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Old 11-28-2013, 05:10 AM   #511
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Dugh....you didn't use duct tape
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:20 PM   #512
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Just fill the cardboard box with concrete and then use "Redheads" to hold the seat in place--both kinds of readheads
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:12 PM   #513
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I was looking forward to finally be building something in the bus. I was not expecting all the stress.

I'm building out the supports for the passenger seat and the battery bank. They will be welded to the floor and I need to get them done before I can start insulating.

Five hrs to weld up the passenger seat support. The cutting and welding only took 1.5 hrs. The rest of the time was spent measuring, figuring and hemming and hawing. I'm learning every inch in the bus has an impact. You move one thing an inch this way and it impacts so many other things down the line.

I like where the seat is positioned.





It is welded to the floor and the seat rail. When I receive the seat swivel I will finish it up.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #514
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Looks good, you will be glad that you have a passenger seat next to the driver, Mine is that way and it makes the drive much more injoyable having my wife beside me(most of the time )
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:07 PM   #515
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I was looking forward to finally be building something in the bus. I was not expecting all the stress.

I'm building out the supports for the passenger seat and the battery bank. They will be welded to the floor and I need to get them done before I can start insulating.

Five hrs to weld up the passenger seat support. The cutting and welding only took 1.5 hrs. The rest of the time was spent measuring, figuring and hemming and hawing. I'm learning every inch in the bus has an impact. You move one thing an inch this way and it impacts so many other things down the line.
You are right! I usually spend 2 - 3 hours of figuring to every hour of doing. When you have to design everything, it takes time to consider all the options and ramifications of what you're doing. There have also been a few "I never thought of that" moments. They are a tough pill to swallow, especially if you have to tear it out and start over. The general theme I follow is to vision what you want the end product to look like in you head and then go backwards to get it that way. Especially on wood working. I pick out the surface and trim first, then build backwards in my head.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:29 PM   #516
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Roger the above. And the smaller the platform, the more critical every inch becomes. There ain't a lot of Fudge Factor in a shorty. One more reason I have so much regard for Ol' Trunt.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:29 AM   #517
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It took a bunch of "a 1/2" this way-a 1/2" that way" to manage to squeeze in a captians chair in the shotgun position in my shorty. I have to do a interesting dance of slide the seat forward a bit-tilt it a bit-rotate 1/2 way-slide it back--to get it to rotate all the way around. But hey-you only do that when we're parked for the weekend. Worth it to have a second seat in a "normal" option.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #518
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Will there be a cover over the entry steps or do passengers need unfeasibly long legs?
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #519
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Heres my step cover well worth it , it keeps the noise down as well as a place for your feet
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Will there be a cover over the entry steps or do passengers need unfeasibly long legs?
Hey, I like long legged women.

I plan to build a pull out cover of some sort. Right now it will probably be my grand-daughter and her legs don't touch anyway.
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