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Old 02-28-2017, 04:42 PM   #21
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Oooo, that's a nice sander! Worth more than the bus, but nice!

I know what you mean about the breath mask. I switched to a canister-based one ... but it's a bit leaky.

My problem with the windows was the same one the prisoners faced: none of the windows open. They're all sealed from the outside.

Thanks for the note!
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:03 PM   #22
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Oooo, that's a nice sander! Worth more than the bus, but nice!

I know what you mean about the breath mask. I switched to a canister-based one ... but it's a bit leaky.

My problem with the windows was the same one the prisoners faced: none of the windows open. They're all sealed from the outside.

Thanks for the note!

if the windows dont open, just have to run the air-conditioning a lot..
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:24 PM   #23
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Kneepads

1: Damn good progress so far, I'm jealous.

2: Considering the amount of work/time you have left on your project, invest in some construction kneepads.

IDK how old you are but at 42 with one bad knee already, I couldn't do half of the work I do at my shop without my kneepads' cushioning.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:41 PM   #24
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haha, this is kind of funny. I have two pairs of great knee pads -- and never remember to wear them! I'm gonna have to leave a pair in the bus from now on. good thinking!
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:03 AM   #25
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Floors Welded Up + Prison Bus Planning

Working on the bus evenings after work & weekends has meant that the project has been a bit slow going, but the nice thing about that has been that I've had plenty of time to plan. While it seems that most skoolie converters go the route of creating a living space, I've toyed with the idea of:
  • Prison Bus Becomes A ...
  • food truck
  • traveling woodshop
  • traveling exercise space
  • big open meeting space (on wheels)
  • something about prisons ... so like a "freedom bus"
  • traveling internet café

But like so many others, I kinda want to live in it. I know, most converters have a plan and a vision ... I've never been much of a planner.

So floors: I've been welding over all of the holes in the floor, thinking welds will be more solid than any squirt-on solution, and then creating patches for the larger rust spots. The floors on my prison bus are really not that bad, so I can't complain about my limited amounts of rust.

As you may recall, my bus had a toilet in the back corner -- flushed by the driver with a button on the console. I pulled the toilet (stainless steel), and have toyed with the idea of keeping the bathroom in the back corner. But I just can't fall in love with that idea. A toilet in the back of the bus would mean, as far as I can tell, like likelihood of a genuine bedroom. And it wold be cool to have some kind of room, probably in the rear of the bus, to cozy up in. So I think I'll try to move the black tank. If not, I'll buy a new one -- it looks like they're pretty cheap on Amzn.

With the floors moving along (I'm very close to a final de-rusting coat and painting them), I'm eager to start building.

Here's my most recent video on the bus:

https://youtu.be/63-V8t-BRXA
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:12 AM   #26
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Plans are for those who don't want adventure!
I've had so many folks ask me what my floorplan is, and I tell em I don't know yet. I'll know when I have a floor lol.
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:36 AM   #27
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Awesome! So I'm not alone. It's developing ... organically.
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:51 AM   #28
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Working on the bus evenings after work & weekends has meant that the project has been a bit slow going, but the nice thing about that has been that I've had plenty of time to plan. While it seems that most skoolie converters go the route of creating a living space, I've toyed with the idea of:
  • Prison Bus Becomes A ...
  • food truck
  • traveling woodshop
  • traveling exercise space
  • big open meeting space (on wheels)
  • something about prisons ... so like a "freedom bus"
  • traveling internet café

But like so many others, I kinda want to live in it. I know, most converters have a plan and a vision ... I've never been much of a planner.

So floors: I've been welding over all of the holes in the floor, thinking welds will be more solid than any squirt-on solution, and then creating patches for the larger rust spots. The floors on my prison bus are really not that bad, so I can't complain about my limited amounts of rust.

As you may recall, my bus had a toilet in the back corner -- flushed by the driver with a button on the console. I pulled the toilet (stainless steel), and have toyed with the idea of keeping the bathroom in the back corner. But I just can't fall in love with that idea. A toilet in the back of the bus would mean, as far as I can tell, like likelihood of a genuine bedroom. And it wold be cool to have some kind of room, probably in the rear of the bus, to cozy up in. So I think I'll try to move the black tank. If not, I'll buy a new one -- it looks like they're pretty cheap on Amzn.

With the floors moving along (I'm very close to a final de-rusting coat and painting them), I'm eager to start building.

Here's my most recent video on the bus:

https://youtu.be/63-V8t-BRXA
not everyone has living plans.. I say keep doing what you are doing... !!

I have 1 bus thats a Mobile Software / Hardware test and DEV Lab.. I set it up with all kinds of cool Gear, drive around, my mind gets inspired from the scenery, the music, the bus itself... so then I find cool places to stop and work and test...

my other bus is simply put, my daily driver.. yep I go to the mall, to dinner, the coffee shop, wal mart.. take my friends out in it, go on road trips.. etc..

so yeah there are no set rules of what you must do with a bus..

im certain of one thing if your bus at any time puts a smile on your face then you are doing it right.
-Christopher
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:32 AM   #29
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I like your style, Christopher. That sounds awesome!
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:40 PM   #30
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More Floor Holes Patched Up

I'm all ready to paint the floors, but need some warm weather.

https://youtu.be/Uu8K_5UJx7I
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