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Old 09-15-2017, 11:50 AM   #21
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pressure washed it, wiped it down with mineral spirits, used a dry microfiber towel to dry off the excess, Glidden gripper as primer, clean the brush with hot soapy water. The finish was pretty dull so I didn't rough up the paint at all.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:50 PM   #22
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How did you clean up the engine bay? Just soak in soapy water and rinse?
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:31 PM   #23
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How did you clean up the engine bay? Just soak in soapy water and rinse?
Hey sorry it's taken so long to respond, I haven't had my computer. This guys video is basically what I did. All the same products and everything. Been using this method for years.

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Old 10-01-2017, 01:31 PM   #24
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I haven't had my computer for a while and I wasn't about to try to post up 20 pics with my phone. Here's the latest.

Left off painting the hood/grill.

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Mounted. The hood/hinges seem to be pretty solid. Opens and closes fine and feels really sturdy. I'm happy with it. Beats the 3k they wanted for a new hood. All around probably $300 and a few hours.

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Started with the bed frame

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Painted some trim pieces.

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Got our first snow for the season. Time to move this project along!

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Started building the pieces for coops bed.

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Mocked up the dressers

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Put the bed in.

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Coop seems to love it but Tigua doesn't seem too impressed...

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Started working on the plumbing next.

You can see off to the right I used the plumbing that went to the rear heater that I removed and connected it to a heat exchanger plate. Now I'll have hot water whenever my engine is hot.

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The shower and the inlet are mounted.

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I ran a line up to the front to fill up the dogs water bowl easily and be able to hook up a hose to wash our feet etc.

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Oh and saw this leaving home depot the other day too. Never ceases to amaze me the moronic **** I see go on at home depot. They were heading towards the highway too...

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Started to mock up the cabinets in order to see how the partition walls will be laid out.

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Cut the walls

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The batteries arrived today. Fragile, what's that, italian? lol Damn UPS I watched him drop it from the truck down to the dolly. I said HEY! wtf man? All his response was, man these are heavy. YEAH and fragile. I wanted to rip the guys head off.

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So that's where I'm at now. I'm going to work a bit on the electrical, but I'm flying out to Philly for the week so work is going to be put on hold for a bit.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:21 PM   #25
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That's looking great! I like the white cabinetry. That hood repair looks better than factory.

That pex line under the driver's feet might get old, though.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:45 PM   #26
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Did you build your cabinets or buy them? They look great
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:16 PM   #27
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That pex line under the driver's feet might get old, though.
It'll be under the subfloor, you won't see it.
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:17 PM   #28
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Did you build your cabinets or buy them? They look great
Home depot, I don't have the time to build my own.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:03 PM   #29
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I bought a partially converted short bus last week. I'm driving it back to Florida next week (been in NC for the summer). Would love to all you some questions.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:44 PM   #30
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No problem. Shoot.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:22 PM   #31
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Here's an update:

I streamlined the plumbing a bit because I ran it like a jackass.

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Got the partition walls framed up and installed.

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Faceplates in

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Start of the electrical

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Installed the fridge and drawers

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Countertop fit

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Ready for stain

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That's all I got for now.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:47 AM   #32
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Wow ! that's looking pretty sharp in there.

Interesting little walls- I just assumed mine would go to the ceiling, but am reconsidering now as they look to let the air flow nicely.


Jackass plumbing- Sorry, I had to make a logo for your work trucks.


Keep the pics coming !! I want a T-shirt w/ that logo...
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:25 AM   #33
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I too love the dividing walls.. modern and simple.. I like it!
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:21 AM   #34
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Yeah I was kind of in a rush and cut a lot of corners trying to make a deadline. Dont do that. I did it with my van too and regretted it. I LOVE natural light. It's one of the reasons I went with a bus. I didn't want the bedroom to feel like it was completely closed off from the rest of the bus, because the back doors open and give it so much flow. I wanted to be able to feel that flow and think this was the best way to achieve that.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:01 PM   #35
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I got the countertop finished and installed.

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Old 10-26-2017, 12:01 AM   #36
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I got the countertop finished and installed.

It looks so rich finished like that

Bonus: The cutout makes a great cutting board!!! You could even add some tabs so it drops right into the sink opening when not in use.

I'm leaning toward butcher block for at least part of my counter. Thx for pics.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:02 AM   #37
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It looks so rich finished like that

Bonus: The cutout makes a great cutting board!!! You could even add some tabs so it drops right into the sink opening when not in use.

I'm leaning toward butcher block for at least part of my counter. Thx for pics.
Yeah that's what the plan is. I love butcher block...
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:57 AM   #38
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Got the bed platform put in and the bed unwrapped.

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Seat platform built

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The dog bowl area. I'm going to cover this wood with the license plates.

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Holds 3 weeks worth of food.

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Built the couch and put some of the floor down

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Old 11-11-2017, 08:18 AM   #39
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Looking really good! And I especially like the pencil groove paneling. I have it in my bachelor pad and I'm considering it for my bus as well.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:29 AM   #40
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Not much to update. I put a shelf up and threw up a few of the license plates. Gonna finish up the rest of the plates tomorrow.

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Oar curtain rod

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I put the Antigua plate for Tigua and the Penn plate for cooper for where they're from.

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