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Old 07-20-2018, 07:31 PM   #161
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New Kitchen Cabinets on my Prison Bus

Did a ton of revisions on my bus this week: cabinets, changes to my gray water tank, and more.

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Old 07-26-2018, 08:35 PM   #162
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Does Anyone See These Posts?

Posting to this site is funny for me, because I tend to get the feeling that all of my posts are hidden ... or ignored ... but certainly not seen. And yet here I go posting again: this time is a video about my DIY skylights! Oh how they change the feeling and mood inside the bus.

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Old 07-26-2018, 09:09 PM   #163
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That's how you get out the escape hatch if you're 6'?I'm 5'8", bad shoulders. I'm going to give it a try, but I think it might be difficult. But not to worry, you'd be amazed how easy that would be if the bus was on fire.
Nice work on the skylights and your use of what you had available. Looked like 3/8" Lexan and while way overkill, certainly won't hurt. I plan on the same skylights, but would like to see a test of how much difference tinted Lexan makes over clear. I'm a stickler for aesthetics so I would mask the opening of the piece and scuff and paint the border black so as to hide all the sealer work that shows on yours. I'm going to add a Fantastic fan vent in the middle of my back one for added circulation. Like you I will decide what all to do to the front one.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:37 PM   #164
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That's how you get out the escape hatch if you're 6'?I'm 5'8", bad shoulders. I'm going to give it a try, but I think it might be difficult. But not to worry, you'd be amazed how easy that would be if the bus was on fire.
Nice work on the skylights and your use of what you had available. Looked like 3/8" Lexan and while way overkill, certainly won't hurt. I plan on the same skylights, but would like to see a test of how much difference tinted Lexan makes over clear. I'm a stickler for aesthetics so I would mask the opening of the piece and scuff and paint the border black so as to hide all the sealer work that shows on yours. I'm going to add a Fantastic fan vent in the middle of my back one for added circulation. Like you I will decide what all to do to the front one.
Tinted would be great! Awesome idea. Maybe I can stick on a film .... detail work is key, so Ill have to tune them up
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:44 PM   #165
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Tinted would be great! Awesome idea. Maybe I can stick on a film .... detail work is key, so I’ll have to tune them up
Lexan breathes so you can't use window film tint on it. It starts to bubble up rapidly.
IMHO no more than 1/8" Lexan is needed if it is true Lexan polycarbonate. It's suppose to stop a .22 bullet and won't crack. I keep hearing about Lexan skylights that cracked and I find it hard to believe. You can bend it in half and it won't break. We were required to run it as windshields on our race cars and it was only 1/8"
When you get ready to paint the roof, mask off just the opening of the skylight and scuff and paint that with the roof. Your roof will be one color with a clear hole in it.
If need be, I'm imagining a styrofoam plug that will tightly fit the hole and then covered in what ever the rest of the ceiling looks like so all you see is the trim rin on the ceiling.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:08 PM   #166
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I bet there are more, like me, who really enjoy your vids, but don't comment. I enjoy watching you, and anyone for that matter, do their thing, in hopes that some of it soaks into my head.
Keep em coming.
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:20 PM   #169
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Bus Gets a Ladder to the Roof

It sure is nice being able to climb topside any old time ... I guess it needs a roofdeck next ...

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Old 08-18-2018, 02:22 PM   #170
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We see your posts here.

I would love to see more pictures. YouTube is awesome but much of the time that I have to be on Skoolie.net I am in a location that is not conducive to watching videos.
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:11 PM   #171
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I would love to see more pictures. YouTube is awesome but much of the time that I have to be on Skoolie.net I am in a location that is not conducive to watching videos.
I know what you mean! My pics of the bus project show up on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metaspencer/
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:47 PM   #172
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Prison Bus Gets a Bed

Built in the bed this past week. That is all.

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Old 09-14-2018, 05:38 PM   #173
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:05 PM   #174
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Rusty Handcuffs on the Prison Bus

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Old 10-23-2018, 08:27 PM   #175
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Flip-Up Table and More

Finally got the flip-up table close to done on my prison bus conversion, along with a few more details.

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Finally got the flip-up table close to done on my prison bus conversion, along with a few more details.

Thanks for sharing your bus. I grew up in Central IL.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:19 AM   #177
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:50 PM   #178
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Prison Bus Coming Together

This bus conversion is definitely taking forever, but it's still fun ... so I keep on chugging:

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Old 12-17-2018, 11:23 PM   #179
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New Locks & Lights on the Prison Bus

I've heard mixed reviews about these Master locks, but the hasps themselves seem pretty beefy.

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I've heard mixed reviews about these Master locks, but the hasps themselves seem pretty beefy.

Now go on you tube and search for picking that Master lock.
Also, that lock and hasp is as only secure as the 3 carriage bolt heads on the left hasp that evaporate in less than a minute with a battery grinder.
This is known because I had the same setup on a storage container and it took me less than a minute to grind the carriage bolt heads off with a Dewalt battery grinder..
When the hasp was reinstalled allthread was welded into the hasp and ground flush so nothing to grind off to defeat it. That Master lock is still junk IMHO.

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