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Old 01-04-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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Pine Boards Inside Bus

I am trimming my '88 Carpenter to look like an old rustic hunter's lodge on the inside. I have weathered pine boards that I am using to cover the inside walls and ceiling to give it that cabin look. I was just wondering if anyone else who has trimmed their bus interior with wood has had any problems with boards popping loose while going down the road. I haven't taken my bus out on the road since I've put my pine boards on since we're covered with snow here in Iowa. I don't know how they'll hold up to road travel. I assume school bus bodies are built not to twist or rack, otherwise windows would crack and rivets would pop. If anyone has info about this, I would appreciate it.

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Old 01-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #2
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Re: Pine Boards Inside Bus

Check out Steve's build. He has a fair amount of T&G in his bus. I had some panels work loose, but that was the fault of the screws, not the wood or motion really. I suppose a person could use some liquid nails if they were really concerned.
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Re: Pine Boards Inside Bus

Hey Adam,

I was just looking at your bus and I think it's great. I like the paint job. You said that you did that with spray cans? Wow, that had to be a lot of work.

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Yeah it was a lot of work. My girlfriend and I both had sore fingers from holding down the nozzles of spray cans for several hours during the painting process. However, I like the way the spraycans blended the colors to give such a great camoflauge effect - I used the same technique on my jonboat before. Well thanks for the compliments - I saw your bus too - looks like it has a lot of potential - good luck! I'm glad I found this website because now I am realizing just how popular bus conversions are. I'm not just some idiot with a crazy idea turning a bus into an RV - there are tons of us out there!

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Yeah it was a lot of work. My girlfriend and I both had sore fingers from holding down the nozzles of spray cans for several hours during the painting process. However, I like the way the spraycans blended the colors to give such a great camoflauge effect - I used the same technique on my jonboat before. Well thanks for the compliments - I saw your bus too - looks like it has a lot of potential - good luck! I'm glad I found this website because now I am realizing just how popular bus conversions are. I'm not just some idiot with a crazy idea turning a bus into an RV - there are tons of us out there!

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Re: Pine Boards Inside Bus

Did you take a look at my bus, it is all T&G pine, everything is glued and screwed together no nails. There is a little bit of rattle but not much (I actually think the wood makes the bus quieter) and nothing has ever vibrated apart.

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Old 01-07-2008, 08:26 PM   #7
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Yeah I saw your bus and it looks awesome. My main concern is the vibration from driving down the road popping them loose. I don't use any nails either - only screws.

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