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Old 08-30-2015, 10:23 PM   #71
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Thanks, hoping it will be reasonably durable.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:40 PM   #72
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Finished painting the rub rails

Getting excited for a voyage, still a bunch of work inside yet though
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:48 PM   #73
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What would really set that paint job off would be top paint the wheels silver and the lugs and centers black.

But even as it is, it looks GREAT!
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:06 AM   #74
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House battery storage

I picked up this steel box a while back on CL 18"x18"x36", it will nicely accommodate 6, 6 volt deep cycle batteries for storing the electricity from 600 watts of panels. Someone had welded a shelf in it that took me an hour and a half to cut out. Anyway this is the next project. Curious I'm thinking of utilizing the upper wiring chases for most of my wiring A.C. and D.C. and then dropping them down to boxes, is this what most folks do, I've seen some that run conduit beneath the bus and come back up?
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:44 AM   #75
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Bus looks good, how about some NUT BLING for the rims?IMG_3778.JPG
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:28 AM   #76
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I think that would look great.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:47 PM   #77
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Underbelly box for house batteries

Spent the day adding an underbelly box for the batteries for 600w of solar panels. Turns out a motorcycle lift is ideal for lifting stuff like this.
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:19 AM   #78
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Excellent! Nice job.
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:33 AM   #79
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Curious as to how you secured the box to the bus....I really like that idea and would like too add that to my list...
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:39 AM   #80
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I used these style clamps with 1/2-13 threaded rod and a spacer inserted into the open channel supports then uni-strut under the box. I used the proper uni-strut hardware and lock washers and nuts, this allowed me to tighten the nuts until the box was locked directly to the floor supports above. I still need to add a couple of cross beams of the uni and move the box a little closer to the outer skin, I measured the opening to over lap the box in the front which will allow me to screw the skin to the box around the perimeter of the door. I'll try to get pictures of the support structure later today.
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