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Old 03-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #61
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Very nice cutting, welding, and grinding.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #62
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If the welds are good and you get proper penetration the welds should be able to hold 20 x an average persons weight. There is no flex at all in them (i am 300 pounds) and it would take movement to crack a weld. Once the sheet metal is in then it will truly lock everything in place. I put my buggy through way worse conditions then the bus will and never had an issue with a weld hehe.

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #63
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Nice work! The stairs look great, you must be excited with all the progress! Following these builds has me looking forward to being our bus... And nervous about everything that will need to be done!
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #64
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Nice work,
Now is a good time to cut insulation foam to sandwich in between the steps and risers. Also insulate the sides of the stairs as well. This is a huge heat suck area on your rig now and it will cut down on road noise too. I did this after I had installed the sheet metal steps. So i had to lay on my back and measure, crawl out and cut foam plus spill my beer. Your at a good point to fit it all ahead of time. Thus you won't spill any of your beer, a very important design setback...
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #65
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You guys are sure setting the Canadian standard high !! .... Looking forward to this weekends updates ..

We have requested our bus be dug out of the snow next week , we can't wait any longer lol.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:05 AM   #66
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Looks great. I like the look that it brings to the bus, keep up the posts.
and for the hobbits, I feel your pain, to much snow
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #67
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Plywood floor is almost 100% completed now.


New Stereo I installed today. App ready and Bluetooth so when i am out relaxing in my lawn chair sipping my drink i can stream the music from my iphone wirelessly and don't have to get up and can just enjoy the relaxation. Also put in some infinities. loving the sound!!!


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Old 03-24-2013, 11:57 PM   #68
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radio looks good, I have my sirius radio , and 12volt power ports, on 3 way switches, so I can run my radio on the house battery, then flip the switch to run off the bus , key has to be on, this way I can never kill the start battery , I also wired the factory inside lights (down the center) that way as well, nice when boondocking
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:00 PM   #69
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Took the doors off and removed the old stairs. Half the bolts in the stairs came out no problem the other half i had to cut the heads off of them. Then I pulled out the trusty sledge and slammed it till it popped out the bottom. Took about 5 good swings!




My Son and i boarded it up to keep out the critters because i took a few day off to relax!

Should be back at it Saturday.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #70
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I would have cut a half moon shape in that temp door just to make the neighbors ask why. You are doing a great job and you are very lucky to have helpers. When the floor goes in and you look at all that work that has been done, only those here can understand the madness of it all. Just think, now you can change the last set of floor plans you had, and then change them again...I'ts nice having the ability to do so.
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