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Old 01-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #201
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After seeing how simple the design was on my buddies toy hauler, I figured it was worth a shot... Wait until you see what I have planned for the upper bunks... After you made yours, it gave me an idea...
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:41 AM   #202
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very cool,nice
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #203
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... Wait until you see what I have planned for the upper bunks... After you made yours, it gave me an idea...
I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with! I really like your approach of building everything with metal instead of just wood. If I ever do another bus conversion I'll definitely consider investing in some new tools and doing it that way. I'm sure it will last longer and the assembly will stay tighter with all the movement and flexing from driving on uneven surfaces.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #204
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After seeing how simple the design was on my buddies toy hauler, I figured it was worth a shot... Wait until you see what I have planned for the upper bunks... After you made yours, it gave me an idea...
I can picture the scene--at least this is how it would be for me:
"hmmm"
the wife-"you got that look-are you building that in your mind right now?"
"hmmm"
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #205
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Thanks for the comments guys...

The flooring I was looking at is a foam diamond plate workout pad that comes in 2'x2' squares that go together like a puzzle... The bus will get used a lot in muddy areas when we're off roading... I want something we can take out easily and clean out the dirt... I might go with that flooring and cut it to the shape of the bus... Thanks for the tip...
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:20 AM   #206
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What I had in the back of my cube van race car hauler worked perfect-it was flooring for a horse stable. About 1/2" thick rubber. It was slip proof even when wet-extremely durable (I'd think nothing about sliding a motor or anything else on ) and oil would clean off with just a shot of carb cleaner.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:25 AM   #207
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Wow. Making your own sofa/bed from scratch! I'm impressed.
Ditto... nice!
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:58 AM   #208
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Suggestion: looks like you have about 3-4'; of unused space under that sofa/bed beside the wheelhouse. Any skoolie, especially a shorty, you will want as much storage as possible...what about a drawer? I'm thinking something like what was often used underneath waterbeds.

I bet you could whip up the track using stuff leftover from building the sofa bed.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:30 AM   #209
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Steel studs

I really like the idea of using steel studs for framing in the bus, straight, strong, light weight, and easy to work with.

As for storage under the couch, I agree, you always need more, could you enclose the base and just make a access door in the partical board under the bottom?
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #210
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I really like your bracket fabrication. I also like your Werner platform. I bought 6 of them at black friday this Christmas at Lowes, 20$ each, and gave them out as presents. I kept two.
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