and it wasn't even a year I could see rusty water coming out from under the rails.....The big plus it looks a hole lot better.......Thats my take on it..
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:52 AM   #42
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Got some 12v lighting roughed in and some ceiling done.

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Old 07-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #43
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Nice work on the ceiling! What size are the strips that hold the luan in place?

Will the curved parts of the roof (sides) be covered by shelves?
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:03 PM   #44
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The furring strips are 1 1/2"x 1/2" I just took a 2x4 and ripped it into 1/2" strips. The sides will be hidden by cabinets and where their are no cabinets I will put panels to cover the sides.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:25 AM   #45
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You are my Hero ....Just what I was thinking of doing to my bus. But just didn't know how to do it. But now I do... Keep up the pic. and keep show me how it's done....Thanks
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:23 PM   #46
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WOW! I just got home from a three day, two night primitive "tent" camping trip at an area on the lake with no facilities, not even a picnic table. We have been going to this site for about eleven years. But the older I get, the less fun it is. I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, but I am worn smooth out. Maybe it is knowing there is a nice big bus sitting here at home waiting to get finished. I am done with the "tent and ice chest" kind of camping.

I have the next two days off so I should be reporting some progress soon.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:13 PM   #47
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You shoulda took the bus! Think "big metal tent"with no ventilation during a 96* cold front. My wife and I are doing this with ours while in progress. It makes the conversion process seem not so long.

Fixed it for ya. Seriously though. That is the plan, to use it as we build it. But right now it has no windows since it has all been closed in. That would have been brutal. Also, where we went, the bus could not go because it is tight trails. That's unfortunate too because it would be awesome to camp in the bus back in there. The pics make it look like there is a nice big road leading back in there but it is no more than a narrow two track with low overhead clearance. Keep in mind too that the satelite pic was taken in the fall.


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Old 07-29-2009, 06:48 AM   #48
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We didn't get as much done as planned but we did get some work done on the bus the last couple of days. I got my paint problem worked out so I finished priming the passenger side sheet metal and got the windows installed on that side too. Probably should have gone with the 48" windows in the rear instead of the 30" but oh well, it still looks good.




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Old 08-01-2009, 05:01 PM   #49
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Trying out my skeels at Photoshop. I'm a first timer so it's not perfect. Still tring to figure out how to change the color scheme.
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Hey that is looking nice! I like it with the window choices you made. It looks great minus some rub rails - looks very clean like that.
If you have any questions using PS to change the color, PM me, I can help!

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EDIT: So I thought I would put in a little time & throw something together...Don't know why I picked purple but here is another color for ya!

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