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Old 08-16-2010, 11:14 PM   #71
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Re: The Bear Den (Bug Out Bus)

Hey All, Thought I'd better put up some pics. Summer is a busy time and everyone wants a piece of ya. Not alot of time spent on "The den" But some progress has been made. I ended up adding 6 inches to the bottom of the body to get the door to fit inder the rain rail, but it's still 5 inches higher than stock. Still have a folding step to go in.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:17 PM   #72
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And a couple more pics of the inside
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:18 PM   #73
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Looking great! What color you planning to paint the outside?
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:47 PM   #74
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Thanks Smitty As for color........The top will be Kool Seal white, the main body will be rustoleum Almond and accent with three shades of striping, Sand, tan and brown. Plan on rollering the sides and rattle can the stripes.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:39 AM   #75
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That looks so cool. I want a back porch. Great job.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:37 AM   #76
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Re: The Bear Den (Bug Out Bus)

Papa Bear,

Really like your bus, Love your ideas and your constructuion looks awesome.

In your galley picture I see an electric panel is that a store bought or did you build it yourself? That is the one area of my conrstruction that I am a liitle leary and noit sure how to proceed any help would

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Old 11-05-2010, 08:38 AM   #77
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Papa Bear,

Thanks for the info, keep your eyes peeled cause I am sure that I will have more questions for you. Just about got the walls done then I decided to go back and rip up the plywood on the floor, thats after I glued and screwed 1/4" ply on top of the old 5/8" orginal floor. But at least now I know what the steel looks like. I can't believe that I have almost no rust, just a little around the back and front door areas. I am going to put down 1" foam and 1/2" plywood then I will back to the wiring side of things. Pics to follow. Thanks again for the reponse.


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Old 11-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #78
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Papabear,
Great to see you back posting. I really like the back porch on the original frame, the co-pilot's (or is it navigator's) area, and the side entrance. I think your chassis set-up is my favorite design to date. Don't stay a stranger, it will be awesome to see how you finish the bus.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:06 AM   #79
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OK, I can take a hint. I have worked on "the Den" this last summer. It's now 26 degrees outside so that slows everything down. Give me some time to catch up on other stuff.
Was hoping for paint this summer but maybe next spring. Got alot done though.Scored 4 leather seats from a Kia Sorenta. Driver is 8 way and heatedWill make an oak glovebox door and add a custom wheel
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:09 AM   #80
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A few more pics of the galley area
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