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Old 08-17-2018, 08:02 PM   #1
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Them Frisky Critters Buy A Bus

So earlier this winter me and my partner bought an E-350 Collins Shortie in Phoenix AZ. But a little background on us first. We have both traveled the country playing music for 5+ years hitchhiking, van dwelling, etc.That got old and we wanted more space so we bought a bus! The plan is to convert it and park it on a piece of property next year in Maine. That way it will be an RV and a house while we build on the land. The move was really easy because we already had a bunch of stuff in our van we pretty much just moved it all to the bus. We then drove it to NM were some friends helped us install a RV bed that descends from the ceiling. We also built some bench seats for storage and our friends painted the outside with art for us. After all this we started to notice water leaks so its back to the drawing board I have just recently taken everything back out of the bus and will be starting from scratch. I'll do my best to document my progress along the way. Stay tuned.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:05 PM   #2
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Here's a picture of the finished product (before I had to rip EVERYTHING back out)
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:51 PM   #3
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Started ripping the walls out. Glad we bought this bus in AZ very little rust!
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:08 PM   #4
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Ospho in a spray bottle is randy for those sorts of spots!
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:41 PM   #5
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I'm guessing you mean for the rust? The stuff on the roof is actually just glue but there are some tricky spots on the walls looks like I'll be resealing the windows as thats where my rust is coming from.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:59 PM   #6
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That's surprising to me. My bus was from Wash, and had very clean metal on the walls and ceiling. Only under the floor was there a bit of rust.
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