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Old 07-21-2009, 07:16 AM   #41
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Rud rails are coming off....They hold a lot of dirt. And when you wash it takes it for ever to stop dripping dirty water. Plus I was shocked to see how much rust was starting i am glad I found it when I did...If you plan on keeping your bus nice after all that work take them off. I had my bus all painted and it wasn't even a year I could see rusty water coming out from under the rails.....The big plus it looks a hole lot better.......Thats my take on it..
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:52 AM   #42
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Got some 12v lighting roughed in and some ceiling done.

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:54 PM   #43
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Nice work on the ceiling! What size are the strips that hold the luan in place?

Will the curved parts of the roof (sides) be covered by shelves?
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:03 PM   #44
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The furring strips are 1 1/2"x 1/2" I just took a 2x4 and ripped it into 1/2" strips. The sides will be hidden by cabinets and where their are no cabinets I will put panels to cover the sides.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:25 AM   #45
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You are my Hero ....Just what I was thinking of doing to my bus. But just didn't know how to do it. But now I do... Keep up the pic. and keep show me how it's done....Thanks
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:23 PM   #46
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WOW! I just got home from a three day, two night primitive "tent" camping trip at an area on the lake with no facilities, not even a picnic table. We have been going to this site for about eleven years. But the older I get, the less fun it is. I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, but I am worn smooth out. Maybe it is knowing there is a nice big bus sitting here at home waiting to get finished. I am done with the "tent and ice chest" kind of camping.

I have the next two days off so I should be reporting some progress soon.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:13 PM   #47
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You shoulda took the bus! Think "big metal tent"with no ventilation during a 96* cold front. My wife and I are doing this with ours while in progress. It makes the conversion process seem not so long.

Fixed it for ya. Seriously though. That is the plan, to use it as we build it. But right now it has no windows since it has all been closed in. That would have been brutal. Also, where we went, the bus could not go because it is tight trails. That's unfortunate too because it would be awesome to camp in the bus back in there. The pics make it look like there is a nice big road leading back in there but it is no more than a narrow two track with low overhead clearance. Keep in mind too that the satelite pic was taken in the fall.


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Old 07-29-2009, 05:48 AM   #48
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We didn't get as much done as planned but we did get some work done on the bus the last couple of days. I got my paint problem worked out so I finished priming the passenger side sheet metal and got the windows installed on that side too. Probably should have gone with the 48" windows in the rear instead of the 30" but oh well, it still looks good.




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Old 08-01-2009, 04:01 PM   #49
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Trying out my skeels at Photoshop. I'm a first timer so it's not perfect. Still tring to figure out how to change the color scheme.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:32 AM   #50
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Hey that is looking nice! I like it with the window choices you made. It looks great minus some rub rails - looks very clean like that.
If you have any questions using PS to change the color, PM me, I can help!

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EDIT: So I thought I would put in a little time & throw something together...Don't know why I picked purple but here is another color for ya!

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Old 08-02-2009, 08:12 PM   #51
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Here is your Deuce in gray & maroon (looks more red tho). I cheated & changed the photo to B&W to make it quicker to accomplish.

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Old 08-03-2009, 07:23 AM   #52
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Wow..those really look good! Can give you an idea at least of a good color scheme.. We're keeping "Blue", blue..haven't thought about the scheme yet. But those are good ideas! And the windows..look awesome!
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:15 PM   #53
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Picked up a dinghy for the bus yesterday. It will serve as a daily driver for me since my truck only gets 11mpg.As well as a toad to pull behind the bus when we go on trips without the rockcrawler or boat. It is a '91 and all original including the paint and, uh, the graphics :barf: With in an hour of getting it home I was in the garage with a heat gun.


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Old 08-10-2009, 07:54 PM   #54
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That thing is no longer than the bus is wide... You COULD hang it like a dinghy off the back!

I love the little Samari's... Looks great minus the girly graphics!
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:54 PM   #55
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My wife says it still looks girly even after I took the graphics off. I guess I will have to be sure and radiate my hetro-manness a lot while driving it so I dont attract uh, you know
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:44 PM   #56
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Find a bunch of those bullet hole decals???
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:37 AM   #57
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I gotta say, Im a bit jealous.

1st- youre skinning your bus exactly how I am skinning mine. I have four brand new rv windows to go in as well.
2nd- That sammy is awesome. There are very few of those around that haven't been severly abuse and/or modified, much less white(favorite vehicle color)
3rd- You're actually working on your bus whereas I have other obligations that have to be met first, although I am still in the gathering stage(hopefully picking up a generator today)

ps.- If the sammy is too "girly", I'm interested.

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Old 08-12-2009, 06:02 AM   #58
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Hey thank swhite. Don't be jealous, priorities come first. I have actually taken a short break on working on the deuce because it was consuming our life for a while. The kiddos start school today and we have been gearing down over the last week and getting back on a non summer track. We will be back out there soon working on the bus some more though. As of right now, I plan on haning on to the sammi for, um, ever. I have always wanted one but could never convince my wife to get one until now because we have a need for one. It just happened to work out that I also needed a cheap DD.
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Would tfd be Tulsa fire dept? I work for Austin Fire.
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That would be correct.
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