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Old 08-06-2017, 12:38 PM   #61
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Yes the outside will be fun Working on that now!

Here is a before and after shot!
Wonderful work!
This is pretty much where I'm headed with mine... Except my biggest hurdle is living on the bus during conversion = NOT GOOD!

Really considering a shorty for a short term cabin, until I can get back deep into my conversion. It's just me & Buddy... And apparently he's content with sleeping in the laundry basket
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:17 PM   #62
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Seems you did this pretty fast! Any reason you kept in the inside skins and ceiling? No roof raise?
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:11 PM   #63
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Some of us simply aren't tall enough to warrant a roof raise.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:10 PM   #64
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Thought I would officially update my build thread, spent a little bit of time in the bus and decided to do a light remodeled. One of the new things is an 42K BTU RV furnace under the couch. Plus lots small things and finishing touches.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:25 PM   #65
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Damn dude, I'm impressed with quality speed on which you did this. Looks great
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:08 PM   #66
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very nice!!!! How do you secure stuff such as the microwave and appliances on the shelf when you are traveling?
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:06 PM   #67
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Microwave comes down, the stuff on the shelf seems to stay put pretty well, it's a wire rack and little feet sit down inside the wire and stay locked down pretty well. But any long trips etc it gets a bungee cord.



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very nice!!!! How do you secure stuff such as the microwave and appliances on the shelf when you are traveling?
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:23 PM   #68
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Wow, been almost a year since my last update on this thread, I moved and other life stuff happened.

Anyway after way to long of riding around in a still yellow bus I started on the paint job. What a major pain in the a** to paint a bus, something I don't think I would do again. I still have some spots that need some paint but 95% of it is done.

Also I got custom plates, for the bus!

I will update again when everything is 100% done still have some diamond plate and decals to add.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:30 PM   #69
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Wow, been almost a year since my last update on this thread, I moved and other life stuff happened.

Anyway after way to long of riding around in a still yellow bus I started on the paint job. What a major pain in the a** to paint a bus, something I don't think I would do again. I still have some spots that need some paint but 95% of it is done.

Also I got custom plates, for the bus!

I will update again when everything is 100% done still have some diamond plate and decals to add.
Nice score on the availability of that plate.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:26 PM   #70
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Small update to my build. Built myself a kitchen counter top for a muilt-use space. Got the diamond plate installed on the button edge, as the last step in the luggage bay repair project. (let me know what you guys think of the diamond plate). And have been dressing up the "curb appeal" when you walk in. Got rope and staining mostly done, now have to work on those dreadfully ugly bus floors, and other tiding up.

EDIT: Photo uploads seem to be broken again will update later
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:30 PM   #71
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Diamond plate isn't my favorite, but it looks good against the white in this case. Nice job on the bus.
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:35 PM   #72
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Got my paint job finished also did some final touches with trim etc in the front end and some 12V wiring.

Note: Have more decals to add above the rear wheels, stupid USPS lost them!
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:09 AM   #73
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Yes the outside will be fun Working on that now!

Here is a before and after shot!
Awesome .............
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:04 AM   #74
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Thanks!

Adding a few more photos of projects I did, that I see are not included on this thread.

Did a lot of 12V wiring for water pumps and RV furnace with (2) 200amp hour AGM batteries. A RV power converter/charger and 1000W inverter to power the fridge and TV etc. Don't judge the mess of wiring on the batteries still have to clean that up, and the missing stain from having to move the shelf up.

Rebuilt my luggage bays by cutting out and treating all of the rust, and adding new floors.

And one more shot of the overall finished project, can't for see doing anything more inside, should I dare say it's done?
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:09 AM   #75
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that to me looks like a bus thats itchin to go exploring!!!! like someplace south of montana for the winter!.. way south! lol
looks great!!
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:14 AM   #76
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Thanks!
And one more shot of the overall finished project, can't for see doing anything more inside, should I dare say it's done?
congratulations - 'dare I say' 'IT'S DONE' almost falls into the same category as the unobtainium parts I've read about
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:25 AM   #77
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Just found this build. Freaking awesome!
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:58 AM   #78
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Nice build! Thank you so much for sharing some really great ideas!
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