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Old 01-17-2015, 07:06 PM   #321
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Ok OK, I'll make sliders.



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Old 01-19-2015, 12:37 AM   #322
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passenger seats

I picked up some passenger seats for the family. They are freedman brand coach seats that are practically new. While they are fixed back they are comfortable enough. They are made to bolt right onto a bus chair rail.

The price was very motivational. If you're in the greater seattle area I can get you the hook up for some more of them.

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Old 01-24-2015, 03:06 AM   #323
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Some modeling work in progress shots.

Interior framing will be 1x1 16 gauge (.0625) wall tubing. At .83 lbs/foot, it's lighter than kiln dried 2x4's (approx. 1.2 lbs/foot), and if some care is given to the way it's assembled, should be strong or stronger than a wood structure.

For example, the overhead storage structure near the rear of the bus is about 58 linear feet of material, and would weigh something like 48 lbs. Obviously skinning the structure and adding a ply floor to the cargo box makes it a little heavier, but I am hoping my weight estimate for all the framing won't exceed 500 lbs.

So, that's like 6 or 7 middle schoolers. I hear they're mostly water weight though...

The toilet closet has a sliding door hung from a piece of 1/2" thick plywood, and the master bedroom is separated by another slider, but it's 1" thick square steel framed.

I'm planning on sheeting the inside of the exterior walls with .060 white ABS plastic. I'd like to do the same with the interior walls, but it might start to get costly.

Once I get the layout really fine tuned, I'll get an inventory count of the metal, and go pick up a giant heap of 1x1x.0625 cold roll steel square stock and get to gettin'.



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Old 01-24-2015, 10:15 AM   #324
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Lookin' good! --- I am going the steel tube route on my shorty as well. Keep the pix coming!
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:48 PM   #325
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I used tubing and angle iron exclusively--even the cabinets. Stronger, lighter and less space wasting than wood to do the same job. Also, it'll never need a termite report!
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Planning on using steel angle for cabinets and facing with wood to give a classic look but better structural integrity. Same with most of the framing except for walls. Square tubing for the walls (what few of them we'll have) for us too.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:52 AM   #327
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WOW ! ! ! ! The craftsmanship on this project is mind-boggling ! And you, sir, are a CRAFTSMAN . I can't wait to see the interior come together!
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:40 PM   #328
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Awesome build. Your skills are very impressive. I like all the insulation.
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:21 PM   #329
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Hey, thanks!

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Old 01-26-2015, 01:29 PM   #330
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I like all the insulation too. I'll have to do something about the summer time eventually, some sort of air conditioning system.
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