Originally Posted by Accordion
Taking a shower every day is not necessary. It removes the natural oils in your skin, and will leave you wrinkled before your time.
You wouldn't say that if you'd happened by yesterday afternoon while I was working on my bus--it would have been similar to what I say to my son--"get in the shower! you SMELL!"....
Working on the bus in 90-degree heat isn't pretty.
I didn't get any pictures this morning--I've got 2/3 of the plywood laid for the floor. I need to lay the area between the back door and the back of the wheel wells. I'll try to get some pics tonight.
I'm planning a camping trip the last weekend of the month, and there are some things that are imperative to have completed:
1. Bed for my spouse to sleep on
2. Seats for spouse and our son (this is a folding seat/bed from a full size van, this will also fulfill #1)
3. Modify the base of the driver's seat so it is 2-3 inches further from the steering wheel. I have to brake with my leg cocked at an odd angle, since the seat is so close to the steering wheel. I got some steel to bolt to the seat base, and will then re-drill the mounting holes and re-position the seat.
Anything else can wait--I have a water tank, but won't put it in until I get the $$ together to set up a 12V system with batteries, charger, and panel box. I want to replace the door and get the bus painted fairly soon, get the beds in place (nifty expanding bed with a bunk above) and set up the basic kitchen. I need to get a gray water tank but will probably install that underneath the bus. I'm still trying to gather information about plumbing layout and water pumps.
I'm planning a combination toilet/shower space, but not the way Lorna is imagining--I'll get some pictures up once I lay the floor and get the dividers in place. I also need to measure the porta-potty to make sure what I'm planning will work out with the cement mixing tub as a shower pan.
Here's the pictures I took last weekend.
My son and his buddy removing the seats
Testing some "hammered" spray paint on the side--meh--not too impressed, especially at $8 a can.
I took it to the DEQ last week and it passed with no probem. The previous owner had never gotten a title in Oregon (where he lives) or Washington (previous owner before him) so to get the bus licensed in Oregon I must file a lost title form for Washington, get a Washington title, and use that to get registered and titled in Oregon. Crazy! Got insurance on it a couple of weeks ago from GMAC, which was wonderfully easy, all done online.