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Old 06-06-2016, 11:58 PM   #1
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Stormy Weather

It was kind of stormy getting my wife on board with this project. She is on board now as long as she gets her input and I do all the work. ����. I do now have her convinced that this big steel tent will eventually become a work of art that will give us shelter from stormy weather. So "Stormy Weather" it is.

This is going to be awhile in the making so we will just have to use our stick and staple trailer for now.

Here are the first real before and after pics of Stormy Weather. Didn't have any help getting the seat bolts out so every bolt through the floor was ground off with the 7 inch grinder.



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Old 06-07-2016, 11:05 AM   #2
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You're off to a good start. Keep up the great work and post lots of pics .
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:12 AM   #3
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Hello Asetechrail,

Let the games begin. If the seat bolts were rusted, odds are the floor under the matting/plywood is as well.

Harbor Freight has the best deal on the consumables you will need to do battle. You can see what I went through to kill my rust here http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/ou...ney-14035.html

All things considered, we are practically neighbors. I live 25 miles west of Yakima.

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Old 06-07-2016, 12:09 PM   #4
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You're off to a good start. Keep up the great work and post lots of pics .
Thanks! It's a start anyway. Was hosting pictures on photobucket but is a pain to use on my phone. My only internet is mobile so will try Flickr.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:17 PM   #5
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Hello Asetechrail,

Let the games begin. If the seat bolts were rusted, odds are the floor under the matting/plywood is as well.

Harbor Freight has the best deal on the consumables you will need to do battle. You can see what I went through to kill my rust here http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/ou...ney-14035.html

All things considered, we are practically neighbors. I live 25 miles west of Yakima.

Casey
Howdy neighbor!! We did get a Harbor Freight store in town this year. They have already become my go to place for goodies.

I have been following your build thread. I also am going with a two foot roof raise and at least one slide out. I'm raising the entire roof then install taller windshield glass.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:20 PM   #6
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I have been following your build thread. I also am going with a two foot roof raise and at least one slide out. I'm raising the entire roof then install taller windshield glass.
I have been waffling on the whole roof lift vs. a transition like Vlad's. Good thing I have time to think about it .
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:49 PM   #7
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This is a railcar used for transporting salt. Talk about a rust problem! This car is not even ten years old. Anyway just testing Photobucket app for my phone.

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Did a dump run in the bus today. Drove in and unloaded at the pit. The guys there came over to talk, they had never seen a big bus there before!
So now I know what Stormy weighs.





I was working 12 hour days this week so did not get much done. The rubber comes up very easy. The wood is in bad shape but came out easy also. Got the seats broken down and vinyl/foam rubber hauled off




I was amazed at how much water was under the old rotted plywood. Of course there is rust.





I see a lot of wire wheel use and Ospho in my near future.
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My 92 weighs 17,942 lbs unloaded and without seats and interior panels.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:18 AM   #10
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My 92 weighs 17,942 lbs unloaded and without seats and interior panels.
That gives me hope that mine will lose lots of weight when I get the interior metal out of it. Have to work out of town this week so will be another slow one for bus work.
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