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Old 02-11-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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Our Second Bus

Well, we have bought a bus and starting renovations. First, we took out the seats. Sold 4 for $40. Not bad, but I have 16 more to go. UGH! We then took up the flooring. Another UGH I don't believe I have ever seen so much dirt. Then it was cleaning time. A lot of bleach and we found out the bus was not gray inside, it was kind of a creamy beige! Some questions though. I need to post some pictures of our conversion and I don't know how to do it. We need to cover the seat holes, then paint. We bought silicone for the holes. Also, we bought paint for the floor and have also purchased Nansulate. Which goes down first, or do we mix it together? We are planning on rolling both of them on, but don't know the order to do it. The Nansulate says it is for mold and insulation purposes. So which goes first??
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:46 AM   #2
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Thanks Smitty for the info. I got the nansulate for $1.00 a gallon at the local Restore (probably will apply to the outside when it gets warmer).
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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Here are some pics of the rubber floor being removed.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #4
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Well, I tried to send a decent photo but........
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:03 PM   #5
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Well, here I go again. Going to try to post a picture of seats out and floor out, too.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
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We have yet to name the big yellow thing sitting in the driveway. Hubby is waiting to see if bus will name itself. I am partial to Blue Bird of Paradise or Second Home, but we will see.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:04 PM   #7
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After sanding the floor for the rust (not that bad, considering our bus is over 20 years old and lives in the south), we cleaned the floor and then used rust reformer. Sunday afternoon, Valentine's day, we painted the bus floor a nice shade of gray Rustoleum. This next weekend, we have to fix our fence (turn it into a VERY BIG GATE) so we can put the bus in the yard instead of in the driveway. We are also going to put on 6 new tires for the big thing in my driveway before we put it in the yard. It will be easier to work on in the yard. We have priced showers, but are considering building one ourselves. Doesn't seem too hard for two people that built their own house, does it? BTW, anybody know of a good use for approximately 16 recovered bus seats in great condition!
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:27 PM   #8
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Question????? We had wanted to skin over some windows (bathroom and closet). Our bus has little eyebrow covers over each and every window and we can't get to all the window without removing a hundred rivets for each window. How can we go about covering the windows otherwise. Hubby is suggesting paint or tinting windows very, very dark then covering with curtains or walls, but I really don't like the idea. I have figured out no other way around this, though. Any ideas?
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The windows are put in from the inside of the bus.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:19 AM   #10
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The windows appear to have little visors over them. Each window has its own little visor.
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