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Old 09-23-2012, 07:12 PM   #101
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Its looking good, your counters are looking nice
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #102
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Stopped by Cline Holder yesterday (contractor supply)
Walked in and saw all the "electricions" and thought this should be fun...I wondered which one would be an ass and make fun of my requests.
Heck would they even deal with me with the small order i was looking for?

I kinda wandered around looking until a sales guy said "can I help you?"

"I hope so, I'm not an electricion tho'"

"that's fine whatcha need?"

I proceeded to tell him I had been to lowes,ebay amazon etc and the panels were to big and $$

I said "I am looking to have 30 amps or so in my...ugh.... skool bus"

He smiled and said "that's cool I have a skoolie also, a 1973 GM short bus!"
He had converted it about 20 years ago and has put thousands of miles on it, he just got back from the beach last week.

He was explaining some things he did and said you need to stop by and I'll show you it.

He hooked me up!!!!!



I got all of this for under $50 it's a 100amp panel and 2 double breakers(that can be had anywhere...most common)

14 fittings for the box to emt,14 emt connectors,4 90* elbows a couple boxes and covers....
He said if you need anything else come back and see me!!!

Woop another awesome contact
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:07 PM   #103
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Bansil, great score--we SKOOLIES seem to turn up in all sorts of "real lives" don't we?
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #104
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Bansil, great score--we SKOOLIES seem to turn up in all sorts of "real lives" don't we?
No Doubt!!
If one of the other guys would of helped me I probably would of walked out empty handed ...here is an example: the box was less than a 12pack of "run of the mill" beer
and he didn't give me anything...it was all run through the system and printed out on an invoice....just not sure who's discount I got maybe Trumps
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:25 AM   #105
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found a few hours this weekend to work on the bus...3 weeks before first big trip

had to fix steps ( I still think we will remove these this winter/spring)

holes


cut out and bent

lip welded on


mounted up


I attached a 2x4 to the wall studs to mount counter

Removable counter top to facilitate cooking with pots etc.


raised position

doors on


1 fire ext mounted

storage/lockbox and arm rest...still need to put a hasp on it
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also started on some simple wiring...

we like the industrial look and this will all be painted in the future..probably like old copper

a few recepticles for fridge, one outlet will be 12v invertor and other will be shore power(I will just unplug etc)



up to junction box

across ceiling (plenty off head room)



more to follow..
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:03 PM   #107
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You were busy this weekend...step repair looks great Where is your trip going to take you?
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You were busy this weekend...step repair looks great Where is your trip going to take you?
Thanks...300 miles south to Uwharrie Nat Forest,we have our annual Halloween 4wheeling trip

The fun part will be the first 1 and the last hour...long grades into and out of Boone,NC...
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No more getting squashed by the back door or tieing open!

I recycled the sign clips by screwing 2 of them into the door upside down to hold the rod I made


still need to paint etc...one more thing done
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I had to remove the door to repair the floor.

!!!!!CAUTION!!!!! the door is very frikin heavy,it was a real surprise when it came loose

Big hole


I removed the hinge and reversed it



I drilled a bunch of holes in the hinge so it lined up with tapped holes in the door.

After building up the "ground" with cinder blocks and wood,I wrestled the heavy beast back up and mounted it to the bus


test fold so I could hold it and put screws in


need to take more pics this weekend of it somewhat finished....
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