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Old 02-24-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
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Me and my wife purchased a 1998 Bluebird All American RE. It has an 8.3 cummins. We intend to live in the bus upon completion. We own a house now, but would like to shed the house payment for a year or two. So far we have taken out the seats. Pulled up the rotten wood. Ground off all the screw heads. Wire wheeled the steel deck. Treat the deck with Ospho. Painted the steel deck with bus kote. Painted the walls with bus kote. I have posted on here before, but I can't post pictures b/c of size. I'm not real slick on a computer I have a blog with photos. wilsonsonthebus.blogspot.com
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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we also removed the rear heater. I re ran the heater core hoses under the bus. I used 2x 20 ft of 1 1/2" gray conduit to run the 1" radiator hose through. I felt this would be a good source to hand the hose under the bus. The conduit is cheap and the straps prove to be a easy way to hang them securely.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:01 PM   #3
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http://s1151.photobucket.com/user/robwi ... slideshow/
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:39 AM   #4
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Thanks man.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:54 PM   #5
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Looks like a "healthy" bus - Ninety-Eight Point Six!
Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:22 PM   #6
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Haha good one.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:33 PM   #7
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Cool. 8.3, AWESOME!

Why does the picture link say "we got duped"?
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:47 PM   #8
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just a joke. the picture is at the place we bought it from, so I was implying that we were overcharged. I feel that way anytime I buy anything, but we are having so much fun, it's more than worth it.
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I like your conduit for the coolant hose, gonna do the same,.... and welcome to the community, beautiful bus.
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Put down the new floorboards this weekend. Went well. We used 3/4 subfloor wood (with tongue and groove ends, 8x4) on top of 1/2 sheet insulation (8x4 as well). We cut out the wheel humps square since we will be building boxes over them anyway. We used liquid nail adhesive to attach the insulation. We predrilled the wood and countersunk self tapping fasteners (2 3/4"). We ran the wood to where there isn't a center seam. Instead there is a seam every 4 feet (tongue and groove seams). We also got insulation on one wall. Very productive weekend, can't wait to chalk out our floor plan! will post pics soon.
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