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Old 09-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #151
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All true, but none of that makes the advertising any more accurate; it's still an LCD TV.

Now back to regularly scheduled programming....
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:06 PM   #152
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The only reason i bought this one was it was 1" thick and super light (19 pounds i think). The quality is really good. I tell you its been awesome having it in there watching TV while i am working away on the bus. Box set starwars episode 4, done the first 3 yesterday hehe.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:33 PM   #153
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Okay update from the weekend. I tried to do these photos as a how to in case anyone else needs to know how to make top cupboards . I didn't see a lot when i was looking to do it.

My dad was a great help! but i still wont let him use the saw lol...






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Old 09-09-2013, 02:32 AM   #154
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the cabinets look great, thanks for sharing them
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:22 PM   #155
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Niles,
This project is turning out nice
Good, thoughtful over all paint scheme.
Nice interior work as well.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:32 AM   #156
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Thanks Gus! I love my bus as we all do here!!! hehe

Spent a lot of time pulling cable all day today (re run speaker wires, hdmi cable for tv, cb power cable, TV Power cable) made it all hidden so you can't see any wiring. My goal has been to have it nice and neat as possible. Like my mobile cottage basically. My dad built the 2 bedroom walls and i will post a few photos of them tomorrow.

Today i decided i am going to do a split 55Gl drum for my grey and black water tanks. Its different and i love fabricating and they fit nice and tight under the back of the bus. I picked up 2 heavy thickness ones for 10 bucks each. (http://www.skoolieowners.com/skoolie-co ... tanks.html) here is the one i am going to base this off of. Has anyone else done this???
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:16 AM   #157
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This is an awesome bus!!! Great work
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:29 AM   #158
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Well its been awhile since i have posted, mostly because there hasn't been anything to update other than trying to move my bus when we had the big ice storm and i didn't want the tree to fall on it. As most of the people following my build knew i hurt my back March ish 2013 and I kind of powered through that summer eating perqs like candy to be able to move, going to so many DR's appointments trying to find out the issue. Anyway long story short once winter hit I basically was in bed unable to move for months. Finally i got put on something to help my pain been slowly able to function again. As of today i am mostly mobile again and starting to get back at the bus. It was extremely hard as i am a very active guy and to be shut down like that was very hard on my soul....

Some good things happened though, i sold my buggy and bought a slightly smaller road worthy Rubicon Jeep and in doing so wanted proper insurance on it because its lifted and so on. Insurance for these kind of things in ontario sucks and the second you tell them mod they won't look at you. I found a company who would and i moved my truck over to them and they put my jeep on the policy fully covered with lift and all. After talking to the lady i asked about hey in a few months would you be interested in taking on my bus too. Every place i called would not even look at the bus at all. She said yes!!!! and said that she actually had one when she was younger so i managed to find a company to insure my bus too after the safety is done in the next few weeks! this is a huge load of my back lol

So where i left off last was i had purchased 2 - 45 gal drums for 10 bucks which i am welding end to end then splitting them like a half moons. Plating the open side so they fit nice and tight up to the under side of the bus and don't hang down really low if i used them un cut. I will take photos of this process because i expect to make 2 45 gal black and grey tanks for under $100.00 which should last quite a few years if maintained.

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Will update end of weekend as i should have the tanks welded and split by then

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Old 06-14-2014, 09:58 AM   #159
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glad your back it love the tanks, I just found a crack on my black tank (abs) ill fix it to use the bus for the rest of the summer, then im going to do a upgrade not sure yet what im going to use, put I like your drum set up , so ill be watching your set up
and yes Ontario insurance sucks! every time my bus comes up for renewal I start sweating thinking they will drop me, so far so good,
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:23 AM   #160
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Would you care to share the name of the insurance company? I took insurance off of my bus last fall, but will be insuring it again in the next couple months. I was previously with RSA Group (formerly Royal and Sun Alliance) through a local broker, but it was gosh danged expensive. It'd be nice to compare insurance companies that will actually give you a quote instead of a bunch of discouraging "NO!"s.
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