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Old 08-18-2016, 03:50 PM   #81
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You guys are nuts. I'd go crazy if I couldn't stand up straight in my own home... Also, remember to check out residential storm doors as well. Most are Laminated and or Tempered glass, and my door opening was exactly 36x80... a very common door size.
Hmmm, good info to know, thanks. I'll have to measure my door this weekend. My only requirement is to have glass on the top and also the bottom, similar to the bus door I have now, so that I can see the car in my blindspot that is driving beside me.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:47 PM   #82
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Thinking it over.... In a typical day, I sleep 6 hours per 24 hours, I'm not inside 12 hours per 24, and I sit and relax 5 hours per 24, and fix meals 30 minutes per 24 hours, 15 minutes per 24 hours walking through the house, toilet duty 15 minutes per 24 hours...

My roof is 6 inches above my head... I got this!
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:41 PM   #83
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To be fair I won't be living in mine.

For the lock on the current door you could build up with a couple pieces of bar stock then use a larger plate to mount the lock on, with the 3 o'clock bolt going through the whole stack and the door.

Do you have power where your bus is?
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:54 AM   #84
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To be fair I won't be living in mine.

For the lock on the current door you could build up with a couple pieces of bar stock then use a larger plate to mount the lock on, with the 3 o'clock bolt going through the whole stack and the door.

Do you have power where your bus is?
That might be a viable option. I'll give that some thought. Yes, I have a 3500 watt generator that provides power to all my tools.
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:11 PM   #85
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So you make even more noise then me

Nevermind removing the seats, you shoulda paid them folks to remove the ceiling panels. Mine were 44 rivets in each end. oof.
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:30 PM   #86
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Your bus is 35ft long?
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:46 PM   #87
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So you make even more noise then me

Nevermind removing the seats, you shoulda paid them folks to remove the ceiling panels. Mine were 44 rivets in each end. oof.
Yeah, if I had the extra money I would have paid them to do that too, but I figured I could do that myself without an extra pair of hands like the seats would have taken. I'm lucky in that there are very few rivets in my bus and the side and ceiling panels are held in with screws that a #2 square drive can take out.
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:47 PM   #88
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Your bus is 35ft long?
No Capt, it's 40 feet.
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:57 PM   #89
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Made some good progress today even though it was incredibly hot in the bus. I had a good friend loan me an old windows a/c unit. My bus is so poorly insulated that it only made about a 5 degree difference but it was good for me to stop and take a break in front of it to help cool me down from time to time. I was going to make a stand my self out of wood but for $39.00 this heavy duty plastic utility stand was just too good to pass up and was put together in about 5 minutes. Plus it has extra shelves for storage for all my tools.


Also was able to get the lock installed on the front door after some careful measurement. I'm happy with the way it turned out.


Got one ceiling panel down and also started attacking the floor.




Enough for one day. Tomorrow is relaxing with wings and beer .
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:58 PM   #90
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wow. Ok, that lock worked out very sexy, I love it.

Never mind the window unit, get a good fan, keeping the air moving helps a LOT.

You are REALLY lucky your panels are held in with screws not rivets. That said, #2 squares are some striping SOBs, make sure you are bottomed out and have some ass behind it when you pull them. I work awful hours, but if you wanna burn the midnight oil I can lend a fist after 10pm any weeknight to knock out the demo.

GREAT progress.
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