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Old 10-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #181
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looks good..and you are right it's the little things.
Think of it this way:

Convert a bus to RV...easy just one step..convert it
it's the little things that have to be done that take forever
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #182
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Kudos on the project!
While I admit a scan through rather than an in-depth read, I stopped at your pictures and wanted you to know I too have experienced the "oh ****, how do I get this adhesive-stuck paneling off now" and did the same basic thing you did. Had to toss the plywood, since in my case, the plywood had bonded so tight to the paneling...the only way I can describe the glue at the time of removal=coal hard.

In the beginning, you made some nifty pictures that look like virtual reality. Is that a program on the web that can be obtained without spending an arm and a leg?
I sure would like to play with it to plan some stuff for myself.

I am very anxious to see your progress! Love the pictures!
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #183
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Kudos on the project!
While I admit a scan through rather than an in-depth read, I stopped at your pictures and wanted you to know I too have experienced the "oh ****, how do I get this adhesive-stuck paneling off now" and did the same basic thing you did. Had to toss the plywood, since in my case, the plywood had bonded so tight to the paneling...the only way I can describe the glue at the time of removal=coal hard.

In the beginning, you made some nifty pictures that look like virtual reality. Is that a program on the web that can be obtained without spending an arm and a leg?
I sure would like to play with it to plan some stuff for myself.

I am very anxious to see your progress! Love the pictures!
Thank you!

I think you're referring to the 3D renders of a virtual bus interior layout. I used a free app from Google called SketchUp (http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/index.html). It's not the most intuitive program in the world, but it's very powerful and the price can't be beat. There are hours of tutorials available on the web site and on YouTube.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #184
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I got really lucky at the local RV dealer. I was looking for a window for the bedroom wall and he had a few of them collecting dust in a storage container out back. We picked through the pile and found an unused 48" x 22" window and he let me have it for $25. Here I'm test fitting it in the new wall construction:


And here's that wall installed (as my dad takes a look at some of the vehicle structure):


My bed will be on a platform that will rest on the 2x4 stringers on the left and right side of the bus. The bottom of the bedroom wall represents a point four inches above the highest part of the Jeep hood when parked with its front wheels on the bus wheel humps.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #185
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After spending the whole summer working on my eldorado with it's curvy walls I would KILL to have the luxury of your nice, straight stud walls.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:29 PM   #186
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After spending the whole summer working on my eldorado with it's curvy walls I would KILL to have the luxury of your nice, straight stud walls.
I love my straight walls! And my 7-1/2 foot ceiling!
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With those 2X4 studs, what will your finished inside width be?
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:52 AM   #188
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With those 2X4 studs, what will your finished inside width be?
It's exactly 7 feet 3 inches between the studs. I measured it just for you.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #189
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I just finished building and installing the bed platform and lower bed wall. All the major framing is now complete and I can start working on electrical stuff.
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When do we get to see the jeep in it?
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