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Old 06-01-2012, 05:31 PM   #241
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Re: The Dirtybus...

How long is your awning?
Did you have any problems installing it?
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #242
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20'...

It went up pretty easy...

I made some blocks for the inside of the upper arm mounts to sandwich the outside skin of the bus...

It takes two people minimum to install...
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:15 PM   #243
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Nice green camping machine
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:12 AM   #244
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Re: The Dirtybus...

I just went through your whole thread. The bus looks great. You definitely have many talents. I figured out why I wasn't seeing the whole picture. I was looking at the thread before with my ipad. It was cutting them off.

How did you secure the square tubing to the roof? I can't wait to see your interior when it's finished. One question about the length from bumper to bumper. Would you say your bus is 24-25 feet long? That would probably make mine 28-30' long.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:19 PM   #245
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It's 25' 6"...

I built some tabs that I welded on the square tube, then used self tapper screws to attach to the bus...

Oh, and the awning is 21' leg to leg...
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #246
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If you look across the top of the upper cabinet you can barely see the tabs that I welded on to secure it to the ceiling...


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Old 06-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #247
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Re: The Dirtybus...

I think the front portion of your bus in front of the wheels is longer than mine. That's interesting. Your bus is interesting all the way around.

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Old 06-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #248
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Just finished reading this thread, very cool! Lot's of great ideas. We start our skoolie conversion this next week, might have to use metal after reading this one, I'm sure my father being a retired welder/fabricator won't mind a bit. Anyway, it's cool to see a bus being converted right up the road, might have to take a little road trip and check it out first hand.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #249
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Big differance. Great Job!!

One question how much weight did it add using metal and diamond plate?

I will be using wood. putting some pics of my bus up soon.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:25 AM   #250
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I haven't been on in a while, kinda lost motivation on the bus... I'm trying to get back in the swing of things, just have a bunch of other stuff lately...

As far as the weight, you'd be surprised...

Based on the numbers that engineers use when designing, the average weight of a commercial 2x4 is 1.28 lbs per foot... A 2x2 weighs 0.64...

I'm using .065 wall 1x1 steel tube, that weighs .827 lbs per foot...

So, it's considerably less weight that a 2x4 and a little heavier than a 2x2...

The diamond plate used on the inside is aluminum, way lighter than most other materials...
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