Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-01-2007, 11:37 PM   #41
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

The stipe tape was purchased on ebay from Bardans Custom and will get some swishy type of graphics from another seller called Cut-Rite Graphics...
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 09:20 PM   #42
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

I got the hitch installed today, at least mostly installed. Need to add a couple more bolts, and to be honest I'm thinking of having the edges welded too...just for redundancy. Actually, if I had been able to find the right hitch, the frame already has holes in it....



__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2007, 11:18 AM   #43
Bus Nut
 
KC10Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 529
Year: 1993
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: 7.3 International diesel
Rated Cap: 60
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

I would definitely put two more bolts in that and have it welded. What are you planning on towing with it? Even if you weld it and put another couple bolts in it, I wouldn't tow much more than 3,000 pounds.
__________________
Matt
1993 International Carpenter 10 Window bus
7.3L diesel w/AT545
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...DSC02426-1.jpg
KC10Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 08:54 PM   #44
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

It's rated for 5,000# and that cross frame is thicker stuff than the hitch is made of... And now that I've done all that work, I ran across a Class-4 (10,000# rated) frame hitch today for $50!! I gotta take some fresh measurements but I think I may be able to use it....

***SIGH***
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 08:52 PM   #45
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

More progress this week, the mattress is in (Queen Pillowtop)....



The back-up camera and housing has also been installed, though the rear window a/c unit is kind of in the way...but that thing probably won't stay there long term... but for now I have a great view of the top of the a/c housing!! I'm going to add a second camera that looks more backward than this one,



__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 08:31 PM   #46
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

My latest aquisition.... year, configuration & exact model still unknown, but it is an Onan Generator removed from an older motor home. It's been sitting in this guys yard for a few years and he just wanted it gone...so I took home. He said it ran when it was removed from the MH a few years back, but has been sitting outside under a tarp for quite some time. Our Saturday counterman at the shop used to fix Gensets for a living and still works on them on the side, he told me to get a carb rebuild kit for it (Cummins/Onan is next door to our shop) and he'll rebuild the carb and figure out a fuel cell for it, and that it should run! Guess we'll see...

__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 09:13 PM   #47
Bus Geek
 
lapeer20m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: near flint michigan
Posts: 2,653
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

looks like one of those highly coveted 1800 rpm geni's????
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who will watch the watchmen?)
lapeer20m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:47 AM   #48
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 263
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

why not mount the camera on the A/C cover?

I guess vibration might be an issue though.
pete c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 09:07 PM   #49
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

The back counterman at Cummins/Onan was suppose to come over today to ID the Generator for me. Since I drive for a living I'm not even sure if he showed up or not, but I'll go over and talk with him again tomorrow. I can't get much off that data plate...I can read the S/N or at least most of it...

As for the A/C... I think that is going to get removed from there. The roof top unit seems to do a good job on the whole bus, and if I move the roof unit to the center (it's in the rear right now) it should be all I need. If not, I can still use that window unit on the emergency exit side window...it just flips up out of the way! Still thinking about what I want to do there...
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007, 08:26 PM   #50
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Added the TV shelf for the bedroom on Sunday...

__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #51
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Did some more ceiling work today... This section is over the drivers seat...



And also over the entry door...



More images posted on my site... Did most of the bedroom ceiling too, except the center section due to pending a/c move...
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 08:29 PM   #52
Almost There
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 77
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Your bus is looking very professional. when do you plan on moving in?
behappystupi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 08:09 PM   #53
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Well, I actually WAS hoping to be aboard by Christmas, but it looks like perhaps early spring now. I've already set my Travel Trailer up for the winter, so I'll just plug away at the bus until the weather warms. This will give me time to get all the trim work done. I also have to get underneath of it and finish the cargo bay...something I started and never finished... Though it is very close and to be honest it's usable as it is right now, there is still a lot left to do!!
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2008, 09:43 PM   #54
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

The front facia above the windshield got finished this week... well, maybe still needs a few trim pieces!



__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 07:28 PM   #55
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

I used Sani-Lite on the bathroom ceiling... (that textured stuff they use for bathroom walls etc...) I'm kind of wishing I had used this stuff on the entire ceiling...it went in nicely. I still need to trim it out...



__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2008, 10:09 PM   #56
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Yes it does, and it bends nicely into the curve of the ceiling too!!
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 05:54 AM   #57
Skoolie
 
reprobate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 226
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Everything looks fantastic! That FRP board does go up nicely. Looks very clean. All your oak trim looks great.
reprobate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 09:11 AM   #58
Bus Nut
 
Roasting8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 382
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Crown
Engine: 671 DD
Send a message via MSN to Roasting8 Send a message via Yahoo to Roasting8
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoneCamping
I used Sani-Lite on the bathroom ceiling... (that textured stuff they use for bathroom walls etc...) I'm kind of wishing I had used this stuff on the entire ceiling...it went in nicely. I still need to trim it out...



Hey Cliff, is that the stuff that is sold in the big box stores (i.e. Home Depot)?

Robert
Roasting8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 11:23 AM   #59
Bus Nut
 
Roasting8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 382
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Crown
Engine: 671 DD
Send a message via MSN to Roasting8 Send a message via Yahoo to Roasting8
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortBus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roasting8
Hey Cliff, is that the stuff that is sold in the big box stores (i.e. Home Depot)?

Robert
I know I'm not Cliff, but I've seen it down the "paneling aisle" at Home Depot, between their Lumber and Millwork departments (at least at the Home Depot here.)

Thanks ShortBus, just wanted to confirm that it was the same stuff. Never knew the name of the stuff, besides FRP.

Robert
Roasting8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2008, 04:30 PM   #60
Bus Nut
 
Roasting8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 382
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Crown
Engine: 671 DD
Send a message via MSN to Roasting8 Send a message via Yahoo to Roasting8
Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortBus
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmyaustintx
I looked at that stuff to do my bath and it is close to $25- 29 for a 4x8 sheet at HD
Wow, that's robbery. I seriously would have guessed around $8-12 a sheet, $15 tops. It probably costs them about $4 or $5 to make one. Oh well, nothing new I guess. The prices for just about everything are going up if they weren't already ridiculous to begin with. Probably further ahead dumpster-diving for a lot of the materials we use in our buses.
Believe it or not, I think that is the only thing that hasn't gone up in Home Depot. That's been the price for, at least, three years, that I know of.

Boy, that sure stinks.
Roasting8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Short" bus or "Regular" bus? TygerCub Conversion General Discussions 11 03-03-2012 12:37 PM
1971 GMC Schoolbus "Patience" for sale Songdog007 Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 2 10-17-2011 01:11 PM
up for auction!! 1972 GMC "New Look" "Fishbowl" Coachbus35ft Stuff Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 0 01-18-2011 10:39 AM
"Tutorial" and "How To" internal error dunnwright Conversion General Discussions 6 11-16-2010 07:02 AM
FOR SALE: Search- "Aimless Pursuits" in the skooli JoeA Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 1 09-10-2006 08:44 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×