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Old 03-28-2015, 09:38 AM   #101
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Have you shared your potential floor plan, or have I missed it elsewhere? I've seen you mentioned things like "over the kitchen counter" so I imagine you have at least a general idea at least. You address so many details, I can't wait to see how you design the floor space and your logic behind it.

Looking forward to following the rest of the build!
Thx

I did share a floor plan back in the fist few pages. However it has changed a fair bit, and I now need to make a new floor plan.

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:43 AM   #102
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A few weeks ago most of the snow was melted, then I woke up to this.
This is a pic of the outside of my shed and bus.





Walking out my front door to my car.


My 8D battery I use for boosting and running lights.




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Old 03-28-2015, 10:00 AM   #103
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This is what it looks like under the 30' x 60' tarp.







Standing in the rear of the bus looking back at the front door of my shed I live in.









The snow helps hold the tarp down.





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Old 03-28-2015, 10:23 AM   #104
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Last fall when I set up camp I used what I had. 1 Inch ratchet straps and small 1/4 inch cables hold the tarp up between the bus and shed.



























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Old 03-28-2015, 10:32 AM   #105
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My 87 Honda CRX has 543,000 km on it and finally broke a axle shaft. So it was time to rebuild the front end. Shocks, axles, bearings, ect.

Only place I have to work out of the weather is under my tarp. ou can see the snow hanging over the car in the creases of the tarp.









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Old 03-28-2015, 10:35 AM   #106
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All done the front end work. After the snow melts, I will rebuild the rear suspension.







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Old 03-28-2015, 10:41 AM   #107
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I feel your pain, same thing here to, and cold too -21 with out the wind yesterday.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:51 AM   #108
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Time to drop the rear fuel tank.

Rear bumper first.



I love this light weight, really strong aluminum work bench.



3/4 inch drive, Milwaukee M18 impact gun with over 500 ft pound of bolt snapping torque. Not a single bolt would come loose in reverse, so I went forward and twisted them all off.



I hate rust.







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Old 03-28-2015, 10:53 AM   #109
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You can see the unreal amount of dirt still packed up inside everything.

















BlueBird welded the tow hooks to the frame. You can see the heat signature on the opposite side of the frame rail.







More twisted off bolts.





Fuel tank just about ready to drop. I have removed 46 bolts so far.



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Old 03-28-2015, 11:16 AM   #110
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This piece was one of two. They were in front and to the rear of the fuel tank, bolted to the frame cross members. More dirt and rust.













Dirt and rust knocked off the back of the tank.



First glance of the leak.



The dirt held moisture and caused the tank to rust though.







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