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Old 03-28-2012, 10:48 AM   #121
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Re: the akitabus

like a pro!
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #122
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Kinda wishing I would of welded mine shut... Looking good...
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #123
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Dirty Goat, love your bus build, cool cabinets made out of steel and armor plate, (who woulda ever thunk)
We also have auto chains but I am missing the last leg of the system, the arm and spinner head with the chains on it, so if you dont want yours perhaps we can make a deal if they will fit mine.

and now that you are a pro at painting can I bring my bus to you for a paint job? we dread having to sand and paint the sucker.

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Old 03-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #124
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I have to say I absolutely love your countertop! The colors are awesome. It kinda glows in that light. Well done!
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #125
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Dirty Goat, love your bus build, cool cabinets made out of steel and armor plate, (who woulda ever thunk)
We also have auto chains but I am missing the last leg of the system, the arm and spinner head with the chains on it, so if you dont want yours perhaps we can make a deal if they will fit mine.

and now that you are a pro at painting can I bring my bus to you for a paint job? we dread having to sand and paint the sucker.

dogfinn

Where I'll be towing my 4x4 to has snow about 4-5 months out of the year, so I'm probably gonna be using them a lot...

If I had to do the paint over again, I think I'd probably go with a simpler system... That was the first time I used a pro type paint system...
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #126
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We have decided to take the front metal cap and turn it into the rear cap for just a little more storage in the back of the bus. Problem is the front cap was not uniform as the front door created a cap that didn't fit the back...... so a liitle welding and fabrication and whoa laaaa it is done.


Had to add about 6" onto the the right hand side of the cap so that it fit all the in the back of the bus.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #127
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no suprise there...
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:43 AM   #128
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We then cut extra holes at either end and made doors for the contraption, paint it with hammered Broze to match the other metal parts in our bus and now If I do say so myself it fits rather nice and works great. you can see the open door on the left of the rear cap, this created an area about 10" by 7 1/2' by and average of 12" in height for storage..... cloths or who knows what. we do know this, there is not much storage space in our bus so every nook and cranny has to be utilized.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #129
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You can never have too many "nooks & crannies". Nice re-cycle!
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #130
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finished the back closet for electrical (upper area) and storage (middle 2 areas) and hot water acess hatch (lowest slide panel) all sitting on top of driver wheel bump.
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