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Old 07-30-2017, 07:42 PM   #81
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Loving the build!! We purchased a bus the same size so will be following for sure
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:43 PM   #82
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Walls all finished, doorways and windows all trimmed, seams and cracks filled, and any screw/nail holes patched and sanded.


All primed! That was fun...


From the front. These photos make the bus look a lot bigger than it really is obviously.

The all natural wood look was pretty cool, but since I'll be keeping the ceiling natural, doing a butcher block counter top, and a faux hardwood floor, I think it would just be way too much natural wood if I didn't paint the walls.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:24 PM   #83
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Interior is lookin' really good. But...it must be tricky to drive with that big curve in the middle.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:28 PM   #84
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That is a lot of wood you got goin on. I was going to do the back wall like you did but I am glad I didn't. It looks good but im glad I didn't do it. looks like you will definitely need 360 view cameras on while driving.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:44 PM   #85
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@Tango Thanks! Haha, here are some not-so-curved photos for you.

@dopamine Yeah I'm planning on camera's for sure. Honestly I don't think I would have been able to see much out the back windows even if I didn't do the wall once everything is inside.

All painted! Really happy with how it came out, and I'm glad I didn't stick with the unfinished wood look. Wood floors and ceiling will be plenty, and this should keep it as bright/light inside as possible after everything is put in.









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Old 08-15-2017, 08:01 PM   #86
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Yeah I'm planning on camera's for sure. Honestly I don't think I would have been able to see much out the back windows even if I didn't do the wall once everything is inside.
I can see out my back window while driving and even have one of those magnifiers stuck to the window so I can see traffic behind the bus. It's basically useless. When driving I don't really care who's behind me and when backing up I use the side mirrors almost exclusively. I have a backup camera but seldom use it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:05 PM   #87
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Really nice look inside that little bus.
I'm taking notes.
Keep on rocking it!!!

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Old 08-15-2017, 08:19 PM   #88
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yeah!! really like the white-washed wood on the inside... the interior is taking on a nice modern but still warm and bright feel!!
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:17 PM   #89
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Brilliant! Not you...the interior. Nice and bright. Keep the pix coming.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:42 PM   #90
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Re-installed the original plastic trim over the windshield and driver-side door


Re-installed cabinet/door after a quick paint job. Also added magnets along the bottom to keep the door closed since I wasn't able to re-use the original lock mechanism


Installed 36" base cabinet in the kitchen area. Purchased from Lowes, not too bad, definitely saved a lot of time


Dry fitting the shower pan, 32x24" RV shower pan from Lyons


Waiting for laminate wood flooring to be delivered!
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