Bus 2015 by chardog1971 | Photobucket
Hmmm now alls i have is an icon next to the message. this is more work than it should be. ill try again.
some of the things I have done in the last few days. hmm lets see lots of little stuff really. I installed a northern breeze fan in the front about 6 feet from the wind shield. Some one gave it to me years ago and it was stored in the shade. so it was still good. ( insert imaginary picture here) I havent wired it up yet since it only seems to work in the intake position. I looked for the correct diagram but didnt see it yet. I think it might need a remote switch. dont need the fan in the winter though so its not high on priority list. I also cleaned up the 3 way instamatic refrigerator. ive only tested the 110 v portion of it and it made ice so at the least that portion works. I dont like the fact that its so small (its under the kitchen counter. There was already the proper sized space). Maybe i get a larger one and keep it for back up. I think I will cut the outside access panel in as it seems to put off a fair amount of heat. There is some extra space between the cabinet walls which I will cover with foam insulation.
Speaking of foam, I bought 4 sheets of 3/4 rigid foam insulation, foil on one side white on the other. I cut them into 24 1/2 x 21 3/4" panels . I had some HD spray adhesive handy so I got some grey velour kinda fabric and covered the white side up. One yard has done 3 windows so I need 4 more yards to finish. I put them in the spaces between the window posts, foil side out, and they work like a champ. Its still hot up here and I am oriented due west out in an open field so it gets really hot during the day. It probably lowered the temp by twenty degrees. I plan on making enough for every window although I plan on leaving the front windows open ( I have too good of a view to block off too much). We get periods of extreme cold here - 20f for a week or two at a time. All I have to do is batten down the hatches to ride the storm out in relative warmth and comfort. Also I can put on the panels to protect my stuff from sun damage when im out of town somwhere
I decided I didnt want to remove the wall and ceiling paneling for more R value. I had a bunch of free but brand new carpet around so I glued it to the walls behind the couch and in the front behind the drivers seat which is now the computer/ office space. Also behind the dinette. It definitely helps at night keeping things warm. It also helps with the condensation that builds up on the smooth metal surface. I saved a bundle on adhesive when the flooring guys tossed out 4 gallons. Same method Roll it on the carpet stick to wall. Sounds easy eh? Not so much by yourself. Made a big mess with the glue on the first one. My suggestion is to use a paint masker with 8 -12 " paper. The others were clean and easy. I did have to rig up some temporary wood braces as the weight of the carpet pulled it away from the wall as the glue dried. I just hope there is never a reason to remove it though.
Scored some 10" x 36" stainless steel door kick plates for the front stairs.they cut and bent easily and really spruced things up. I just was given a box of nice prefinished bamboo flooring planks so im thinking for the front steps. Seems like they might be slippery though. I think also I might have to cut the door. Cant decide if I should build a door that swings out, utilizing the existing glass. The hinges are loose and thats probably where I loose a good portion of my heat. I just like the cool mechanism that opens it. If I go that route I could build a nice plant shelf that would get lots of sun and would liven the place up.
Just went out and put a coat of poly on the new computer desk. Its a 32" x 32" L shaped piece of 1 1/8 ply located directly behind the drivers seat, which I took out to store my guitars plus I wanted the floor to go under it so I was open to the option of a different seat that spins. Was thinking of a quick release system to use seat outside. Will screw the monitor to table top once I find just the right spot. Mounted my flat screen above the steering wheel in the middle. Bought a TV mount that usually retails for a hundo at Ross, I was actually in there to inquire after a lady friend who is rumored to work there, for a cool twenty bucks. Up and down and side to side motion. Well see If It bounces off the wall when im driving. prob put a pillow behind it and attach a ratchet strap so it dont hit me in the head. Ross often has some cool stuff that you wouldnt expect.The TV is tethered to the laptop via HDMI cable. Can watch the game, work on the computer and watch the sunset all at the same time. One of my many schemes for the rear area is a tiny recording studio which also provides the P A for the portable stage which is part of the roof rack configuration ( I have the structure which was a large sliding barn door made of square steel tubing).This will connect to the bridge for integrated sound and video control.
The only problem with living on it before its done is I think too much about it. Too many Ideas in my mind,but at the same time it helps me to know what looks cool but may not be practical for daily living. Right now I am lucky to have a space to work on it and stash materials where there are no hassles from the neighbors or the laws. It seems like it would be a real head ache to do this kind of thing while mobile. Thank you Harry for storing it all these years and putting up with me and my distorted schemes!
thats enough for now.I think Ill try pictures again. thanks for reading. let me know if the link at the top left worked. what a pain