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Old 12-13-2007, 07:22 PM   #71
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Looks great! Keep those pics coming. Do you have a drain in the floor for spilled water? Is the floor heated for winter use? Is the tile tilted to drain water? What kind of tile did you use? How much wood do you have down on the metal subfloor? I love the idea of tile in the bus, as my laminate has had moisture damage and is swelling, so may need replacement.

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Old 12-13-2007, 07:34 PM   #72
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So I love how the roof turned out, however I am unable to find any info on the "energex" product. Can you see any other brands or product names on them? Too bad a couple of those couldn't be shipped to spokane washington as that would look very nice in my bus . Thanks Jason.

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Old 12-19-2007, 01:30 AM   #73
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been too busy to post lately........my apologies to anyone with dial up, there' s a lot of photos


the blue is some nice fabric. I love the way it bridges the gap between the wall and the ceiling.



this is what keeps us going! fresh snow chilled mt dew



masked off flames for use under the glass block floor.....



here's what it looks like after painting and removing the tape:



and under UV light:



under the block with uv light:



stumbled onto some cultured stone for the front of the wheel wells (it's not done yet, still needs mortar between the stones)



This stuff is simply amazing...just squeeze a little onto the back of the cultured stone and it sticks in place instantly.



more cultured stone:

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:12 PM   #74
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i need to post more photos.....

got the stereo all installed including a pair of 15" sub's, sony xplode stereo, amp, 4 speakers, serius sat rado, ect....

mostly finished the couch in the back of the bus. We used over 50 pounds of padding to make the custom comfy couch. The bottom layer is 3" squishy foam with several inches of high quality polyester fiberfill.

i hope to have the interior nearly completed by jan 1....actually, the interior is nearly completed now!
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:33 PM   #75
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added a few video's for anyone who'd like to see....

jacuzzi bus construction episodes 1 through 3





below i added the new 24 volt alternator....

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:25 PM   #76
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bus is coming along well. i'm reasonably confident that she'll be finished before the end of jan

tomorrow i plan to spend a good part of hte day creeping around under the bus tracking down all the air leaks. plastic DOT air hose is kinda pricey, but i bought some today. also plan to re-plumb the air bags to get the entire bus to kneel instead of just the front.

the interior is nearly finished, lots of little trim pieces to install,

bought some 2x10's today so i can make blocks to drive the bus onto. Unlike my other skoolies, it's really difficult to slide under this thing.

still need to buy the flat screen tv

one of the only big projects left is exterior paint. I'm leaning toward white....also exploring the possibility of not painting it at all.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:39 PM   #77
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Can't wait to see pictures, Jason. So when do you start into the limo business?

Hey and on a side note. Since you're obviously (way more than I'll ever be) so incredibly damn clever. I was wondering if you wanted to bring yourself, your smarts, and one of those hydraulic pistons over for a barbeque. My slideout has gotten heavy. Lots of good looking women here in TX. and cold is only 45F.

And on another side note. That liquid nails instant stick stuff is pretty good? Never used it.

Friday good for you? Ribs, chicken and sausage?

We want pictures!
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Can't wait to see pictures, Jason. So when do you start into the limo business?

Hey and on a side note. Since you're obviously (way more than I'll ever be) so incredibly damn clever. I was wondering if you wanted to bring yourself, your smarts, and one of those hydraulic pistons over for a barbeque. My slideout has gotten heavy. Lots of good looking women here in TX. and cold is only 45F.

And on another side note. That liquid nails instant stick stuff is pretty good? Never used it.

Friday good for you? Ribs, chicken and sausage?

We want pictures!
i posted a few youtube video's of the bus.......i'll try to get more photos/video tomorrow.

at this time i don't plan run a limo service....but i might change my mind down the road. i would like to build a few more though.

i loved the liquid nails instant stuck stuff when i first used it, but discovered that it's pretty wimpy long term. I used it to hold fake stones to wood, and it did a great job, but the next day or 2 all of the stones fell down.

how does mid-february/early march sound? i want to take a couple weeks and head somewhere warm this winter.
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how does mid-february/early march sound? i want to take a couple weeks and head somewhere warm this winter.
Ohhh I wanna go.. lets stay off the beach this time.
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Re: Jacuzzi Bus IV

Hey Jason-

How do you have that alternator tensioned? I see it has the pivot bolt. Is that all it is is a friction hold or is there a jam bolt like a lot of OEM applications? Also, does it just run off a free pulley or does that belt drive something else? I'm thinking that mount was part of the engine cradle. Does it move with the old Detroit? I liked the setup. It was cool the way you put it over to the side next to the other one and out of the way a little.
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