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Old 09-20-2016, 04:18 PM   #101
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Wow, that looks great compared to mine. Really happy for you. One less thing to worry about. I'm facing the same dilemma when it comes to my driver side area as well. But will cross that bridge when I come to it .
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:11 PM   #102
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Looking good! Wish I could get the wife into one!

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Old 10-03-2016, 09:10 AM   #103
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With the nicer weather here in Texas (meaning its not 110 inside the bus) I have been able to get a lot more done.
Finished removing the ceiling and the insulation.










Also got a new door to put in the middle of the bus. will be doing that this month.




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Old 10-03-2016, 09:19 AM   #104
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Very cool, and no tar underneath the ceiling panels!
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:23 AM   #105
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that ceiling looks nice n clean!
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:24 AM   #106
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Awesome progress Justin. This cooler weather really helps.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:30 AM   #107
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Very great progress! I was wondering, what was the reasoning of replacing the roof? Are you re insulating and using a different material?
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Very great progress! I was wondering, what was the reasoning of replacing the roof? Are you re insulating and using a different material?
If you are going to be living in your Skoolie full time taking out the ceiling is a good idea for a few reasons. First it allows you to check for rust and mold. If the roof had a leak at any point, the fiberglass insulation has soaked up that moisture and probably started to grow mold. Ours was in good shape, but I have seen pictures of others that look really bad. Point is, you do not know what your dealing with in the ceiling unless you take it down.
The other reason to take it down is to add better insulation. I think we will probably go the spray foam route.
Lastly it allows easy access to the wiring that is tapped under the insulation.
So lots of extra work, but I think a good idea in the long run.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:03 AM   #109
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Makes sense, and good to know. I have a Carpenter bus from the mid 80's that's already been converted to an RV (needs restored again) but I should probably drop the ceiling to do the same as you and there's a recall on basically all the Carpenter busses for the roof welds not being great so that would be a good opportunity to touch up those welds. Keep us updated on the insulation process, I'm curious to know what works well. Not looking forward to taking out rivets though.
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:42 AM   #110
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I was thinking the weld failures were on the newer body carpenter which started in 86 (noted by the tall windows instead of the short)...

mine is a 1991 and can tell where it was fixed..

it affected only those built in Mitchell I believe

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