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Old 07-29-2015, 03:16 PM   #1
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Noobie from NC here.

So, me and a couple of my buddies recently purchased a 1985 Chevy G30 Van/Short Bus. When we get together to work on it we always end up on this site since this is our "first time". Looking forward to sharing pics of the build and listening to other's input when we do something wrong haha.
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:16 PM   #2
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where in NC?

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Old 07-29-2015, 05:08 PM   #3
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Central NC, without being too specific halfway between Greensboro and Raleigh
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:55 PM   #4
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pics

Just figured out how to add a pic, thought I'd share with you guys/gals. There will be many more to come.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:02 AM   #5
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Okay, we travel alot in the Asheville to winston-Salem area and west
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:52 AM   #6
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That's the joy of NC, we have beautiful beaches and mountains. You can drive 6 hours or so and be at both in the same day. So I thought I added a pic, apparently my browser on my cell phone didn't agree with this site to well, so I will try it from my desktop. So, disregard the junky shed, here are a few pics. Having 4 people working on this we have several projects in process. It also helps that one of us is a licensed mechanic. With that said all the mechanical work is done to the 5.7L 350 cu in engine including new wiring and brake system. Now we focus on the inside. The inside is being prepped for primer and we are retrofitting a custom bench seat on one side of the bus so far. Flooring is on the agenda as we are debating laminate or a waterproof vinyl, my question to the forum is what would be the best flooring material to use, that can withstand NC weather (hot summers, cold winters)
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:40 AM   #7
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Welcome Guys! --- Beautiful part of the country there (my daughter & grandkids are in W-S). Personally, I think any flooring that is NOT completely waterproof is a problem waiting to happen so my vote goes to rubber or vinyl. Keep the pix coming.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:56 AM   #8
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I was thinking the same thing, better to just go ahead and pay the extra $$ up front rather than go the cheap route and have to replace it. Thanks for the input.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:26 AM   #9
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Me too. I've seen some really beautiful wood floors (I love'em, but...) curl up and buckle just from high humidity. NOT fun to tear out after everything else is built on top of them.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:53 AM   #10
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I feel like I got thousands of questions, what type of paint do ya'll recommend? We like the chalkboard paint idea on the inside as we will probably take "her" tailgating and we think it would be neat to keep score in different activities like cornhole and other games.
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