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Old 09-13-2016, 08:54 PM   #11
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I also picked up some redwood siding and vinyl house windows off craigslist. Removed the rear and driver heater. I plan on installing the rear heater below and redirecting hoses so we can at the least have defrost. Also in the process of downsizing the rats nest of an electrical panel.

Pictures later, my internet is slow.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:58 PM   #12
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That little 'un in the last frame is just as cute as a bug. Good to see you have lots of "help"!
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:59 PM   #13
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No we got 7 double pane fancy shmancy low e vinyl house windows. Not sure exactly how they will be installed yet but, I figure I'll add some framing and sheet the exterior with plywood, tyvek, and redwood lap siding. Then just case the windows like a house.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:01 PM   #14
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Yeah she like to help, even after multiple metal shaving splinters. Just can't keep shoes on that girl.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:09 PM   #15
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Oh yeah and anyone who has experience, ideas, or suggestions about skinning a bus with wood. I'm all ears.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:30 PM   #16
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:55 PM   #17
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24 inches...???...that's a lot of roof raise!
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:37 PM   #18
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I'm eager to see what comes of the wood/panel siding, to be honest. I've been thinking of doing the same for mine when I eventually get it.

For the roof-raise, did you go to somewhere special?

2 feet is a lot of extra headroom. What are you planning to do with all that extra space?
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:29 AM   #19
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skin it with metal first, that should keep it rigid and water tight. then put your wood on. 18 g should work fine
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:37 PM   #20
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skin it with metal first, that should keep it rigid and water tight. then put your wood on. 18 g should work fine
what he said... you could probably even get away with 20 if the wood sheathing you're going to use is thick...
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