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Old 02-06-2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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Bury my short bus project Photos / Vids

i am in the process of converting a 1982 chevy mighty mite shortbus into a underground storm shelter / man cave
youtube.com/patriotsurvival by PatriotSurvival, on Flickr

youtube.com/patriotsurvival by PatriotSurvival, on Flickr
5 inch roofing foam insulation by PatriotSurvival, on Flickr


The bus will be insulated waterproofed and fortified above ground and when
its ready we will berm earth over it , waterproof some more and berm more dirt on top of that
stay tuned to this thread I will be regularly adding pics and videos
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:34 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:49 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure burying that thing will affect your mileage.

I've heard of buses being buried in my area, but of course it's hearsay because nobody wants to show off their cash of survival stuff. I've also heard that several of the buses have caved in gradually after they were buried. I always thought a conex container would be a better space to bury, but then I have no experience either way.

This sounds like an interesting build with a twist from what we're used to. Welcome.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:52 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure burying that thing will affect your mileage.

I've heard of buses being buried in my area, but of course it's hearsay because nobody wants to show off their cash of survival stuff. I've also heard that several of the buses have caved in gradually after they were buried. I always thought a conex container would be a better space to bury, but then I have no experience either way.

This sounds like an interesting build with a twist from what we're used to. Welcome.
Conex shipping containers implode as well as buses when buried.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:53 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure burying that thing will affect your mileage.

I've heard of buses being buried in my area, but of course it's hearsay because nobody wants to show off their cash of survival stuff. I've also heard that several of the buses have caved in gradually after they were buried. I always thought a conex container would be a better space to bury, but then I have no experience either way.

This sounds like an interesting build with a twist from what we're used to. Welcome.
Conexs only have structural strength in the corners...this bus is stronger...barely

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Old 02-06-2018, 03:54 PM   #6
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Conex shipping containers implode as well as buses when buried.
Yep...and really quickly too

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:04 PM   #7
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Conex shipping containers implode as well as buses when buried.
I have seen conex boxes buried successfully. Not very deep though. About 12" of soil on top.

Must have been pretty dark inside though. They had to put lots of really big lights inside.......
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:53 PM   #8
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Im not going to just push dirt up on it people lol
it has to be fortified first
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:53 PM   #9
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stay tuned , been working on it some today !
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Either way, it's going to need a periscope.
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