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Old 10-02-2018, 10:58 AM   #221
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Nice to see an update!
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:13 PM   #222
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Things have been going slowly, but with the weather clearing up Iím starting to get in excess of 6 hours a day on it after work. That section of the kitchen cabinets took about 4 hours. The framing for the ceiling also shouldnít be too bad, but weíll have to see.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:58 PM   #223
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Kitchen Framing Continued

I got all of the counter framing finished last night. This will include the TV lift, refrigerator, and sink.

I'm really excited to add the TV lift in. This will allow me to have a window behind the TV as well. A 55" TV is only about 50" wide and 29" tall, which fits perfectly in the counter.





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Old 10-17-2018, 05:22 PM   #224
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The Derelicte Bus - Preventing Thermal Bridging

All, things have been pretty darn busy over at The Derelicte Bus. I've been installing these cross beams for the roof so that I can start screwing the ceiling in. It's going to be 3" slats running the length of the bus. I'm super excited to get started, but screwing these boards in takes some time. This affords me some much needed thermal breaking in the ceiling. it will also allow me to extend hooks from the ceiling for hanging things such as my hammocks.



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Old 10-18-2018, 10:30 AM   #225
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Washing Machine Sizing/Placement

One of the things that I would miss most as an athlete was access to clean clothes for running and working out. I hate sitting at Laundromats, so I searched long and hard for a washing machine. I found the LG Sidekick. It's designed as a pedestal washer, but can function on its own in a skoolie. I figured with my oven above and my sink and shower all being centrally located, having the washing machine here would be clutch.



At 27" wide, I couldn't see why not to fit it underneath. I haven't operated it yet, but will provide those results when I can.





Additionally, I got the TV in its location. I'm going to build a "lift" into the space so I can raise and lower the TV. This way it isn't blocking my precious natural light.



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Old 10-23-2018, 04:20 PM   #226
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Woah, I'm coming back to see the work on this after being offline for so long, glad this bus is in capable hands!
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:02 PM   #227
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Woah, I'm coming back to see the work on this after being offline for so long, glad this bus is in capable hands!
Its like watching a kid grow up for me!

LOVE the Derelicte Bus!

How are the mechanicals holding up?
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:18 PM   #228
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Woah, I'm coming back to see the work on this after being offline for so long, glad this bus is in capable hands!
Thanks! I lost so much time on the bus with the two musicals (4 hours a day for nearly 4 months straight)and some other various distractions here and there, BUT I'm back at the grind every single day now!
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:29 PM   #229
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Its like watching a kid grow up for me!

LOVE the Derelicte Bus!

How are the mechanicals holding up?
The engine runs fine. I start it sometime between the 10th and the 15th of each month and drive it around the ranch really briefly. There's a squeaky something that sounds like something spinning/rattling (ungreased) that doesn't affect the engine or shifting when driving, but is annoying on the ears. Additionally, I still have to replace the rear right air ride bag, but overall, not too worried about that either.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:41 PM   #230
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Wheel Well and Wood-fired Stove Cabinet

Things are continuing well at The Derelicte Bus! I started building the framework for the shelving that will eventually support the wood fired stove. The stove will be wall mounted and the cabinet will hold wood/supplies. In the meantime, I've also created my "Relaxation Station" which is occupied by my cat most of the time.

In Del Rio, we've received 21" of rain in the past two months. Del Rio normally gets 19" in a FULL YEAR. So I've barely been able to get woodworking done. I made the most of the break in the weather with a fire to burn the waterlogged wood and cut wood for upcoming construction in the back.



You can see the box I built around the wheel well. 18" x 48" and 7" high. The overall cabinet will be 24" high.



The "Relaxation Station"



The finished framework. I'll be adding a shelf halfway up the inside and covering it with white painted plywood.

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Old 10-26-2018, 12:50 PM   #231
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Engine Doghouse Cover - In progress

I have to admit, the planning for the engine doghouse cover took longer than I anticipated. It's going to be a long journey, but I think I'm ready to kill it.

