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Old 11-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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Got another weekend to work on the bus. Finished framing the end wall behind the driver. there will be a bus side window mounted behind the driver for extra light and for communications from the cabin to the cab if needed. I'll have to post one picat a time because of bandwidth issues.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:02 PM   #12
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outside pic of installed window. I only bought one but will now buy another to put in the other side; I like the way it went in and it fits good.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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hereis a pic of the inside wall with the window in. I had to take these pics early before the sun went down. I actually got the whole side studded in and some of the insulation up but it wasto dark in the bus to get pics.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:06 PM   #14
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Looks like the "transformation" be goin' good. Keep up the good work and you'll have a toasty cabin on wheels in no time. Keep up the pix as well.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:40 PM   #15
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Work continued on Sunday with some stud work, wiring and insulating. Not much to report other than: That evening I drove the bus 75 miles to a business that will spray 4" of foam underneath the floor.
The pics. aren't to good; I took them with a lousy phone and a couple were taken after dark under bad lighting but you can get the idea.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #16
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Looking good! The extra insulation should help, especially up in the Dakotas!

Sucks you only get a rare chance to work on it. I get home from work and will work for about 4 hours on mine, and then I'm off on fridays and the weekends so I try to work on it all that time too, but something always seems to come up!

I'm curious as to why you put the window in between the cabin and driver? is it because you are going to basically enclose and seal off the back from the driver area? Less to heat and cool? and less work, because you don't have to work around the drivers seat etc?
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #17
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In winter when heating a motorhome or bus or what have you the single pane windows and anything really; that is exposed to wild gyrations in temperature will develop a great deal of freezing and thawing. This wreaks havoc on wiring over a period of time. So yes, I am building a cabin "inside" the bus. The cab will be separate and also in the rear there will be a "breeze way" for storage. The back breeze way I did for two reasons:
1) to cut down on the misery trying to insulate & sheet around corners.
2) I needed a separate storage area for tools, a generator and what not.
The window in between the cab and cabin is for light purposes and communications between the cab & cabin only.

I will get to work on the bus again this weekend as I am staying until the holiday then go home for 5 days.

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Looking good! The extra insulation should help, especially up in the Dakota's

I'm curious as to why you put the window in between the cabin and driver? is it because you are going to basically enclose and seal off the back from the driver area? Less to heat and cool? and less work, because you don't have to work around the drivers seat etc?
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #18
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Thats how I always planned on doing mine, closing off the rear completly from the driving area, I've got an 1988 Crown Pusher so my thinking is no engine noise no pots & pans rattling noise while driving,place to take off shoes before going into cabin area.
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This is what's great about this site,you can build how you invision using it
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We hate cold more and more, so heading south is our "plan" for the future...nowi just fire up a 1500w heater seal off bedroom or front and wear coveralls and insulated boots to work inside (maybe 4 hrs at a time)...it helps to keep my nose from freezy up snot ...no real need to heat the bus up to toasty.

Now worst comes to worst, life or death? I can stick a small wood stove inside (in out building) and metal flue out window to survive if we lost power for several weeks plus or lost everything that is not paid off

Ours is built light,cheap and with the know, that mud,sand etc and heavy traffic makes a mess (the rubber floor cleans up great)

We fed and had 30+people come into bus,get food and head out (10 or so at a time would be eating standing or sitting inside )

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #20
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I have bus envy
I Love those Crowns

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Thats how I always planned on doing mine, closing off the rear completly from the driving area, I've got an 1988 Crown Pusher . . .
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