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Defjr333 12-15-2017 07:13 PM

I like tunes in peoples vids. Gives a sense of who they are personality wise. I have noticed a vast majority play "classic rock". My preference as well.....but lets keep the "classic" to music up to the 80s. Anything newer labeled as classic rock just makes me feel old.:hide:
Doug

EastCoastCB 12-15-2017 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Defjr333 (Post 239399)
I like tunes in peoples vids. Gives a sense of who they are personality wise. I have noticed a vast majority play "classic rock". My preference as well.....but lets keep the "classic" to music up to the 80s. Anything newer labeled as classic rock just makes me feel old.:hide:
Doug

Not against music in the vids, just the balance of music to voice could be better.

Defjr333 12-16-2017 11:34 AM

I sooo expect some Sublime or Santana on your vids ECCB.:biggrin:
Doug

EastCoastCB 12-16-2017 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Defjr333 (Post 239448)
I sooo expect some Sublime or Santana on your vids ECCB.:biggrin:
Doug

Maybe early santana. No sublime here. I did like them in high school, though.
My vids feature a buddy of mine for music.

Heres the vid I made getting the Derelicte bus formerly known as "roll your own" home to FL from KY.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTuTSenKuyU&t=61s

Velocipedic 12-19-2017 12:52 PM

Walls Spot Welded in Place... Prepping for Rivets Now
 
https://i.imgur.com/hb6fBNU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/72Np5bY.jpg

For people who don't take out ceiling panels. Mine had broken glass, mold, dust, and other debris. Do it if you're on the fence. Do it even if you're not. This stuff was nasty and I'd been breathing this air.

https://i.imgur.com/wGeTM3O.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rBPbURH.jpg

Clean out your vents. They're nasty (dirty and hideous) and take up a lot of space.

https://i.imgur.com/THZLe7J.jpg

EastCoastCB 12-19-2017 12:55 PM

I love you Keith. You're a damned hero, man!

Velocipedic 12-19-2017 01:06 PM

ECCB,

Thanks man. I promised you I'd do it right, after all. :D

Velocipedic 01-02-2018 12:20 PM

Derelicte Bus Video #3 - Walls and Rivets
 
I've made some progress over the past few weeks. Walls spot welded into place, holes drilled for almost all of the rivets. Started installing the rivets. Had to stop because my compressor didn't have the required PSI and its snowing in Del Rio.

I thought this was the desert?!?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRWYW9yAZk&t=8s

Tango 01-02-2018 01:17 PM

It's icing in Houston. I thought this was the Tropics.

cadillackid 01-02-2018 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Tango (Post 242371)
It's icing in Houston. I thought this was the Tropics.


be quiet it was Minus 4f this AM... but my DEV bus started because i remembered to plug it in.. now getting the interior warm like i enjoy - different story... Lots of Noise from fans but took 20 minutes till i couldnt see my breath..

the air-shutters never opened.. engine got up to 180 though..

-Christopher

Velocipedic 01-16-2018 01:51 PM

The Derelicte Bus #4 - Rivet Woes and Flooring
 
Checking back in after the holiday weekend! Found flooring while waiting for my new rivet gun to come in the mail. Lots of activity at the bus. Flooring work, getting walls prepped, ceiling prep for spray foam, electrical prep, and door installation. More freezing temps in the desert too!

Iíll post more pictures as I upload them to imgur.

https://youtu.be/hxhcqX10QE0

Twigg 01-16-2018 01:55 PM

Here is the video, embedded:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxhc...ature=youtu.be

Velocipedic 01-16-2018 02:01 PM

I tried. :(

Thanks twigg!

Twigg 01-16-2018 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Velocipedic (Post 245918)
I tried. :(

Thanks twigg!

Use the link in the address bar, not the "share" link.

Velocipedic 01-25-2018 10:27 AM

Updates: Welding, Walls, and Wooden Floors
 
Hey all, its been a while since I posted a non-video update! Here's some photos.

