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Old 08-12-2010, 02:43 AM   #41
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Started taking out the windows today...

Had to get after the rivets, so I can skin it...

I thought I hated rivets when I was building the Blazer...

Then I went and bought a bus that has a million rivets...







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Old 08-12-2010, 08:27 AM   #42
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Is that the classic 14/60 A/C unit I see????
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:57 AM   #43
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The old windows are great for tree forts or hunting blinds.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:03 PM   #44
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Yeah, it let a bit of a breeze in...

I picked up some 20g sheet metal that will be skinned over the holes... Two sheets 4'x6'9" for $40...

Then I'll cut some of the pink styrofoam and stuff it on the inside for insulation...

There will be a couple of windows, but they will be cut in after I find some decent RV ones...
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:09 PM   #45
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Nice work...your floor was in better shape than mine. I had to replace three (small) sections. Well...not like I didn't expect it on a New England Genesis. Very nice job so far...though I recommend keeping at least one heater if you plan ANY cold-weather use. The heaters throw lots of heat.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:22 PM   #46
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I still have the big heater by the front door... You don't think that will be enough???


I thought I'd share this with you guys...

OK, when the wife got home last night she said her car was acting funny... She came around the corner and it started running like crap and had no power... I told her I'd take a look at it tomorrow...

Well, she drove the Jimmy to work so I could look at her car... Did some stuff around the house, then made lunch for me and the boys... Started working on the bus, then after getting tired of grinding rivets, I took a break from it...

I go inside and grab her keys, head out to take a look at her car... I figure, I'll run it up and down the road to get an idea of what going on... I turn the corner and it runs out of gas...


Fixed...
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:15 PM   #47
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Me and the boys got some of the widows skinned... Got hot so, took a swimming break... Gonna get back out there and throw up another piece...









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Old 08-14-2010, 12:41 PM   #48
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It was to dark to get pics of the other sheet installed last night...

We'll get the drivers side done today and start on the passenger side...






On of my neighbors gave me some pretty thick galv sheet... Think it's 12 or 14 gauge... I plan on using this to make the side door disappear... Another freebie...

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Old 08-15-2010, 10:11 PM   #49
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Did you put any sealer along all the joints? My preference is a urethane based sealant. Stays relatively soft and paintable.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:59 PM   #50
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I still have the big heater by the front door... You don't think that will be enough???
Nope...at least, not unless you have a completely open floorplan and maybe not even then.
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