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Old 10-06-2014, 06:45 AM   #191
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lookin great man. you need a destination window up top.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:04 AM   #192
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I think Tango nailed it... The Great White Buffalo Seriously though, beautiful work. I am going to try that solder technique on my bus.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:17 PM   #193
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You are (almost) single handedly getting me pumped about my future bus conversion!
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:23 PM   #194
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Thanks for that, from my perspective its sort of a grind - it feels like my progress is super slow and everything is a fight. I'm happy to hear my posts are inspirational.


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Old 10-06-2014, 01:25 PM   #195
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I have always liked the bus shapes that have the hump on the roof. They have an appeal that I can't quite place.
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I think Tango nailed it... The Great White Buffalo Seriously though, beautiful work. I am going to try that solder technique on my bus.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:27 PM   #196
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Lol!

I was thinking I should get a placard in the cabin:

"Today's driver: Ahab"

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Hmmmm...Great white buffalo Kimosabe.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:29 PM   #197
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I didn't see any better technique than leading those holes. I never see anyone using that technique so I figured I'd show it.

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One thing of note is that you can make solder stick to galvanized surfaces by using tinning solution. In older times this was called body leading which was the previous method of body filling before Bondo arrived on the scene. There are lots of videos on Youtube that demonstrate the use of lead in body filling. You are doing such a bang up job in record time, keep up the good work.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:39 PM   #198
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internal framing

I'm really looking forward to getting interior framework completed.

My current thoughts are the following features:
  • Flat duct down length of ceiling for future split ac system
    2 inch foam board to get steel ribs to flush, then 1 inch of spray foam over ribs and set to mounting rails to flush
    Douglas for 1 inch thick by 3 inch wide spaced 2 feet apart running boards for mounting panels and interior equipment walls and cabinets
    All interior framing will be steel joist construction. Metal joints will have vhb tape and rivets to hold together and keep rattle down.
    Interior panels will be frp. Waterproof and easy to clean. They will be foam adhesive and riveted to steel under framing.
    All cabinets, booths, walls, bunks, overhead compartments etc will be fabricated in this manner.
Thoughts, questions, comments on the plan above?
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #199
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By steel joists are you talking about metal 2x4 studs? If so, why not build out of 3/4"-1" square tube. It's a bit more expensive, but a lot more structurally secure. And not to mention how much more space you would have.

And since you weld, it should be pretty easy.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #200
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I don't really have a good reason, it just seemed like the difference between square tubing and the metal studs was minimal, in balance of the studs.

I want to pick the right material for the job however, I just don't know what is best yet. Here are the reasons was thinking studs over square tubing:

I can use the studs in the "skinny" orientation to save space
They are galvanized
Lighter per linear inch
I can still weld them if I have to
C shape eases making wiring or plumbing runs
Thinner means easier to drill or self tap screws
Wide flat area (when using in skinny oriented) gives more surface for attaching frp panels
Easier to change my mind later once the vehicle is more finished - don't want to have to set things on fire or metal shavings everywhere


Anyway I'm not dead set either way just thinking out loud.

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By steel joists are you talking about metal 2x4 studs? If so, why not build out of 3/4"-1" square tube. It's a bit more expensive, but a lot more structurally secure. And not to mention how much more space you would have.

And since you weld, it should be pretty easy.
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