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Old 07-15-2008, 02:40 AM   #71
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No pictures today. Today I dug in to the electrical box. What a mess in there, many wires are cut off and just hanging there, wires from the strobes and all other safety devices that have been removed.
The highlight of the day: I got my air Horn working, man is it ever loud, even do it only works on one horn not both. At least now i know it works and I can look around for a nice replacement for the old thing. I would like a 3 tone horn possebly wit individual solenoids so they could be used all together or one after the other.
http://www.turifunk.ch/pics/sounds/posthorn.wav dont know if the link works, but that is how I want my horn to sound.
Ripped open the overhead storage compartment over the drivers area and removed all the yellow insulation. Lots of homeless wires in there too. Also noticed that I need to take the light covers the Previous owner constructed off again because he did not seal them properly.
Oh so much to do, so little time.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:45 PM   #72
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No pictures today. Today I dug in to the electrical box. What a mess in there, many wires are cut off and just hanging there, wires from the strobes and all other safety devices that have been removed.

I got my air Horn working

Ripped open the overhead storage compartment over the drivers area and removed all the yellow insulation. Lots of homeless wires in there too. Also noticed that I need to take the light covers the Previous owner constructed off again because he did not seal them properly.
LOL, I read you're post to my wife and asked, "Does that sound familiar?" She laughed and replied "Did you write that post?" That sounds exactly like a day we had here a few weeks ago...and it took both of us all day!
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:44 AM   #73
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after a few days of not being able to work on the bus it felt good to do something today.
Worked on the fridge set up. Installed the roof vent. Heidi started on the flooring.











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Old 07-20-2008, 02:29 AM   #74
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Todays # 1 task, building the enclosure for the fridge. and my wife is busy finishing the floor.


frame is built, as usual secured to the roof with 1" angle iron. And as you can see the floor is now all the way to the back finnished.


Some sheetmetal to direct the airflow towards the roof vent.


Rahel presenting the fridge




all the spaces got filled in with hard insulation, the back got sealed as good as possible to encourage a good airflow through the cooling element.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:27 PM   #75
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A thought about your fridge vent. While underway, you may or may not have good airflow. There are vent covers out there that are shaped like a hood scoop, but backwards. These things will actually draw air better while moving than standing still. You might want to consider such a thing.

But then again, you are in northern canada. Who the hell needs a fridge there anyway!!!!
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:18 PM   #76
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this is a very slow process.............
but we started to paint on a sunny Saturday afternoon, which pretty soon turned in to a bad thunder - rain storm.





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Old 08-14-2008, 10:52 PM   #77
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looking good up there i want to paint too but haveto go to the lake for 2 weeks to the cabin o well im primed!(BUS) liking the blending should be nice till monday? timbuk
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:44 PM   #78
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oh you poor soul I feel so sorry for you, having to go to the lake while you could be working on the bus.
Well enjoy anyway.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:34 AM   #79
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Hey, I'm diggin the start of that paint job. Good work so far. I'll check out your site, too.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:09 PM   #80
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Hi there

Im new to this site and new to this idea of taking a old (or new) school bus and converting it into a RV in fact Im fascinated by the idea, for the last few days I can think of little else (wonder what that means)

Im VERY impressed at some of the quality work done by the members of this group, very impressed. Im starting to have a yearning desire to start a project of my own.

Swinada Where abouts in BC are you Im in Victoria on the Island?

At what type of auction did you acquire your new family member ? Was it a public auction that any normal Joe can attend?

Anyway Swinada I really like the project amazing and I may call on you in the future lol to have your wife talk to my wife (as I see that would be my main stumbling block to getting started) just kidding btw ;)

Im defiantly going to keep checking back on this forum to keep up-to-date on all the cool happenings.

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