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Old 12-17-2011, 01:42 PM   #61
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What are you going to use for insulation?
Sorry we missed this question. We are planing on having professionals come in and put spray foam insulation throughout the bus in the spring.

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You guys are doing a fine job in short order...
Thank you! : ) We are really happy with the way the project is going so far.

We have been working on the sheeting for the bus over the last while. We originally were going to re-use the ceiling panels on the sides of the bus but Alex was not able to weld the thin metal without it warping. We decided to buy all new sheets for the sides and re-use the ceiling panels elsewhere.

We also had a piece bent to shape that will be the back panel of the bus. Alex is working on getting the back ready to be riveted in today. We hope to have take two of sheeting the sides this week. We have all our side panels welded, painted and ready to be installed : ).

We also have a new post on our blog:
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:21 PM   #62
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Its looking good, but I have to be honest, I think that before you cover in the walls, you might think about have the body tech that is going to pass your ontario saftey look at it, just in case theres something they dont like, before I personaly i would have a hard time putting my lic on the line to sign the saftey, Im sure you wont have problems, but your going to a lot of work and taking a chance with the MtO saftey. I dont mean to scare you, but after over 30 years in the trade , I tend to be a bit picky of what I put my name and lic on.

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Old 12-17-2011, 03:49 PM   #63
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I would add some X-bracing (red) or gusset plates (green) at the back as shown to help prevent lateral sway that could cause ripples on the rear sheetmetal:
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #64
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good point about the cross bracing, strongly recommend it, this is my point about getting some one to look at it before people get to far in there builds.
you have to keep it safe, if you do get into a crash, the last thing you want is for your bus to collasp around you. thats why Im not a big fan of roof raise, a bus is one of the safest things on the road, a bluebird is build to roll on is roof and sirvive in one pc.they build all this saftey into the bus, but dont put seat belts for the passengers to wear figure that one out?

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Old 12-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #65
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Yep, all those licenses is one reason kanaDUH is a communist country. Live free or die.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #66
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Yep, all those licenses is one reason kanaDUH is a communist country. Live free or die.
haveing a license dosent mean a whole bunch, just makes you legal, one of the best car builders and painters that I know have never went to any schools, and there are better skoolie builders then me, im proud of the licenses that I have,(never been unemployed) and wish I could get one more(welding) , but for now Im spending time trying to find the camp grounds in the US that will let a skoolie in been on line trying to book and been turned away so far 18 out of 20, funny thing here in canada we just show up at anycamp and they welcome us, I guess thats 1 good thing for a communist country

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but for now Im spending time trying to find the camp grounds in the US that will let a skoolie in been on line trying to book and been turned away so far 18 out of 20, funny thing here in Canada we just show up at any camp and they welcome us, I guess thats 1 good thing for a communist country
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #68
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..I'm spending time trying to find the camp grounds in the US that will let a skoolie in been on line trying to book and been turned away so far 18 out of 20...
Use http://www.rvparkreviews.com and look for the places where they comment on the workers who stay there or the "permanent" residents" if you are looking for monthly stays. For Public parks use http://uscampgrounds.info/ or http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/

I have a "workaround" that was given to me by someone in the FL state park system on how to stay well past the 14 day limits but you have to pullout for 24 hours and book thru reserveamerica
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I would add some X-bracing (red) or gusset plates (green) at the back as shown to help prevent lateral sway that could cause ripples on the rear sheetmetal:
Honestly, I would add X-braces AND gusset plates! That is a BIG area!

As for insulation: you want to insulate the floor with sprayed foam from beneath. Very effective, not expensive (available at any hardware store), and does not lose any headroom!
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Yep, all those licenses is one reason kanaDUH is a communist country. Live free or die.
haveing a license dosent mean a whole bunch, just makes you legal, one of the best car builders and painters that I know have never went to any schools, and there are better skoolie builders then me, im proud of the licenses that I have,(never been unemployed) and wish I could get one more(welding) , but for now Im spending time trying to find the camp grounds in the US that will let a skoolie in been on line trying to book and been turned away so far 18 out of 20, funny thing here in canada we just show up at anycamp and they welcome us, I guess thats 1 good thing for a communist country

p.s, not trying to start a peeeeing contest, just my 2 cents

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