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Old 08-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #91
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Nice looking Bus/RV/Motorhome....... How does it feel to be ALMOST done.........
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:28 PM   #92
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Bus is beautiful, as much as an old school bus can be.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:11 PM   #93
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If it wasn't for the roof rack I'd never have guessed that the before and after shots were of the same machine. I think it will look great with stars and stripes as well. Great job. Jack
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:59 PM   #94
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Who'd a thunk that blue and white would look so great? Very nice.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #95
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Can you say...Wanderlodge? Nice job!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:11 PM   #96
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Looks a lot like my bus... maybe i should post a pic...
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #97
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I finished the door stop and stay, As is usual, I didn't like any of the commercial things I found. It had to be on the outside because of the way my screen door mounts on the inside. It may look a little funky, but it does the job quite well. It still needs a spring on the bottom of the stay, but that requires yet ANOTHER trip to town.

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The before and after pictures are awesome...your bus looks great
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #99
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Again, it seems like forever since I had something to post. I finally have the fresh and waste tanks installed. It seems like every time I think I have a problem solved, three new ones arise.
Here are the fresh tanks, nestled up inside the frame in front of the storage bays.
Total fresh capacity 97 gals.

Two rear tanks looking forward.Steel for the fresh tank metal work is recycled seat frames, cross pieces top and bottom are highway sign posts.



The third tank is in front of those two above axle squeezed in beside one of the air tanks. I spent one entire day moving that
air tank for more clearance. Total gain 3/4 inch, but it was enough to make things fit without anything touching.

This is the front tank showing tight fit.



I put the waste tanks in the storage bays. Total gray 106 gal. Black about 35 gal.
My original plan was to just put them in on the floor crossways. That didn't really work out because of plumbing problems. This way I gained a lot of storage space, even though
It looks like I built an erector set in there. I also had to add braces to hold up the floor. The plumbing isn't in yet, but should be fairly straight forward at least for the drain part.

Left side showing one gray and the black tank. Dump valve is just sitting in position.



Right side, if you notice the outer front leg on both sides is also holding up the floor from the extension that goes up and has a bolt from above that spans two of the floor joists.


Not shown is the pillar between the bay doors, it's just a filler that bolts to the front leg.

I didn't like any of the fresh water fills that I could find in/on any RV, partly because I wanted to mount it above the rub rails, I also don't like those plastic boxes
I did some searching and found this from the boating industry.



The vent beside it is also a boat item.
Showing fill on side of bus.



As soon as the waste plumbing is done I can get started on the fresh water plumbing including the plumbing for the hot water heat. Most of that is inside so cold weather shouldn't be as much as a problem.
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Nicely done!I do like the triangulation you built into waste tanks holding system.
Are you relia-ing (s/p sorry)on the bottom of the "bays" for support?
Or are they tied into the body or frame?
Great job...2 thumbs up
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