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Old 01-25-2015, 08:27 PM   #11
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The bathroom coming together. Note the box sticking out of the wall in the upper right. That was a fan system to pull hot air from above a wood stove to a toe-kick register in the bedroom. Now that we've abandoned the idea of a wood stove in favor of a small propane furnace, we've removed that box and come up with another idea for that wall.


We got a bunch of very old skis for free from REI and decided to use them as trim, since our 'theme' for the bus was "mountaineering-hut on wheels."



Installing some seat-belts for the couch. Safety first.





Building the dinette benches and table. The table can be lowered to become a bed by placing the back cushions in the center.


Medicine cabinet in the bathroom.


A small closet built where the sink used to be.



Installing a roof rack.


I built this cubby/shelf to replace the flappy door to the 'emergency equipment access.'


The cabinets and counters I built last week.

So that about does it. I think I'm caught up now. I'll continue to post updates as the project progresses.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:17 AM   #12
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You may find that using silicone was a bad idea for a sealer.

Using butyl rubber tape caulk would have worked better--it won't dry up nearly as fast and UV won't break it down.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:10 AM   #13
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Hello,
We love the design of your skoolie. Especially your dinette area that turns into a bed. We would like to make the same thing. Do you have any plans that you would be willing to share? Happy adventures!
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:05 PM   #14
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How did you attach your roof rack? In your YouTube video you said you screwed in on? Like as in self taping metal screwed or did ya mean bolts? I've been thinking about something like that myself...
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:10 PM   #15
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WOW! --- lookin' great guys! Keep up the good work and the pix.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:00 AM   #16
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Do you have any plans that you would be willing to share?

I don't yet, but I will draw up a floor plan.


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Old 01-28-2015, 02:03 AM   #17
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How did you attach your roof rack? In your YouTube video you said you screwed in on? Like as in self taping metal screwed or did ya mean bolts? I've been thinking about something like that myself...

I screwed the floor flanges directly to the cross-members of the roof using #14 self tapping sheet metal screws. It's super solid as far as I can tell. Those #14s are really big screws.


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Old 01-28-2015, 09:33 AM   #18
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Wow, that is great progress! Looks real good. I was starting to think about the space I have and if it is enough but you made it look roomy. I can't wait to dive in and add an armoire I found at the Restore to fit over the wheel well.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:18 AM   #19
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Wow, that is great progress! Looks real good. I was starting to think about the space I have and if it is enough but you made it look roomy. I can't wait to dive in and add an armoire I found at the Restore to fit over the wheel well.
Well to be fair they are showing what they've already done.
This bus is built. Although, buses are always "under construction".
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:41 PM   #20
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I like your build! You might consider using sikaflex 295 (it's uv stable) instead of silicone caulk for sealing your gaps. I think you can get that stuff at many marine boating places.

Do you have any more details related to the composting toilet? I'm trying to decide between buying a one ready made (like the nature's head) or just building my own (like yours!)
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