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Old 01-09-2008, 09:29 PM   #61
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

We used to call that FRP board Marlite. Unfortunately I've put up what seems like miles of that stuff. 20 years ago it was still over $25 a sheet.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:54 PM   #62
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

And the others are right, that stuff is available in the paneling aisle at either HD or Lowes, I bought this particular sheet at Lowes for $29, I think HD gets around $32 for it. It's probably sold under different names, Sani-Lite is what they call it at the paneling wharehouse (Central Supply). It is fiberglass reinforced plastic sheeting. It is VERY tuff stuff. I'm pretty sure an 8' sheet would cover the entire ceiling from wire run to wire run. If I had done the whole ceiling with this instead of the drop ceiling, I wouldn't have lost an inch & half... however the stuff I'm using also add's to insulation value and noise blocking and the Sani-Lite would do niether...
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:44 PM   #63
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you can cut the stuff with a regular saw blade on a circular saw. It cuts much nicer with a router though. what do you guys use to cut the stuff with?
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:37 AM   #64
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

To cut the stuff, I've done the same as you, Jason. Circular saw, router and table saw. We even used to use large sheet metal shears. I always hated cuting the stuff.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:45 PM   #65
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I used a circular saw, regular combo blade though a small tooth paneling blade would probably be better. I found that if you are cutting close to the edge, the saw had a tendancy to bust off chips, but if you run the saw backwards on it it would not chip and still cut just fine!
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:37 PM   #66
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I added in a forward TV table, it's actually temporary as I intend to put in a wide screen flat panel that hangs down in front of the windshield area, and flips up to the ceiling when in transit. But for now, this table will work...



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Old 02-04-2008, 10:30 PM   #67
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I removed that when I replaced the bus door.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:03 PM   #68
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The door swing handle was removed when I took the bus door off. I replaced it with this "Secure Elegance" door by Lawson, it has tempered safetey glass with center membrane (like car windshields), and has a 3 point secure locking mechanism... It also has a gas shock type closer, and fit in the opening perfectly (30 inch). Door cost around $300 at Lowes...

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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

So your door is only glass? Hmmm, great visibility though. What did you use to attach the panneling to the roof? Would it be possible to put a foil insulation under it for a ceiling covering? I like the look and washability, and need somthing as the ribs really transmit heat and cold.

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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

My ceiling tile system I bought at Lowes, I started with starter strips that I attached directly to the metal ceiling with zip scres (TEK Screws), I recommend square drive instead of phillips head as they don't slip!



Once the strips are up there at 24" centers, I ran the tile and used T-strips that snap up into the stater strips. If you keep it tight fitting nothing will rattle loose or fall down while the bus is in motion...



Along straight edges I used simple 90 angle strips like the ones in front of the cabinets...



And the finished product looks like this...




As for the door, yes it's 95 glass, and tempered safety glass at that. The 3 point locking mechanism should meet DOT spec too (at least I hope it will)...
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