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Old 05-12-2018, 09:38 AM   #21
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layout ideas. toilet will not be going in this year. I think that whole area is going to be left open for the mean while
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:42 AM   #22
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Nice progress,

you're running flat out.

awesome score on the wrecker RV
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:06 PM   #23
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Bench tested the propane functionality on my fridge and the stove from my scrapped camper. both work great.











birthday parties, mother's day, weekend was too busy to get a lot done.

my next step is to remove the escape hatches and skin over. after that I am ready for some spray insulation.

I was going to remove unneeded wires, but I hate electrical and have no patience. I will just leave it all..
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:44 PM   #24
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sweet that they both work topshelf
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:08 PM   #25
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Out of town last weekend. Need to post some progress pics.

Started on the walls and got the rest of the ceiling removed.









Sticker removal is tedious business. Need a heat gun



Going to tackle wiring reduction soon. Want to remove a few miles of unneeded wires to clean things up.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:12 PM   #26
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Round this suburban 3231A cooktop new in box on Craigslist for $100. Better option for me as i don't plan on using my oven when camping. Now i can sell my range unit. It'll allow for more kitchen storage as well
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:55 AM   #27
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update time. it has been a while and I have not been able to do a lot to Skoolie Doo but here are some updates. decided to delete the 4-way flashers for a cleaner look. pleased with how they turned out. although it was 3 evenings of work. 1 evening to weld in the steel backer plates, another evening to apply bondo sand repeat, the 3rd day was final coat, sand, prime.









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Old 06-15-2018, 09:57 AM   #28
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one more pick with my big helper!
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:13 AM   #29
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last night progress, I was able to delete an emergency exit. I was worried that my cut sheets of 16ga steel were going to be too small but 27" by 27" was just about right. it was layed down on top of some butyl tape secured by #12 3/4 inch self taping screws covered by some dicor lap sealant. I am pleased with the results.








did a little decal removal while I was waiting in between coats of paint. so glad I bought a heat gun.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:34 AM   #30
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Floor

Did you leave the original floor in the bus? Looks like you put a new floor on top of the old floor.
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:07 PM   #31
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I pulled up areas and found it to be solid. Very fortunate to have no rust issues.
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:16 PM   #32
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This is really awesome. I'm hoping to do something exactly like this after college and go on a tour of the US. I will for sure be following this build. Great Work!
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:26 PM   #33
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Update pics. Things are coming along. Got A/C and fan installed.













I'll write more details when get to a real computer .
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Old 06-30-2018, 04:40 PM   #34
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I wish I had more time to make some progress. Things go slow when you have no helpers! doing things solo can be tricky. I think the ceiling will be a challenge. Really love the fan. A/C blows nice and cold. I can't wait to start filling up the inside with furnishings. still trying to decide on how I am going to build my dinette as I want to reuse 2 bus seats that have seatbelts on them for my little co-travelers. Or should I build one from timber and still incorporate some seatbelts in them?
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:47 PM   #35
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Re: a/c install

Looks great!

Did you salvage the A/C or install new?
Did you insulate the floor?
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:33 PM   #36
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Great Thread! Thanks for keeping it and us updated!
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:14 AM   #37
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Re: a/c install

Looks great!

Did you salvage the A/C or install new?
Did you insulate the floor?

Earlier in my build thread you can see a camper I bought off of craigslist and parted out. I reused the a/c unit. I just had to buy a new gasket to mount it. https://www.amazon.com/Camco-25071-U.../dp/B000EDUTNQ
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Wow, this looks great! Enjoying it.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:03 AM   #39
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It has been a while since I have posted any updates. Summer has been crazy busy and when it wasn't busy the bus was too damn hot to work on. I was also on vacation in Thailand for a few weeks. I am back and figured while I am still struggling internally with the layout I can at least get the outside painted. Since I am an army of one, I am having to do it in pieces. I got the back done and I am pleased with the results. removing the stickers and residue was a pain in the butt. The sides should be easier. I am spraying the bus with a HVLP sprayer and it has not required any thinning of the paint. I am using Gillespie Coatings (GCI) paint. I went with a flat option to better hide any of my amateur paint job blemishes. This is the same color all the military uses for their desert camo. Stuff was not cheap, but it is spraying nice.



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