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Old 05-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #41
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Re: Out with the old, in with the new 7 window

Have completed another semester!! Now it's time to kick ass on the bus. got the toilet done:
Mounted the funnel within the bucket by using a piece of the roof metal bent very strategically... Mounted the medicine cabinet and sheeted the b room walls


And you can see the screw on air tight lid
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #42
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Mounted the porch using metal from the wheelchair lift. It was too hard to find a buyer and there are quite a bit of useful parts within those things.



Also, mounted my vice! works great there! Working on using an old bus seat to hang the propane tank (not done yet)
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #43
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Re: Out with the old, in with the new 7 window

Started in on the back bedroom. Built a little platform for the chest of drawers. Turns out it serves great as a small bench for dressing. I plan to also make the lid of the bench hinged for more storage. I don't know if you can see in the pics but I moved the original rear heater forward a bit to keep it in the living quarters and sheeted off the back storage area under the bed (accessible from the rear door)



And lastly, painted the first coat of white!! The rustoleum looks great... I really love the oil enamel.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #44
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Re: Out with the old, in with the new 7 window

will it be all white?
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:30 PM   #45
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check out the previous page on this thread (3).... BUT I was looking at it more and have an idea. There are four black rails on the sides.. between the second and third black rails there is a section of yellow rails... so, for the transition of light green to dark green I could paint all the center rails (about a foot and a half section) one color and come back with a roller and just hit the tops of the ribs the other green and achieve a linear type transition without much effort.. I don't know really yet?! In one way I want it clean looking but in another hope to maintain some type of "organic" look. Maybe do the linear thing and continue it more freely.. hard to explain/fathom.. crisp yet free?
I do think I will have enough paint though. The first coat of white took about 2/3's of the gallon.. I am hoping the last bit will take care of a thinner second coat, and then I imagine 2 gallons (one of each green) will be plenty to do the lower portion of the bus and the hood. Thinking of keeping the bumpers and lower rails black. Not sure there either. I have a feeling the old black will look so tired compared to the fresh paint but the rustoleum is not cheap
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #46
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I forgot this was the "chia pet" one

So many buses,so little time
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #47
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ch ch ch Cha Chia!! Oh no, I have not thought of a name for the bus yet... please don't let it turn out to be chia pet. hahah
Speaking of pets.. Worked hard today despite the cats and dogs pouring down most of the afternoon. Hung the metal cabinet door above the couch. I hope to paint it to match the ceiling metal, and perhaps liquid nail some of the scraps of the thin plywood mahogany stuff left over to spruce it up.

Worked in the bedroom a bit. Mounted the water tank above so it will just gravity flow. Found the green thing in the local garbage. It just happened to be the correct height, has three magnetic cabinet doors, and is made of nice wood. It will work for now, besides I may run out of building materials.

Built a closet/night stand next to the bed. (it also happens to be the perfect width for my sewing machine if it's too narrow for the closet idea, but it would be nice to hang jackets) Just below the windows I plan to build a head board with storage.

Removed the old door lever. It would be fairly horrible as the navigator if you got in a wreck and smashed your face into that thing. Cut off the long lever, mounted a handle, and plan to find something to drop down between the two for an interior lock.

I spent some time completing the side panels of the lower cabinetry. Got the bathroom wall framed up for a future door. You can see the 12v/110 upright "cooler" in the lower right. If it happens to break, I'm going to have to smash it with a sledge where it sits. Its not coming out of there, its a Tetris thing at this point.


Scored two awesome L channels of aluminum that were bent at lowes awhile back. Half priced! They are over 2 inches tall, bent and cut them to serve as a back splash. Only got the stove side bent today. I'll screw them down and tile over the lower lip. They look cool. I can't wait to tile..
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #48
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Re: Out with the old, in with the new 7 window

Great work man! Iím digginí the curved counter tops. Love the gravity feed water solution. And I would love to get one of those airtight toilet covers - where did you find that?
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:55 PM   #49
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Re: Out with the old, in with the new 7 window

Looks great! I too dig the rounded countertops. Very nice feature.

How many gallons is the water tank?
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #50
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Thanks for the positive comments y'all!! It's really coming along and I am getting very excited. The screw on lid is for a bucket actually. I got it from Orscheln Farm and Home awhile back for the old bus but I would imagine they still have it. It is actually a snap on ring for a 5 gallon bucket with threads for the lid. Both pieces have rubber O rings and the whole ensemble is completely air tight. And the water jug is 15 gallons. I got it from a friend who does carpet cleaning. At one point it contained liquid soap. I thoroughly cleaned it a few years ago and with all the time of it sitting out it is completely fragrance free now.
I mounted and plumbed the sink last night. Today the plan is to finish the exterior paint, get the drivers bench seat mount welded, and plumb the propane for the stove. More pics to come. Off the the welding guy now!!
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