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Old 04-18-2012, 10:26 AM   #111
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you can also mix you automotive paint colors for shading, strips etc. I have done that for years, and get my basic dark colors... and white. Also its a good idea to get clear coat and mix some in the final top coat of the colors. That is what we do on street rods when using the cheap paint.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #112
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Im voteing for the second one!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:10 PM   #113
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Worked on the stairwell for the last few days.

My friend Dennis (who is light years ahead of me in welding skill) welding in the cross brace.


Main walls and floor of stairwell tack welded in.


Close up of stairwell. The floor piece was the chunk I cut out of the bus floor. With the shift necessary to get everything to line up, there was a small gap in the back.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #114
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Dennis, stitch-welding the floor to one of the walls of the stair well.


Stair well is structurally complete. Everything is extremely solid, including the fold out step. It seems to me, in general, that fold out steps are usually kind of flimsy feeling. This one feels just as solid as the rest of the bus. There is a nifty semi-hidden compartment under the inside step, which I think will be a wonderful place for a jack and some road flares. Some caulk and paint, some rubber treads, and this part of the project can be considered done!


Test fitting the RV door frame. It is looking more camper-ish all the time!
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:22 AM   #115
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Nice work guys! I can't imagine building a Skoolie without having a welder. Or at least having a friend that's one.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:12 AM   #116
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Love the look of the side door! It's great to have friends with mad skillz
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #117
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That is one of the best rv door installs on a skoolie. The door seems to fit perfectly between the windows as if it were meant to be there. Most of the others I have seen are narrower and need a spacer panel or other way to make up the difference. This one just works! Only question I have is why you would put it on the port side of the bus instead of the starboard side? Or am I just not seeing the pictures properly?
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #118
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Great work on the door!!
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Thanks for the props! The door is going on the port side on purpose. We almost always camp with others and like to face our RV towards our friends. Since our friends generally camp in trailer style RVs, they have to back in. Having the door on the port side allows us to park a 37 foot bus with the long overhang in the back and still face our friends site. One of the things I love about building a skoolie is the fact that we can customize it in these kind of ways!
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