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Old 07-06-2015, 10:28 PM   #91
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Breeze,

As the build continues, I hope you see what my wife came up with. It's actually quite effective and unique. I hope it builds as well as it looks on paper. This is where we need to see if theory and reality come together or not..... She's a creative thinker for an accountant (just don't tell her I said that). First we need to get the remaining junk ripped out so we can start the lay-outs and building from our blueprints.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:44 PM   #92
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I found this on-line. So I know I'm not the only one who has come up with something similar....
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:50 PM   #93
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Thinking about your attitude, your determination, and that badass seat you've picked out, I'd wager you've got things sorted out just fine.
I do agree with what you said, breeze, about more is better!
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:56 PM   #94
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It helps to have owned a few semis as well... Turning wrenches, teaching, EMS, and family support (not necessarily in that order mind y'all) didn't hurt either... And I'm always researching ideas as we demo and begin to build. But as I said before, wife has a major input. If she doesn't want it, well........
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:45 AM   #95
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After THREE HOURS of doing battle with the Texas DPS, I WON!!!!! Finally got plates on her! Now I can drive her to some of the people I'm looking to sub-contract to - such as spray-foamers, metal shops and such for help since I don't have my own metal shop and I live in an apartment complex. I CANNOT STAND living in an apartment! YUCK!!!! Steps in getting closer to independent living!! YAY!!!
I spent three hours at the tax office last week getting my paperwork squared away. Apparently they had some computers go down at one of the offices, so the Tomball office was swamped right before the holiday weekend. The ladies at the office all thought it was pretty cool and wanna see pictures when I'm done.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:30 AM   #96
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After THREE HOURS of doing battle with the Texas DPS, I WON!!!!! Finally got plates on her! Now I can drive her to some of the people I'm looking to sub-contract to - such as spray-foamers, metal shops and such for help since I don't have my own metal shop and I live in an apartment complex. I CANNOT STAND living in an apartment! YUCK!!!! Steps in getting closer to independent living!! YAY!!!
Whew, I'm looking forward to hearing about that since I'm going to have to go through the same thing. Sorry to hear it took so long but congrats on getting it done
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:31 AM   #97
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You can pay a title company to go through the hassle.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:38 AM   #98
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You can pay a title company to go through the hassle.
Limited funds dictate the three hours was required. I can't outsource something I can do myself. Wife would KILL me!

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Old 07-08-2015, 12:19 AM   #99
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You can be sure I'll be following your build. Haven't missed even one going on in over two years. Each & every build has something that I really like and may do in our build.

So....."Happy wife, happy life"

I can't tell you how many times I've heard that, and being one of them happy wives I never get tired of hearing it. I come up with some far fetched ideas and Hubby so far has been able to bring them to fruition with great success (and ALOT of thought).

Our bus is a FE and we designed our build to have access to the back door unimpeded. We will have a skinny stepdown to deck out the door that will hold our genny on one side & probably the grill and/or grills on the other. Right now we are borrowing a set of stairs from a marine shop and they fit perfect and are only three steps to the ground so a strategically placed deck shouldn't make exiting tooo hard. Though I sure am gonna miss those steps.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:27 PM   #100
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More work on Heavy today. Got the rear sheet metal header down and four or five ceiling panels and the yucky fiberglass junk behind it. Got a heat gun and scrapers for the black goo behind it all. You can see my one ton baby on the passenger side of Heavy in the last pic.
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