Took apart the driver's fans, cleaned and spray painted them. Of course I forgot a "before" photo.

https://imgur.com/3ezgnt5.jpg
https://imgur.com/X2ZIkcB.jpg

Walls were spot-welded into place so I could rivet them in.

https://imgur.com/lyx84rF.jpg

A local welder extended my doors by 10" (the roof was raised by ECCB by 10"). Here's the before...

https://imgur.com/dDY1i7L.jpg
https://imgur.com/fqed9Di.jpg

...During...

https://imgur.com/AU3uLuJ.jpg

... and After.

https://imgur.com/QmXPV79.jpg

Velocipedic 01-25-2018 10:44 AM

Door Installation
 
Holes Drilled for riveting

https://i.imgur.com/kO7IFkx.jpg

Posts ready to be welded (bad lighting, sorry).

https://i.imgur.com/B4MrPgW.jpg

After welding...

https://i.imgur.com/J0jueWy.jpg

Some side-panel welding

https://i.imgur.com/AR8jrGT.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/16DkIFP.jpg

Doors installed!

https://i.imgur.com/0YK9Ug0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/32wNi2F.jpg

Picked up my flooring!

https://i.imgur.com/OKXnSgS.jpg

Tango 01-25-2018 10:56 AM

Outstanding! Looks like you are rockin' on. Keep the pix coming!

Velocipedic 01-31-2018 12:26 PM

Floors, Beginnings of Solar, Paint Prep
 
I'm still working at separating the maple floorboards from the plywood backing, but even slow progress is progress nonetheless.

https://imgur.com/GpGAtZd.jpg

https://imgur.com/JUVuZAg.jpg

My floorboard pile!

https://imgur.com/qeSAzDJ.jpg

... bigger and more unruly!

https://imgur.com/MmRhumx.jpg

Breaking apart the wood got monotonous so I started to add in my wall/window framing.

https://imgur.com/xaepT90.jpg

Velocipedic 01-31-2018 12:53 PM

Solar Beginnings and Paint Prep
 
I picked up my solar panels from a company that does corporate installs in Austin. They had a few leftover, and when you're selling 200+ at a time, selling leftovers can be difficult. I got 5 panels @325w for $750. I went with monocrystalline 72 cell panels. 1.6kW of solar power will be more than enough for sure! I'm also happy to provide more information for those that are curious.

I measured the inside of my Subaru Outback and knew that they would fit and I'd need to keep the hatch open partially for the drive. Unfortunately, mother nature decided to bring rain into the equation and I ended up having to shove the panels all the way in. I had to move the seat ALL the way forward. My knees were 6" away from my chest for the entire 5 hour drive. I drive a manual, so I was using my toes to operate the pedals. Since I left after work to pick them up (shout-out to Annie for letting me pick them up from her house at 22:30 on a Friday!), I originally planned on pulling over to sleep when I got tired. As there was now no room to recline my seat, this presented a possible challenge. Fortunately, I was in enough pain from my knees, hip flexors, and ankles, to keep me awake for the entire night drive back to scenic Del Rio, Texas. :rofl:

https://imgur.com/pYcwohS.jpg

So I started scouting out the areas on my bus that would be ideal for the panels. The front of the bus is where the solar panels will be located. I'll have all 5 laid out perpendicular in length to the length of the bus. This will leave extra space for what will eventually be the rooftop patio.

https://imgur.com/WQljL4L.jpg

Further, I started prepping the roof for painting, mostly because I want to get my local welder out here as soon as possible. There are a couple of reasons for this:

1. I'd like to get the solar panels out of my bedroom.
2. I'd like to have shade over the roof of the bus while I'm still working on the inside, since Del Rio summers can become extremely hot as early as March.
3. Before I insulate the interior ceiling, I need to cut out my skylight areas. The emergency hatch is approximately 2' wide, so I'll use that as a base for the next ones towards the back of the bus. I'll be doing them Sojourner style with a removable wooden panel on the rooftop deck rack.

You can't see it, but her roof all sanded and ready for oil-based latex in flat white (Sherwin Williams' Rustoleum knockoff).

https://imgur.com/gkISala.jpg

... 'dat ass...

https://imgur.com/kUMfrIh.jpg

Velocipedic 02-05-2018 09:14 AM

Derelicte Bus Video #5 - Roof Prep and Painting
 
I sanded the roof using 320 grit sandpaper, TSP'd the sucker, Ospho'd any rust or exposed metal, and then painted it in a Sherwin Williams Rustoleum equivalent. Oil-based Latex paint in flat white. I noticed that it is already making a difference in the bus, as Sunday had 90 degree temps during the day. :dance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seklR_GgTx8


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