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Old 01-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #211
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Thanks for the comments guys...

The sofas will get closed in and the seat will be hindged so it will be all storage space under each of them... The stands are awesome, I've had them for 6-7 years now...

Haven't done anything to the bus lately, because we had a storm up here... We usually don't get a lot of snow, but we ended up with about a foot... Then came the frozen rain and caused a bunch of trees to go down... Power has been on and off, lost the parts shed out back with a bunch of the bus parts... Got some cleaning up to do... Everyone is fine, just been a big pain in the arse...
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #212
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Interesting looking bus, specifically the short rear overhang. Looks like you're gonna have a nice rig.

With such a short tail you won't have the problem I did during my last trip in my Winnebago. I attempted to enter a Kmart in Davenport, Iowa, the entrance to which was a straight shot from the side street I was on. It was late at night and the parking lot entrance was a ramp that was much bigger and steeper than it looked. I was only going about 10-15 mph, but...you guessed it... the front and back bounced over that thing and the tail smacked the pavement. The grey water tank, suspended by sheet-metal brackets, got shoved upward about an inch and cracked. It now leaks when more than about a third full. Lucky the bottom didn't crack. Better yet, the black-water tank didn't get touched...and was empty at the time.

I had accelerated across the street from a stop sign. Good thing it's impossible to to hit that ramp at 30+ mph unless one is stupid enough to run the stop sign across the street.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:56 PM   #213
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Yeah, mine is pretty nimble...

Well, haven't been working on the bus for awhile... Been doing a lot of work on the house lately... I did pick up a counter top for the bus today... Ten foot with a little damage at one end... Got it for $108... It'll be perfect, 7' for the galley and 3' next to the fridge...
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:04 AM   #214
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Have to admit I am not seeing any damage there!
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #215
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:57 PM   #216
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Jarlaxle, the damage is really hard to see in the pic... I'll try and get a better pic of it, but it's not bad at all...

So, I had a chance to do some work on the bus... Started insulating the walls... The plywood was just on temporarily... Also picked up some indoor/outdoor carpet that will get glued to the plywood and then installed over the foam...
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:00 AM   #217
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Re: The Dirtybus...

How much foam are you using in the walls?

BTW... I've lusted after your bus ever since you started posting. Awesome build. Hopefully I'll be able to do mine half the justice you've done to yours.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:50 PM   #218
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The foam is 1.5" thick...

Started to glue the carpet to the wall panels...






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Old 03-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #219
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Man, I used that OSB plywood for my bunks and it emitted a strong smell for months and months. It's probably still affecting the smell of the bus, but I've just gotten used to it!
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #220
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It's probably the glue they use to make it... This stuff has been hanging out since June, but now has a new glue smell...

Just eat more beans and drink beer, that'll give the bus a different smell...



I picked up some carpet transition strip today to secure the panels to the wall... Gonna start installing the pieces I have done today...That will allow me to move stuff out of the way to tear down the other side in the back and get it done... I want to get the back sleeping area kinda buttoned up so I can focus on the galley area...
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