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Old 01-21-2008, 11:49 PM   #21
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Boneheaded mistakes. That's what I'm best at and I've been making plenty of them. We've been hard at it some more and have more pics in our gallery on p.19. It's been a LOT of work but is coming together nicely. Take a look.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:04 AM   #22
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Those are awesome photos - thanks for posting so many!

I love the knotty pine. Can't wait to see it finished. I am debating something like that with a semi-transparent white wash over it, or just painting white but using bead board for texture.

You guys are doing really nice work. Where did you get those cool tail lights?

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Old 01-22-2008, 08:22 AM   #23
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I think a whitewashed pine is a nice look Tony, and pretty easy to do. I bet either will look good. I'm sure the beadboard will look great! The stop and tail(red) lights were available at W-Mart, but we had to order the reverse and turn signal lights. Thanks for the nice words.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:05 PM   #24
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Thanks for the nice words, y'all. It has been A LOT of work. On the ceiling, Julie is going to paint blue sky with clouds in the front fading to sunset sky in the back. I've been gone for a few days, we have some 70F days coming up so I think we will try and get some stuff primed and painted or poly'd. Need to drop back and install HWH and build vanity. Picked up drawer guides so need to install drawers and need to install the door. Lots to do!
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:53 PM   #25
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reprobate that bus is looking awsome you must be hitting the hundreds of hours labour area with that baby! must be nice to have 70 degree weather im looking outside and its snowing and of course imn in the middle of taking layers and layers of paint off our bus 70 is perfect for painting and prepping looking forward to seeing that step of your conversion thanks for sharing all you and your gfs fine workmanship with us skoolies! timbuk
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:21 PM   #26
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I'm not sure what the hours are Timbuk, but they are adding up. I'm afraid they will call us back to work, so I'm hitting it hard while I can. Paint and finish work are not my strong suits but we have to take advantage of the weather. Swung a brush all day today putting on poly on the cabinets and trim. Will be doing the same tomorrow. Hey maybe about the time you finish with the outside of your bus I'll be ready to do mine. Wanna come over?
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:45 PM   #27
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reprobate - I looked through your photos again but couldn't figure out what you did on the floor. What all did you put down there?
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:27 PM   #28
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All we did on the floor was strip it down to bare metal. Thankfully no rust. Then we rolled out 30lb felt and put down a light grid of 1x stock. Basically I ripped some 1x4's in half and ran the strips lengthwise along the walls and also just inside the wheel wells also lengthwise. We also placed some strips in strategic locations. All of these we screwed down. Then we applied a 3/4" t&g OSB ply over these. We used what I fondly call liquid board stretcher(constr. adh), nails and screws. You don't have to use as heavy a ply as we did, but I like the t&g. Started in the morning and were done by lunch. I would recommend felt, not poly. Poly will trap moisture whereas the felt will breathe, but still act as a moisture barrier. Our finish floor is going to be a laminate floor. Soon to be installed. I hope. New pics to come soon. We've done a lot more. And hey dentartherdent, Wichita Mtns. refuge may be our first trip so maybe we can hook up with you and Matt.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:08 AM   #29
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Thanks for the description. Did you put any insulation between the 1x strips?

Can't wait to see more pics - you must be moved in by now!

It would be fun to meet at the Wichita Mountains. Any idea when that would be? I am sure my bus won't be ready yet but I'd love to see yours in person. We need to go back down that way before too long to visit my father-in-law also. It looks like Matt was just there recently. Mount Scott (Oklahoma's one decent mountain) would be good practice for driving a skoolie in some more serious mountains to the West..

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Old 02-15-2008, 09:31 AM   #30
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Sorry Tony, I guess I spaced that part out. Yeah we put 1/2" blue foam between the 1x stock. As you know bad weather is on the way, so today we are going to install our money saving(yeah right...this subject will soon be it's own thread) door. Can't wait for you to get into the meat of your bus.
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