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Old 02-24-2008, 12:00 PM   #11
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I'm gonna try to get this in here before anybody else says it:

Please don't tempt me!
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:39 PM   #12
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I'm gonna try to get this in here before anybody else says it:

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Old 02-26-2008, 12:15 AM   #13
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hey fifer, i was coming up with similar ideas to create a lot in the rear of a bus, but mine were using metal. if you have any questions about using wood though (ie fastening or framing ideas), PM me. i'll ask my dad if i can't come up with an answer myself. after all he did build this:

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Old 03-02-2008, 11:32 PM   #14
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Thank you for the inspiring photos! They are really great and we've gotten a lot of good ideas from them!
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:36 PM   #15
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This weekend, I took the Dremmel to the bottom side rails of the bus to remove most of the rust spots and get it ready for priming/protecting. I also took the belt sander to about 1/3 of the floor to start priming that as well. Man that's dirty work. I looked like a chimney sweep afterwards. I borrowed my dad's vibrating sander (I'm not sure the technical name, I'm new to this whole power tool thing) and hope that will work a lot better. We're hoping to really get cracking on the floor this week.

Tonight we're hitting the 'net trying to figure out which rust converter works best and is the least toxic. We looked at the Material Data Safety Sheet (a thing I didn't know existed until tonight) for many of the rust converters including, RustOleum, XO-Rust, Rust-Converter etc... and found that many of them are comprised of really nasty chemicals- no big surprise there. I really want to be able to find something that is safe. Many of the chemicals included in these products are known neuro-toxins, and as my mom died a few years ago of a neurological disease I really try to protect my brain (and the brains of my family members) whenever possible. It may be that we end up using one of these products (as I don't think that using "salt and lime juice" method of rust removal on the entire bus floor is really an option), but I really want to do the research and figure out which is best not only for Gustav, but for us as well. I will keep you updated!
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:10 AM   #16
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I thought I'd post a picture of us. I know I need to get our bus photos up, but this was easier as it was already on the web. I always like to be able to have a visual when I'm reading blogs.

I'm the short one on the left (who doesn't look like a pirate)

15 points to anyone who knows where we are in this photo.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:00 PM   #17
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well I guess your in a Library bus
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:43 PM   #18
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Total shot in the dark here...but are you at that anarchist bookstore in San Francisco, on Haight Street?
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:38 PM   #19
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I'm going to go with bookmobile also..
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:54 PM   #20
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Good Guesses!
But Nathan was the closest.
We were in San Francisco, but we weren't on the Haight, we were on Columbus at Broadway Ave at the City Lights Bookstore. I'll give you 10 points for at least being in the right city.
What's the place you're talking about? I'd love to visit it. City Lights is a great place to visit if you're ever in San Fran. I'd highly recommend it.
I'm a total Kerouac-junky though, so I may have a vested interest in the place
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