Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-30-2021, 03:32 PM   #2001
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Two more doors for the driver's side cabinet. I've been having a difficult time ripping pieces of poplar 1x4 to make the trim edges, since it's hard on my table saw to keep the pieces exactly 1/4" thick. Realized Home Depot sells 1/4" x 4' x 3.5" pieces of poplar that are much easier and quicker to use.

IMG_0917.png

This door went on easy, perfectly flush with the framing.

IMG_0918.png

The framing for the closet door is a bit out of square (a mere 1/4" at the bottom), so I had to shave a bit down to attach the hinge. I was thinking of using three hinges on this door instead of two since it's the biggest (24" x 28") but two hinges seems to work fine.

IMG_0919.png

This door was slightly non-flat so it needs a tensioner.

IMG_0920.png

IMG_0921.png

__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 03:33 PM   #2002
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Ratatouille, so much for my goal of finishing the build by page 100.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2021, 09:51 PM   #2003
Bus Nut
 
TJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 839
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: CS RE
Engine: ISC 8.3 L 260 hp
Rated Cap: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Ratatouille, so much for my goal of finishing the build by page 100.
It is your great photos and commentary that has driven up your page count not your lack progress.

Keep er movin.

Ted
TJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2021, 11:20 PM   #2004
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 1,008
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: C7 Cat
What Ted said^ looks awesome and fantastic progress.
This heats a bastard all around! On Monday I made reference in another thread that we had set a record temp here, a little town called Lytton not far from my place. Yesterday afternoon the entire town was consumed in a fast moving fireball. Preliminary reports are suggesting a spark from a passing train did the deed.
Stay safe, keep hydrated and keep building.
Cheers

Oscar
Oscar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2021, 07:27 AM   #2005
Bus Nut
 
Phatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Brazoria County, Texas
Posts: 801
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 32 Passenger
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Ratatouille, so much for my goal of finishing the build by page 100.
“I’ll be through by May”. Yeah I’ve heard that one before !! Keep on movin’ MG !!
Phatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2021, 06:26 PM   #2006
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Some more cabinet doors.

IMG_0922.png

Sigh, the problems with having a bunch of lines already drawn on your wood.

IMG_0923.png

Not sure about the staggered handle placement here. My basic design principle is to always center them vertically, but it looks a bit odd with these two doors. I may move the left one when I paint everything.

IMG_0924.png

Added framing support and drawer tracks.

IMG_0925.png

Built the drawer without attaching the face yet.

IMG_0926.png

I needed to shim out one of the tracks and also ream out the attaching screw holes a bit. Initially the screw heads were sticking far enough out into the track for the drawer to catch on them sometimes.

IMG_0927.png

Finally got the drawer opening and closing smoothly and flush with the cabinet face. I had to run the whole drawer through the table saw to get it flush.

IMG_0928.png

Then I was able to position the drawer face exactly where I wanted it and screw it in to the rest of the drawer.

IMG_0929.png

Attached a lip to support the front of the bottom, and the pull handle and two roller clasps to keep the drawer closed.

IMG_0930.png

Everything looks a bit off here because some of the poplar door trim pieces are the dark green poplar, but everything's actually pretty squared up. Once it's all painted white it will look better.

IMG_0931.png

Never built a sliding drawer before, pretty pleased with how this turned out.

IMG_0932.png
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2021, 06:27 PM   #2007
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJones View Post
It is your great photos and commentary that has driven up your page count not your lack progress.

Keep er movin.

Ted
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oscar1 View Post
What Ted said^ looks awesome and fantastic progress.
This heats a bastard all around! On Monday I made reference in another thread that we had set a record temp here, a little town called Lytton not far from my place. Yesterday afternoon the entire town was consumed in a fast moving fireball. Preliminary reports are suggesting a spark from a passing train did the deed.
Stay safe, keep hydrated and keep building.
Cheers

Oscar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phatman View Post
“I’ll be through by May”. Yeah I’ve heard that one before !! Keep on movin’ MG !!
Thanks guys! I really appreciate the encouragement.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2021, 07:49 PM   #2008
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
I'm starting to occasionally see some sort of black flying ant/wasp critters going into random nail holes in my interior carpentry. I think I may need to jump the gun on wood-filling my construction holes and at least priming/sealing the interior.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2021, 03:51 PM   #2009
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Mounted the doors to my under-sink cabinet.

IMG_0933.png

My shortest tensioner yet.

IMG_0934.png

IMG_0935.png

Clasp hardware in place.

IMG_0936.png

IMG_0937.png

All that's left to do cabinet-wise is the two doors on the cabinet over my desk, the two large drawers under the forward end of the bed, and filling in the space between the bed and the dropped closet.

IMG_0938.png

Doing a total cleanup tonight. Showing the bus to relatives who haven't seen the bus in a year and a half tomorrow.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2021, 07:19 PM   #2010
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
My new bed frame, since the old one is now installed in the bus - I'm too old for that mattress on the floor college student crap. This one is lighter and easier to carry around, and made in two separate sections instead of one monster piece.

