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Old 11-24-2015, 09:16 PM   #11
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I like the tech about the nut inserts.

For securing my strapping where I could not get to the backside, I was using #14 self tapping screws.
The nut inserts are superior to the self tapping screw method in every way. There is way more surface area of grip than the threads of a screw. This also enables us to use larger fasteners than we could with the self tapping screws. They may even sell stainless steel versions.

Looking forward to more pics.

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Old 11-26-2015, 09:04 PM   #12
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Hey Tedd I live in Atlanta, the Virginia Highlands specifically.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:50 AM   #13
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Hey Neighbor!

I'm north of you in Pickens County, almost exactly half-way between Atlanta and Chattanooga.

It looks like there are a lot of folks on this forum from GA. I wonder if we have enough for a weekend meet-and-greet and swap meet?

Swap meets are a great place to empty the junk outta your garage into somebody else's.
... and visa versa, of course.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:01 AM   #14
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Why don't yall GA folks drive south n rendezvous with all us FL folks?
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:29 AM   #15
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Why don't yall GA folks drive south n rendezvous with all us FL folks?
Where you at in FLA?
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:45 AM   #16
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RIght smack in the middle, about 30 mins north or Orlando in Eustis. The bus is between Eustis and Orlando in Sorrento/Apopka area on acreage... Perfect for any sort of event. We party out there.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:19 AM   #17
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RIght smack in the middle, about 30 mins north or Orlando in Eustis. The bus is between Eustis and Orlando in Sorrento/Apopka area on acreage... Perfect for any sort of event. We party out there.
FAR OUT! My best buddy lives over in Sanford.

I KNOW I'll be seeing your schoolie.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:23 AM   #18
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AWESOME!
Yeah man, Sanford is sort of our "back yard". We're over there often for German food and beer!
We're about 20 mins north of Sanford right off 46, the road that runs through there. Next time you're visiting come on out!
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:07 PM   #19
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The Photos below are of the various steel framed components I built for the bus. All of these components have been built from 1" square steel tubing or various sized angle iron. I like steel because its strong and relatively light but takes up a lot less space than pine 2X4 material.

The steel I've selected can be welded fairly easily with any number of the MIG welder on the market. Cutting it only requires a chop saw ... or even a hack saw if you have the patience.

The first 4 photos are the framing for the head walls and the storage unit with slide out shelves. :





The shelf unit is a set of steel shelves turned upside down to give the shelves a 1"+ lip to help keep stored items in place.:






The below are the frames for the settee/bed unit:




This is the frame for the composting head AND mounts for various bit of the bus's electronics. This unit will be lined with water proof sheet vinyl from Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-16-in-x...3003/202090190 :

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I am using 4X8 water proof panels from Home Depot. In the pictures above, this is the stuff that is used in the walls and also lining the shelf unit.

I am using 2 kinds, thin and light, and heavy and more ridgid. The light stuff is about $20 per sheet, the heavier is about $32 per sheet. It cuts real easily using a sabre saw.

I've found that the lighter stuff can be scored and folded along the score line. You get a nice clean fold. If someone got real creative I imagine that this material could be folded and screwed, stapled or glued in order to make any number of boxes and etc.

I have not found any information about paint-ability. I imagine if you can find a primer that will adhere to it, you should be able to paint it with just about anything.

4 ft. x 8 ft. White .090 FRP Wall Board-MFTF12IXA480009600 - The Home Depot

1/16 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Plastic Panel-63003 - The Home Depot
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