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Old 04-02-2015, 05:41 PM   #481
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I have found my soul sister I believe!

I logged in this morning with the intent of searching for others/builds that incorporated a workroom of some kind and living space for one. I never got there. Transmogrify caught my eye in new posts. One of the first posts mentioned 'I work with fabric.' Really??? And you're a one woman work force? Sweet! I went right back to the beginning, and many hours later have gotten through all 450+ posts. You go girl!

My medium of choice is also textiles, but most any are likely to turn up somewhere. I never thought about using the toaster oven in the bus for the clay... Brilliant. Needless to say workroom design is going to be a big consideration for me. I'm contemplating putting it in the rear of the bus for better natural lighting. One thing for sure, there will be a fold out/piano-hinged top on at least one counter/work station to extend it for pattern cutting and wide fabric!

I also have grandchildren. I'm trying to design said table so it will double as a game table for game-night or possible traveling - that one is down the road though.

I can't wait to giterdun. I'm in the downsizing stage now, and selling, donating, giving away everything that won't fit. That is a project in itself. I'm afraid the majority of my sewing room stash will have to be re-homed. <sigh> I suppose all dreams require some sacrifice as payment, right?

Keep up the good work! Warrior strength and energy heading out to you woman! I look forward to following your journey!
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:34 PM   #482
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Soul-sister

Awesome Sassy Lass. I will find and read your string as well. I do tend far too much in the commentary.

My sister's name is Pamela. Interesting.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:01 AM   #483
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Unfortunately, I don't have a bus yet, so no build thread, but I have lots of ideas ready for one! My vision is much the same as the way you worked on yours. Strip it down, take care of rust, insulate, then attack it bit(e) by bit(e).

I've lived OTG before, and also lived-aboard on boats for a few years. I know my way around small spaces and minimal amenities. That helps with the space planning for me. It also helps in the "thinning down" process too. I still have a long way to go on that project though. In the process, I can collect and stockpile things I can use- like the tools I don't have yet.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:17 PM   #484
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This made me think of you. All this stuff is great for small spaces, and pulls double duty too. There's some neat sewing-room related ideas in here. Check out the ironing board, the pull down closet rod, the desk, and the sliding panel.

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Old 04-06-2015, 06:21 PM   #485
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Check out the ironing board, the pull down closet rod, the desk, and the sliding panel.
Oh yes, love the ironing board idea, the lighted closet with the pull down clothes rack. WOW. And that tiny dishwasher was interesting, I won't be having one but still.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:46 PM   #486
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I think it is your brake light switch.

Jump the two wires and see if the brake lights come on. Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:44 AM   #487
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Jump the two wires and see if the brake lights come on. Good luck.
Happy accident, we did find that out. Brake lights were going off and on.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:50 AM   #488
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carburater

Well crap! Now my Edelbrock carburater is toast. Fuel pump in and pumping plenty of fuel.. drowning the carb. When I parked the bus it ran.. very frustrating. Rebuild or buy rebuilt? Or new? decisions decisions. My dad would have just rebuilt it.. why can't I?
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:22 PM   #489
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sounds like either the needle/seat in carb are dirty and not sealing when float moves up, or float in carb is bad, or too much fuel pressure causing needle to come off seat

did you put an electric pump on or manual?
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:38 PM   #490
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sounds like either the needle/seat in carb are dirty and not sealing when float moves up, or float in carb is bad, or too much fuel pressure causing needle to come off seat

did you put an electric pump on or manual?
Manual. Said the gas rose up in it too much and was going to overflow. I was on the ignition and friend was under the hood. I'm sad because it was my fault that I didn't start it more often that all of this happened. But I've seen cars sit for long, long periods of time and this doesn't happen. I think like Tango? said earlier.. she is an old girl.

I don't think the carb is that old (it's the only thing shiny on the whole bus).
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