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Old 03-25-2016, 10:14 PM   #101
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So I got my inteior wall studs up. Made a video on how I did it. I think they came out great.

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Old 03-26-2016, 06:24 AM   #102
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What will be the purpose of the studs under the sills there?
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:30 AM   #103
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Just curious, you still have that lower lip protruding out from where the seats were bolted to. When you butt cabinets up against the wall that lip will create a gap and keep your cabinet from being flush with the studs you put in. Are you going to remove the lower seat lip?
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:33 AM   #104
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What will be the purpose of the studs under the sills there?
To attach the walls, couch, cabinets, etc..

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Are you going to remove the lower seat lip?
No I am not going to remove the chair rail. There is a pic somewhere on here about how the chair rail helps the integrity of the bus. (Searched for it but not able to locate it easily)

I am going to just cut out a section on the back of the cabinets, so that it will sit flush. Everything else will be able to be built around it as well.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:58 AM   #105
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I am going to just cut out a section on the back of the cabinets, so that it will sit flush. Everything else will be able to be built around it as well.
Yeah, I've also read where that rail is an integral part of the bus, hence why I was asking . Good idea about notching out the back of the cabinets to accommodate the rail. Really enjoy watching your progress. Keep up the great work !
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:03 AM   #106
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Yeah, I've also read where that rail is an integral part of the bus, hence why I was asking . Good idea about notching out the back of the cabinets to accommodate the rail. Really enjoy watching your progress. Keep up the great work !


Ya it is coming along quite nicely. Hoping to get the skylight, fan, and cover up second emergency exit this up coming weekend. (Tues&Wed are my Sat&Sun)
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:20 AM   #107
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True...the "chair rail" is indeed a structural element on most bus bodies and must not be chopped out. Be sure to consult your manufacturer before whacking away at any steel.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:27 AM   #108
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Oh man. I'm not laughing at you brother I'm laughing with you. Been down that road many times many more to come I'm sure. If I could just see the future I could avoid it.

I found the kreg jig about 1yr ago. Mine isKreg R3 Pocket Hole System. By far one of the best tools I ever bought.

Tip / suggestions if I may. Saw horses are a back saver. You can buy the brackets and use scrap wood cheaper than buying any saw horse. Also I suggest a clamp for the kreg. It will help be on mark more accurate its safer.... I can see you slipping and drilling a hole in your leg or something. Saw horses and using clamp down will help on your back. Won't be going up and down all the time. Oh ya it will save on your back too if I didn't say that before. you might have the stuff i dont know just my 2 cents. anyway still doing a great job always look forward to the
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:38 AM   #109
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Keep the rail for sure.

IDK, Tango... I'd imagine the manufacturers are pretty much bound to give CYA type answers.
If anyone ever asked ford if it was ok to modify an old model A, or whatever, they'd inevitably say no.

I hope you understand I'm not trying to start an argument or anything. I always value your input and think you're one of the GREAT forum members.
It just seems to me that if we go to asking the manufacturers what is ok, we'd all end up in tin cans with emergency buzzers everywhere and hideous smelling interiors full of moldy growth.
I already know what International/AmTran will say if I ask them about raising my roof. But I NEED more headroom.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:58 AM   #110
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Oh man. I'm not laughing at you brother I'm laughing with you. Been down that road many times many more to come I'm sure. If I could just see the future I could avoid it.
Ya after it happened I was just like great.... HAHA no worries. It sure looks funny in the video though.

Ya I was thinking about building a saw horse and will probably do so in the future. On the other side I just sat down most of the time and scooched along the floor. Making that video tonight after work.

Ya the chair rail def will be staying. Does anyone know where that diagram is that shows the breakdown?
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