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Old 05-15-2019, 11:27 AM   #21
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Maybe...If you're doing shots of Everclear! [emoji33]
adrenaline is even better - it's non addictive and heals aching joints

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Old 05-15-2019, 11:29 AM   #22
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lol - 10 degrees of frost is invigorating

at -10f i cant even wear short sleeves in my bus anymore...
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:30 AM   #23
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adrenaline is even better - it's non addictive and heals aching joints



espresso!!!! thats where its at for me!! at -10f espresso becomes a frappucino and I dont like frapps..
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:40 AM   #24
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Well, sure it is!
Pretty sure adrenaline's freezing point is over -10°
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adrenaline is even better - it's non addictive and heals aching joints
Or are we talking Celsius..?
That's practically bare foot weather!
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espresso!!!! thats where its at for me!! at -10f espresso becomes a frappucino and I dont like frapps..
That's when you need a knife & fork to drink your java.
An icepick might be handy, too...
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:51 AM   #25
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Well, sure it is!
Pretty sure adrenaline's freezing point is over -10°Or are we talking Celsius..?
That's practically bare foot weather!
.That's when you need a knife & fork to drink your java.
An icepick might be handy, too...
I meant to say 10 degrees of frost
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:21 PM   #26
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I meant to say 10 degrees of frost
When the world's at least 50 shades of grey.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:50 PM   #27
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adrenaline is even better - it's non addictive and heals aching joints
non addictive?
Ever heard of an "adrenaline junkie"?
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:04 PM   #28
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non addictive?
Ever heard of an "adrenaline junkie"?

we don't talk about that
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:06 PM   #29
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non addictive?
Ever heard of an "adrenaline junkie"?

recovery facilities have been proposed several times for sled dog addicts - lol
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:34 AM   #30
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... and what about Skoolie junkies? Where is the nearest recovery center for that addiction? [I just want to steer clear! ]
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:04 AM   #31
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what about caffeine junkies? i think i can classify as that since im sitting here writing on skoolie sucking down a double espresso...



maybe im a skoolie junkie.. but really im just a Closet-Hotrodder.. in the closet that my busses all still have seats...


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Old 05-18-2019, 11:48 AM   #32
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Hey guys! All done with the roof panels!! That was a lot of rivets... Nail set tool, chisel, and a hammer.

I tryed drilling them out but the bits kept getting dull after only a few rivets. I had read that I had to keep them from heating up too much so I kept dipping them after every rivet but that didn't seem to do much. I spent about $10 to buy 8 bits: 6 cobalt bits and 2 titanium covered. My rivets needed a 13/64 bit to actually get the heads to come off. In the end with the chisel was just faster although the angle was killing my shoulders. I think I ended using a 1/2 chisel but it felt like it weighed a ton!

The side panels are almost all out. The drilling method worked pretty great on the side panel rivets. They just punch right through. I used the same size bit (13/64).

I only need to take out the two side panels behind the driver seat but to do that I need to remove the emergency window, but for that I need to remove the panel above the window which is sitting behind the seat belt attachment and I don't have a wrench that can reach the two bolts that are holding it...it's all one giant puzzle!

Some questions I have thought about:

Are these the chair rails(in the picture)? So that lip is going to stick out of the wall? I'm thinking way ahead but should I be putting the framing behind the chair rails or how should I work with them rails?

The roof is leaking. There is a big seam where two pieces of the roof meet. From inside the water is coming out from the rib. What should I seal it with? I was reading that I should avoid using silicone because of the constant movement of the pieces and possibly the paint won't stick to it. I'm going to cover the roof with elastomeric roof paint. Should I be leaning about fiber glass? I'll include a picture of the seam.

Should I or do I need to paint the interior walls and roof with anti corrosion paint? I'm planning to use foam insulation and I don't know if it will stick properly with the paint on?

It's been 10 days since we picked up the bus. I've been working on it a couple of hours every night. We have taken the weather into consideration specially once we get further south. There are some items that are not as easy to find around here like a water tank so we're going to have to do some improvising. So far we have found only round barrels and it just won't fit nicely on the inside. Would it be feasible to make a tank out of the roof panels or any other kind of metal. I know places that could weld a water tight cube for us but I don't know if that would be OK to use as a non toxic container.

Very long post! So I will cut it here for now. I dream about buses. So much to think about!!

Thank you all for the encouragement!
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:04 PM   #33
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We sealed our roof seams with Sikaflex 221. While I was up there, I put a blob over every single rivet too. It took 10 tubes and an afternoon. You could also use 3M Dyntatron 550, which you can buy at Autozone for around $14/tube (they usually only have 1 or 2 tubes on the shelf). Probably many other seam sealers out there, too, including some elastomeric roofing/siding/window sealers at Home Depot.
We built our insulation and wall out to cover the chair rail, and shoved insulation behind that bottom panel.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:17 PM   #34
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Hey guys! All done with the roof panels!! That was a lot of rivets... Nail set tool, chisel, and a hammer.

I tryed drilling them out but the bits kept getting dull after only a few rivets. I had read that I had to keep them from heating up too much so I kept dipping them after every rivet but that didn't seem to do much. I spent about $10 to buy 8 bits: 6 cobalt bits and 2 titanium covered. My rivets needed a 13/64 bit to actually get the heads to come off. In the end with the chisel was just faster although the angle was killing my shoulders. I think I ended using a 1/2 chisel but it felt like it weighed a ton!

The side panels are almost all out. The drilling method worked pretty great on the side panel rivets. They just punch right through. I used the same size bit (13/64).

I only need to take out the two side panels behind the driver seat but to do that I need to remove the emergency window, but for that I need to remove the panel above the window which is sitting behind the seat belt attachment and I don't have a wrench that can reach the two bolts that are holding it...it's all one giant puzzle!

Some questions I have thought about:

Are these the chair rails(in the picture)? So that lip is going to stick out of the wall? I'm thinking way ahead but should I be putting the framing behind the chair rails or how should I work with them rails?

The roof is leaking. There is a big seam where two pieces of the roof meet. From inside the water is coming out from the rib. What should I seal it with? I was reading that I should avoid using silicone because of the constant movement of the pieces and possibly the paint won't stick to it. I'm going to cover the roof with elastomeric roof paint. Should I be leaning about fiber glass? I'll include a picture of the seam.

Should I or do I need to paint the interior walls and roof with anti corrosion paint? I'm planning to use foam insulation and I don't know if it will stick properly with the paint on?

It's been 10 days since we picked up the bus. I've been working on it a couple of hours every night. We have taken the weather into consideration specially once we get further south. There are some items that are not as easy to find around here like a water tank so we're going to have to do some improvising. So far we have found only round barrels and it just won't fit nicely on the inside. Would it be feasible to make a tank out of the roof panels or any other kind of metal. I know places that could weld a water tight cube for us but I don't know if that would be OK to use as a non toxic container.

Very long post! So I will cut it here for now. I dream about buses. So much to think about!!

Thank you all for the encouragement!

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Old 07-18-2019, 10:38 PM   #35
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Made some progress! It's been raining all the time though...

Sealed all the seams on the roof with some of that Sikaflex stuff. Great tip it worked perfectly!

Got some new batteries for the bus. It was making a terrifying sound when I tried to started. Finally fixed the exterior lights and removed excess wires.

Cleaned and sealed all the windows with more sikaflex. Covered up some windows with cutouts from the roof panels. Relocated one of the emergency windows to be by the beds. Fixed the emergency door gasket. Sealed all the holes and seams on the floor.

Removed roof hatch and attempted to make a venting skylight. It needs work...

I'm so many shades darker and our baby has a cold so soon we are all going to have colds!
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