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Old 04-08-2012, 11:33 AM   #71
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An air chisel worked wonders in our test rivet removal.

http://youtu.be/bw0hvJF_4ic

Cuts through them like butter!
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:38 AM   #72
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Quick update... we got the second coat of paint on the floor.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #73
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We also got our steel in for skinning windows and the outer skin of the rv door. 80' x 26" (in 10' lengths) of cold rolled for a total of $217.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #74
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I think we are going to cut out the majority of the coolant lines to the rear heater, and move it to one of the seats making up the dinette, since that is where people will be sitting when the bus is in motion. I thought about setting it up with a hot water heater and pump like Lorna plans on doing, but we will likely just use space heaters for the time being, since we plan to have hookups when camping in general.
If you have two heaters, I would keep them both if you do ANY cold or even cool-weather traveling. The amount of heat they can throw is tremendous. Also, they make a VERY nice emergency heat-sink if you ever find yourself trying to nurse an overheating engine to a safe place to stop.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:35 PM   #75
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Was the exhaust tip sticking out the side when the bus was in service in the school district? I thought it was not allowed to have the exhaust in front of, or directly under passenger windows due to fumes coming in the bus especially when sitting in traffic. I'd like to re-route mine like that to clear up more space for hanging tanks in the rear undercarriage, but I do still have one window that would be right above that location.
I would never do it, but I have seen RV's set up that way from the factory.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #76
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I think we are going to cut out the majority of the coolant lines to the rear heater, and move it to one of the seats making up the dinette, since that is where people will be sitting when the bus is in motion. I thought about setting it up with a hot water heater and pump like Lorna plans on doing, but we will likely just use space heaters for the time being, since we plan to have hookups when camping in general.
If you have two heaters, I would keep them both if you do ANY cold or even cool-weather traveling. The amount of heat they can throw is tremendous. Also, they make a VERY nice emergency heat-sink if you ever find yourself trying to nurse an overheating engine to a safe place to stop.
Ours only had one in the rear, a foot warmer under the driver seat, and one by the door. We are not planning on removing any of them. The rear one is being relocated closer to the front (under a dinette seat), as we are not planning to have people in places other than the dinette area when driving anyway.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #77
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Setting the "way back machine" about a year ago...

We acquired my parents' old camper after asking "is there anything left salvageable in that thing?" The response was "take it and scrap it, burn it, whatever... it needs to go away anyway."
The following posts show the various stages of destruction of a '79 Terry Taurus stick and staple camper.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #78
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #79
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The pile of "stuff"


Peeling the skin


Popping the top
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:34 PM   #80
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"Rock Jesus" helping pop up the floor...

Tanks.

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