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Old 05-01-2015, 09:15 AM   #111
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Yes, one of these days I'll scan those photos into the computer and post them here. The digital "originals" have since disappeared into the ether.

I raised the roof only enough so that I could get 2" of XPS foam board on the floor covered with 5/8" plywood and 3" of foam in the ceiling while still having several inches of head room.

It ended up being a couple inches taller than the stock high-roof Thomas's. I didn't go to high since I wanted to be able to flip the transition piece from low-roof configuration to high-roof. I went high enough that the transition piece had to be tediously re-shaped into place. I'm still glad I didn't have to make one of my own, though! The original looks good and seals perfectly.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:34 AM   #112
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Great use of original material.

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Old 05-01-2015, 12:21 PM   #113
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Yes, one of these days I'll scan those photos into the computer and post them here. The digital "originals" have since disappeared into the ether.

I raised the roof only enough so that I could get 2" of XPS foam board on the floor covered with 5/8" plywood and 3" of foam in the ceiling while still having several inches of head room.

It ended up being a couple inches taller than the stock high-roof Thomas's. I didn't go to high since I wanted to be able to flip the transition piece from low-roof configuration to high-roof. I went high enough that the transition piece had to be tediously re-shaped into place. I'm still glad I didn't have to make one of my own, though! The original looks good and seals perfectly.
I will wait without food and water until pics are posted.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:55 PM   #114
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Nice work there my brother...............Congratulations..........loo ks like you put in the Hard Yards and now's the time to enjoy the fruit of your labor.............Well Done...........moki
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:10 PM   #115
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Nice work there my brother...............Congratulations..........loo ks like you put in the Hard Yards and now's the time to enjoy the fruit of your labor.............Well Done...........moki
Too true. The tasks now are mostly finishing. Not strenuous by any means. The big, pending job is painting. REALLY need to do something about the meth-lab look.

I drove it out to it's new home yesterday afternoon:



That picture shows the bus resting in the driveway facing south. We later positioned it east-west in the bare area to the right after dropping some trees. One was dead, two were bushy conifers that were blocking the sunlight.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:58 PM   #116
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I like seeing your bus in the tree's.

Without tree's life is so blaw.

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Old 05-07-2015, 04:46 PM   #117
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I like the neighborhood! Great setting.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:45 PM   #118
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I like seeing your bus in the tree's.

Without tree's life is so blaw.

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Agreed! We're trying to keep as many trees as possible without impeding the sunlight hitting the solar panels. Erin and I made a pact that we need to both agree before taking any trees down. I'll admit that I'm a bit more chainsaw happy than she is. We make do

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I like the neighborhood! Great setting.
Indeed it is a fine neighbourhood. No neighbourhood association to give us heck about anything we do. If we want to do it, we do it. Another reason why I love Northern Ontario!


Here are a couple more pictures of our home:







Yes, we

The neighbours saw that we pulled in yesterday and dropped by today to say hi. These guys are great. All hunting, fishing and enjoying life.. I'm happy to be where we are.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:59 PM   #119
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Well go to youtube check out some of the results with the various Rustoleum spray on paint schemes, which I have used incidentally.........spend a day taping off. Just before you Spray grab a couple big towels, soak them in Liquid Sandpaper and wipe down the bus really well and have at it............use a fairly "wet" setting on the gun so there's no "powdery over spray" flying all over...........lay down a faint tac coat and put on three light coats and you'll end up with out "orange peel" an be amazed at the result...........30% Lacquer thinner 5% acetone.........and the rest paint.......you'd be amazed. I've painted three buses using this method. It's quick, gives handsome results................
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I of course can appreciate your pimptastic plastic martini glasses

Bravo ;)
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