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Old 10-18-2016, 12:19 AM   #21
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Seats out and a question!

Well on Saturday morning we got the seats out, the scrap man came and hauled them away and half the sub-floor in. Sunday the sub-floor was finished and half the Pergo flooring was put in. Tomorrow morning I'm meeting a couple of friends and we're scrubbing the walls down (will cover the Pergo) and then the rest of the Pergo will go in on Saturday morning and the frame/platform for my king sized bed will be built. Sunday the wall for the shower and toilet will go in.

Things are moving right along! Grateful for family and friends!

Question: When my son-in-law took the heating out, the bus's coolant leaked out all over the inside
What type of coolant should we replace it with, the engine is a T444E.

Thanks!
Sandi

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Old 10-22-2016, 09:10 AM   #22
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Interior wall paint

I can't find a specific thread talking about the type of paint used inside the bus. I am painting directly on the metal.

Do I need a base paint + interior paint? I plan on using Rust-oleum brand and looking for guidance for my paint project today.

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Old 10-22-2016, 10:57 AM   #23
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I can't find a specific thread talking about the type of paint used inside the bus. I am painting directly on the metal.

Do I need a base paint + interior paint? I plan on using Rust-oleum brand and looking for guidance for my paint project today.

Sandi
Looking for a little guidance as I head out this morning to Home Depot... can anyone out there tell me a little about how they painted their interior?

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Old 10-25-2016, 12:48 AM   #24
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This weeks updates

Just updated my blog with pics, since I can't figure out how to put them on here. LOL.

https://wordpress.com/post/thismidwifetravels.com/105

Enjoy!
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:41 AM   #25
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Update - Bed's done!

Quick update on the bus. We built the bed to have a removable middle section (you can see how it was done on the blog post pics) I am VERY pleased with how it turned out.

I was one box shy of the laminate, so heading in to Lowe's this morning to pick up the last box.

Electric went in. Installed by my master electrician son-in-law, Evan.

Moving bus to this afternoon to the place it will be parked until next September (with the exception of a couple camping trips). I will be moved in by the afternoon! Just the basics are on there, the bed and I'm bringing my work desk (I run an internet based business). I am also bringing the office kitchen stuff with me, so that will work while I live and build out the bus. So excited.

So here's the update on the blog, with lots of photos... I can't bring myself to do the 4 step process of uploading photos here... sorry/not sorry!

https://thismidwifetravels.com/2016/...the-beds-done/

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Old 11-05-2016, 11:48 AM   #26
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the inside of that bus is really Lookin good!! Nice and clean.. and I still love the interior.. reminds me as a kid riding in the old Waynes or Superiors to school.. they had that color!!
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:44 PM   #27
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the inside of that bus is really Lookin good!! Nice and clean.. and I still love the interior.. reminds me as a kid riding in the old Waynes or Superiors to school.. they had that color!!
-Christopher
It's a wreck right now, lol. Moved everything in there. Oy Vey I gotta throw a bunch of stuff away!

I'm going to see what those old buses look like!

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Old 01-17-2017, 12:10 AM   #28
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Kitchen In!!!

Quick update, I'll add pics to my blog in the next couple of days, but the last 11 pieces of Pergo went on the floor on Sunday and my son-in-law and daughter helped me put together the IKEA kitchen pieces!! Super excited!

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Old 01-17-2017, 07:14 AM   #29
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that floor actually looks pretty damn good! im pretty sure you have had your coolant question answered by now but if you're ever unsure what coolant you can typically just look at the color of it and then tell your local parts store and they should know. typically its green or red. but do not mix the two.
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that floor actually looks pretty damn good! im pretty sure you have had your coolant question answered by now but if you're ever unsure what coolant you can typically just look at the color of it and then tell your local parts store and they should know. typically its green or red. but do not mix the two.
Thank you! I love the floor. My son-in-law, who is an auto mechanic and I (a midwife!) have never done the work we are doing on the bus. It's been a fun project.

I did find out, it was the red and we were able to get it in there to move the bus. Boy what a mess it made!

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