Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-17-2021, 05:49 PM   #1741
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Put up a piece of 3/4" plywood as a separator between the closet and what will be a kitchen cabinet. I'm also considering mounting my AC-DC converter and my DC fusebox on the opposite site, but maybe not.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3259.png
Views:	13
Size:	525.9 KB
ID:	54098

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3260.png
Views:	17
Size:	514.0 KB
ID:	54099

Decided to finish up paneling the vent fan projection while waiting for supplies to insulate my two emergency exit doors.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3261.png
Views:	17
Size:	491.0 KB
ID:	54100

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3262.png
Views:	19
Size:	476.0 KB
ID:	54101

Got these pieces flush with the ceiling with a flap disk and orbital sander. I don't know what this revolutionply stuff is actually made of, but it makes the most thoroughly nauseating smell of any wood-like product I've ever used when it's sanded. I can't even describe it, it's just horrific.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3263.png
Views:	19
Size:	437.9 KB
ID:	54102

__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 11:29 AM   #1742
Bus Nut
 
tobeamiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 774
Year: 2002
Coachwork: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
So much work you've done but it looks amazing. Top notch carpentry!
__________________
oh yes she did!
https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/to...-it-16557.html
tobeamiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 11:43 AM   #1743
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by tobeamiss View Post
So much work you've done but it looks amazing. Top notch carpentry!
Thank you! I'm glad you can't see it up close.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 12:04 PM   #1744
Bus Crazy
 
joeblack5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: pa
Posts: 2,328
Year: 98
Coachwork: 1. Corbeil & 2. Thomas
Chassis: 1 ford 1998 e350 4x4 7.3 2 mercedes 2004
Engine: 7.3 powerstroke & MBE906
The way you made that Fan stick out out of the roof together with allowing light in is a really nice detail hat adds a lot of character to the bus, nice job


Johan
joeblack5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 06:45 PM   #1745
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeblack5 View Post
The way you made that Fan stick out out of the roof together with allowing light in is a really nice detail hat adds a lot of character to the bus, nice job


Johan
It worked out pretty well.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2021, 04:14 PM   #1746
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Native View Post
Nor in Texas:


Attachment 52067


... but this was NOT from this year.
Oh, the ironing! Hope you're getting by OK, Native.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2021, 05:01 PM   #1747
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Ripped my countertop. Slow weekend, should be able to install this on Tuesday (Monday is another snow day here).

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3265.png
Views:	20
Size:	535.5 KB
ID:	54190
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2021, 08:08 AM   #1748
Bus Nut
 
Phatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Brazoria County, Texas
Posts: 814
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 32 Passenger
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Thanks!

No, I couldn't bear to live in one of these self-propelled coffins people turn their buses into. The sunlight and the 360° view are the only things that make being in such a tiny space acceptable to me. I even added three more windows.
I couldn’t have said it better myself Musigenesis !!!
Phatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2021, 08:14 AM   #1749
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phatman View Post
I couldn’t have said it better myself Musigenesis !!!
Thanks man! I hope you're doing OK down there in Antarctica.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2021, 09:34 AM   #1750
Bus Nut
 
Phatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Brazoria County, Texas
Posts: 814
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 32 Passenger
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Thanks man! I hope you're doing OK down there in Antarctica.
Yeah damndest thing. We get this kinda crazy $&it every 10 to 15 years and is usually pretty hard to deal with if you don’t prepare for it. We did ok through it. No busted pipes or anything like that. I put a little 1500 watt heater in the bus to see how it would do in a hard freeze. Not bad. Got it up to 41 degrees. My wife was just getting over the Covid , so she was about to crawl out of her skin.
Phatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2021, 12:56 PM   #1751
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Communist State of New Jersey
Posts: 964
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE200
Engine: T444e
Rated Cap: 27,500
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Thanks!

No, I couldn't bear to live in one of these self-propelled coffins people turn their buses into. The sunlight and the 360° view are the only things that make being in such a tiny space acceptable to me. I even added three more windows.
Nice to know I'm not the only one that feels that way. The day may come when I remove the bus windows from Leavuntaun but only if I find a way to replace them with other windows that can be successfully sealed. I agree part of the appeal of a skoolie is the amount of glass - the views - the light.

I also decided early on that, if I ever do a roof raise, the window frames will go up too.

Nice progress. I haven't been getting on the forum as much since I'm wintering in Florida and filling my days with playing with an old motorcycle but you've certainly been busy. Great job, keep going.
Oldyeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2021, 03:49 PM   #1752
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldyeller View Post
Nice progress. I haven't been getting on the forum as much since I'm wintering in Florida and filling my days with playing with an old motorcycle but you've certainly been busy. Great job, keep going.
I'm bummed, in a COVID-free world I would have been down in Florida now myself. Instead I'm shoveling ice off my driveway today.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2021, 03:02 PM   #1753
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3269.png
Views:	20
Size:	457.5 KB
ID:	54313

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3270.png
Views:	21
Size:	404.1 KB
ID:	54314

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3271.png
Views:	25
Size:	459.7 KB
ID:	54315
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 01:53 AM   #1754
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,853
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Oh, the ironing! Hope you're getting by OK, Native.
LOL ... I shudda kept my mouth shut!


