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Old 03-05-2016, 02:33 PM   #281
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What stove did you go with ??
obviously not the smallest one they had....whew! I pity the person that will be sitting on the couch! All the wood in the bus with that tremendous heat will dry it out. I'm just sayin...
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:45 PM   #282
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I mean cooking stove.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:24 PM   #283
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I mean cooking stove.
Cooking stove is a mid 80's Magic Chef unit we got second hand, four burner with a fairly large oven. Works well but if anything ever goes wrong with it we'll have to replace it, they don't make parts for it anymore...the price was right.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:25 PM   #284
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Darn. I dint kniw what to get.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:33 PM   #285
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:11 PM   #286
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Bathroom window is awesome man! You guys do stained glass as well I see. I love that stuff!

Looks great.

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Old 03-09-2016, 07:31 PM   #287
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Love the interior glass!!! And if the dog is happy, everyone is happy
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:44 PM   #289
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New front door, seals out the rain/cold/spiders/mice. Removed glass, covered holes with plastic and duct tape. Two sheets of 1/2" exterior grade plywood cut to within 1/4" door size screwed together to get 1" total (original bus doors thickness). Traced windows onto plywood then drew a cut line 3/4" inside of that. Cut out window openings and routed them on both sides with a 1/2" round bit. Plywood unscrewed, retrace windows on the inside and routed out half window thickness out of each side with a straight bit, check fit. Windows were cleaned and covered on both sides with contact paper and set aside at this point.

Now the fun part: cover both sides with cloth and epoxy, hence the rounded edges on the window openings. After both sides were coated with cloth and four additional topcoats the windows were inserted (after removing a 3/4" ring of contact paper that would be inside the wood) and the hole thing was screwed together with 100 3/4" screws and glued with a healthy coating of epoxy and thickener (makes glue). Couple more coats of epoxy makes the screws disappear.

Tarped the front end of the bus and removed doors to see exactly what the frame looks like and to get my hinge. 1 1/4" angle on the hinge side, screwed and epoxied (sealed) with 1" screws on the face and 3 1/2" screws on the edge, all other edges clothed and coated after cutting door to exact size. This angle was drilled and tapped for (20) 1" 1/4-20 bolts (same as the original steal doors). After a few coats of paint, caulking was applied around the windows and the door was mounted and weather stripping and door hardware added. Given that the door is only 1 1/8" thick overall, we were limited to storm door hardware but we found a fairly secure set with a deadbolt. The air actuated door opener was removed, makes a perfect spot for the 20 ton jack and some gloves, etc, just need to make a latching door.
Yeah, if a window gets broken it'll be no easy fix, gotta roll the dice sometimes. 3 weeks and $300 worth of wood, epoxy, cloth, steel and hardware.


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Is it possible to have more pics and info about this door build?
I'm thinking about removing the stock door to install or build one.
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Amazing, I love this! That door LOOKS stock, preserves the classic skoolie look. Might have to do something similar with mine, only thing is my door is pretty much all glass so have to figure some other way to preserve the look of an all glass door.
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