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Old 07-15-2019, 05:57 PM   #1
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Got one side of the windows in...

Been a while. I had achilles repair surgery. But I'm back now.

Got one side of the bus windowed. Made a lot of mistakes but satisfied with the results.

The big windows are 6'x3'. I wanted the entire living space and kitchen to be windowed. The first little window 22"x24"is so I can see to my right at an intersection. The window in the back is 24"x36" double pane to (hopefully) help keep the "bed room" temp regulated. All windows came from tri-county on eBay. <$1000 shipped.

Four windows and four different installation techniques. The smallest window had the trim ring. ( I have 3) was the simplest,of course. Funny how the right side of the bus is the learning curve side. The left side skin looks much better than the right. I'm sure the left side windows will be similar. On the right side of the bus I have probably 8 different fasteners. Rivets, screws, and the roofing galvanized I used to clamp up the wood window surrounds to the skin from the outside. I am an aircraft mechanic by trade, so one one hand I'm surprised about how some of it comes out ,but one the other hand, as Gilligan Phantom on YouTube says "Perfection is the enemy of completion." At any rate. I'm satisfied.

The yellow, we will call it primer, is rustolem. My sheet metal rusted. During my surgery recovery the bus was at a friends dad's place and although we oiled it it still rusted. Lesson learned. Learn from my mistakes.
PRIMER YOUR SKIN. Or use galvanized if you wont be welding.
Anyway the yellow will be painted over. Was gonna try to stay with a yellow scheme but I hate the color. Moving on.

Looking forward to completing the exterior and getting to work on the interior.





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Old 07-15-2019, 06:12 PM   #2
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They came out nice! Glad to see ya back.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:27 PM   #3
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Thanks, Johnny.

Oh yeah, peeps be aware that some ribs are more structural than others. i.e.,some ribs are riveted all the way from the bottom to the roof. Shay cut those not realizing that. Don't be like Shay.
Cost me time and materials correcting that.

I didn't take any pix of the interior framing for what ever reason. Hot. Yeah. Hot here.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:46 PM   #4
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Pics aren't showing.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:27 PM   #5
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Pics aren't showing.
I can't see em either.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:58 PM   #6
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Those Google image links are why your pics aren't showing up. Best option is to use a hosting service for them *or if you're using Google Photos, I imagine there's a "copy public link" button or something like that. Use that button, instead of the copying the image address straight from the photo viewer (which is specific to you, so it won't work for the rest of the world).
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:53 AM   #7
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That's good to know!
(Also explains why we Pawns weren't able to view the images...)
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:45 AM   #8
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why not just upload the pics to the site.. I used to use phot bucket and the whole complete restoration and build of the dual A/C in my DEV bus got DELETED by the admins here!! grr! anyway I now upload the pics right to skoolie.. either using tapatalk on my phone or just doing it from my computer ...


no 3rd party hosting needed..


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Old 07-16-2019, 06:54 AM   #9
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I second that motion, for all the stated reasons...
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I've been using Imgur since at least 2013 with no probs.
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