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Old 06-04-2010, 03:50 PM   #11
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Even if you don't want to see them I will post.
Yep, that's right. We don't want to see your pictures. J/K. More pics please. That looks really nice.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:08 PM   #12
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Inside above door header with rivits out

Above the Wheel chair door

Wire mess after some removal of redundant systems, still alot more to remove
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:44 PM   #13
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looking nice! quite the mess of wires to! lol
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:40 PM   #14
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Over the weekend I asked a friend to come over cause "I just wanted to ask him some questions" well 4 1/2 hours later and 8-10 feet of mig wire and we had the 20 guage sheet metal up over the window sections of the bus.Thanks Dave
All the sheet metal has gone on in roofing style start at the bottom and overlap everything shingle style. I tucked the top of the sheet metal under the rain gutter running above the old windows, lots of seal tape and caulk. Dave then butt welded the two sheets together on both sides.
Its now very dark inside the bus and I am waiting to get my RV surplus windows before I start cutting holes in the new sheet metal.
We will have 48" x 24" windows both drivers and passenger side in the front salon area, then one widow above the sink, one in the bathroom and then see how we like it, may add more as time moves forward. Here are a couple more looking both forward and aft after we got the sheet metal tacked up. May be not as it would not let post more pics.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:34 PM   #15
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Just love posting pics, but what we love more is your comments... so please tell us if we are doing the right things.This is loocking from front to back after sheet metal went up

Need to get the metal primed asap as this wacky weather will do it no good.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:42 PM   #16
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And just because we love our dogs all most as much as our bus here are a couple of pics of them.

This is Mom teaching the children how to balance.

This is Brutus after he got tuckered out after all the balancing crap.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:35 PM   #17
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This is Brutus after he got tuckered out after all the balancing crap.
My wife says this cutie looks like a tuckered out little bear in need of a hug......... She loves the white bootie paws.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:10 PM   #18
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Not being up close and in person, I can't tell for sure, so I'll just ask... How are the steel pieces you scabbed in for the roof raise attached? To my eye it looks like they're bolted with one bolt at each end attached, which may be fine, but if that's the case, I'd beef it up, personally.
You guys did a great job with the window coverings- can't see a nary a wrinkle.
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The tube steel that holds the roof up is indeeed bolted, one top one bottom on the majority of the mullions some have two top, two bottom and all are stiched welded on the outside. I too was worried about the structual integerity of just bolts but even before we welded and only having two bolts per mullion it was very secure. Maybe if you rolled the bus you would fing a different story but I really hope that never happens. Rained the day I brought the sheet metal home.
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More Pics,
Was preparing to paint, just to stop the raw sheet metal from rusting in the soggy PNW.

Applied a coat of gray rustoleum (SP) on the bare sheet metal, used a cheap roller and still it looks pretty good for not trying.

Here is a close up of the paint.

My better half wants to have the bus painted and I know it would save alot time and of course I am not getting any younger, but I am of the thinking that if we are building the bus then lets really build it so we can say we did the whole bloody thing.

Till next time
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