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Old 09-16-2014, 12:08 AM   #151
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Well that was kind of a pain in the ass. Another couple days on my hands and knees should get the floor clean and primed. Its surprising how wet all the plywood was.

Any tips on how to easily extract all the random bolts, nails, and crap from under the bus if its got a full span cargo area?

Also, how about those auto sanders? There are carriage bolts through the plywood that won't be tight now. I am half thinking of pulling them out, but then the fact that sanders count as approves traction devices in a lot of states makes me want to keep them.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:11 AM   #152
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Yeah I've always liked the scenicruisers. You know my favorite aircraft ever is an IL-76, because of the nose windows below the flight deck. I wish commercial jets had windows that faced forward or up for the passengers somehow.
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.. I'm eventually aiming for a rather spartan interior that is serviceable and has technology in it to make things easier.
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I want my future skoolie to be packed with tech.. Full LED lighting, multiple rear view cameras, multipurpose devices (27" imac on a swivel arm used for computer & TV)

Im not sure what you are going to do on your ceiling but the profile of your bus reminds me a little of the Scenicruiser. A similar pair of forward facing windows/skylights would look awesome on the hump.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:42 PM   #153
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Got some goodies!

New tail lights still on the way.
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:08 AM   #154
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Gotta love it when the little stuff starts coming in! Soon it will be the big stuff!

Enjoy installation with patience and beer (but they don't have to be in that order!)

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Old 09-20-2014, 07:22 PM   #155
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8 hours of needle scaling rust, air chiseling old caulking, nail pulling, and scraping. Then, another couple hours of applying a gallon phosphoric etch and prep.

Finally, brush clean and roller on two gallons of kills 2 latex primer.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:04 AM   #156
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I was thinking instead of vinyl flooring and the usual, I'd shoot down some shake and bake polyurethane truck bed liner like upol's raptor liner. Obviously, I'll still be laying down an inch or two of hard foam.

That way, I can pretty much hose out the floor if I have to. Then, on top of that some bamboo rugs. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:44 AM   #157
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I spent some time cleaning up stuff, got the dash area decluttered because it was collecting a lot of tools and radios and crap. It feels like it's getting time to shift gears a bit - some exterior work and then start on interior more.

I decided to use u-pol raptor bed liner on the roof. The white stuff. It should be tough and seal things up really well. Depending on how next summer goes, I can throw a coat of that heat reflective paint on top of that, but for now the truck bed liner will work fantastic to seal any leaks through the rivets and whatnot.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:51 AM   #158
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Only problem with white bedliner is it has very little UV resistance. Line X won't put white outside or makes you sign a waiver cancelling the warrantee.

For the floor, I am going to do bedliner or peel-and-stick roof ice dam as a poor man's soundproofing. Maybe a combination, peel and stick on the flat and bedliner on the wheel wells, fuel filler, wall seams, etc.

I am still looking for a cheap something to mix into bedliner to make budget lizard skin. To do the floor of the bus in lizard skin and the roof in buscoat would cost more than I want to pay for the whole bus...
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:53 AM   #159
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According to upol, it provides "excellent" uv protection. I wish that was quantified a little better but I've had raptor painted bits exposed for years at at time outside without fading. I also plan on adding another coating to the roof next summer as well.

http://www.u-pol.co.uk/documents/datash ... TDS-US.pdf

Do you think maybe their UV claim is for black only?

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Only problem with white bedliner is it has very little UV resistance. Line X won't put white outside or makes you sign a waiver cancelling the warrantee.

For the floor, I am going to do bedliner or peel-and-stick roof ice dam as a poor man's soundproofing. Maybe a combination, peel and stick on the flat and bedliner on the wheel wells, fuel filler, wall seams, etc.

I am still looking for a cheap something to mix into bedliner to make budget lizard skin. To do the floor of the bus in lizard skin and the roof in buscoat would cost more than I want to pay for the whole bus...
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:52 AM   #160
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If the white is UV resistant, let me know because I have been looking for one that is and haven't found one yet.

All of them so far have said the UV protection is in the tint and say to not use anything lighter than desert sand or light grey.
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