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Old 08-24-2017, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hello all,
Hopefully I can keep this updated as I go.
My name is Wilho Heikkinen.
I bought a 2002 International for full conversion, forever home.
You know the saying the easiet way to get hurt is to tell me how to do my job? This is the opposite of that. I want input from everyone what you see me doing wrong to what I'm doing right. This is the chance to let your inner know it all free. Leave me comments or questions galor.

Few specs:
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T444E engine.
Allison 3060 transmission (I believe).
176,000 miles.

Going to:
Raise roof.
Heated floors.
Solar system.
Roof deck.
Composting toilet.

More to come. Questions. I want questions and comments.

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Old 08-24-2017, 09:18 PM   #2
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My bus! My muse! My canvas.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:23 PM   #3
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Seats removed! Heaters next.
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:20 AM   #4
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Sactuary?
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:30 AM   #5
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My bus! My muse! My canvas.
She's beautiful ! You made quick work of those seats. What's the plan? How many people/pets? Where do you want to go?

Pretty exciting time- enjoy...and read !
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:17 AM   #6
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Oops! Sanctuary! The one time autocorrect was asleep. Lol
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:38 PM   #7
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Nice looking ride, man!
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:33 PM   #8
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Oops! Sanctuary! The one time autocorrect was asleep. Lol
If you pm one of the site mods, they can fix that for you. Bansil, I forget who else.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:11 PM   #9
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She's beautiful ! You made quick work of those seats. What's the plan? How many people/pets? Where do you want to go?

Pretty exciting time- enjoy...and read !
Well I mentioned part of the plan above, heated floors, roof raise probably about a foot and a half. Up to 13' 3" roughly. Solar system, composting toilet.
Just me and a 🐕 is the plan so far but I'll put in bunk beds for guests.
First trip I think will be Alaska. 😁
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:12 PM   #10
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If you pm one of the site mods, they can fix that for you. Bansil, I forget who else.
Thanks for the tip! I'll do that. 😊
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:13 PM   #11
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Nice looking ride, man!
Thanks Dan-Fox!
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:52 PM   #12
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If you pm one of the site mods, they can fix that for you. Bansil, I forget who else.
I think he's the only real ACTIVE mod.
That spam that popped up stayed on here for what, two days??
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:47 PM   #13
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A roof deck and a roof raise? Your not worried about being topheavy?
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:23 PM   #15
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A roof deck and a roof raise? Your not worried about being topheavy?
Top Heavy? No. By deck I just mean a layer of wood across the top and a ladder to get to it. The weight will be minimal compared to the stuff I put inside the bus. The roof raise will not be very drastic. If it really becomes apparent that weight is an issue I can always go for faux wood, light weight, plastic alternative but I doubt it'll come to that.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:24 PM   #16
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No, I did not. 😊
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:34 AM   #17
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Roof and walls getting done!
Messy work, lots of gear and tools strewn about.
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:41 AM   #18
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Anyone run into this issue?

I'll get better at posting pictures soon.

Until then, anyone run into this issue?
My wall panels are held on by screws except the top which has been tack welded to the window frame. I cut around it. Anyone have a method that's not so... Barbaric?
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My bus is the same way and I just did the same thing as you. I used Milwaukee electric sheers and it cut like butter. Not worried about the little bit left because I'm doing spray foam.

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Old 09-05-2017, 09:43 PM   #20
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My bus is the same way and I just did the same thing as you. I used Milwaukee electric sheers and it cut like butter. Not worried about the little bit left because I'm doing spray foam.

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Cool. 😊
What did you do with the flange that was left? I assume you're reusing your windows?
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