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Old 06-13-2014, 02:12 PM   #181
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LOVE your woodwork! WOW!!!
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:11 AM   #182
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Working on the final four coats of epoxy on the shower today (after cloth + 2 coats and a final sanding with 60 grit), gotta be back to the bus in an hour (12:30 am) and then again at 5 am to get that good chemical bond but I'm stoked to be able to take the cardboard off the floor and finish the shower plumbing. Here's a pic from last week, we plan to trim it out with aluminum flat bar brake bent with an inside wall to match the total thickness of the shower wall faces and another piece across the top.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:26 AM   #183
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your shower looks great. what kind of epoxy did you use, ill be getting to my shower area in the near future, and i might want to try it
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:59 AM   #184
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your shower looks great. what kind of epoxy did you use, ill be getting to my shower area in the near future, and i might want to try it
Thanks, west systems epoxy and special clear hardner, it's not too difficult but it is expensive and time consuming. If you do go that route just watch a few youtube videos on it, buy the metered pumps and yellow thin nap rollers, and make sure to start off with one or two pump batches til you get the hang of it, mix each batch for at least two minutes prior to using it and then paint like you'd paint anything else. You get about half an hour working time to go back and tip the surface off and eliminate any bubbles. West Systems two part epoxy is marine grade and is used in boat building, not all 2 part epoxies are waterproof after 3-4 coats (nothing is technically waterproof I've been told).
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:33 AM   #185
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Janelle's been working hard on the cushion covers, we got a really good deal on some upholstery fabric for the couch (20 yards of fabric, a roll of brown pleather to cover the hinges on the front, matching pleather icord (sp?) for the tops of the cushions, and 200 antique looking tacks all for $100) and she's making the cushion covers with zippers so the foam can be removed and cushion cover washed (she's also making a complete backup set that will store in one side of the back of the couch).



Pantry drawers are in. (2) 5 inch drawers at the top for cans, (1) 4.5 inch drawer, (1) 8.5 inch drawer for baking mixes, chicken in a biscuit etc, and one 11 inch for taller stuff. Top shelf will get a 2/3rd cabinet door and the bottom will get a box on wheels for cast iron and what have you (what not).



Almost to paint with the hitch. Still need to weld a continuous 3/4 inch collar around both receivers and drill a hole in the back for a third receiver, this one pointed forward. We'll be doing an angled drop down center storage tray in the future out of 2 inch square to utilize that space right down the center, a little flat bar in the front for cantilever strength and I might just have a place for a generator (it'll definitely hold it). The hitch itself will be bolted to the tow hook flanges, sandwiched between the hooks, should be nice and strong.

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Old 07-08-2014, 06:11 PM   #186
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beautiful!

i bought the same bus last week, only ours is slightly shorter. i wish we could possibly make it look as beautiful as yours. i love the couch/bed/storage pull out! we may or may not try to half ass that ourselves!

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Old 07-08-2014, 06:42 PM   #187
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Your pantry pics are awesome!!! Absolutely beautiful work!!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:17 PM   #188
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School bus conversions are not for wussies...just sayin, I'm tired and I kinda want my life back after two years. Belly storage, ladder, hitch and exhaust reroute complete, a few minor details and we'll be on to paint finally...will post pics soon.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #189
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great fab skills! gotta keep watching the cargo area build out. thanks for sharing.
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