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Old 08-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #21
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floor plan looks good. is it to scale?

Yep...

The wheel wells are under the dinette, rear bunk, sofa closest to toilet and the sink/fridge... The fuel tank is under the front bunk...

That leaves from the sink to the front of the rear sofa open underneath and under the toilet... That's why everything is on that side...

Already have my fresh, gray and black water tanks... Along with the pump for the fresh water... I have the plumbing for the waste dumps as well... Hoping I can make it all fit...
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:07 PM   #22
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Here's the layout of the tanks...



Got the seats all out... The ones still in there are just for mock up to give me a feel for the space...





The ones facing sideways are positioned where the sofa will go...

The seats facing each other will be the dinette location...
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #23
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Re: The Dirtybus...

hmm layout. What is the working length you have? From back of driver's seat to back of bus?
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:48 PM   #24
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20' behind the seat...
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:46 AM   #25
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Perfect... my ideal space. I've a dozen layouts (sleeping 4) but haven't tried the bunks all against one wall yet. Swiping yours just in case that works out for us
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:43 PM   #26
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Re: The Dirtybus...

OK, here's some stuff I've picked up for the build...

Got a fridge, stove, toilet, the smaller fresh tank, black tank, hood with light and fan, vent and some cushions all for $100...










I scored a larger fresh tank, a pump, converter/charger and a cabinet for free...





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Old 08-04-2010, 06:06 PM   #27
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Here's what I've drawn up for the bunk framing...



Need to go pick up some lumber, but still have to finish stripping the floor and get it painted...
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:49 PM   #28
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A member on another board just gave me this propane tank...

38 gal... I'll look into adding another valve so I can run the bus stuff and fill the Blazer tanks if need be...

Thanks again Chad...

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Old 08-04-2010, 07:17 PM   #29
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Dang nice scores!!!! I see you scrounge like a professional!!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:11 AM   #30
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Thanks...

That's how I built the Blazer... Lots of willing and dealing, trading and jumping on the right deals at the right time...

I think I'll use this tank just as a fueling station for the Blazer... I've set it up to run off propane and carry two 8 gal forklift tanks in the back of it as fuel cells... This will give me 4.5 more tank fulls of on board fuel...

With everything I'm running off propane in the bus I don't see me using more than a 5 gal tank, even on a long weekend...
I may jump up to an RV tank for the bus just in case...

But, I like the thought of having enough propane for the Blazer to wheel all weekend...
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:58 PM   #31
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Picked up a sink that came with a pump faucet and small tank... Plan on using a different faucet and the tank I already have, but these were free with the sink so...



Also picked up a little propane furnace... I know i said there wouldn't be gas heat, but this is small enough I can fit it just about anywhere and $30 for the sink and furnace was to good of a deal to pass up...:cheer:

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Old 08-06-2010, 04:39 PM   #32
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So, I'm trying to remove the heaters... From what I've found they don't put off a lot of heat(compaired to the space they take up) and the extra cooling they provide for the engine(minimal) hasn't been a problem for others when removed... Kinda crazy the way they routed this...


The heater hoses coming from the engine both have valves... This one goes to the big heater by the front door...



From there it shoots over to the drivers side and goes to the box behind the seat...





It runs almost the length of the bus inside to this box...



Then under and across to this one by the lift...





It backtracks going threw the two previous boxes and makes its way back to the front to this valve...



Then back to the engine...

I'm going to loop the one coming from the front box into the last valve and pull the rest out... The last thing I want is for a heater hose to spring a leak and have coolant inside the bus...
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:27 PM   #33
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Re: The Dirtybus...

WOW!! Love the bus. It's unique, great engine package, not too big, new treads, side door. AWESOME!

Just one question...... Most would kill for a side door. I'm planning to cut one in the side of mine. Why would you block it with beds?? I would prefer blocking the back. Just my 2 cents to to keep you thinking.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:34 PM   #34
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Thanks...

The side door would be great if the bus was longer... I'll have an awning on that side, so I wouldn't be able to use it with the awning out... It would probably hit it...

I want to build a deck off the back, so not gonna block the back door... I had some plans I drew that had the back door blocked and open for the side... Didn't really like it... But, I'm still stripping her down... Never know what might happen...
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:20 PM   #35
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So, we got the heaters out... Gonna save them in case I want to do the veggie oil conversion later... Took the front apart to get to the hoses...





Got the lift out, then started pulling up the plywood on the floor... Almost got it all out... My oldest boy is getting after it....












Have to clean everything up and prep the floor surface for paint...

It looks bad, but it's surface rust... I'll hit it with the wire wheel and coat it with some por15...

I just about ready to start building...
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:59 PM   #36
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You know what??? You right...

I should know better, having metal drilled out of my eye on two occasions...

Thanks for watching out...
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:27 AM   #37
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Well, the floor is out and getting ready to paint it...

The oldest boy was getting after it... He got in trouble a few days ago and he's kicked it up a notch to get back in Dad's good graces... He's usually a pretty hard worker, but you can tell when he wants something or trying to get his ass out of the fire...


Here's the lift out and on the ground... That is heavy as hell...



Thanks for looking out Smitty... Now I'm being a more responsible parent...





Here she is in all her gutted glory... Gonna finish up the prep and hit the floor with some rusty metal primer then the black enamel...



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Old 08-10-2010, 08:37 PM   #38
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Same here, pics went bye bye....
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:32 AM   #39
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Had to upgrade to pro...

Should be good to go now...

Let me know if it isn't...
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:18 PM   #40
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Good to go!
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