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Old 03-12-2013, 05:13 PM   #41
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Watch that first step! Lookin' good!
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:01 PM   #42
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Looks like you guys are doing some good work here. Putting in a door is not the easiest thing you'll ever do! I like the door you picked out. The radius corners on it are nice.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:39 PM   #43
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Jake, yeah i considered that as going from the tear down phase to the build phase! I think the hardest part so far in doing the door has been cutting all the rivets out from above the window to remove the upper cross brace. What a pain in the butt... Tomorrow i cut the upper arch for the door and then i will mount it so we can determine what we want to do with the steps.

Thanks for the encouragement guys!!! love working outside in the winter!!! Not lol but if i want to use it this year i got to keep in high gear....
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #44
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Looks good, working out side, you have now snow!! geeezzz , I have to shovel a path anytime I was to see my Bus
how are you makeing out with insurance?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #45
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Update from today, ordered the metal for the steps so will put them in and frame the bottom of the door this weekend.
Yeah were lucky not much snow here now. Being so close to lake Ontario it bypasses us and drops it more north!




Woods there so i don't forget and fall through the floor lol
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #46
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WoW .. You guys are just Zoooming along !!

Luv the door, so enjoying your build so far !!!!!

Wish this $#%^*>}~#<<+ег>%<#~ Snow would hurry up & go away so we can go to take a 2nd look at our bus

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #47
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Nice install
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:05 AM   #48
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Update from the last couple days.
Fixed some more of the floor. It was a little bubbly behind the rear wheel wells. I cut out the rot and re sheet metaled it.


Using 3/4 ply wood - 18 gauge sheet metal - bonding glue - 1" pink foam we made the window skins.




And here it is done. We painted them white because the bus will be white in the next few months.


Some of the flooring is done too
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #49
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Love the window skins. I have a BB and was planing to try a traditional window skin while dealing with the eye brow's but these look great. I will be getting rid of all of the windows and putting RV windows in so some of the structer will need to change in a few places.

Do you have any more details on these? Maybe it will be self explainatory when I take my windows out. Did you use the same screws to hold the blanks that used to hold with windows?

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The new door and the skins look great...very nice job
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