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Old 10-21-2017, 08:44 PM   #41
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nice way to do the windows!! on afyer the interior skin.. makes a nice finished look!
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:24 PM   #42
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nice way to do the windows!! on afyer the interior skin.. makes a nice finished look!
-Christopher
It worked out pretty nice. I pulled all the windows... hung the skins loosely.. then marked the window openings from the outside. Pulled them down, cut them out, and rehung. Everything fit nice n' snug that way.

Still need to finish the other side... but my buddy is coming out hopefully this week to start on the driver's side cabinets and such.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:30 PM   #43
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Rain and cold weather have been hanging around for the last few days.. so progress has halted. Need to pull the passenger side windows and dont want to do that in the rain. Maybe tomorrow evening...

On that note, so far, still no leaks. Doesn't appear to be any leaking around the windows that we resealed either. Still need to get some foam tape to re-seal the emergency swing out windows though.

Anyways... perhaps more work will get done tomorrow.
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:20 AM   #44
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Out in the driveway pretty late last night... got a bit done though. Ordered in 4 rolls of 1" butyl tape to reinstall the gutters and to install some trim on the lower wall seams.

IMG_20171025_195230015 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

The first gutter is back up and it was a PITA to get back on. 2 strips of butyl tape overlapped in the center... and self tapping screws every 8" or so.

IMG_20171025_225928623_HDR by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

IMG_20171025_225932336 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

IMG_20171025_225945215 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

I'm going to run a bead of through the roof along the top edge of the gutter but not the bottom.. that way if any moisture does end up behind it, it can still drain instead of push its way into the wall.

I should have the other side done tonight. My buddy is coming up Saturday to start laying out the cabinets and such. More soon to come!
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:14 PM   #45
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Good progress today.. walls are done. All windows are resealed... and the roof has been skinned (which will more then likely be covered with T&G planks in the future).

On another note... we completely changed the layout of the bus again to better suit it's intended use. It'll probably be tweaked a bit more as we go but I think we are set on this plan now.

Anyways... here are the pics from today.

IMG_20171028_160958957_HDR by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

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IMG_20171028_161009019 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

IMG_20171028_161015366 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

More to come as we finalize the layout. I am strongly leaning towards a portable indoor shower and permanent outdoor shower to conserve space (only have 12' front to back of useable floor space).. and a permanent water closet that will be on the small side. I'm also debating on going with a portable style toilet vs one that would require a black tank... not sure there yet.

Oh well... more to come soon.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:29 PM   #46
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Oh boy, I have window envy now!
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:41 PM   #47
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Well.. I've been dragging my feet a bit as the weather has all but gone to crap here the last couple weeks. Cold and rain for days... blah.

Anyways... went out tonight to try and get a bit done. Got a good start on the framing for the bench that will support the couch/bed. Should be solid. Under the couch, the fresh water tank and solar battery bank will be mounted.

IMG_20171108_221503986 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

And the couch/bed... another goodie saved from the truck camper.

IMG_20171108_221508380 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

Its a slick little couch that can be placed flat against the wall and still pull out without hitting. It folds out to nearly a twin sized bed. Should be plenty for the kid. I'll be having my mom reupholster it (she runs an upholstery shop... basically retired now but still does odds and ends).

I'm hoping to head out to the junkyard soon to see if I can scrounge up some decent captains chairs for the driver/passenger. Anyways.. should finish framing this up tomorrow night.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:00 PM   #48
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Finished framing up the couch base...

IMG_20171112_125254133 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

IMG_20171112_125304440 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

Couch isn't bolted down yet.. still need to drop the water tank in and skin it. Also anchored down the support boards for the 55 gallon drum transfer tank. Hopefully the water tank and batteries will offset the weight of the drum nicely.

IMG_20171112_130952494_HDR by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

Plenty of walking space with the couch folded up... and plenty of room for the cabinets and such. Should work out decently.

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More to come soon hopefully.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:01 PM   #49
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What is the 55 gallon transfer drum going to hold.?
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:58 PM   #50
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