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Old 10-28-2020, 11:44 PM   #1441
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Wow, it sure looks different back there.

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Old 10-29-2020, 02:56 AM   #1442
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Amazing. attention to detail, nice work. Well done!
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Old 10-29-2020, 07:39 AM   #1443
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Wow, it sure looks different back there.
Thanks, completely covering over that back end has been one of the most satisfying things I've ever done in my life.

I'm bummed, I just looked through all my pics from the early stages, and I didn't take a single photo of the entire back end from the inside after I got the original walls off, so I can't do a before-and-after of that part. It's a shame because the giant hole where the license plate used to go:

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, covered with a big wad of plastic sheeting held in place by a gasoline can was pretty fun-looking.
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Old 10-29-2020, 07:40 AM   #1444
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Amazing. attention to detail, nice work. Well done!
Thank you!
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:09 AM   #1445
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The insulation and furring is looking great!

What are you planning to cover the walls and ceiling with?
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:46 AM   #1446
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The insulation and furring is looking great!

What are you planning to cover the walls and ceiling with?
Heh, I kind of want to leave it like this - I'm starting to like the Miami Vice feel of the aqua and pink of the insulation. But I'm going to panel everything with 5mm underlayment plywood and then paint it (white).
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Old 10-30-2020, 04:36 PM   #1447
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Much-needed full cleanup.

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Took this picture to show how low-mounted my driver's side mirror is, since I want to see how easy it would be to raise it (or if there's a reason it's lower than on the other side). Kind of useless for that purpose, but I like how the bus looks kind of menacing at night.

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Knocked out all my funky furring strips in one. Six is about as easy as one, since I have to do so much fiddling with the table saw.

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Cut and kerfed as many of the ceiling pieces as I could before I ran out of the 1.5" Foamular.

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Old 10-31-2020, 12:27 AM   #1448
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I screwed up last night and left my circular saw and a bunch of furring strips that I'd primed and sealed (with Valspar primer/sealer) out in the rain. I was happy to see the strips were unaffected and the water just beads up on it. Makes me think that priming all this framing before it goes in is worth it, in case of the inevitable leaks. But man does it slow things down.

The saw should be okay if you allow it to dry cpmletely before applying power to it.
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:09 PM   #1449
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Ceiling insulation and framing/furring prefabbed

I think I can get all of this installed in the bus tomorrow. We shall see.

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More sourdough.

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Old 11-05-2020, 03:33 AM   #1450
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You sure have a decent assembly line going there! It should go smoothly.


Wow, your sourdough looks much like the "Spaceship Earth" building in EPCOT ... the iconic symbol of EPCOT.
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Old 11-05-2020, 03:34 AM   #1451
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Hey, I just noticed you have the same cooling rack as we do!
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Old 11-05-2020, 06:20 AM   #1452
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You sure have a decent assembly line going there! It should go smoothly.


Wow, your sourdough looks much like the "Spaceship Earth" building in EPCOT ... the iconic symbol of EPCOT.
Sourdisney!
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:42 AM   #1453
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I have some catching up to do on the earlier pages, but this is an awesome build thread! Thanks for recording so many of the details.

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More sourdough.

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With the bread photos in here, you could have called the build thread "Crusty 87"...
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Old 11-05-2020, 05:26 PM   #1454
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I wanted to title this post "one-day ceiling" but I got barely a third of the ceiling done.

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Trim piece is screwed up into the blocks with two decking screws each. These screws will eventually be hidden by trim pieces I'll make to cover the spaces between the windows.

A little wavy here, need to pay more attention to exactly where the bottoms of these blocks end up. The other two trim pieces I put up were much straighter, so I seem to be getting the hang of it.

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Fortunately I didn't prefab all of these pieces. The little blocks I'm pinning to the back were too big so I'm having to shave them all down. These keep the 2" pieces vertical and pressed against the paneling.

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I'm fortunate to have no hair since I push these into place by pushing up with my head in the middle. I have to go carefully as it is just to make sure my scalp doesn't get caught.

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Old 11-05-2020, 05:36 PM   #1455
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I managed to break this first pair. Turns out I had gotten the bevels in upside-down, so these were each about an inch too wide and they snapped with a pretty ear-splitting crack. When I flipped them over so the bevels matched the front-to-back c-channels, they went in as they're supposed to. It's nice that you can crack XPS and as long as you can wedge the two pieces into place under pressure, it's almost like there was never a crack.

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Spreader to keep the blocks aligned and spaced properly.

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This one was a lot trickier to get into place, while making sure that the wires were tucked up into the little cavity.

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This section came out perfectly straight and square - most happy.

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As far as I got on the middle section. Sucks that it's too dark to work now at 5:00 pm.

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One of the center panels pressed up against a hole in the c-channel. It's wedged in there nice and tight.

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Old 11-05-2020, 05:39 PM   #1456
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I have some catching up to do on the earlier pages, but this is an awesome build thread! Thanks for recording so many of the details.



With the bread photos in here, you could have called the build thread "Crusty 87"...
Ha ha, thanks. I think it's a bit over-detailed - I've been meaning to put together a briefer summary thread of everything so that nobody has to watch me cutting lots of little blocks of foam.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:19 PM   #1457
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I wanted to title this post "one-day ceiling" but I got barely a third of the ceiling done.

Oh well, I suppose "ceiling, day-one" would fit better. You just had those three words in backwards order.




You are making super progress. You might just get the ceiling done before the colder weather sets in.
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Oh well, I suppose "ceiling, day-one" would fit better. You just had those three words in backwards order.
Ha!

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You are making super progress. You might just get the ceiling done before the colder weather sets in.
I've got highs in the 60s and 70s for the next ten days. I'm hoping to have most of the walls insulated as well - everything but around the wheel wells, which is going to get a mite complicated.
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With ten days, you should get a lot done.
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Another day, another third of my ceiling

I'm going to be mounting a stove fan and the vent will run through this vertical bit, so I had to modify the backing bits.

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This is where the vent will go.

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The longer frame piece is on the right of the door; it will need to support the weight of my couch thingy, so it's resting on the chair rail flange.

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I didn't really think through how to attach the over-the-door framing; this gusset is a bit of a hack.

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The bottom of this furring strip is thicker than 3/4", so I need to counterbore the hole a bit so my teks screws will work.

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