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Old 08-13-2013, 12:56 AM   #31
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your making progress. i have found i spend a lot of my time just looking at my bus, and trying to figure out how to make things work. keep posting pics
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no doubt pics are needed
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:58 PM   #33
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my poor attempt of welding, note to self, block wind.. gas don't work well in the wind...o and galvanized metal don't weld too good



the back windows blockedout, now what to cover it, wood don't work so well, mabe illhave someone weld it, or fiberglass...



liking the windows like that, putting some sort of window sill... some trim.... yeehaw




the head... well where it will be




ok, well it fits lol
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:08 AM   #34
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your making progress. i have found i spend a lot of my time just looking at my bus, and trying to figure out how to make things work. keep posting pics

I kinda wish I could get paid for all the time I stared a them walls, and my 30 gallon grease drum to be re incarnated as a poo tank. and where to stuff it, small storage tank, but that's ok with me, theres enuf sh** on the bus a it is... the next one for full time living will be a 77 pass with airbrakes.. air is so nice, for pressuring up the water tank... and more storage... this one is the weekend warrior, also known as the learning experience.
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Is that 1/2" sanded plywood you are using for your walls? I like that idea. It would look good with stain and poly/varnish, and also it is structural enough that you could hang things on it without worrying about finding a stud or whatever. Maybe next time I convert a bus I'll remember this...
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:23 AM   #36
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Is that 1/2" sanded plywood you are using for your walls? I like that idea. It would look good with stain and poly/varnish, and also it is structural enough that you could hang things on it without worrying about finding a stud or whatever. Maybe next time I convert a bus I'll remember this...
accually its 3/8s but I think 1/2 woulda been better, and yes it is sanded, were thinking of white-washing it, I like the staining poly idea....
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That's good looking plywood. There are some stains that have the polyurethane already in them.

I used some of that stuff. I put on one coat, then I let it dry for an hour or two. Then I put on another coat which really brought out the grain's beauty. I suppose that a third coat would make it look even better.

I used those foam rubber brushes to apply the stain. They are inexpensive. They will still be good to use between coats, however, the next day, they will be stiff and useless.
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If you stain plywood or any pine, use wood conditioner first. It will even out the stain and you won't have a blotchy finish. Prep is everything when it comes to paint and stain.
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please be careful welding galvanized metal,it can KILL you
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X2!

Also, I don't know what kind of welder you have, but if it is a wirefeed, try using fluxcore wire. You don't need gas and it works MUCH better in wind.
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