The plan is to make it another horizontal surface within the bus so that it can be used for sitting or even eating on. Cupholders and device station for the driver will also be located here.



The initial framework is sturdy enough to hold my weight. Sure, it'll make getting access to the driver's area a bit more difficult, but at the same time, I'd be comfortable stepping on it to get there.



Maria (my cat) approves of the new construction.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:23 PM   #232
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Refrigerator in Place, Open House (bus?), and Water Tank

Another busy week at The Derelicte Bus! I got the refrigerator in place and had a few friends over to show off my work so far. The musicals and traveling slowed the progress down, so I'm rapidly approaching one year of work!

Anyway, here's how the refrigerator fit into the kitchen area.



Here's the firepit and my guests from the "soft" open house.



Finally, I got the 100 gallon water tank, and the dimensions aren't quite what I anticipated. That, of course means that I will need to rebuild the bed/pull out couch. That'll be a little bit of work next week, but not a whole lot overall.

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Old 10-31-2018, 12:51 PM   #233
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dont cover that doghouse too much.. or at least make it easy to get into.. those floorboards look awful close to the latches.. you need to be able to get in there to work on stuff.. I love the idea of hiding and insulating around them to reduce noise/ engine heat but dont make your surround so heavy its a chore to lift.. or wont fit anywhere else in the bus when you need engine access..

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Old 11-02-2018, 05:07 AM   #234
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Everything is easily removable thatís covering the doghouse, albeit this box will be heavy, so itíll be designed to slide.
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:24 AM   #235
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Things are continuing well at The Derelicte Bus! I started building the framework for the shelving that will eventually support the wood fired stove. The stove will be wall mounted and the cabinet will hold wood/supplies. In the meantime, I've also created my "Relaxation Station" which is occupied by my cat most of the time.

In Del Rio, we've received 21" of rain in the past two months. Del Rio normally gets 19" in a FULL YEAR. So I've barely been able to get woodworking done. I made the most of the break in the weather with a fire to burn the waterlogged wood and cut wood for upcoming construction in the back.



You can see the box I built around the wheel well. 18" x 48" and 7" high. The overall cabinet will be 24" high.



The "Relaxation Station"



The finished framework. I'll be adding a shelf halfway up the inside and covering it with white painted plywood.

A lot of your build resembles mine...
since Iím in a lot of temporary stages, I moved my shop workbench in for kitchen cabinets/shelves...

I was sitting in the driverís one evening with a propane torch and remembered Shou Sugi Ban and started torching my lumber. It really gave a different aspect to my workbench! It doesnít look like something I pulled out of the shop anymore and it was pretty much a free upgrade.


Just my 2 cents, I donít need change
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:43 AM   #236
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Shou Sugi Ban?

I’ve seen shou sugi done on other buses, and while I like the aesthetic, I will be painting all walls/cabinets white. I will have natural wood floors and ceilings. Doing it now would only be temporary as I’ll be assembling plywood faces on every box frame as well.

Talking about interior design is definitely only in idea phases right now.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:52 AM   #237
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The Derelicte Bus #8 is on YouTube!



I’ve got a ton of photos to add and will soon. Just gotta get thanksgiving underway first.
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Was this time of year when you got the bus from us! Happy Turkey Day, sir, and thanks for your service!





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Old 11-22-2018, 09:07 AM   #239
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Was this time of year when you got the bus from us! Happy Turkey Day, sir, and thanks for your service!

It was about a year ago! I arrived back in Del Rio on thanksgiving day. Doesnít feel like itís been a year, but life happens. Iím living in it though. Can you believe that?!

Hope you and Roxie enjoy some great food and friendship today.
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:33 PM   #240
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Hey guys, I've been pretty busy preparing for a deployment... traveling for training etc. On the nice side though, I've been able to develop my website for the bus and it also happens to include a good number of my other hobbies as well. I'm going to try to still update pictures here (I'm a little bit behind, sorry) but the website is definitely something I'm proud of.


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