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Old 02-12-2015, 02:47 AM   #101
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I'm plugging along...it seems like the process of cleaning -- REALLY cleaning -- takes a good while! I'm cleaning the ceiling, after that the walls...spent some time this week on a section under the floors, and ground it clean then Por15'd it. It really looks nice...



I'm using the clear type, since I am also using it where I'm painting over with white paint (roof, particularly). I'm excited. I also have 3 of the 4 outside top corner areas Por15'd, and the passenger gutter treated as well.

This week looks like this:

-- Finish prepping & then Por15'ing the driver side gutters.

-- Locate all trouble spots on the roof & Por15 those.

-- Sunday, Monday, Tuesday paint the roof & gutters (2 coats), the ceiling during the days (it's forecast to be 79 & sunny!) and hopefully locate a welding tool to cut through the 1/8" metal near the top of the windows & the floorboards. I'd be so freaking stoked. As for now, it's either that or a lot of money on grinding wheels...they wear down so fast!



I'll grab some photos this weekend...hope everyone is doing well & converting happily ;)

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Old 02-12-2015, 09:17 PM   #102
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It's a messy job, but some one has to do it. lol

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Old 02-12-2015, 09:18 PM   #103
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You're doing a great job at making sure the you have a good foundation to build on!! I restore vintage cars and build hot rods for a living. I see so many people forget about the foundation, floorboards and frame. Seems too many people nowadays just want shiny paint and to look cool, and forget about the important stuff. Keep up the good work!!
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:57 PM   #104
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Yes I too have been putting in lots of painful hours on cleaning up the "foundation". I've been stripping bits of surface rust here and there and wire brushing the whole thing in small manageable sections.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:35 PM   #105
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Hey all,

I've been away from posting, but haven't stopped the work. Did slow down for a bit, I tweaked my back working on the bus and it's been a bit frustrating...it just seems to get fatigued way before the rest of me does, but I'm on the mend and my hours per week have gone back up!

I have new photos to post on the progress, and am excited to share them with you!

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Old 01-19-2016, 07:42 PM   #106
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:24 PM   #107
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Thank you ECCB!

Yeah, I got caught up in the work, the process, and a little of life thrown in there too. But I have a stack of photos to upload, and I'm pretty close to laying the floors down and framing out the wall, and skinning over the Windows.

Like we all find out, once we start to peel the outer layer off the onion, we realize there's way more layers that need our attention! ��
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:49 PM   #108
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So one of the nice moments since I last posted photos was moving the bus under this stand of trees, where she'll officially be sitting even after the build. This will be 'home.'



We've been experiencing a lot of rain recently, and I've taken all the windows out, so in this shot you can see I've taped over and sealed the bus up. It makes working late nights easier right now as well, since we've been in the high 20's to high 30's here later in the evenings.
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:41 AM   #109
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I'll be skinning over the windows on both sides with 20 gauge steel, and I've treated both sides with multiple coats of Rustoleum.

On the way back from the fabricators, the sheets bent a little. Not a crease, thankfully, but a bend. I'm hoping that as I rivet the sheets to the bus, the sheets straighten out that one little curve. Fingers crossed. The steel + cutting to size cost around $275, so it's not an expense that I want to do over.

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And it's been a while, so there needs to be a goat picture:
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:34 AM   #110
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Cool bus, nice goat. What's the story behind the knife?

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