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Old 05-30-2017, 06:04 AM   #21
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The upright stud is partly over the hatch trim but the screw is toe screwed in there and just miss the plastic trim. I will have an "L" bracket on all the stud to roof connections that will go on the back side of that one stud.

No leak at that spot but I have a minor one up front a bit that only drips in heavy down pouring. The whole roof will be coated in mobile home snow coat so not super worried about it.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:48 PM   #22
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Greetings everyone!

All of my major framing is done, all I have left to do is build the two front couches then it's time to start roughing in the electrical, then on to the fun part the drain lines and tanks not looking forward to that one.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:54 PM   #23
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Can't believe I am already starting the rough in's for the plumbing and electrical.

It's getting real, starting to be like a house now.
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:13 PM   #24
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I like the sound change from having a wood interior compared to the metal.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:53 AM   #25
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looks very nice. Great job.
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:17 PM   #26
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Looks good! Are you planning to stain the pine or leave it raw?
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:52 PM   #27
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Thanks guys for the feedback, Yes the sound really changes a lot, I am leaving all of pine raw other then a coat of poly to keep it from yellowing over time.

More progress getting on, mainly the plumbing and walls put up. I am really avoiding doing the celling arch, I still don't know how to do that yet, I have to do some research online and here. Got the plan for the drain line system in my head, will have to see how that pans out.

The next few days will be more of the same, more T&G put up and more plumbing and electrical as I go.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:05 PM   #28
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Moving along with things got the water fill hatch, braker box, installed. Major rain storm came along worst I have seen in years and I found out I have more then one minor leaks in the roof. So something more to add to the to-do list.

No one told me how much work it really is to convert a bus!!

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Old 06-13-2017, 05:41 AM   #29
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I tried to tell you about the roofs on these things. I could tell by the dark seams on the underside of your ceiling. Is it the roof hatches?
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:41 AM   #30
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Those must be old leaks, around the hatch you saw, I find two new ones, when it stops raining I will jump up there with some sealant and get her sealed up.

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Old 06-13-2017, 10:07 AM   #31
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Does your bus still have the passive vent and strobe?
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:17 AM   #32
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No strobe light, and ya it has a vent up front
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:36 AM   #34
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It's odd the bus is titled to the drivers side but I have leaks on the passenger side mid ship opposite side the emergency door then the 2nd is in the back two or three windows past the hatch, then one up front three windows back.

Every one is a on seam where the inside metal is dubled up, so with the ribs being "V"s I can see a roof seam on the outside as well, I am assuming a minor crack has opened up on the seam from center to pass side and is lacking into the V and dripping though the inside rivits
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:22 AM   #35
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Progress seems like it's at a stand still, I spend hours a day over there and northing much seems to change. Most of the outlet and switch box's are in did a huge clean up of the bus and start laying the floor.

Have to finish the wall to match the curves of celling and do the wiring for the light fixture sockets and then start hooking up all the plumbing fixtures.
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Flooring looks great! What kind is it?

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Old 06-22-2017, 07:33 AM   #37
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Thanks, it's Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan on sale right now at home depot for .79 cents a sq ft. Came out cheaper then the 12x12 stick down tile I was looking at.


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Nice. I'm trying to decide between that and vinyl plank.

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Old 06-28-2017, 10:26 PM   #39
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Got all of my celling arch's completed, boy that was fun project. Building the box for the living room couch (now serves nicely as a lumber rack) and boxed in the other front wheel well. Also a tiny peak at the finished product with light fixture and wall switch installed (minus the wall cap trim and window sill just a 1X4 and some rope to trim the celling).

Current plan is to have the bus 95% done on August 1st, the other 5% being painting the outside white and running drain lines under the bus.
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