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Old 09-24-2014, 03:55 AM   #211
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I almost forgot, where did you source the locking fuel door? I could use 4 of them for stabilizer jack access.
Wish, I could use some myself We just removed the old round knob style handle and replaced it with a lock, door was already there.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:37 PM   #212
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been a while since we posted last, we've since finished up the outside and moved on to installing our waste tanks (just in time for the cold weather). Project has slowed a bit since the weather changed. We ended the summer working nearly everyday to do what we needed before the wet stuff hit, once it starts it keeps coming down (makes me really want to head south). Since then I've had to kick the tattoo biz up a bit in order to purchase some of the more spendy components for the project and we've been slowly getting everything down under prepped with insulation, plumbing (hepvo, vents, etc), and strapping points (first holes we've had to drill in the frame) for the waste tanks. Slowly but surely... will post more pics in the next few days.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:20 PM   #213
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Thanks for sharing everything with your conversion. We are just getting started on ours and had a couple of questions about your floor.

1. What kind of paint did you use to seal up the base before adding the subfloor?

2. We are also planning on putting rigid insulation below the plywood subfloor, but I'm worried that the insulation will collapse if we put the plywood on top of it unsupported. Your photos look like you just put the plywood down on top of the insulation. Has that been a problem for you at all?

Thanks again for sharing! See you on the road!
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:02 PM   #214
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Thanks for sharing everything with your conversion. We are just getting started on ours and had a couple of questions about your floor.

Sorry for the late reply, been a while since we logged on to this site..
1. What kind of paint did you use to seal up the base before adding the subfloor?
We used the same thing on the floor that we used on the roof, elastomeric paint mixed with ceramic beads
2. We are also planning on putting rigid insulation below the plywood subfloor, but I'm worried that the insulation will collapse if we put the plywood on top of it unsupported. Your photos look like you just put the plywood down on top of the insulation. Has that been a problem for you at all?
We put the plywood down directly on the rigid insulation, it won't collapse as long as the plywood distributes the any weight evenly.
Thanks again for sharing! See you on the road!

We've had to slow down on our conversion project a bit due to me getting super busy in the shop in the last couple months (tax return season is my busiest time of the year), saving and planning a vacation that we just returned from and having what we call "bus burnout" (three straight years of this project) but we're back and now it's time to get this this project finished and get on with our goals.
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:46 AM   #215
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WOW! Your bus looks super awesome! I haven't looked at your build in a while. Very nice work.

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Old 04-26-2015, 10:06 AM   #216
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:37 AM   #217
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I am getting close to getting our bus and really learned a lot of great ideas from this marathon read of your build.

thanks for all of the pictures and the time involved to add updates.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:21 PM   #218
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Cork floor is in, got our refrigerator/freezer, final list for the project is hanging on the side it's nice to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Insurance comes this week (fingers crossed).





Trap door for firewood in the belly storage














generator tray will go here
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:08 PM   #219
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Made her wall window the same height as her window sill so she can put a board across for a table. Just need to finish it off with some velcro and some latches.



Peel and stick tank sensors wired in parallel back to this panel



Found a fridge that fit perfectly, sits on a sheet of aluminum and the piece of flooring in front of it is removable if we ever need to replace it.

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Old 06-04-2015, 11:18 PM   #220
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Love it! That ladder looks like it was built for that bus. Its a perfect fit. Where did you come by that? I have looked at rv ladders but not found one that will look correct with my setup.
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