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Old 01-26-2017, 04:26 PM   #1
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hi people new to this whole thing purchased a 1999 bluebird flatfront 38' 5.9 cummins 130k miles its a movie star was used in the remake of red dawn we gutted inside added new flooring and built walls for the bathroom and to seperate the bedroom off from the kitchen made a bed platform that hinges for storage the walls we built are being covered in a pallet like material and stained to match the floating floor were installing
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:28 PM   #2
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here are some on going pictures we plan on getting the floor finished this weekend and to paint so i can start putting the pallets up on the other walls then lay the new floating vinyl floor
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:29 PM   #3
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Welcome! Nice Bus! Have Fun
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:32 PM   #4
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here are some on going pictures we plan on getting the floor finished this weekend and to paint so i can start putting the pallets up on the other walls then lay the new floating vinyl floor
It looks like is coming along very Nice
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:59 PM   #5
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Sweet !

Looks like you move fast !

Red Dawn.... Guess you have to name it Wolverine!!

Not a fan of OSB on the floor. Marine plywood FTW.

Cool bus story.
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:07 PM   #6
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Best looking cardboard mock ups ever!
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:15 PM   #7
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:05 PM   #8
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not cardboard its hardboard
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:07 PM   #9
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im all for marine grade plywood but im not trying to break the bank the metal floor is completely sealed and nothing leaks so osb it is
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:20 PM   #10
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So, you do know the movie your bus is from, right?

Wolverines were the resistance movement ;)
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:24 PM   #11
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yes i know the movie
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:32 PM   #12
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great job, wish I worked that fast!
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:34 PM   #13
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i started stripping it out 2 days after thanksgiving
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:36 PM   #14
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i plan on having everything done by end of February so all i have to do come spring is the out side metal work and paint
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:30 AM   #15
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Nice work!

Impressive progress!

I just bought a bus last week, and I'm ripping up the floor now. What did you fill in the seat bolt holes with? Silicone? putty?

And what kind of sealant did you use on the metal floor?

I've read several blogs where OSB was used as subfloor . . that's my plan.

Thanks for suggestions.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:35 AM   #16
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I've read several blogs where OSB was used as subfloor . . that's my plan.

Thanks for suggestions.
Bluebird specified 5/8 Plywood originally on my bus build sheet.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:57 AM   #17
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Bluebird specified 5/8 Plywood originally on my bus build sheet.
I was relieved to find only metal under the rubber on mine!
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:21 PM   #18
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Mine had plywood to but I wasn't paying that much for plywood 5/8 osb worked just fine. And after I wire wheeled the whole floor I used por15 paint then used thick roofing tar to fill in the seat bolt holes surprising for a mi bus it was in great shape
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:48 PM   #19
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Hope I don't sound ignorant, but I don't know what you mean by "por15 paint".
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:52 PM   #20
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Hope I don't sound ignorant, but I don't know what you mean by "por15 paint".
Stop Rust with POR-15 - We Know What Permanent Means!
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