Thank you all so much for your replies and answers.
I am taking notes! And I will certainly check for rust when I
start looking for my bus.
I appreciate everyone who posts to my thread.
Right now things are very soggy here in the Pacific Northwest and I do not have any hopes of getting a bus in here until April, most likely May. I am saving up money and collecting building supplies in the mean time!
I have collected three hollow core doors for "pocket doors" in my bus. I am putting one between the driver's area and hanging two somewhere at the back, together (double doors). I have a lot of old hardwood flooring that I have saved for years and also a wood stove (it is actually a trash burner) for my woodstove. I am partial to it because it has a "cook top" with the lids to lift to cook on.
I have also aquired a pallet of concrete blocks (three blocks high) to get my bus off of its tires and level it up, not to mention the blocks I have had before (can't have too many
I have an old camper that I got for free on Craig's List plus a small trailer that I can scavenge for kitchenette. I am not sure if the frige will work, but I can certainly scrounge a complete kitchen out of what is there and then turn around and sell the siding for scrap.
I also have barn board at my disposal and some rather dark colored panneling. I am not into painted panneling, but when one is frugal they have to make do with what is free. I am asking around for plywood just incase I have to replace the subfloor on the bus.
Whew! When spring comes I will be a busy woman!
Thanks for the support!