Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #271
Site Team
 
bansil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MNT CITY TN
Posts: 5,044
Re: Project "Brutus"

PD.....sweet...those photo's are the awesome ones....please share here when done
__________________
Our build La Tortuga
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
bansil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #272
Bus Nut
 
JakeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 732
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Project "Brutus"

Quote:
Originally Posted by PDBreske
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeC
That is a LOT of water!! I don't plan on boondocking a lot. Not really the purpose of the bus. I just want plenty of fresh water while underway.
Yeah, I intend to be off the grid for weeks at a time. I want to be able to find a good location for photos and then wait until the weather and light combine to give me great photo opportunities.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bansil
PD.....sweet...those photo's are the awesome ones....please share here when done
Yeah, PD...I went through the picture thread and was amazed. I have several photographer friends who are incredibly talented (not instagram wannabes) and your pics really stood out. Specifically the way you capture light, and your editing skills. REALLY looking forward to more.
__________________
The journey is the destination...

Brutus
JakeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 09:49 PM   #273
Bus Nut
 
JakeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 732
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Project "Brutus"

Quote:
Originally Posted by eyedeal.ink
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeC
Now it is cool and adding no heat to the bus whatsoever. So impressed with the Bus Kote. The sides feel cool to touch as well. I feel the aluminum paint actually is reflecting some of the heat, but that is purely speculation.
It is pretty awesome stuff, can't even imagine working in my bus over the last couple months without it. The sides of my bus are a different story though. Once I added 1.5 inches of styrofoam inside the wall and another 1.5 inches where we furred out to the chair rail, it makes the inside even cooler but the outside is too hot to touch in the direct afternoon sun, hoping to mitigate that somehow when we paint the outside, might add some of those beads to the paint when we paint it, I don't know (we bought enough for 12 gallons and used 5 on the roof mixed with white elastomeric paint, like Bus Kote).
You have me curious now. Think I'm gonna get out the temp gun tomorrow and start getting some numbers.
__________________
The journey is the destination...

Brutus
JakeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 11:04 PM   #274
Bus Nut
 
PDBreske's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 593
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Bookmobile body by Farber
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: Navistar DT466/Alison MT643
Rated Cap: 1
Re: Project "Brutus"

Quote:
Originally Posted by bansil
PD.....sweet...those photo's are the awesome ones....please share here when done
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeC
Yeah, PD...I went through the picture thread and was amazed. I have several photographer friends who are incredibly talented (not instagram wannabes) and your pics really stood out. Specifically the way you capture light, and your editing skills. REALLY looking forward to more.
Once I start traveling, I'm going to try to maintain a separate thread for my "on the road" adventures. I'll add to the conversion thread when I do something to the bus, but I wouldn't want to clutter it up for people who may want to read about just the conversion.

And thanks!
__________________
.
Read about the "Camel" RV Conversion project!

My first passion is photography. Visit my website to see some of my work.
.
PDBreske is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 03:51 PM   #275
Bus Nut
 
JakeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 732
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Project "Brutus"

Got some miscellaneous stuff done. I'll just post pics cause I'm on m phone and don't feel like typing a lot. Only comments are that having a sand blaster cabinet at work is awesome and I wish my bumpers would fit in it. Stripper and a wire wheel are effective but painful











__________________
The journey is the destination...

Brutus
JakeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #276
Bus Nut
 
JakeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 732
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Project "Brutus"

Problem. Large object with lots of rust. Solution. Muriatic acid and phosphoric acid Sprayed with muriatic to QUICKLY dissolve the rust, rinsed with water to nuetralize, sprayed immediately with phosphoric acid to dissolve any remaining rust AND prevent flash rust. Don't rinse, let it dry on the metal. It actually coats and protects the metal. Genius

__________________
The journey is the destination...

Brutus
JakeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 10:31 PM   #277
Skoolie
 
LuckyChow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 133
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Phantom
Chassis: Gillig
Engine: Series 50
Re: Project "Brutus"

Good job! I can appreciate how much work that was. Had to do the same on my Thomas a few years back.
LuckyChow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #278
Bus Nut
 
JakeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 732
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Project "Brutus"

Thanks! It was a ton of work for sure. The front bumper will be easier now that I know what I'm doing.
__________________
The journey is the destination...

Brutus
JakeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #279
Bus Nut
 
JakeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 732
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Project "Brutus"

Well, between the condition of my bumpers, my perfectionism, and being sent on a short trip that turned into a week, I got bogged down some. BUT, the bumpers, fenders, and my stack should all get painted tonight. So, stay tuned...
__________________
The journey is the destination...

Brutus
JakeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 04:23 PM   #280
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: South/North Dakota
Posts: 201
Year: 1989
Chassis: Ward
Engine: 6.6L Brazilian Ford
Rated Cap: 1
Re: Project "Brutus"

Jake,
That looks real perdy after all that work you've done. If you've
got the time it surely pays to take it to do a good job.
__________________
Bus Transformation: My CHEAP project >>> viewtopic.php?f=9&t=466640

gus
gusbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project "Freedom" ratty2austin Skoolie Conversion Projects 15 10-01-2014 11:46 PM
Project "Eco Bus" travelinwithus Skoolie Conversion Projects 1 05-11-2013 02:13 PM
"Short" bus or "Regular" bus? TygerCub Conversion General Discussions 11 03-03-2012 01:37 PM
up for auction!! 1972 GMC "New Look" "Fishbowl" Coachbus35ft Stuff Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 0 01-18-2011 11:39 AM
"Tutorial" and "How To" internal error dunnwright Conversion General Discussions 6 11-16-2010 08:02 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.