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Old 09-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #21
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The motorcycle helmets works great for a combination of eye protection and hearing protection!

Curiosity got the best of me when I removing the rubber linings around the inside edges of the bus. I wanted to just pull a little corner of the flooring up to have a look at the plywood. That turned into tearing up the entire linoleum type floor. Some of the plywood sheets are pretty wet. I was hoping to get straight into applying the wood laminate I bought, but we may have to pull up the wood, treat the metal floor, and put new wood first.

Oh well, can't win em all.
That looks like my brain bucket (also a full-face HJC), except mine is chartreuse with no graphics. But I never used it that way!

As you probably know by now: floor removal is one of the worst parts of converting!
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #22
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Well we did a bit further inspection of the plywood sheets. They are not as bad as I thought they were with the exception of about two square feet behind the right rear wheel hub. We got heaters on it now hoping to dry it out in a couple days. If it looks like it will be good once it is nice and dry, we will throw a coat of sealant down and then install the flooring.

In the mean time we are going to look at a hot tub in about half an hour. Tomorrow will be an interior paint day. We already did a test spray and am going to pick up some more paint and a new spray gun on our way back from the hot tub place.

Here the final pic of the day.
Whoa, STOP, RIGHT NOW! You NEED to take up that plywood! If it's wet, something is wrong...I would bet you have a small hole in the (metal) floor. You need to fix it before continuing! I took my entire plywood floor up; you can just cut out the affected section, patch the metal, then replace the damaged wood with new.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:56 AM   #23
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We didn't rip up the old plywood. Were hoping the majority of the wetness was due to us pressure washing the vinyl floor before we realized we wanted to rip it up. The floors look like they are in good shape so we are not too worried about it.

We broke down the frame of the hot tub and removed all the spray foam insulation. The entire insulation was infested with ants, spiders, and ear wigs. The first piece we pried off using a pointed shovel revealed the extent of it; Ants were literally raining out of the hole. We eventually removed all the big chunks and then pressure washed the remaining little pieces. We are left with just the tub and all the plumbing. We filled the tub up and did not find any leaks, but the wiring is not working at all.

We are about to go put on the second coat of sealant on the bus floor and then sand down and use rustoleum on the exposed wheel hubs. Once that is done we will get the hot tub up and running (hoping we can fit it through the side door of the bus).
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #24
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Pulling the windows out:



Windows out and rub guard removed:



Interior sheet metal removed. Cutting through the exterior sheet metal and the supports to make a square cutout:




Making the final cuts on the inside:



Theres a mother effin hole in this mother effin bus!



First beers in the tub!




planning to seal it up back up on Wednesday.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #25
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Rub a dub dub,
Three fools in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker.
Turn them out, knaves all three

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:18 AM   #26
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #27
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Rub a dub dub,
Three fools in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker.
Turn them out, knaves all three


Too funny.
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when in doubt... put a helmet on! Nice work guys.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #29
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One thing you may want to think about is mold! Black stuff on wood is not normal. I found when I removed the wood there was a mold universe on it, the moldy smell left the bus the same time the wood left. Just saying

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #30
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Got it registered as a motorhome. No questions asked.

Going through GMAC for insurance. Quoted around 320 for the year for liability only.

Were going to get the side sealed back up, throw in a pop up plexi window in place of the removed window, and take her out for a road test!

Question: What has to be removed to make it street legal? It is still yellow but all the school bus markings have been removed. It still has the stop sign on it and the flashers, do those have to be covered up?
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