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Old 05-18-2019, 09:05 PM   #21
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just got back from a roadtrip back and forth Oakville to Montreal to clean out my apartment / Bus ran superb.......mileage in US Gallons was 14.6 there and 13.7 loaded on the way back.........easy cruising at 65-70 mph the whole 800 miles !

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Old 05-18-2019, 10:24 PM   #22
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:44 PM   #23
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bumper progress !

finally getting my bumper and roofrack started......You can also follow me on IG :

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Old 06-20-2019, 06:55 PM   #24
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bumper finished !

I stopped by the welding shop today and paid for my finished bumper / roofdeck.

Just adding some truckers reflector tape to the bumper now. No hitch added yet....but I'll be visiting again later for some storage boxes maybe.....it's looking more real now !



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Old 06-20-2019, 07:17 PM   #25
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That looks awesome! Well done.


Love your bus.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:29 PM   #26
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thanks Sharon and Jody !.......I love your beefy bus !....it's the perfect size but oh so rare up here . I'm going to love my cozy interior though.....end of summer should be celebration time !
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:30 PM   #27
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Looks good man !!!

BTW, you got my dream bus. Been look for one of those for years now. Trying to get a decent deal.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:04 PM   #28
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Absolutely love what you’re doing with your bus. This is exactly what I have envisioned for my 2001 Thomas shorty. These ideas have only been in my head. So great to see. Please keep posting!
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:19 PM   #29
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thanks Sharon and Jody !.......I love your beefy bus !....it's the perfect size but oh so rare up here . I'm going to love my cozy interior though.....end of summer should be celebration time !
We do too, but anything to love about Beefy is International's doing so far ;) You, on the other hand, are turning good into awesome. We'll be right behind you, though.

As a 2-wheel junkie, I gotta ask... what's going in the wheel chock?
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:47 PM   #30
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Looks great!!! I like the colors and design of roof rack and rear deck!!
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:21 PM   #31
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more recent pics

I had some time and stripped the floor ......aluminum no rust. Awesome ! removed the heater / rerouted the coolant lines thanks to my local old school garage. Finally got my "fuel limiter" removed so I have full 25 gallon (?) capacity now in the tank.

Cut the stubborn bolts...let them cool before snapping off and falling through the floor.

Met a new kitty friend.

Got some free pine tongue and groove flooring.

Picked up my XS 650 bratbike after a tune up....ramp and clamp works great !









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Old 08-19-2019, 10:23 PM   #32
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:27 AM   #33
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Very cool, man. Bus looks good. Dig the cat!
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:54 AM   #34
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Very cool, man. Bus looks good. Dig the cat!
thanks East Coast !.....I was just visiting a friend in the city and he was loitering the street....he jumped up on my bumper and said hello ! I like cats but I'm afraid if I adopt one it might run away in bear country !
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:25 PM   #35
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floor progress !

I dared to try a new product....tongue in groove 2 foot square chipboard with laminated insulation.....it's a bit thinner and hopefully will cave a precious bit of headroom .

I bought a Sierra truck seat for $100 because it had the shoulder belt built in......so I can swivel it !

Dry fit some recycled floorboards.....I think it's gonna be fine !







and the important PIVOT !

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Old 09-26-2019, 08:29 PM   #36
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floor progress 2







dry fit here......seat is actually closer to the wall.....but I have to merge old flooring to new flooring...will figure that out next .
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:53 PM   #37
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Moisture may not be very good for your subfloor over time. Just redoing my driveshed roof right now which was sheeted in that. Got wet from shingle neglect like about 30 years worth. Just peels off and can't take weight so I am careful not to fall through. Resheeting at the moment and then steel roofing going on.

Maybe insulation alone might be better?
Like your finish floor material, mine is similar installed but coming out to get planed for a new brighter finish.


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Old 09-27-2019, 04:35 PM   #38
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Thanks John. It was something to consider for sure .....normally I hate chipboard. It's funny though when I tore up the previous floor I found a few hole patches that were made of cardboard....and still dry ! So I left them !

The big water source is that handicap door.....so I have to figure out a way to seal it everywhere. Last year the wind blew drifts of snow under it and across the interior !

The rest is near new and aluminum everywhere. The chipboard doesn't touch the floor / it rests on top of the insulated layer....but most importantly the whole setup mean I can put screw through literally anywhere AND it'll save me about an inch of precious vertical height rather than doing a framed and insulated floor and THEN a sub floor .
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:44 AM   #39
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Tell me more about that awesome swivel seat.
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Old 09-30-2019, 12:47 PM   #40
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Tell me more about that awesome swivel seat.
I looked on Kijiji for a while knowing I wanted to avoid bolting a shoulder belt to the wall. I saw this GMC Sierra Truck seat for $100 .......the shoulder strap attaches to the seat itself ! So I bought that and had my local shop weld up a box to raise it. We looks at swivels for RV seats and fishing boats but just decided to weld up a simple construction. One box to attach to floor and a shallower upside down one to bolt the seat rails to. A larger main central bolt for the pivot and a locking pin for when it's facing forward !



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