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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-13-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By phoenix
Thanks Tango, exactly the info I'm looking for....

Thanks Tango, exactly the info I'm looking for. Plywood it is.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-13-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By phoenix
Cement backer board vs. plywood

I'm planning to tile the entry of our bus (not using a traditional mortar/grout application, so cracking or buckling of the tile itself should not be an issue). It's a vertical surface with bolts...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-10-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,446
Posted By phoenix
This is a good point. I had never used air tools...

This is a good point. I had never used air tools before, and did find them really jarring. There were times when something would catch the wrong way, or I would have the regular wrench (with my guy...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-09-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,997
Posted By phoenix
hahaha, not alone, there are a bunch of us. But I...

hahaha, not alone, there are a bunch of us. But I don't think about it much. Honestly, everyone here is so straightforward and generous with information, I've never felt talked down to because I'm a...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-08-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
Thank you. All the rust is converted (Ospho on...

Thank you. All the rust is converted (Ospho on some rivers and a detachable vent cover), but I can't see myself spending so much time to sand and prep a roof that's white and in great shape (the...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-08-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
Can I paint directly over everything or do I need...

Can I paint directly over everything or do I need to seal the rusted rivets with something first?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-08-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,997
Posted By phoenix
Most commercial plywood still contains...

Most commercial plywood still contains formaldehyde, but you can get it formaldehyde-free. It's available at Home Depot or you can special order from a lumberyard/hardwood shop:
Columbia Forest...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-07-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
Yes! And each skoolie is different and tailored...

Yes! And each skoolie is different and tailored to its owner...so there are a multitude of ways to do it wrong! :rofl:

Spent the weekend removing decals with a power scraper. This thing is...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-02-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
Thanks for the encouragement! Every time I...

Thanks for the encouragement!

Every time I prepare to tackle another project, I realize that there are 5-10 preliminary steps or things to do before I can get to it. This isn't a complaint, just...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-23-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By phoenix
Thanks! I'm going with the first one on the list,...

Thanks! I'm going with the first one on the list, the Dicor tape TheLovelyBus recommended.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-22-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By phoenix
:rofl: hahaha, it really does. And looking at my...

:rofl: hahaha, it really does. And looking at my hands, rubber gloves are probably a good idea when doing anything bus-related!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-22-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By phoenix
Thank you for the replies! It...

Thank you for the replies!

It does--especially the kind that's like tape. But I noticed places where it was applied in a squiggling pattern, like you make with a tube, which the putty wouldn't do....
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-22-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
I'm waiting for mr. phoenix to begin framing...

I'm waiting for mr. phoenix to begin framing (he's working on a bathroom reno right now), so I'm tackling a few smaller projects in the meantime:

I removed the windows to clean and re-seal them. I...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-22-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By phoenix
What kind of caulk is this?

I removed the original bus windows to clean and reseal them. Most of the original weatherstripping has been replaced by caulk. I'd like to replace it with something similar, since so far it has been...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-20-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
nat_ster and family wagon, I appreciate you...

nat_ster and family wagon, I appreciate you thoughts on this. I will probably fill them with polyurethane caulk, but have been considering this too:

I can tell you that yes, after 20 years, some...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-14-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
Going through the bus, vacuuming up the rivets...

Going through the bus, vacuuming up the rivets and fiberglass remnants left in the interior walls, I noticed 1-3 holes in each section of the floor behind the chair rails.

I think I remember...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-12-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
Figured it out, here's what worked: Sand to...

Figured it out, here's what worked:

Sand to bare metal
Wipe 2x with mineral spirits
Rust oleum self etching primer
Rust oleum 2x ultra

No bubbling, perfectly smooth. So if you are...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-11-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
I hadn't thought of this, but I have some sitting...

I hadn't thought of this, but I have some sitting around and will give it a try. Thanks!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-10-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
Thanks for your thoughts on this. I used...

Thanks for your thoughts on this. I used Rustoleum Ultra Cover Primer (https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/painters-touch-ultra-cover-2x/primer). I wasn't clear about the...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-06-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
We've got a lot of picking up to do though! ...

We've got a lot of picking up to do though!

I've been trying to paint the metal dash for several weeks now, but it bubbles and pits every time. I'm using Rustoleum Ultra Cover 2X paint (gloss...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-02-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
Ours was pretty old, so I wonder if that made a...

Ours was pretty old, so I wonder if that made a difference. It felt great to swing a hammer though, so I'm glad it worked out the way it did! (And who knows? If we do remove the ceiling skin, maybe...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-02-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
The upper walls were affixed to the frame with...

The upper walls were affixed to the frame with screws, and came off easily. Underneath, the fiberglass was gray with mold and there were areas where critters had lived.
...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-02-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
I thought so too, but decided to keep it in the...

I thought so too, but decided to keep it in the bus for storage. We bought him a normal lunchbox instead.

Thank you. It seemed like a useless task, but felt great to get it done. Someone on...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-02-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
For the floor insulation, we used 1/2" rigid foam...

For the floor insulation, we used 1/2" rigid foam insulation. It was easy to cut and install, and we used roofing tape to seal the seams. It's also very thin, but works for our bus (warm...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-02-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,351
Posted By phoenix
It's been awhile since I posted--we've been...

It's been awhile since I posted--we've been working on a (house) bathroom update and didn't make time to post--but we're still chugging along and getting stuff done!

Our next task was dealing with...
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