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Old 04-24-2017, 12:01 PM   #31
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Yup... I'm planning on bus 3 too!
Driving around in the bus before it was converted was just so much fun, going around and picking people up and going on adventures. So much room for bikes and kayaks in the back too. I need a shortie that just stays a bus for sure.
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:11 PM   #32
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Driving around in the bus before it was converted was just so much fun, going around and picking people up and going on adventures. So much room for bikes and kayaks in the back too. I need a shortie that just stays a bus for sure.
Yeah, I've been daily driving my shorty and LOVING it.
Next I wana find an older short bus that's pristine with a bad engine for cheap, and swap in some serious class 8 drivetrain stuff.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:02 PM   #33
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Yeah, I've been daily driving my shorty and LOVING it.
Next I wana find an older short bus that's pristine with a bad engine for cheap, and swap in some serious class 8 drivetrain stuff.
Can't wait to watch that build.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:08 PM   #34
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As mentioned before, we have the metal floor up with new stuff ready to go down. But first I need to get the rust off the supports. Well its not really the supports, its sheet metal welded to the supports to increase surface area for connecting the rest of the metal.

I've used an angle grinder to get the flaky stuff off with both a grinding wheel and a wire wheel. I've then went over it with a sander. It's smooth now, but you can still see the rust.

I've thought about treating it, but most rust treatments seem to be designed around the idea that the area will be covered in paint after. I need a metal surface for good adhesion. Is something like Ospho a good choice even if I'm not painting?
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:28 PM   #35
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The new floor is in!!!

This marks the first (non-mechanical) thing we ADDED to the bus. Feels good.

We were a little obsessive about prepping the undercarriage and supports. There really wasn't any rust before. Now there will never be. Figured we only had one chance with there hat type of access...

Here's a shot of me cutting a circle in steel with an angle grinder. Not easy. But we made do with what we had on hand and made sure to smooth the edges after.

I'm in socks because my shoes were muddy.



Here's the new floor in.



Brand spanking new.

Tomorrow a special primer for new galvanized steel goes down.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:46 PM   #36
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You're making some time on your bus lately. Your floor looks cool like that. To bad it'll be buried.
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:24 AM   #37
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I once went to a bus build and a hockey game with socks broke out...........
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:24 PM   #38
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:06 PM   #39
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The shiny metal was fun while it lasted, but the conversion must continue! I like this stage cause it looks bigger in my opinion...





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That's looking good. We still know that shiny metal is down there.
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