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Old 08-08-2013, 01:54 AM   #101
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Here are the images... there is lots because of me not updating more....

My Buggy meeting my bus back in the spring... This is what it will be hauling once and awhile...


Electrical Panel


Bed framing



Subs


Acupuncture for my herniated disk to help with the extreme pain


Yep that's right, its gone!


Thanks to my friend Tom who did some of the work while i was laid up. He cut the 2 vent holes in the roof



Lower portion re skinned. At some point there will be a compartment below but for now i just want to get it on the road


Bumper grinding time!


Installed the fridge


We re surfaced the driveway and created a parking location out back for the bus to prevent it from getting field rot. Used the bus to pack down the stone and test out the brakes! We built in some blocks to level the bus in its parking spot too so when i back it in its automatically level





There used to be a shed where the bus is now living, it got torn down. I lucked out though because the person that built the shop out back ran 10-2 wire from the panel in the shop to the little shed. When i tore it down i turned it into a 30 amp service for the bus


And we are up to today now! Today we built a deck for the bus. It helps make it easier to get in and out and also keep the dirt out of the bus. The Deck is 8 x 10 feet


I will try and do a video this week and post it up so you guys and girls can get a good feel for how it is coming along.

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Old 08-08-2013, 04:34 AM   #102
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I like it's new home!
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #103
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Your deck idea to keep out dirt I would like to use, but cannot figure out how to pack it to travel.

Sexy bedroom photo
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #104
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:21 AM   #105
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Love the parking pad. Make sure you don't have long grass growing under the back, which it looks like you don't, just thought I'd mention it. I had mine parked in a field for a year or so and it was depressing how much surface rust appeared, and how high up (underneath). The door and electrical and everything look awesome! And subs! I'm trying to figure where I can relocate mine to, but I need to build a smaller box :/ Hope your back continues to heal and your dad adjusts to the missing finger!
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:35 PM   #106
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Ha!.. *lol* Someone else has a Gnome buddy...


I love your kitchen and the walls.. wow.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:13 AM   #107
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good to see you back, bus is looking good.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:59 AM   #108
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Thanks guys! She is getting a paint job this weekend. I also picked up a few vents for the plumbing and battery compartment from campkins (great RV place that's been super helpful). We are just painting it white for now. We may add some design later on.

JakeC - Thanks... Yeah i am well aware of field rot, you see so many of these places that offer outdoor RV storage meanwhile its on grass and the worse thing for the underside of any vehicle. That was the primary reason for laying down the stone under it.

First Sleep over in the bus... My son and his friend. They had sooo much fun. I can't wait to do this on the road with the hole family!!!


Brake lines all fixed up. I want all new lines. Its a great safety thing and doesn't cost that much to change them... Especially when one of your best friends is a mechanic


Another shot of the deck making some more progress. Right now its a 8x10 but we may extend it to a 8x20 in the spring.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #109
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Was a busy busy weekend. A lot of body work, finishing the passenger window framing and painting bottom half of the bus.

A lot of dust on the bus, first time getting a bath



Cut and test fitting the new skin for the window


Window finished



Removed lights and skinned the holes front and back


Painted the lower half black. We are going to paint the upper portion white and the mid yellow line a nice colour. Haven't decided that colour yet.
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damn son...boogity...boogity get some

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