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Ahote! Short Bus Conversion
This is an album of process photos taken of my short bus conversion. I have a 6-window bus named Ahote that I will be using as a camper and future bedroom!
I want to cut into the bumper to make a door into the channel behind the tow hitch. jury's still out on if that's a good plan or not.
underneath storage bay, made from a queen bed frame. 1ftx4ftx6ft of space, it's really shallow but I'm not worried. This was a bonus project.
IMG 3485
IMG 3488
JTTC7853
IMG 3485
IMG 3488
JTTC7853
subfloor
deck framing
deck 2/2
deck 1/2
skylight 3/3
skylight 2/3
skylight 1/3
electrical plan, give me advice!
Got about halfway done w/ the paint job over spring break, the hood needs to be painted w the beige and there will be white stripes where it is...
1 1/2 in foamboard, 3/4" plywood, 2x3's for framing 
the framing goes around the edges of the bus and wheel wells, with two additional lengths from...
IMG 3090
specs
Primed! Took nearly two quarts of clean metal primer
After the rust converter did its thing and I rinsed all the guck and dirt and acid away
two coats of phosphoric acid converted all the iron oxide to iron phosphate, I rinsed it with small buckets of water and a mop for what felt like...
There was a big leak coming from the drivers window, made for a lot of rust up by the front
Rust!
 

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