Thank you for the concern. We made it through okay. It was cold, but we had a fireplace. I ran an extension cord from The Beast into the house so we could charge up the cell phones. The house batteries lasted about 40 hours.


Of course, today was in the 80's!
Native is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 06:27 AM   #1755
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Native View Post
LOL ... I shudda kept my mouth shut!


Thank you for the concern. We made it through okay. It was cold, but we had a fireplace. I ran an extension cord from The Beast into the house so we could charge up the cell phones. The house batteries lasted about 40 hours.


Of course, today was in the 80's!
Glad you're OK! Skoolies are definitely useful vehicles in an apocalypse.
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 09:23 AM   #1756
Bus Nut
 
Phatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Brazoria County, Texas
Posts: 814
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 32 Passenger
Quote:
Originally Posted by Native View Post
LOL ... I shudda kept my mouth shut!


Thank you for the concern. We made it through okay. It was cold, but we had a fireplace. I ran an extension cord from The Beast into the house so we could charge up the cell phones. The house batteries lasted about 40 hours.


Of course, today was in the 80's!
Good to know you’re okay Native. Musigenesis got me to searching when we saw your last post.
Phatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2021, 05:16 PM   #1757
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Decided to insulate my emergency exit doors in basically the same way as my bulkhead door. The ideas I had for temporary insulated covers for these things were just too monstrous.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3272.png
Views:	17
Size:	400.8 KB
ID:	54368

I'm going to re-attach the three-part latch after insulating.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3273.png
Views:	14
Size:	427.2 KB
ID:	54369

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3274.png
Views:	14
Size:	454.5 KB
ID:	54370

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3275.png
Views:	15
Size:	563.5 KB
ID:	54371

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3276.png
Views:	19
Size:	482.8 KB
ID:	54372

6 degree bevel so it won't jam on opening.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3277.png
Views:	22
Size:	386.1 KB
ID:	54373

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3278.png
Views:	18
Size:	484.1 KB
ID:	54374

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3279.png
Views:	19
Size:	465.1 KB
ID:	54375

The door frame pieces are screwed into the outer frame and then screwed to the door, to make sure everything's aligned properly. I'll just have to remember to unscrew these pieces from the outer frame when I'm done; need to do this before I put up the insulation and paneling.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3280.png
Views:	18
Size:	492.2 KB
ID:	54376
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 05:15 PM   #1758
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3281.png
Views:	13
Size:	463.6 KB
ID:	54421

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3282.png
Views:	13
Size:	442.8 KB
ID:	54422

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3283.png
Views:	12
Size:	459.6 KB
ID:	54423

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3284.png
Views:	12
Size:	506.3 KB
ID:	54424

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3285.png
Views:	12
Size:	436.2 KB
ID:	54425

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3286.png
Views:	13
Size:	465.1 KB
ID:	54426

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3287.png
Views:	13
Size:	470.7 KB
ID:	54427

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3288.png
Views:	14
Size:	481.1 KB
ID:	54428
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2021, 05:22 PM   #1759
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 6,654
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Insulating the side door.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0139.png
Views:	18
Size:	497.7 KB
ID:	54481

Possibly the worst job yet on this bus - trying to remove a bit of angle bracket with a broken piece of hacksaw.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0140.png
Views:	17
Size:	467.8 KB
ID:	54482

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0141.png
Views:	17
Size:	484.6 KB
ID:	54483

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3289.png
Views:	18
Size:	624.2 KB
ID:	54484

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3290.png
Views:	17
Size:	592.0 KB
ID:	54485

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3291.png
Views:	17
Size:	580.4 KB
ID:	54486

Reattached the factory latch, plus a temporary stopper piece.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3292.png
Views:	18
Size:	438.2 KB
ID:	54487

Reattached the handle.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3293.png
Views:	18
Size:	406.5 KB
ID:	54488

Reattached the arms.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3294.png
Views:	16
Size:	450.1 KB
ID:	54489

Feels just like it used to.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3295.png
Views:	16
Size:	418.0 KB
ID:	54490
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2021, 01:12 AM   #1760
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,853
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
I really like what you did on that side door! Kudos!


Tip: Grab the hacksaw blade with vice grips and wrap a rag around the vice grips. This makes it much more comfortable to saw. The hardware stores also carry a device that is a plastic handle that will hold the blade. Those are GREAT.


Look at the "mini hacksaw" listed here: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/general...hacksaws-guide
Native is offline   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 01:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.