IMG_0939.png

Some glamour shots.

IMG_0940.png

IMG_0941.png

IMG_0942.png

IMG_0943.png

Screwed some bicycle hooks into two pieces of utility dowel I'd added before the wall paneling went up.

IMG_0944.png

This chair conveniently has a bar on the back for some reason, which lets me mount it on the hooks for transport.

IMG_0945.png

IMG_0946.png
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2021, 07:53 PM   #2011
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 1,008
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: C7 Cat
Absolutely awesome!
Oscar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2021, 08:30 PM   #2012
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Wow, almost got into a pretty bad collision on the way back to my parking lot tonight. I was pulling up to a red light in the left turn lane, and an SUV making a right turn from the crossroad made it way too fast and hopped up onto the divider right next to me, heading straight for my seat. They somehow regained control and missed me by just a few inches. I wonder if it was the sudden appearance of a big yellow school bus in their field of vision that snapped them awake or something.

I really need to get a dashcam setup going.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2021, 09:14 AM   #2013
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Configurations

Dinner for three

IMG_0947.png

Party time

IMG_0948.png

Cheese and crackers

IMG_0949.png
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2021, 09:32 AM   #2014
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 1,008
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: C7 Cat
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Wow, almost got into a pretty bad collision on the way back to my parking lot tonight. I was pulling up to a red light in the left turn lane, and an SUV making a right turn from the crossroad made it way too fast and hopped up onto the divider right next to me, heading straight for my seat. They somehow regained control and missed me by just a few inches. I wonder if it was the sudden appearance of a big yellow school bus in their field of vision that snapped them awake or something.

I really need to get a dashcam setup going.
Very happy to hear that all worked out to your advantage and you and the bus are safe. I can imagine you sitting there watching that thing flying at you and seeing all that hard work getting smashed would not be fun.
Stay safe

Oscar
Oscar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2021, 12:02 PM   #2015
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oscar1 View Post
Very happy to hear that all worked out to your advantage and you and the bus are safe. I can imagine you sitting there watching that thing flying at you and seeing all that hard work getting smashed would not be fun.
Stay safe

Oscar
My dream is to take a ding that I can fix myself, but get some of that sweet, sweet insurance company money. But I have no idea how they would adjust a claim like that with a bus like mine. Maybe they would tell me to take it to a couple of body shops and get repair estimates? I guess getting a brand-new school bus out of the deal would be out of the question.

My big fear is that there are lots of uninsured drivers around here and hit-and-runs are pretty common as well.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2021, 12:19 PM   #2016
Bus Nut
 
Phatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Brazoria County, Texas
Posts: 801
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 32 Passenger
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Dinner for three

Attachment 59118

Party time

Attachment 59119

Cheese and crackers

Attachment 59120
https://www.skoolie.net/forums/attac...0&d=1625494443

You northerners and your wine...... sheesh !!!

Great job MG!!!!
Phatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2021, 12:55 PM   #2017
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phatman View Post
https://www.skoolie.net/forums/attac...0&d=1625494443

You northerners and your wine...... sheesh !!!

Great job MG!!!!
It's not even just wine - it's cranberry-flavored wine!
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2021, 04:01 PM   #2018
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phatman View Post
I wound up using these puppies. They work great. Just a little tedious the first couple of installs
Just ordered some of these to try out. My clasps are mostly holding through a drive but occasionally not, especially on the drawer.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2021, 07:06 PM   #2019
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Cabinet doors for the bins over the desk.

IMG_0950.png

IMG_0951.png

IMG_0952.png

No tensioners required, pretty cool. It pays to start with un-warped plywood.

IMG_0953.png

IMG_0954.png

My toilet box seat is plywood, so I'm going to edge it with poplar like I've done with the cabinet doors.

IMG_0955.png

IMG_0956.png
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2021, 02:18 PM   #2020
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,064
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Edge-trimmed all my DIY toilet box lid pieces with poplar.

IMG_0957.png

Drilled and chiseled recesses for these brass pull-up handles I bought a long time ago.

IMG_0958.png

IMG_0959.png

I probably should have recessed these fully but I lack a sharp enough chisel to do this properly, and my grinding wheel is well-buried in the shop. They look alright on the surface like this.

IMG_0960.png

The lid piece has warped a bit since I built this toilet box a year (?) ago, so the corner is now popping up about 3/16".

IMG_0961.png

I can't use my normal DIY tensioner since I don't think 1/4-20 all-thread can take being pooped on. Decided to instead try a strip of oak, flap-disked with a slight curvature and screwed to the underside.

IMG_0962.png

IMG_0963.png

IMG_0964.png

Worked pretty well although not quite perfectly. Needs a little bit more curvature, which I may go back and add later before painting. I expect the oak strip will at least keep it from warping up any further.

IMG_0965.png

Reattached the hinges and seat.

IMG_0966.png

More roller clasps, one for the little flap hatch and two for the lid.

IMG_0967.png

IMG_0968.png
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
build thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.