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Old 03-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #321
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Re: Transmogrifie and Me

I found my knight in shining armor.. finally.



Someone at work got him in an auction bundle and gave him to me. He's about 2 1/2 feet tall and made of fairly stout metal. Will go wonderful with the Castle like motif I was planning. Had to share.

I think he needs some plumes.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:12 PM   #322
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... I think he needs some plumes.
Really FLUFFY ones! In bright red or majestic purple!
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #323
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... I think he needs some plumes.
Really FLUFFY ones! In bright red or majestic purple!
What I was thinking.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #324
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Was researching for 'shade' over the bus. Was pricing piping to do an A-frame type rail on top of the bus to tie a tarp/mesh over. My friend has an old pipe framed canopy that he 'wants to get rid of'. So, I will have the connectors and the pipes.. now for the shade. One place has a blue one that will match the bus, 10x30 for $90. For now think I'll just go with the tarps that I already own... scale up to the mesh shade cloth.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:59 PM   #325
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3 weeks in the bus. Boy time flies.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #326
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so have you done anything in 3 weeks, other than just chill
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #327
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Re: Transmogrifie and Me

The knight is a cool find. Can you tell me more about the canopy? Is it going to be more like an awning or shade for the entire bus.
I think need some type of roof cover. By about 12 noon the bus turns into a convection oven.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #328
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so have you done anything in 3 weeks, other than just chill
I really needed to wind down for a sec. And the bank roll as well. Got busy at work but yeah.. just chill and adjust. Gym idea is working out well before work. Had to put the heat back on last night, nights down to 33 again for a few days.

I got some louver drapes on sale at Walmart yesterday that I hope to use in place of my 'blankets' I have hung at the cab end of my living space and the back door for the time being. Might not. Wish I could get away from the whole 'plastic' of them.

I am loving being out in the trees again and out of a street corner apartment. Can hardly wait to start building again.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #329
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The knight is a cool find. Can you tell me more about the canopy? Is it going to be more like an awning or shade for the entire bus.
I think need some type of roof cover. By about 12 noon the bus turns into a convection oven.
I got an idea from a work associate about putting a 'rail' across the top of the bus with an a-frame sort of affair to give a ft or so of air space under the shadecloth. Not sure how it will work. My friend is dragging the parts out of the attic tomorrow for me.

My plan is to use pipe tent corners and sides with 3 10' poles on 12 inch or 15 inch legs, across the top of the bus and put rubber feet on them. Then tarp over and secure tarp down on back side short and front side (sunny side) extend to an awning. The whole thing should be fairly portable. People have suggested a patio on top.. but I want to try and keep the looks of the bus clean when I move about.

Soon I will be painting the top of the bus with some type of solar stuff, either Henry's or Bus Kote. Gotta quit freezing first though.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #330
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Hey Shadoll, I've just read this thread since page one, following your struggle with the floor and pulling the seats out . For our seats, we went with the person-on-bottom with vice grips route, and I just can't imagine how much more frustrating it would have been to do it all alone! That you're doing all this work alone and halfway in the dark and with no electricity at first speaks to some intense motivation. A firm congratulatory handshake to you!

I hope living in it is going well! Do you run the bus periodically? We had some trouble with ours after it sat a while and the batteries zonked out -- dealing with that was a way bigger hassle than just running it every once in a while like we should have. Here's hoping you can avoid the same trouble!
Thank you, I appreciate your recognition more than you know. (some friends and especially co-workers think I've gone bonkers).

It is pretty set in now. I admit that I haven't started it in a while, as I should be doing. We might be moving it soon, just back a few feet (more shade from trees) but without the stuff built in, it would require some packing again for stuff out and not tied down. I still have a lot of 'stuff' unfortunately. When they sold me the bus they told me to disconnect the battery when not in use as something was draining it (I think it's a cheap battery but that will come later). This has helped and after the first big freeze I had to use starter fluid but just one squirt and it fired right up. Ran it for about a half hour (maybe not that long) with the interior lights on and that was nice.

(I should interject when I say 'we' I usually mean that my landlady for the property is very into this project and helpful to a fault.)

That being said, my plan was to make at least monthly trips into town for dumping and reloading and restocking. That hasn't happened yet because I don't have the tanks yet.

Question to others here on something I was told. (The guy who runs his pickup on used cooking oil) told me that I should drain the gas tank and use it in my car and then put fresh gas in and put something (can't remember the name) in the tank to keep the gas good?

As far as how it's going, there was a night that I had a couple of candles burning, the heater on, the (one lamp) turned off and watching a movie on my laptop, cat in the chair beside me and I looked around at the warm glow of the interior and went... 'ahhhh.. this is home'. And then it hit me yesterday... it's bought and paid for.
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