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Old 11-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #271
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I just went through your pictures again for the umteenth time. You have done a masterful job. I plan on using carpet on the walls as you did and I'm wondering how you will finish the 90 degree edges on the corners. Also, is your heater radiant or forced air--I can't tell from the pics?

BTW, who won? -- you or the bee? Jack
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #272
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i love how your bus is turning out. i picked up the same power converter you are using this summer. when it comes time for me to hook mine up would you mind if i send you some pictures and ask your advice? i don't want to make any mistakes

No problem... I'm not a wiring kinda guy, but I make do... Got a buddy that looks at wiring and goes all Rain Man on it, he's the same way with computers...
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:56 PM   #273
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I just went through your pictures again for the umteenth time. You have done a masterful job. I plan on using carpet on the walls as you did and I'm wondering how you will finish the 90 degree edges on the corners. Also, is your heater radiant or forced air--I can't tell from the pics?

BTW, who won? -- you or the bee? Jack

Thanks... I'm still working out all the "finish" work in my head... It changes more than my underwear... As far as the fridge area, it'll be getting angle of some sort... I'm working thru an idea for other areas that will turn out like the furnace cabinet did, I really like the look... It should pop after the metal is painted... The furnace is a sealed forced air unit, it cooks me out of the bus... It has to run a lot for now cause I'm still working with no flooring... I decided to do the floor toward the end like in a house, otherwise it would have been destroyed by now...

And I won that battle, but the war has yet to be determined... I've been going back and forth with the bees for a few months now... They took over a shed in the yard and I have yet to get back in it... It's been very entertaining for the wife and kids...
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #274
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Love your bus - totally badass!
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #275
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Keep an eye on them bees. I saw a Blue Bird years ago in East Texas that had been turned into a mobile hive. They managed to get into most of the spaces between the inner & outer skin while it sat for a few months and the old boy wound up having to abandon the project after several tries to clean it up failed. They moved them out with smoke but the bus had gained over a thousand pounds of goo that would have required pretty much ripping off all the skin to correct.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #276
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Beautiful work and that bus is awesome
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:26 AM   #277
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Thanks guys...

I took it for a drive Friday, I'm thinking I need new shocks in the front... Other than that it drives great and gets lots of looks... It's easy to go over the speed limit in it, doesn't seem like I'm going fast at all until I check the Speedo...

Started building a shed/shop that will keep me dry and warm thru the winter... It'll be nice for working on bus related projects, among other things... Hopefully get it done over the next week and get back on the bus stuff...
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:40 AM   #278
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Little update...

I finally got the bus reclassified as an RV, it's no longer titled as a commercial vehicle... It's now a 1993 International Motor Home... Got plates and tabs now, so no more trip permits... Had to set an appointment with the state patrol to have it inspected... They really liked it and gave me the reclassification to take to the dmv... $320 for all the different fees and inspection...

I installed some mini blinds in it... Also took it to a get together with some close friends last weekend... Had a great time and the bus did awesome... A lot more comfortable than the last time we had it out... Hopefully I'll get back to working on it, but I need to finish up a shed project first...




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Old 12-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #279
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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...


Unlike some stix-n-staples campers, your cabinets aren't going to break loose from the body structure. Gee, and to think some people are leery of skoolies for safety reasons.

I thought my Winnie's cabinets were well-built...until I dismantled one when doing some interior work.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:37 PM   #280
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Yeah, it'll take a lot to undo what I've done...


Hung out in the bus the other night and shortened the mini blinds... Got the goofy little things that hold the bottom of the blinds in place installed... Getting a lot more homey in the bus...

Bought a tub of rv air dry stuff at Wally World for under $10 that seems to be working pretty good... We'll see how long it lasts, but it does seem like it's soaking up moisture...

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