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Old 09-27-2018, 03:59 PM   #111
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One of my cats like to jump up on the roof of my buses. She started with the short bus, using the hood as a step to the roof. Then she figured out she could jump from bus to bus once she was on the roof.

First time i saw her up there she was so proud of herself and started rolling around and rolled right off the damn thing. Cats make the best mistakes.
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Old 09-27-2018, 04:11 PM   #112
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I walked out and he decided to come down, walked to the curve of the edge to check it out and just started to slide off and jumped.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:05 PM   #113
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Figured i'd go out to the bus in this torrential rain we're getting to see if I can find the leaks. They were quite obvious with this much rain. The 2nd and 4th window on the passenger side were tripping pretty well. Glad that's out of the way. I had left the vent cover open about 3-4" and no rain came in or leaked from the 50 screw holes.
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:59 PM   #114
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Finally got the whole back end removed. After looking at the construction I will remove the center bar and raise it as high as it will go and then elongate the tops of each door to give me more head room entering the garage. I decided not to use the 33 inch door and am back in the hunt for a 37 inch door for the left.
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:10 PM   #115
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Making slow but steady progress. Finally got the right rear corner finished what you want. Look at the bus body as a puzzle and the first pieces of the puzzle are the rear corner pieces and then everything else gets attached to them. So now let's try and put the first piece in last, not a fun job for one person, but I was able to manage it finally. I went ahead and powder coated the corners olive drab has that will be the color of the back end. I may pull the glass out of the doors and powder coat them too, that way I have a ma
tching strong base coat. On to the next corner. Still searching for a second door.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:50 PM   #116
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OpGot the left rear corner installed finally and completed. Had to cut short the corner of rub rail and reweld it. Have a fab shop bending me up the upper and lower door frame pieces, then I can mount the door, and start searching for another one.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:02 PM   #117
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Solar design info for later use.

https://www.explorist.life/diy-campervan-solar/
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:55 PM   #118
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Solar design info for later use.

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Good article, just saved that too, Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:02 PM   #119
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Stopped by HD to pick up a pocket door frame to see if there will be any issues installing it and how tall of a door I'll be able to squeeze in there. Started taking measurements and realized a couple of issues. One is the split between the 3rd and 4th window from the rear is only 7'6" and no the 8' I wanted. At 7'6" is where the roof hatch/vent skylight start, so I can't really start the wall in the middle of that. The bikes are right at 7'OAL. If I notch the top of the pocket door top rail and slide it up over the frame rib I should be able to make a 30" door work right at 6' tall
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:09 PM   #120
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I kept telling myself that making the top and bottom door frames pieces would take 20-30 minutes on a manual 8' brake. Every fab shop I went to said they couldn't do the 2 pieces each with one piece. I had some 14g sheared and ready to bend and the manual brake wouldn't bend it at all. So I went and got some 18g and was able to bend up both pieces out of single pieces in about 1/2hr.
I was hoping to have them bent on the hydraulic brake that could bend 14g like it was aluminum foil. As it turns out, with all the bends in it, the 18g will be plenty strong enough for the job. I also mounted the lighting into the door. NOW I NEED A SECOND DOOR.
The lower door frame piece is screwed down temporarily, it will get welded to the floor pan as well as welding up each corner of the door frame.
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