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Old 07-29-2016, 11:38 PM   #441
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Yea I'm car usually says 106* but that's downtown surrounded by concrete and glass.

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Old 07-29-2016, 11:42 PM   #442
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:55 PM   #443
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:10 AM   #444
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It's 11 o'clock here and 91*

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Old 07-30-2016, 12:17 AM   #445
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:32 PM   #446
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I'm really starting to get more used to the heat now that I've done a week of construction in the sun. The first day or two were the worst for sure.
I'm starting to rethink my whole bus project.
Seems to me we won't really ever be FULL timing it, as we have jobs in the area and own a home. I'm going to think about it for a day two but I'm starting to really want to USE this bus a lot. I may actually forego the roof raise and spray foam and do a much quicker, simpler conversion for weekends and weeks at a time use. Plus we have like 8 or 9 cats and a dog. I don't like keeping them cramped up in cages, either. I could be 75-90% done with the thing this year if I refocus my efforts and get a good plan together. If I don't raise the roof, I'm definitely going to do a collapsible deck up top.
I'm not at all intimidated by the raise, I just don't know if I REALLY need it for what I'm using the bus for. Sometimes its good to rethink things. IDk. Sorta "thinking out loud" a bit here. What yall think?
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Old 07-30-2016, 02:13 PM   #447
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I'm really starting to get more used to the heat now that I've done a week of construction in the sun. The first day or two were the worst for sure.
I'm starting to rethink my whole bus project.
Seems to me we won't really ever be FULL timing it, as we have jobs in the area and own a home. I'm going to think about it for a day two but I'm starting to really want to USE this bus a lot. I may actually forego the roof raise and spray foam and do a much quicker, simpler conversion for weekends and weeks at a time use. Plus we have like 8 or 9 cats and a dog. I don't like keeping them cramped up in cages, either. I could be 75-90% done with the thing this year if I refocus my efforts and get a good plan together. If I don't raise the roof, I'm definitely going to do a collapsible deck up top.
I'm not at all intimidated by the raise, I just don't know if I REALLY need it for what I'm using the bus for. Sometimes its good to rethink things. IDk. Sorta "thinking out loud" a bit here. What yall think?
I think you should build your bus to make you and the misses happy. Unless you plan on selling it, build it to fit your needs, not what others want or think.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:25 PM   #448
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I think you should build your bus to make you and the misses happy. Unless you plan on selling it, build it to fit your needs, not what others want or think.
+1, because you never know what tomorrow brings... And coulda shoulda woulda will chew you up and spit you out, and move on to the next person!

In my 5 year plan, the bus purchase was my 3rd step... I was going to gut, strip and re-insulate my bus.... In my 1 month plan, I'm forced to make it "livable" in a short amount of time. But, I'm rolling with it.

When I get discouraged... I pull up the cell phone screen shot from the ex-wife threatening to make me homeless. It's all I need to keep my spirits up, and keep pushing forward.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:47 PM   #449
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I work in steam rooms, on an oxy/acety. Torch and or turning wrenches every day and have been 7-day a week since 6-1 until today.drink a lot of water and the sports stuff every now and then. Usually at night that way it has a chance
Wear a long sleeve cause once it gets soaked it will keep you cooler.
With a breeze it is like AC or a fan if there is none.
I work in a 150 + degree rooms for a living and winter it is great you beg for one and in the summer for me my body is conditioned for it I get sick going home and sleeping in the AC and wake up with head cold most mornings.
Drink water and Gatorade/powerade does help but you don't need to wait until you need it.
Trust me I know
I love my beer every night even knowing what I am doing the next day but once again my body is conditioned for it.
I was born and raised in the Texas cattle/hay fields before the marine corps. Got ahold of me?
Drink water and the flavored stuff only works if you give time to do it.
Long sleeve shirts and change your socks everyday at lunch time.
Make you feel refreshed every time.
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I'm finally making good progress with the rivets and panel removal. My Ward/AmTran is spot welded all along the top edge of the galvanized side panels. I'm now a PRO at removing rivets, the grinder isn't even used anymore.
I quit taking pics and just worked till dark thirty again yesterday. Today is my first day off, although technically I went out to the bus this morning and put up all my tools and checked on things.









I know this is a old post but can you share your method for remove rivets since we have the same bus? I am about to tackle. I removed the easy side panels and insolation looks ok, but I think I'm going to replace it anyway
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