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.
Installing a 1980 CJ7 Flip down tailgate on it:
Will update end of weekend as i should have the tanks welded and split by then
Chris & Kat