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Old 03-13-2015, 03:53 AM   #1
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Wish me luck (99 Thomas Freightliner)

Hello everyone, my name is Donald. Im 27 and here's my back story. I got out of the military in April 2014 after 6yrs of service. Moved back to NH and decided I needed a new hobby/adventure so I bought my bus! I did some research and found tons of information thanks to this kick a$$ forum.

My game plan is to move to Utah in August and live in my bus and be completely self sufficient except for filling and dumping the holding tanks.

I've made a lot of progress so far, I'll upload some pics as soon as I figure out how haha.
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:18 AM   #3
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Still tearing seats out

Floor all pulled up (surface rust only)

Ground the rust out, 3 coats of Rustoleum

Insulation under plywood and on walls

Framed bunk beds and couch/storage

Framed up the kitchen counter

Framed bathroom and started boxing it in

Enclosed couch & bunk beds and started the flooring

Placed trim along hallway wall

Smaller size trim around the couch as well
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:20 AM   #4
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Enclosed the couch and bunk beds
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:42 AM   #5
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Ripping out the seats




Pulled up the floor and only found surface rust luckily



3 coats of Rustoleum after grinding and cleaning the floor



Insulation under the plywood and on the walls



Framed up the couch and bunk bed



Framed the bar for the kitchen



Framed and boxed in the bathroom



Plywood on the walls and couch



Boxed in the bunk beds and started the flooring



Started on some trim work


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Old 03-13-2015, 05:06 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum, Donald.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:40 AM   #7
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Great start! Looks very similar to my soon to be project (June).
What's in it for motor/tranny?
Anything picked out for paint, body mods....deck, storage racks etc?
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:09 AM   #8
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Thanks for sharing.

Great start on a basic build.

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Old 03-14-2015, 11:19 AM   #9
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Welcome & Thank you for your service. Always good to have another Vet on the board. Looks like you are really rockin' along. Keep the pix coming.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:26 PM   #10
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That's a great start!
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