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Old 06-15-2012, 08:31 PM   #121
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Sure looks pretty.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #122
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Hey BC, i was wondering what you had used to hold up the ceiling carpet on your bus? I just bought a roll of thin indoor/outdoor carpet. Its light weight and thin. The guys at Menards said that Liquid Nails would probaly burn through and desolve the carpet, soo i figured i would ask the expernced haha

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Old 06-18-2012, 03:07 PM   #123
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Dash looks great BC! Is that tongue & groove flooring that you glued up, or did you actually use regular lumber and join it with biscuits or something like that?
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #124
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Mikey, I used Heavy Duty Liquid nails on the ceiling. First I glued foam insullation to the roof and then the carpet on that. It's been up there for over two years and is not loose at all. I also had no problems with the glue coming through the carpet. My bus sits in warm temps, 102 today, and the heat has not affected the holding power of the glue.

DD, thanks for the nice words on the dash. I just bought a nicer piece of wood at Home Depot and then cut it to fit my dash. I think it turned out well. Now trying to decide what color to paint the lower half of the dash area or go some other route.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:23 PM   #125
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Hmmm...well i am curently conducting a science project with a cupple diffrent brands of construction glue on some sample peices of the carpet. Just to see if Liquid Nails really will "desolve" the carpet.

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Old 06-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #126
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Man your bus is looking SWEET!!!

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #127
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I worked this weekend on the dash area of the bus and the step landings. The rubber on the landings was 36 year old original equipment and looked ugly, especially since it was the first thing you saw entering the bus. Put some carpet on the top and bottom areas, and eventually, the center part will be painted. I picked a color called Rustoleum Hammered Pecan. The defroster air vent picture is what the rest of the forward cabin dash will look like when painted.




New step landings





Painted defroster vent. This is the color the rest of the dash area will be painted

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #128
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BC, good choice of color and material. The paint looks like powder coat, not rattle can! Jack
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I've been working on a few things on the bus. Spent yesterday finishing up painting on the dash area which I had not done anything to since I started the conversion. I was covered in overspray and breathed a lot of fumes even though I wore a mask I think it turned out alright. Also put a new backsplash around my stove the last couple of weeks.

The dash before it was painted:


After the paint job. Rustoleum Hammered Finish



Stove area the way it was


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Old 07-05-2012, 09:17 PM   #130
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Very nice. The back splash makes the whole kitchen area seem much larger and the color on the dash is perfect. Hammertone paint is very durable and is easy to touch up with a spray can should the need arise.
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