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Old 05-04-2013, 10:06 PM   #91
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The inside of your bus is looking very nice. I love the chest of drawers that you turned into a kitchen cabinet.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:22 PM   #92
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I'm with Accordian - that is a great idea to convert a chest of drawers to a kitchen cabinet. Cool sink too!
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #93
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Moving along!! Yeah, the dresser converted to kitchen cabinets looks great. Seat mounts look great as well. Nice work! I love the t&g cedar. Some parts remind me of my bus. As for welding...yup, people used to question me welding my suspension links, etc..., on my jeep, and driving it on the street, until I showed them videos of my jeep going airborne
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:41 PM   #94
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For some reason this makes me think of Cheetos.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #95
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First rate...everything looking so nice!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #96
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Makes me think of how creative people can be when they allow themselves to think outside the box. Yours is a very clean looking conversion. Keep up the good work and it'll soon be complete!
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #97
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LOVELY conversion and seemed to be done so quickly. (Can't believe I've had my bus since October) You had on your plan the bedroom in the back and closets like I put on my drawings but I like the slanted closet fronts. I was concerned about moving my mattress around, this might solve that problem. (making fold up center to the bed to be able to still utilize the back door was my plan).

Also, I'll have to say again... I envy people that can weld. I know I'll have to probably hire out some welding for certain things like tank frames etc, but plan on doing most of the rest myself *pouts* no welding skills.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #98
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Welding isn't THAT hard to get into. I bought a cheap (under $300) wire feed welder and just started messing around. A self darkening helmet certainly helps the learning curve as you aren't constantly flipping the helmet up to see where you are, lol... It's all about speed and temp. Don't just assume you don't have the skills. You might surprise yourself! I would be lost without my welder and grinder.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #99
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You guys really are going a great job. It's awesome to see it progress!!

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Welding isn't THAT hard to get into. I bought a cheap (under $300) wire feed welder and just started messing around. A self darkening helmet certainly helps the learning curve as you aren't constantly flipping the helmet up to see where you are, lol... It's all about speed and temp. Don't just assume you don't have the skills. You might surprise yourself! I would be lost without my welder and grinder.
Jake is right, stuff like that takes practice.. and determination! Our grandparents just got a similar welder, so we're going to start experimenting shortly!
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:16 AM   #100
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Been awhile since i updated. Herniated a disk in my lower back and that basically downed me for a month and a half. Now I am somewhat back in full force.

Whats been completed:
- Shore power Electrical system installed
- Power panel (30 amp in, breakers and 12 volt converter)
- Used heavy extension cord with flush mounted outlets
- Wired 2 12volt fuse blocks (one in the front by the drivers area and one mid way on passengers side.
- Finished skinning the passenger old door location.
- Installed 2 new roof vents (one in bedroom, one in living room)
- Installed 2 12" MTX Thunder subs
- Installed amp behind kitchen cabinets
- Framed in and mounted in 2 way fridge, wired 12 volt to the fridge aswell.
- New brake lines to the drivers front
- Cleaned and painted front bumper
- Bed area framed in and bed set in place
- My Dad cut his baby finger off with table saw working on the bus (I even told him to be careful)!!

I will update with some photos next.
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