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Old 06-22-2010, 01:25 PM   #21
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Well the next time cam really quick, like 1 minute later.

Working on the drivers window. Ebay purchase 14.99 plus shipping. talked to Kinro and I am going to order a trim ring from them for the window.

Also decided to get two vented 22x22 windows for the back, seeing how we will not have any windows in the back bedroom that will be able to open,
not to bad of a price, 99.00 apiece from Kinro with trim rings.

Can't remeber if I posted a pic of the two piece door that is now one piece, welded a 1x3 tube steel between the two panels then add some all metal after grinding. Still have alot of all metal work to do over the entire bus, but all in good time.

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Old 06-22-2010, 01:41 PM   #22
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Great project, makes me feel lazy compared to the work I am doing on the buses right now.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #23
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Started working on the various window frames, Driver, salon driver side and passenger side.


Different shots of the windows, plus a shot of where we hope to put the 36" flat screen above the widshield.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:52 PM   #24
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Just more shots.

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #25
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I hope to get to some of the windows in this weekend. What I plan to do is insulate the lifted area (windows) with 2" blue, pink foam whatever I can find at the best price. Below that on the walls and above the chair rail I will use I" foam, as that is what the chair rail bump out is. So that will give just under 2" on the ceiling (not touching that, all ready insulated) 2" on the walls and all most 3" below the windows to the chair rail. below the chair rail I will use it as a wire chase as many before me have done. Sorry no drawings at this time.... it is only in my mind that I know this. I should probably sit down and start writing things out... but I really don't ever work that way. I like to just do, then REDO when it does not work. Call me stupid or thick skulled, thats just the way I roll.

Oh and by the way developed a coolant leak from somewhere up front where that enging thingy is. I have not been able to isolate where it is leaking as it is nearly impossible to see everything. I think it is coming from the pipe extension off the water pump that was there to shut off coolant to the cabin and eventually to the Webasto heater. I did originally replace the little hand valve at the end of this standard pipe extension. Then the other day I noticed coolant dripping and as I was trying to find the leak I undid the ext. with a pipe wrench and low and behold the ext. just twisted right off, leaving the screwy end (threads) inside the water pump. Time to find the EZ out and replace the pipe extension and see if it still has leak... It is hard for me to believe that the wter pump goes out when all I have relly ever done is idle it and perhaps pull the bus back and forth in the drive. (ok so I did take it around the block once or twice about 3 weeks ago) I will try to post some pics of this pipe and valve, and perhaps you guys out there in (outter bus space) can help with your ideas. You have been much help so far so THANKS.....

till nest time TNT

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Old 07-07-2010, 04:10 PM   #26
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Got both Salon windows in, still waiting on trim ring for drivers window. here are a couple of pics of salon windows

Window cut outs

Passenger window in but not sealed at this point, thats why the tarp is still on.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:48 PM   #27
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Fixed the coolant leak, took about 3 hours to find the right tool to remove the broken pipe stub from the water pump housing, finally ran down to work shop and found the right tool, it was 20 years old but had it out in a jiffy compared to the extractors that they sell now a days.

got the rest of the windows in.

and galley.

and started LP tank storage compartment, used to house the On Spot air compressor and tank but was a huge wast of space, so cut out the bottem and added a 5 inches to the height
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:51 PM   #28
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this will store two up right 5 gallon LP tanks.

just some welding grinding and cutting
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What size rivets did you use on the sheet metal over the windows?
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:00 PM   #30
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What size rivets did you use on the sheet metal over the windows?
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Over the windows are the original rivits that came with the bus, of which I can't even find that style of rivit. All the other rivits that I used were 3/16" barrel (I think), they are the largest rivits that you can get at Lowes and Home Depot, and they vary in length depending on what I had to go through. Hope that answers you rquestion.
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