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Old 05-19-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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Prison Bus ... Close to Power

I've been plugging along with my prison bus conversion, and am getting close to being able to have 110 power in the bus.
=> I'm still thinking about pulling one or both of my headbanger AC units, but haven't been able to find anyone who can drain the coolant (hard-to-reach valves). So that's on the to-do list.
=> I've been toying with the idea of making a DIY concrete shower pan, but weight seems to be against me on that one
=> I've also thought about using a massive sink I have laying around as the shower pan ... but it seems kind of high to step into
=> Oh, and I think I'm going with the rear garage idea (3' deep, access from the back door) ... unless someone can talk me out of it

Anyway, here's my latest video on the project:

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:36 AM   #2
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You're getting it done. Nice work.
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:06 PM   #3
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When Things Get Messy -- Wiring + Framing

I was hoping to finish all the wiring before moving into framing ... but had to build a wall to hide/house some of the wires that cross from side-to-side on my bus. But it seems to be coming along.

Still no battery to run my 12v system. And still no grounding cable to tie everything into the frame. And still no idea how to ground to the frame of a bus. But these things will become clear at some point.

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Old 05-21-2017, 01:50 PM   #4
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nice videos. ty for sharing
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:52 PM   #5
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DIY Plywood Strip Plank Floors In the Bus

I wrapped up a few days of work fabricating, installing, and finishing my floors. I went for then, as you'll see, to preserve headroom.

At the end of my video, I flash back to my days of welding on that floor ... it's been quite an odyssey.

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Old 06-01-2017, 11:14 PM   #6
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Odd Jobs

Got some more things done on the bus ... here's my latest vid

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