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Old 07-05-2017, 01:18 PM   #171
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Those dating sites are counter-productive unless you're into drama and std's!

Even I know that you yada yada'ed something between the drama and the STD.
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:37 PM   #172
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Even I know that you yada yada'ed something between the drama and the STD.
Indeed, I did!
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:56 PM   #173
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taolik-sorry didnt mean to turn your thread into a dating webinar, ha.

cadilackkid- if you are not into dating there is always the stricly platonic section on craigslist.lol.

eastcoastcb-life to short to worry about std's & if the drama starts just throw him/her in the gutter & get another
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:30 PM   #174
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Hah, you guys crack me up! The last thing I expected today was to visit this board with my 5th of July hangover and read over your guys dating discussion. Maybe it's naive of me for being married, but I always imagined living out of a skoolie to be a HUGE chick magnet. Skoolies enable travel, sight seeing and camping, with the luxury of having your house within walking distance most of the time. It also is a great demonstration of one's skills and handiness. The building of it however, can be a bit of a time suck. And if it breaks down, that can be a bit of a turn off too.

@cadillac, thank you for the kind words! My lovely wife has been very supportive/patient given the lack of options she has in terms of how my time is used. 90% of the our dates we've had in the past year have been "home depot dates" where we go through home depot and do the skoolie shopping thing. I will pray to the skoolie gods that one of your starbucks skoolie runs brings in herds of pretty women to your skoolie with minimal desire to distract you from getting your work done.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:37 PM   #175
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Oh yeah, since I already got this thread bumped up. Let's throw a few more pictures on here.

Here's how my electrical looks more or less.


I got a handful of these cigarette lighter/usb sockets, so I threw one in a cardboard box to charge my phone/run some accessories.


And here's the latest interior pic.


I am now resuming the shower project, but unfortunately, July looks like a busy month. Progress will probably be halted for a few weeks.
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:52 PM   #176
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Fall pix dump

Hey guys,

Life's been real busy. I've been working between 50-96 hours (usually around 60) opening a new restaurant Tentenyu in Seattle. I'm making a lot of overtime though, so my finances have never been happier. My sleep schedule is all messed up so I'm struggling with getting proper bus work in. I'm maybe getting 8-12 a week. But I'll take small progress over no progress any day.

I'll update my website at some point, though that's really more for myself than anyone else. Gonna dump some pix here though, because I want to publicize my progress.

Clamping the last FRP shower wall. Unfortunately there's still an airpocket...but good enough for now. I'll deal with the consequences in a half dozen years.

Selfie

Pre-moulding

Clamping up the moulding, used with 3m 3200 marine adhesive sealant. Takes 7 days to cure.

I used some liquid tight conduit scraps to get a better fit on the inverse round moulding

After moulding


CLose up of the moulding


I made this water tank holder

I did a mockup draft of the bus to boost moralle


Improvising for the Solar Eclipse


I got solicited by one of my good Japanese Food Vendors at 10pm to host a sake tasting, so I thought it would be fun to host it in the bus.



Beginnings of my gray water tank holder

After painting it with POR15, I used their metal prep because the metal wasn't rusty. Just kind of experimenting.

Gott 3/6 RV tiedown straps on for the grey water tank holding.


A little mockup for moralle


Just got it underneath the bus with about 22x5/16 bolts


Oh yeah I put vinyl faux wood flooring in the bathroom. You can see my toilet framing in the right corner too.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:01 AM   #177
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That's looking really great! Coming along nicely. How did you attach the bolts for your tank storage under the bus?
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:53 AM   #178
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Very nice work. You could sell those drum cradles.

Shower looks very good-waterproof, even.

Keep the pics coming !! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:15 PM   #179
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That's looking really great! Coming along nicely. How did you attach the bolts for your tank storage under the bus?
All stainless: 5/16" Bolt, Washer, bus frame, washer, nylock nut (not sure why I didn't use steel lock nut). I will try and take a picture tomorrow (or more realistically thursday) before work for you of where I attached it. But every 2-3 U frames, there were two Angle iron(ish) frames beneath the bus. I attached to those angle iron frames.

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Very nice work. You could sell those drum cradles.

Shower looks very good-waterproof, even.

Keep the pics coming !! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Rusty you made my day! I don't know if I would buy a drum cradle from a fool like myself, but I am pretty happy about how it turned out. it also seems pretty sturdy. One of my senior servers gives me little welding pointers and taught me the importance of grinding the edges of my tubing before welding them together. My next tank holder I'm working on is a propane holder, so I'm a little more nervous about that.

But I already got the hole cut out yesterday!
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:27 PM   #180
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That's looking really great! Coming along nicely. How did you attach the bolts for your tank storage under the bus?
Hey Oredigger, to my surprise I actually took some pictures this morning. To the best of my ability without soiling my barely fancy work clothes too much.

Here we have the 5/16" bolt going through the frame


Below we have misc pictures of bolts joining the two metals.






Don't be fooled by the illusion of a plumbing system. The piping/drum is in there temporarily for storage, tests and moralle. I'm hoping to finalize it soon though.
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