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Old 03-18-2016, 04:25 PM   #11
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Wow nice work! I wish I had skills like yours.

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Added some new skin and windows - built 12 wooden windows (6 casements and 6 fixed) with multiwall polycarbonate glazing, cut and temporarily mounted new skin using VHB tape, and fabricated two end caps for the rear of the bus. I still need to make the front end cap, but I'm getting close to the point where I can make it.
Do you have any links or keywords to google for doing something like this myself?

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Old 03-19-2016, 07:25 AM   #12
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Wow, you have done a lot,and I might ad it is looking good.
On the wheel wells you took out the whole section not just the wells, I'm impressed did you remove the front also? I would think any place that can roll steel could do the wells with a flange then they could be bolted to a large piece and a lot is sealer.
I worked for a body builder in the 70's for awhile and had to make repairs like that.
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Thanks, Skooly! I appreciate the advice. I am thinking about how to reattach to the chassis and create support underneath that section of the floor with a frame of sorts. I had to cut out a cross-beam and an entire section of supportive beams between the wheel wells. If I had a welder, I think I could fix remedy the hole. I'm thinking about using treated lumber, flashing, and sheet metal. Thanks again and I'll keep you posted on the floor progress!
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:30 AM   #13
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Wow nice work! I wish I had skills like yours.



Do you have any links or keywords to google for doing something like this myself?

Also good luck!
Hey TAOLIK! Thanks for your words of support! All of my skills have been learned through a lot of research. Most of these designs came from patchworking different information together. I am posting "how-tos" on my blog and would be happy to share my reasoning and build steps with you. I love to look at Instructables.com, the library in Dayton (they have a couple of old-timey carpentry books), hobby magazines, and YouTube for new ideas. If there's anything specific, just let me know. Also, not sure if I should/can post this here, but my blog is adventuresofbusbus.wordpress.com if you want to check out some of the how-tos and more pics. I'll be updating with the floor, skin, and windows in a few posts this weekend. Thanks again!
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:34 AM   #14
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Thanks, Docs! I'm definitely not going the OEM route. Mostly, I'm not sure about the structural cross-beams below the sheet metal. The old cross-beams where attached with a rubber pad and a bracket and them welded to the wall with a triangle brace. I'll keep you posted on the floor progress. I think I may have a solution, but I need to test it out. I might just invest in a welder so I can work more easily to reattach the cross-beams in one piece. Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:35 AM   #15
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Thanks for your suggestion, Tango! I agree that having square wheel wells instead of the rounded since we're building over them anyway. Thanks again!
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:40 AM   #16
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Thanks, RainbowBoxer and Robin! I think the idea of taking out the wheel wells was a solid piece of advice in terms of preventing further corrosion. My welder friend gave a lot of good advice, we just need to move forward with some of those ideas. Hopefully, I'll have some progress to report back soon on the floor. It's been like this since October and I need to fix it before framing out the bus. Ahh! Thanks again!

Hey Dan-fox! I'm in Dayton, OH. It's a pretty great place to build skoolies. We have tons of skilled tradespersons around here. Lots of helpful advice and information to be gained from my neighbors at the build site!
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