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Old 03-14-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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1st off thank you guys for all the help couple weeks ago. Since then I did buy the bus.
2002 international 72 pax with the T444E engine. 2000 automatic Alison transmission.
I had to drive over 100 miles to get it home. AWESOME! No problems at all! Drove on interstate for about 15 20 miles with max speed limit of 70. For about 10 miles of that It did every bit of the 70 mph without blinking. Rest of the trip just dropped down to 65 and let er run. Stopped about 1/2 (1hr on the rd) never over heated shifted smoothly and the small hills it never really dropped in speed or performance. Very nice.

couple con's...like the guy from school district told me the starter motor grind every now and then and it only happens 1 time so far. It has two rocker switches 1 for throttle and other for cruse set. I moved them every which way and the cruse would not set. Right now no biggie. This past weekend I got all the seats ( you cant give them away) out and all the floor. Started on wall but the day ended. Have to remove every window to get the wall prices out but that's OK because I was planning on re sealing them anyway.

I have been on the search bar on here but its kinda fussy so sorry if its a same question overe and over. If you can give me a link you know of all read it so no one has to do a lot of repost.

On the floor what size wood do most use for framework? (1*4s 2*3s 2*4s) And I'm assuming its just a floating floor as you don't want to put more holes in the floor to anchor to.

I'm still looking and reading and if you have any links that show or talk about it by all means toss it to me and all read it.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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Oh ya..... I know everyone likes pics. I don't have a photo bucket account but I am trying to get it all figured out. Most of the time I have to post things is with my phone and it gets stupid sometimes. But I am working on the pics
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:01 PM   #3
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And I'm assuming its just a floating floor as you don't want to put more holes in the floor to anchor to.
Yes I was wondering this also.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:35 AM   #4
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Yes I was wondering this also.
I have been looking and reading on here and found one person who put I think felt then 1*3 strips with foam board in between then subfloor on top then used screws to go threw all wood and self tap into metal floor.

Haven't seen any reply of not to do that. But I have seen some say not to rivet sheet metal to the side of the bus to cover windows for the very reason of More holes for more moisture.

I like the idea of the 1*3 or 1*4 strips or what ever you use so you have an anchor point for walls or counters. I figure you probably have to seal each screw maybe under bus with a spray on beadliner or something.

Anyone els have any input on this issue. Im getting close to getting floor down so been researching this to see whats best.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:28 AM   #5
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I used 1x2 screwed to the floor 4 feet apart the high density blue foam in between the strips and 1/2 exterior glue plywood over all that. I then went under and sealed all the screw points that came through the floor. I had to remove a section under one of the bench seats about 2 years later and there was no moisture at all. It seems that this method is as good as any.

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Old 03-16-2016, 10:29 AM   #6
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I was planning on building a grid of 1x4s double stacked, bolted down with either carriage or elevator bolts in the existing holes down the aisle, and blocks bolted to the chair rail
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Seam sealer and the rest of the interior sitting on it is my method. I have undercarriage storage, so it's hard to get to some of the spots where it would be tacked in.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:27 PM   #8
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Seam sealer and the rest of the interior sitting on it is my method. I have undercarriage storage, so it's hard to get to some of the spots where it would be tacked in.
OTOH, anything that you can't reach because it's between understorage and bus floor is likely pretty well protected from the weather.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:09 PM   #9
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Livingthelife,

I used 1x2 screwed to the floor 4 feet apart the high density blue foam in between the strips and 1/2 exterior glue plywood over all that. I then went under and sealed all the screw points that came through the floor. I had to remove a section under one of the bench seats about 2 years later and there was no moisture at all. It seems that this method is as good as any.

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I'm sure I looked at your build and I must have misses this part. But when you read as many as I have in the last week its an overload and all runs together. Thanks for the info. What sealer did you use?
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:12 PM   #10
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I was planning on building a grid of 1x4s double stacked, bolted down with either carriage or elevator bolts in the existing holes down the aisle, and blocks bolted to the chair rail
I would never even thought to do that. Sounds like it would work
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