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Old 03-06-2015, 09:14 AM   #21
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Kilz, paint nor primer, is not a waterproofer. The metal roof should hold up just fine to the water as long as the paint on it is in one piece (no scratches, etc) that would allow water to the metal.

And now you know why so many of us use shower bases with FRP sides.

For the ceiling in the shower of the Compass Rose, the single piece of FRP on the back wall was wrapped up the curve and onto the ceiling. David had to run some screws into the ceiling along the front edge to keep the FRP pushed back against the curve. They will be sealed and covered with PVC trim eventually.
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:14 PM   #22
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With the shower vertical, I figure it was time to post a couple pics. The ceiling has two coats of paint on most of it.
I need to find another bluebird ceiling light. One was broken.

Above is front to back and below is back to front
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:50 PM   #23
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I need to find another bluebird ceiling light
I have a bunch, I took them all out. You need lens or whole light. Show picture if it's the same free, you pay shipping.

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Old 03-09-2015, 05:56 PM   #24
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I just need the cover. It is an off translucent rectangle with slightly rounded corners and one screw hole at each end. It has a bluebird emblem in the middle with lines running longways. I will take a picture as soon as I can.
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Weird thing is, I used to live in Indy, went to Ball State one semester; before a blizzard hit, we headed south. My wife's family was a big part of old Ft. Wayne so I know the area.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:13 PM   #25
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Looked at a few all have small cracks radiating out fro screw holes, this one only has one short one. Six inches center to center on the holes.

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Old 03-09-2015, 09:52 PM   #26
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PM sent. thanks again!
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:38 AM   #27
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I can't believe it has been so long since I last updated this thread. We have a third coat of paint on the ceiling thanks to my wife. She is currently asleep in the bus and it is her birthday. We bought 12 packs of foam anti-fatigue interlocking mats to cover the floor. They are 1/2" thick. Plans change. We were going to keep the strip down the center to keep the "bus look and feel". She is also rethinking the bus bench seat we converted to use as an "L" shaped couch in the front.
That's what I like about the bus. Nothing has to be permanent. Don't like it, don't want it, don't need it, no problem. I am flexible. Just call me Gumby.
I started drilling out one of the outer rub-rails. It is the higher one just below the windows. If there is no seam under it, I may just leave it off after fixing the rust and repainting.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:48 AM   #28
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I took the curved cover off that is above the front door. I wanted to see how much space there is for a door lock mechanism. Out fell two white plastic spray can lids!

On another note, I put a patch of Peel and Seal around a hole where a metal flex pipe goes thru the firewall. The hole was bigger than the pipe and i just wrapped a small piece around it and then cut a patch to cover the area and pipe. Now, the sound from the engine bay is almost as quiet as a car! I was shocked at the difference.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:41 AM   #29
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Some days are better than others. Yesterday was a loss. I tried diagnosing the coolant temp gauge and suddenly the fuel gauge is showing full! I took it out and it stayed on full. After manually turning it back to empty, I put it back in and when I turned the key on, it goes back to full. I must have created a short somewhere when I was working on the coolant temp gauge. Now I have two gauges out. Drat.
What stinks is that the cluster is wired too tight to pull out from the dash and still be connected. If it was one connection on the back, I would unplug it and get to see what is what. As is, I will be laying on my back looking up at the back of it. Double Drat.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:19 AM   #30
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That kind of crap is why I'm changing all my gauges I can to mechanical units.

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