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Old 05-02-2015, 05:39 PM   #171
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Worked on the rear two windows today.

Passenger side before
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Driver side before
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Then moved onto the rear vent opening.

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Rewired and put in real wire splices.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:46 PM   #172
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I also finished the front table mount, and made a new cover for the sending unit. It was a small cover to barely cover the sending unit hole. Now bigger, carpeted the whole area under the table.

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Old 05-03-2015, 04:27 AM   #173
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looks great!!i love what you did with the windows
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:10 AM   #174
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I second that statement.

The carpet looks sooooo cozy. It also finishes everything up real nice.

I also like that folding table.

Great job.

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Old 05-03-2015, 05:29 PM   #175
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Thanks guys.

I'm getting close to finishing up what I wanted to on the interior for this spring. Probably still take me alittle while to get the rest done though. But I won't feel bad about starting to use it, rather then working on it.

I've decided on paying a shop to put a clutch in it for me. So I need to get a time scheduled. Originally I was going to do it myself. I'm just running out of time, plus the more times I look at the transmission, the heavier it looks. After they get that replaced, I will be mounting up my onan genny.

Today's project, the doghouse.
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I've been debating how much I wanted to cover. I think I will leave it with this for now.
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:54 PM   #176
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No real major progress. Spent time cleaning it out to get ready for its little road trip to the truck shop on monday. It's amazing how much clutter builds up in a short time. Seems it only takes a couple blocks to find out what you have missed picking up.
Only thing I have for pictures is I finally got two of my fire extinguishers mounted. I have three, but just floating behind and under chairs.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:11 PM   #177
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One more thing. I picked this up the other night a menards on sale.

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Another thing I regret now is not going with a apartment size fridge. I've measured and spent time pondering if I could fit one somewhere. It would just be to much work now. So I picked up a second Dorm fridge.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:00 PM   #178
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Windows really look great! And I like your new fridge. I have two that are similar in BC and I like how that works out...food in one, beverages in the other:icon_e_biggrin:

Also like your addition of the extinguishers...hope you never need them, but safety first! Love your conversion :icon_e_smile:
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:03 PM   #179
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Thanks BC! My wife is happy how it has all turned out. Your conversion was our inspiration , without seeing yours first, I'm pretty sure she would have thought I was nuts. Its been a great feeling this year working on small things to improve looks or function. I did the same as you last summer, I stole my garage dorm fridge and did beverages in one, and food in the other too! Worked well, but the garage fridge is about 20 yrs old and about on its last leg.

The trip to the truck shop was great. I live in a smaller town south of Des Moines, Iowa. It is four lane highway all the way to DSM. It has some nice long up and down hills on the way there. Regearing made fast freeway/traffic a breeze. For once I got on the freeway with cars moving over and making room, but they never had a chance to pass me! I caught up to traffic speed then pulled away. A pyrometer will be ordered soon, and then the fuel pump will be played with next. I can't wait for another 30-40hp.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:55 PM   #180
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Bus is still at the shop for a clutch. I told them I wasn't in a hurry, and to fit it in when they had a chance. I'm starting to wonder if that was a bad comment. I haven't really needed it, but I kinda miss it. So I started working on the valances/light fixtures. I've got two of the four done, almost. I realized I left my roll of led's in the bus...

I'm not much of a wood worker, but this seemed like the best idea I could come up with.
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I bought one flourescent white cover and cut it down. I found the only way I could cut that stuff down, was with the angle grinder and a cut off wheel. Basically melt it in two. Using any type of saw just make it shatter crack like glass.
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The plan is two switches and individual strips of led's. One row behind the white, the other one pointing down running the bottom of the 1x6.
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Gluing the front cover on.
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Done with the switches. Just need the led strips. The front cover is long on the bottom edge to hide the downward facing led's.
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Now, I need the bus...
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