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Old 07-11-2014, 07:03 PM   #271
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Last couple of days I was able to begin building the framing for the cabinet below the sink in my bathroom project and install trim on the storage areas. I had some extra pieces of wood laminate flooring left over from BC's kitchen floor, so I ripped those to the width I needed on my table saw and used that for the trim around the storage compartments. Going to leave those without doors, which will just get in the way when you need to get to the towels and add weight. The area below the sink will have a door that will cover the square hole you see in the pics.







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Old 07-14-2014, 06:51 PM   #272
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Finished up my bathroom project this weekend. Other than just tinkering and cosmetic maintenance, I think BC is finished...9 years in the making and have loved every minute of it.

I had been storing all my tools and things I needed to work on BC under my rear bed. Unloaded all that stuff today except for things I would need for emergency repairs on the road...completely filled up the bed of my truck With that extra weight gone, should get at least 1 more mpg



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Old 07-15-2014, 12:27 AM   #273
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A long journey, but one filled with great memories and fun. You now have one of the best and strongest RV bus conversions on the road. I hope to have mine finished in another four to six weeks. Donna and I would love to have a Crown "summit" with the Brown Crown!!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:29 PM   #274
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Wow! Terrific Job. Enjoy!
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:30 AM   #275
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Bathroom, turned out good...with door closed how much sideways room you got?

Can you relax and read a magazine?
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:12 PM   #276
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Great build thread! Great looking bus! Fantastic work you've done! I'm wondering if you did the exterior paint yourself, or if you had a professional do it? Do you mind me asking how much it cost to do the paint?

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Old 08-04-2014, 04:23 PM   #277
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Great build thread! Great looking bus! Fantastic work you've done! I'm wondering if you did the exterior paint yourself, or if you had a professional do it? Do you mind me asking how much it cost to do the paint?

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Thanks. Everything inside I built, but the paint job was done by a pro...let's just say it wasn't cheap
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:41 PM   #278
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A skoolie's work is never done Spent the rest of my Summer doing some upgrades to BC

First off, my mom bought me a new wood laminate floor, so the carpet came out and the floor went in





I also used the flooring to re-do the entry steps to give it a better look:

Before Picture



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Then I relocated the hot water heater. It was in my spare tire compartment on the starboard side for many years, and very much a rinky-dink setup. But I was always worried about it venting under the bus and fumes and fire. So I finally got the guts to cut a hole in the side of BC to mount it as it should have been in the first place. So I put it on the port side in the rear, and now it is more like a factory installation and much safer!

The Cut....man that was something I was really worried about:



The inside part of the heater installation





The finished installation



And then added a dark brown stripe along the sides just because I wanted to



I think BC is ready now for another Road Trip
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:55 PM   #279
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As always job well done.
Just curious, what is the curved handle on the right of the inside water heater view.
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Somewhere, that is the Emergency Exit Door and the handle to open it
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