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Old 03-09-2015, 10:40 AM   #61
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I've been meaning to change the oil, repair a visor, and change the plugs on the MGB I'm in a relationship with, so I drove her to the yard today--a SUNNY 67 degrees!!
What year B? I just gave my chrome bumper 74 to my son. He and I restored it many years ago. I had a 79 but parted it out since it had no title. Great little car. Would fit well on a trailer behind a bus;)
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:14 AM   #62
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Very nice! Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:33 AM   #63
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Thanks, guys! I really appreciate it!
The B is a 1973. Totally rust free, which is a small miracle. I love the car dearly and it belongs to my GF, though I was the one who showed it to her ;)
We've done a couple parades in it and driven it up some great mountain passes. It did Trail Ridge Road (highest continuously paved road in NA) and the views were amazing. Hoping to do that in my bus this year. Seriously!
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:19 AM   #64
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Spray Away!

Got the framing and spray foam done over the past week. The bus is incredible with the foam in. It's like a whole new project!
I've gotten all the 12V wiring and speaker wiring done. I've also mounted the rooftop combiner box for my house solar system in addition to rewiring my chassis solar system.

Using a short bus to fill the long bus!

Framing the bathroom

Close up

Front right

Front left

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There is no doubt in my mind that spray foam is the best possible insulation available for our application. The cost for the pro install was less than and DIY option and they cleaned up everything and trimmed the excess. One thing to definitely hire out for.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:48 AM   #65
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Turned out great
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:24 AM   #66
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It looks great.

I'm glad your happy with how your insulation turned out.

This alone is going to make your bus so much more comfortable in both heat and cold.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Old 04-13-2015, 10:39 AM   #67
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Outstanding! --- And I have to agree...hiring out the spray foam is one of those decisions that makes a lot of sense.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:46 AM   #68
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It is crazy the difference it has made in the liveability of the bus. I'm at around r20 all around with maybe higher values in the floor and ceiling, but probably only by a bit. The windows are all double pane and I can walk into the bus on a warm spring day here (75 degrees outside) and for the first time ever, the bus is cooler than the outside air. We will see how things go as the weather heats up, but so far I'm blown away!
I also had the power vent motor in the ceiling rebuilt so that I can run that baby. I think that between that vent (which really blows) and the insulation, I'll have a while before the heat becomes unbearable in there.
Unfortunately (maybe) the cold weather is all behind us, so I'll have to wait and see how that goes in the fall.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:45 AM   #69
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Spray foam is amazing stuff. One half of my bus is sprayed and the other half (garage area) is not. Even on a hot Florida day (84+), the foamed half stays ten degrees cooler than the uninsulated half, and that's with the whole thing sealed up. When I run the 6000 BTU window A/C, the insulated side drops down to the set temp and stays there no matter how hot it gets outside.

I used the DIY kit for mine and it was about $700 with shipping. Yours looks a lot better than mine, but how much did it cost to have it done professionally?
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That is a great looking bus man! Very nice work, it looks like it is coming along very nicely.

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