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Old 03-24-2016, 09:19 AM   #51
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M1031a1 - a front-wheel drive Ford Escape...
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:02 PM   #52
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I have a 16 foot car carrier that just might fit your needs. Let me know if it might help you out.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:05 PM   #53
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Slowly but surely!

Howdy-ho fellow Skoolies!! Hope this message finds everyone well...

Making more headway!! I love being able to check things off a list! Had some small things done underneath like finally get the water pump hooked up and the switch installed on the switch panel. While I was in there, I was also able to get the panel backlights to work! Was just a bad dimmer switch...I replaced it with an on-off switch as I did not need to worry about the dimmer since the light is red! Looks really cool...

Was able to button up some other plumbing stuff - almost done with the gray tank...just need to mount it as I have everything else ready to go.

The epoxy mix for the countertops came in and we put on the first coat today. Tomorrow will hope to get that finished up too then hoping to have them all installed by the end of the week.

Put up a coat hanger! I know, the wall still needs painting, but progress is progress!


Got the outside shower box installed today!! Hooked it up to the plumbing and leak-tested it successfully!


Speaking of showers, we now have a shower curtain inside. Granted, still need to put in the shower/flooring/walls, but again, any progress is good progess!


Also starting on the upper cabinets on the passenger side - have 2 more boards to go up, then can get the shelves and supports in...This seems to be going faster than expected!


That's all for today - Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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Old 04-02-2016, 11:51 PM   #54
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Thanks, GB!

Nightstand is in the works! We originally had the bed the other way, but then realized how much nicer it will be to be able to walk around and not roll over each other to get out of bed...

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Amazing how many people come to that conclusion after trying it the other way.
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:06 AM   #55
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Its so sparkly!!!!

Our 3-day counter-top epoxy-ing has finally been done! Couldn't be happier with the results. The pictures do not do it justice....The sparkle/colors in the sun is absolutely mesmerizing...Can't wait to get them installed.

Here's the corner of the sink counter.....


Here is for the counter across from the sink, where we will have our stove


we're still amazed at how cool it turned out. It is epoxy, so its glossy and thick/durable like a bar counter, but with cool colors added in!!


Also got the converter/charger put in and the rest of the curtains have been sewn and need to install. Additionally, we got the screen material cut and we are putting magnets on the edges to be able to put them up. We will only use them when stationary, so the magnets will suffice..

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Old 04-06-2016, 09:33 PM   #56
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Sink!

More progress today! Got the sink installed, just have to get the drain lines all hooked up. Got both counters installed as well. Going to Lake Jackson this weekend and will spend a night at Palmetto State Park on the way back. Looking forward to a couple nights out and about.

Time is starting to be an issue as we have to be in Glacier National Park in Montana by the 15th of May for our summer jobs. Trying to finish up as many things as we can before the trip. Got a tow dolly last week and all the proper hitch parts, so we are ready to go there. Should get the rough-in done on the rest of the upper cabinets this week, and we will slowly but surely get them trimmed out and looking better, but for the moment they are functional and that's all that matters!

Here's today's pics:

Sink dropped in successfully and all buttoned down! Countertop nice and shiny!


Got the faucet and soap dispenser in and just need to hook up the drains and supply lines underneath. That will happen tomorrow.


got the opposite side counter all buttoned in also in all it shiny, glittery glory. It looks so cool when the light hits it directly. Shimmery and Sparkly!


Same counter, other angle...


Got the upper cabinet bases almost done - obviously, still need to trim them out, paint them and make it pretty, but for the moment they will do...


Here's the other angle...


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Old 04-11-2016, 10:42 PM   #57
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Out in the wild!

Had a fun weekend! Got to take the bus out and use it. Woohoo!!
Drove from Kerrville to Houston to see some Art Cars, then headed down to Lake Jackson at a friends house for a crawfish boil. YUMMY! The next day, we spent a night at Palmetto State Park near Luling. What a cool little park. Met some nice folks and got to show off the bus! Decided on the way back that it sucked being on the Interstate when current top speed is 57, so we took back roads and had such a nicer time - went through Seguin, New Braunfels (ate lunch at Clear Springs restaurant - if you have a chance...GO!), and around Canyon Lake.

Only shot I got from the Crawfish boil - some good mudbugs!


Palmetto State Park:
Got a nice little spot in the corner (#9 - ask for that one...super easy to back into)


Super fun and easy to get settled in. Parked, plugged in, and connected the water hose. That's it! So worth all the time and effort. The trip to Montana is gonna be so fun!


Wifey looking on approvingly as I connected up and nothing leaked. Sweet!!
On a side note - the outdoor shower rocks!! It was so nice to rinse off my sweaty head after a little hike with drizzle and 90% humidity!!


Had a nice little hike, and did *not* see any snakes on the trail. Only one we saw was as we were driving in and saw one scoot across the road...


Had a nice little campfire too and was really nice to just chill and have some beer around the fire...

This week, I will get a new starter and hopefully get to the International dealership so I can get the cruise control turned on as well as any speed governors taken off...

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Old 04-11-2016, 11:59 PM   #58
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...we're still amazed at how cool it turned out. It is epoxy, so its glossy and thick/durable like a bar counter, but with cool colors added in!!


John
Nice! I really like this. If you mentioned the name of the epoxy I missed it. I'm interested in how you applied the epoxy? And did you add the glitter or did it come with it already mixed in?
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:03 AM   #59
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love how you did the cabinet planks around the curve of the bus.. what a great Idea and doesnt waste space above.. plus you get Lights in your cabinet if your bus lights are still connected..

great looking build. Nice to see other Carpenter busses in the mix.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:56 AM   #60
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Nice! I really like this. If you mentioned the name of the epoxy I missed it. I'm interested in how you applied the epoxy? And did you add the glitter or did it come with it already mixed in?
Canned Ham - Thanks - The pictures really don't do it any justice. It looks soooooo cool in the light.

We got it from a website called countertopepoxy.com Their customer service is amazing!! We called a few times and they were more than happy to help us out even before we bought their product.
The paint and glitter come separate, you get to choose your base coat and glitter color. We chose black for the base coat and the glitter mix is called "Hocus Pocus". They have lots of videos to help on youtube also. Basically everything comes separate and you mix all the product together. You actually do the "glitter coat" as a separate step. They recommend using MDF instead of plywood because it is smoother and doesn't soak up the epoxy like plywood does. If you use plywood, you have to do an extra skim coat with just the epoxy to seal up the wood... Its pretty easy to do, just follow the directions...

Cadillackid - Thanks! We absolutely love ours.
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