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Old 07-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Re: Interior Framing , Walls and Seats

Brad check out my thread I have pics of all that stuff. The walls (with insulation), etc. The benches are still a work in progress, I believe we have them 15 or 16" off the ground, then when you count the bus seat cushion it is 19". The backs are 40" or so high from top to the ground. The benches we have are 27" wide, not to bad really. Whatever we secured to the walls of the bus was with sheet metal screws and they were drilled into the metal in between the windows. Make sure your supports are about 14-16" between each one for proper support. We're making a storage bench right now, if you look in the past picture in my thread I think it shows it. Hinge and everything.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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Re: Interior Framing , Walls and Seats


Not sure exactly what you are looking for in regards to benches, but I'd recommend checking out Downsouth's gallery for the benches in his bus as I don't have any pictures of my mine posted. He was a huge help for me when I was building my benches. I built mine similiar to his design. Make yourself a tapered leg jig for the back uprights to keep the angle consistant through your table saw and your home free.

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Interior Framing , Walls and Seats

Here's what I did. I used "L" brackets to prevent movement in all three planes. Check out my thread on the fifth page "Big Mac for $500". You can see where I used self-tapping sheet metal screws to hold it all in place. It's so strong I can hang from the side of the cabinet (and I'm a bit chunky).
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:16 AM   #4
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Do bus chassis flex much? I'm just wondering if the framing may loosen up over time.
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