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Old 12-14-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Maeflower the microbus build

Hello, there!

This is the build thread for my shorty, Mae. I've been working on her part time for the last few months. Here's the progress so far!

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The day I brought her home! And my co-pilot, Naga, who immediately found some residual kid trash and claimed it as a dog treasure.

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My dad and I removing the seats. We took the hard route and unbolted them from the floor instead of using and angle grinder to cut them out. My parents run a stall at an antiques mall, and they're always looking for stuff to upcycle. They wanted to keep the seats, repurpose them, and sell them in their shop, which meant we wanted to remove them without causing a lot of cosmetic damage, which meant a lot of crawling around under the bus for me!

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Ripped the floors up by myself! A real total-body workout lol

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Ripped out ceilings and insulation, so messy

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Floors scuffed and shiny! Treated with Ospho afterwards.

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Floors primed, patched, and painted!

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Caught this little dude trying to drive away with the bus at some point.

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Currently installing subfloors!
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:45 PM   #2
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Do you have a floor plan laid out for the build? Coming along nicely!
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:59 PM   #3
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Do you have a floor plan laid out for the build? Coming along nicely!
I have a pretty solid idea of what I want to do about the layout -- i think I can manage to squeeze in a bed, seating area, kitchen, and a teeny tiny bathroom!
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Nice start! Definitely going to be following along with this one. Seems like taking the time to take the seats out with care also benefited keeping your floor in great shape.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:04 PM   #5
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Nice start! Definitely going to be following along with this one. Seems like taking the time to take the seats out with care also benefited keeping your floor in great shape.
Yeah, the floors were in real good shape! The bolt holes were real easy to patch, too. There was only one seat we had to cut out with an angle grinder, and you could definitely tell which one it was when all the seats were out. That may have had something to do with the fact that we were pretty over it by the time we got to cutting it out...we were definitely not very gentle. Lol
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