So, here's what's going on...
We finished parting out the donor van, as aforementioned. We got out all the seats from the Snail. I still need to take out the front divider, but anyway...
Starting from the front will be the driver and "navigator" seats. We'll be relocating the door "eventually." Those seats will be the gray leather seats that you probably can't see in the pictures. They're in the mess somewhere. Behind the driver area, will be two couches. One will be the gray leather from a 2001 Impala. I'm kind of excited about this...it folds down so that we can access the rear of it. I'm also planning to make it so that the seat will flip up. I'm hoping the use the seat bases from the bus for this. I'll make armrests and cup holders with the "extra" space on the sides of the seat. In my mind it looks cool.
Across from that will be an electric couch from the donor van. I haven't gotten the electric worked out yet...but working on it. It should fold out and extend all the way across the width of the bus. It should make for a nice bed (I hope).
Then there will be the door at the 4th window. Across from that will be a cabinet of kind. Probably for kids' toys and whatnot. Behind that will be four captain's chairs facing the center isle. Lesa and I "discussed" this at great length. I wanted two chairs facing forward and two facing rear...facing each other, on the driver side. But we "compromised" and it will be the four chairs facing each other at the center isle. There will be a table in the middle of the chairs and/or couches.
Behind the chairs on the passenger side will be the 3-way refridgerator and then some counter space, and then maybe some bunk beds, or tool storage. On the driver's side behind the chairs will be a sink over the wheel well, then a bathroom and closet.
I'm not 100% sure on the whole bathroom behind the rear wheels, but it's the best place for it. 99% of our use will be highway.
You see the 3/4" plywood? It's going to be used in the the framing of the seat and cabinets. It's overkill, but guy at the lumber yard quoted us $17.50 a sheet because he thought they only had 5 left. Turns out it wasn't what he thought he had 5 sheets of, so he sold us that for the price he quoted. I think it should have been at least double that. Score!
I grabbed a few 2x4s as well. He threw in a few scraps too. Right at $100 total.
We're really leaning toward the foil backed house wrap. A 4' x 125' roll we were quoted $155. We think that we can put that on the ceiling and on the floor. It should really lower the temps and hopefully quiet things down. We're looking at fabric to put over the foil on the ceiling to create a headliner. We're trying to find some carpet for the center isle too.
We're really not doing this 100% the way we want to. We want to make it useable as soon as possible for vacation. Ideally, we'd be fully insulating the floor and pulling the metal off the walls, etc. But I don't think we're going to be doing any of that...at least for now. I realize it will be tons more work "later," but "later" may never come!
Lastly, this is a pic we took of a camper Memorial Day weekend. This is what we want it to look like...We really like the TV and cabinets overhead. We're planning for that too.