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Old 10-02-2010, 06:46 PM   #21
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After a long hard week the bus is painted. Just a glimpse of early photos in the paint booth. I know, I know, dont paint it black, but I really wanted it black. I figure I can make up the difference in insulation and roof top airs. It is only a recreational bus for us. So here it is

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Old 10-02-2010, 10:23 PM   #22
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Nice looking bus...

X2 on the child labor, my 15 year old son has played a huge part in building the bus and the Blazer/Buggy...


Speaking of Blazer, I saw the link to the 4x4 site... I'm a wheeler as well... Gonna use the bus as my tow rig for wheeling trips...

Good luck with the build...

you should see the BEAST of my truck 71 k10/k20 on 40s

Nice... We should start a thread about wheeling rigs that skoolie owners have...
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:26 PM   #23
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Hvbuzz, nice progress... I had a couple of weeks without working on the bus... Kinda nice to get away from it... Had to work on the Blazer for a wheeling trip... It was a buddies bachelor party trip, had a blast... Like I mentioned in the post to Camo, we need a wheeling thread for those that are using their skoolies as tow rigs...
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:14 AM   #24
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Nice looking bus...

X2 on the child labor, my 15 year old son has played a huge part in building the bus and the Blazer/Buggy...


Speaking of Blazer, I saw the link to the 4x4 site... I'm a wheeler as well... Gonna use the bus as my tow rig for wheeling trips...

Good luck with the build...

you should see the BEAST of my truck 71 k10/k20 on 40s

Nice... We should start a thread about wheeling rigs that skoolie owners have...
cool i'm game!!!!!
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:00 AM   #25
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Paint job looks great!
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:33 AM   #26
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Thanks. I really like what you did with the carpet on the ceiling on your bus. I think I might do the same kind of thing, but maybe even run it on the walls too. I have my eye on two different shades of carpet, one for the walls and one for the ceiling. I want to thank you, because of your bus, and showing the wife, made it for an easy sell on converting our own.

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Old 10-03-2010, 12:16 PM   #27
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I haven't finished out my bathroom area yet, but some of that will have carpet on the walls too. It's easy to work with and helps to give some added insulation. I like the look of it too. I have a lot of paneling in the bus, so the carpet helps to break the pattern and give it a special look. It's easy to put up with Liquid Nails. The only thing that sticks better is the gum the kids left behind when the skoolie was a school bus
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:11 PM   #28
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I'm on the carpeted walls and ceiling band wagon as well... I'm actually gonna carpet the bunks and seats after they're framed in... Then garage floor shop padding for the flooring...

Hvbuzz, are you looking at the indoor/outdoor stuff at Home Depot???
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:53 PM   #29
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At menards they have two different shades of a light beige and and brown indoor/outdoor carpet. I was thinking the darker(which is still pretty light color) on the ceiling and the lighter color on the walls. I think I will be pulling up the old plywood flooring now. Smitty's right, easier now then wishing I had done it later. Paint and seal floor. Here's a question/comment, I see everybody using the red rosin paper, I actually have a huge roll of tyvek from a old housing project. I was thinking of using it on the floor under the pink insulation, and maybe even on the walls. Any comments? Then plywood over the foam. I've also been debating,,, I'm going to do a cheap laminate floor, but was thinking it would be alot easier to just do the entire floor of the bus while its open, and then build on top of it for walls. I'm not sure that is a great idea, but it seems it would be alot easier than cutting and fitting pieces later. Cons I see are, wasted material, if the flooring is ever damaged it could be real pain to fix, also I believe the stuff is meant to be used as a floating floor and having walls and such on it might not be great. Pros eaiser now. Any suggestions?
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I have wood laminate in the center portion of my bus in the kitchen area. It makes for a great floor, but you are right, it is meant to be a "floating" floor. The cold and the heat does make the section I laid down expand and contract. I didn't build any walls over mine, so I don't know if that will be a problem or not. The movement of the floor is minimal in the expansion/contraction, but all materials are going to do that anyway.
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