I don't blame you on the electrical. It scares me so I respect it. My dad is very good with it and has taught me a lot. But I still stick to the basics. So glad he helped me get everything installed and ran. I have wiring ran and just need to install a few outlets when the interior is finished. Looking good tho! A few outlets go a long ways in a bus!!
Just getting started on short bus build...
2007 Collins (Chevy Express 3500)
LMM Duramax Diesel 4L85E Transmission
Finished installing the rest of my outlets and running the wiring, which allowed me to finish my splashboards, which allowed me to finish my counter dividers. The small section of counter is my 'integrated' nightstand.
Question for any photographers or astral engineers.....my windows are one of my favorite things about my bus, but I can't get a pic of the way they reflect every color in the spectrum.....has it something to do with the way light is reflected in my phone's camera lens?
Still running wire, but the finish line is in sight. Built a door on the interior side of my genny cabinet for access from both sides.....hope to have my gen and battery set-up done by end of April.
My cabinet "double-doors' were starting to sag from their own weight, so I made them lighter. And no luck in finding small enough fridges and freezers to fit in my cabinets, so will need to cut one of my counter tops and re-work it. (I did find some 'Igloo' types that would work, but I'm not spending $4-500 on one).
Had a rear turn signal go bad, so replaced them both. Then I noticed that most of my marker light lenses had holes burned in them from the bulb heat, so replaced all of those as well.......lenses were only $2 each from A Parts Warehouse.
Also made bracket templates for my rear deck/porch.
Needed a break from wiring, so I jumped to my rear deck project. I wanted something easily dis-assembled in case I ran across a strictly-enforced 25' limit, as light as possible, but also strong enough to haul around a 200-250 cc dual sport bike eventually (mountain bike for now). Also plan to leave the middle section of the deck open (or maybe hinged to fold down) to allow access to my rear inside storage.
All the steel, bolts, and braces were about $125 total. The holes in the braces matched up perfectly with the perforated tubes. The 1 1/4" tube will be welded to the flat plates, which will be permanently bolted on via longer bumper bolts and spacers. Drop in the 1" tubes and lock in with lynch pins. Will get everything welded, cleaned up, and painted this week, and mount it next weekend. Then cover it with 1" planks.
All good workshirts must eventually be retired....this one went out in a (literal) blaze of glory while cutting with the angle grinder. I thought the stomach pain was just a bad hot dog, 'til I looked down and saw the flames.
Looking good, man. I guess so many people have been saying "self-immolation" when they mean "self-isolation" it was bound to happen to one of us. So far on this project I've only ignited myself indirectly, by first igniting the lawn my leg was lying in.