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Old 06-21-2020, 04:06 PM   #1021
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Guess I lost track, do you have a shop now?
I have a shed and a garage at my house, but the metal door (with the latch) is for the bulkhead wall in my bus, behind the driver's seat. I've taken everything out for painting before I permanently install the wall.

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Old 06-21-2020, 04:52 PM   #1022
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I have a shed and a garage at my house, but the metal door (with the latch) is for the bulkhead wall in my bus, behind the driver's seat. I've taken everything out for painting before I permanently install the wall.
I bet it's nice working from home. I'm glad your neighbors havent bothered you yet about it
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Old 06-21-2020, 05:47 PM   #1023
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I bet it's nice working from home. I'm glad your neighbors havent bothered you yet about it
I did get code enforcement called on me last winter after having the bus in my driveway more than a month straight. Even then, the guy hinted that the big problem was that it's still yellow - I guess if I paint the outside nobody would ever bitch ever again.

People around here are generally curious and supportive of the skoolie thing, but it only takes one complainer, of course.
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Old 06-22-2020, 11:39 AM   #1024
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I didn't want to weld the floors holes above the engine given my predilection for dropping through hot gobs of weld. The trusty 'tron seems to work fine.

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Some anti-fatigue matting from Native arrived today. Thanks Native! This will go in the cab on top of the plywood.

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Old 06-22-2020, 01:53 PM   #1025
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You are welcome! It may take a few hours for the "folds" to relax.
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Old 06-22-2020, 01:59 PM   #1026
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Note: I used Loctite PLS-40 to glue down the anti-fatigue mat. Your Dynatron 550 should work well. If you discover a paint that works well on it, let me know.
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Old 06-22-2020, 03:32 PM   #1027
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Note: I used Loctite PLS-40 to glue down the anti-fatigue mat. Your Dynatron 550 should work well. If you discover a paint that works well on it, let me know.
I have some of this weak spray-on glue stuff that I used to attach some acoustic foam squares to a wall. It's meant to be weak so you can attach things lightly and then easily remove them. I'm going to try this with the mat to see if it at least holds it flat. I'm also going to try seeing how well it does just lying there with no glue - I don't think it will slide very much.

It really does feel very nice to walk on it!
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:25 PM   #1028
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First coat of Hideous Yellow on the back floor.

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Old 06-23-2020, 12:42 AM   #1029
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That tack glue should do the trick. You do need something since dirt and dust will get on the floor and mat and it WILL slip ... been there, done that!


More yellow on the floor? I thought you were going with the blue!
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:19 AM   #1030
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That tack glue should do the trick. You do need something since dirt and dust will get on the floor and mat and it WILL slip ... been there, done that!


More yellow on the floor? I thought you were going with the blue!
Ha, the blue is for the cab, where it will be visible around the edges of the plywood floor and on the bulkhead wall. I didn't think my eyes could take regular exposure to the yellow, but the back section will be covered up completely so I need to use up my two gallons of the yellow.
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Old 06-23-2020, 11:42 AM   #1031
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A handy bonus from these screws with blocks over them: I can lay plywood on them and reach over already-painted parts.

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Old 06-23-2020, 11:44 AM   #1032
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Old 06-23-2020, 03:23 PM   #1033
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That blue is a nice color! All you need now is to paint the walls a deep red and you will have a primary bus.
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Old 06-23-2020, 03:27 PM   #1034
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I used to like the color blue.
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Old 06-23-2020, 04:00 PM   #1035
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Old 06-24-2020, 01:31 PM   #1037
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Man, I'll take rust any day over cleaning off this tar undercoating. The little scraped-off bits stick to everything. I was actually digging little holes in the ground and burying it.

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Wherever this undercoating is solid (like on the inside of the skirts) I'm leaving it as it is. The problem is that in most places it's only partly still there with rust everywhere else and I have to clean the whole mess off.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:30 PM   #1038
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Second coat of safety blue in the cab. Maybe I should link Blue Velvet.

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Underside primed. Very satisfying making the bottom of my bus look like less of a catastrophe, but it's so much damn work.

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This is what the whole underside in the front looks like. It's actually a lot easier in the back because a lot less of the undercoating is still present back there.

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Old 06-24-2020, 08:51 PM   #1039
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I am not looking forward to doing the same on our bus. The nice thing is that you can work it in parts and gradually get it all done.
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I am not looking forward to doing the same on our bus. The nice thing is that you can work it in parts and gradually get it all done.
I wish that I had some young relatives that I could Tom Sawyer into doing it for me. My niece and nephew are too smart for that, though.
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