Here are the pics....
One of the wall panels with the insulation removed. When built, they used what seems like a urethane type adhesive to hold the insulation to the outer wall. What looks like rust in this pic is the yellow fiberglass residue left behind.
I took these photos on Tuesday night. Yeah that is snow on the window....it freakin snowed before thanksgiving in the piedmont of NC.....BRING IT!!
Ceiling panels removed, you can see the bracing in the roof. The braces that run the length of the bus, are of weaker metal and they had only 2 rivets on each side per panel. When I first saw that, I figured it was going to make it difficult to get the new board insulation in. But with it being open channel, it actually helps hold it in place. I'm going to use Great stuff to hit the cracks and crevices between the foam board and the bracing. I think it will also help to hold the insulation up to....like an adhesive....I'll have to get back to ya'll on that later.
So this is the suprise at the bottom of the cracker jack box. 2nd to last ceiling panel removed...the insulation was wet....took it down and there it was in its glorious orange iron oxide form....partially hidden behind the black tar like adhesive used to hold up the insulation. In the side to side rib the exterior sheet metal was riveted from the outside, though they only riveted the sheets at the front edge and back edge leaving a rib in the middle that they only put 2 rivets in. From the inside I could see daylight through a tiney hole, got up on the roof and found 2 rivet holes, the rivets were still there, but they had ripped through the sheet metal and had been that way since built I suppose.
Close up of the rusting. The holes now sealed, wire brush and some Ospho with a coat of paint will take care it before I put the insulation over it.
The rear curved metal removed, will insulate and turn into a cubby of sorts.
Front cubby area, will insulate and do the same. Have already seen some creative ways to utilize this space on some of the builds on here.
Emergency exit that is leaking. Would like to replace with a newer one, but have thought about removing this one and closing in the cut out. This exit would be over the master bed, so it would be nice to draw a breeze through the bedroom at night. but the cost of a new one is around $300....so any ideas??