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Old 01-06-2016, 08:30 PM   #21
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Countertop is in! Eventually it will get some kind of shelving/storage space underneath.



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Old 01-07-2016, 11:35 PM   #22
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Curious what this seat is out of....
That seat is damn close to the stairs... are you planning to build a footrest? I ask because my navigator seat is the same way and I'm trying to figure out how to engineer her a footrest that can be placed and removed easily and safely from that seat. And then create a storage solution that us secure, out of the way, and not an eyesore.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:19 AM   #23
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That seat is damn close to the stairs... are you planning to build a footrest? I ask because my navigator seat is the same way and I'm trying to figure out how to engineer her a footrest that can be placed and removed easily and safely from that seat. And then create a storage solution that us secure, out of the way, and not an eyesore.
My question and dilemma, also.
Whats your plan?
Where are you in Mn?
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:35 AM   #24
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Wow! Awesome bus so far! first off. Love the paint job! secondly love the wood for the walls! was that just from recycled pallets? or how did you get the stressed wood look? I've been thinking about doing this wood and metal combo but you sir just solidified my decision with that bathroom door!!
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:35 AM   #25
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I like it.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:19 AM   #26
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looking at my home recliner the foot rest mechanism is self contained , look at 2nd hand stores for a love seat with recliners on both sides. good luck
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:56 AM   #27
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That seat is damn close to the stairs... are you planning to build a footrest? I ask because my navigator seat is the same way and I'm trying to figure out how to engineer her a footrest that can be placed and removed easily and safely from that seat. And then create a storage solution that us secure, out of the way, and not an eyesore.
My question and dilemma, also.
Whats your plan?
Where are you in Mn?
Right now I have cut a board 1/2" thick plywood that fits level at the top of the stairwell, but it's large, heavy, and awkward to install and remove.

I am still deciding what kind of handle to use and where to put it. The finished piece will have non-slip vinyl same as garage.
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:30 AM   #28
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What if you cut it down the middle, left to right, use a piano hinge on the underside, then another hinge to attach it along the front edge? It could then fold away from the seat when not in use leaving the steps clear. One question is what else it might block when folded back. Looks like you might have a heater there.

Just a thought. And not necessarily one well thought out.
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:06 AM   #29
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How does it ride down the road. I have a 2002 Freightliner and trying to figure out how to get a smoother ride out of it. I haven't started the conversion to an rv.
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:35 AM   #30
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That seat is damn close to the stairs... are you planning to build a footrest? I ask because my navigator seat is the same way and I'm trying to figure out how to engineer her a footrest that can be placed and removed easily and safely from that seat. And then create a storage solution that us secure, out of the way, and not an eyesore.
gizmoq - We all sat in the seat and decided that we were comfortable with the way our feet rest on the edge of the stairs, for now we will roll with it and see how we like it. I like your plywood setup though, it would be nice to seal up that stairwell area. It's a bit drafty!

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My question and dilemma, also.Whats your plan?Where are you in Mn?
Alan N - A fellow Minnesotan! We are just south of the twin cities metro area.

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Wow! Awesome bus so far! first off. Love the paint job! secondly love the wood for the walls! was that just from recycled pallets? or how did you get the stressed wood look? I've been thinking about doing this wood and metal combo but you sir just solidified my decision with that bathroom door!!
Pshots - Thanks, we really like the way it's turning out! The wood for the walls of the futon/bathroom wall are from recycled pallets. The sides of the bus, behind everything are cedar planks from home depot.

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How does it ride down the road. I have a 2002 Freightliner and trying to figure out how to get a smoother ride out of it. I haven't started the conversion to an rv.
gesteele - We previously had a 2000 chevy short bus, so this one definitely seems like it rides a bit rougher. But its about what I would expect with the overall size and all. We have a slight front end shake around 45-50mph that would be nice to figure out, hopefully it's just a wheel balance issue.

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