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Old 03-15-2019, 03:07 PM   #11
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Vermont
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Year: 2002
Engine: T444E/Allison 2000
Great job on the conversion! Thanks for all the info... Hoping by sealing the rivets on the inside and then covering the top of the bus in Dicor it will seal it up nicely. We shall see!
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:35 AM   #12
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 136
Year: 1999
Coachwork: American Cargo 14'L x 7'8"W x 7'H Box
Chassis: Ford E350 Cutaway
Engine: 7.3L Powerstroke
Rated Cap: 11500 lbs
Originally Posted by ol trunt View Post
I decided Silkaflex on the outside seams and rivets would probably control the entry of liquid water. Eliminating condensation inside the body was more complicated. All of the metal panels on my bus were factory coated with red oxide primer before assembly so I had a little head start. The factory then slathered on lap cement (tar) and pressed a thin layer of rock wool (early day “fiberglass” insulation) followed by the installation of the inner steel panels. I pulled out the rock wool and chipped off the tar and treated all the panels with Rustmort and a layer of Rustoleum. Next I cut and fit a 2” layer of R-Tech insulation and press fit it in place and reinstalled the inner sheet metal. Then I sprayed contact cement over the exposed interior panels and applied a layer of thin automotive carpet material. I also installed dual pane windows. We’ve camped in all sorts of weather from snow to desert summer heat and with the exception of the windshield we have not had condensation in the bus. I did not fill the roof bows with foam and as a result you can see their location in a snow dusting due to the transfer of heat causing partial melting—Oh Well.





I am a great believer in "mock-ups"--this one to test out the table size and location at tea time.
That pop-up roof looks sweet. Can you give us details?
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