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matt94gt
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: 72 Bay Window Reply with quote

Hi all thought I would start a build thread to ask questions vs posting new topics.

I got this bus about 6 months ago off the original owner down in California. Took a long time to find a clean bus.





So far I have:
Cleaned, and re-lubed sunroof
Installed new engine seal
Pulled interior for inspection

Next plans:
Fix missing 'veins' in the air scoops
Clean up interior, recoat floors, insulate
Install a bed and some cabienets
Install flooring
Change out all fuel lines and put in new fuel sender
Re-under coat the bus


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: INTERIOR Step 1 Reply with quote

I started gutting the interior recently. To make sure there were no hidden surprises, then Im going to do my own version of caperizing it.





So I pulled off the door panels, washed and cleaned the floors. Today.

Behind the panels was 40 year old insulation, so I tore that out. Surprisingly it was dry, but there was lots of dirt at the bottom and dust. Glad to have that cleaned up. The guys undercoating is on the panels as well, and there is no signs of bubbling etc. I found one spot on the corner of the wheelwell that had a decent amount of surface rust where the undercoating peeled, hit it with a wirebrush and it was just surface rust thankfully so ill be hitting that with some POR15.




But I did discover some rust Shocked I saw a rust waterline running down my sliding door after taking off the panel and on closer inspection.




I imagine I will have to take my window out to get this all cleaned up, it does not look too bad, seems to only be about 1.5" across tops. Ive been debating putting a jalousie window in place, so maybe this is a good time to do that (for camping).

I then went around and checked my other seals to make sure that problem was not anywhere else. It wasnt, but it seems its time for some new seals? Thoughts? Im debating doing them all just for peice of mind, but as well none of them have any rust or issues under them. Some dirt as pictured below. Im wondering if its worth pulling them all for new seals or just wait for that day when she might need a new paintjob? I will do the windowshield for sure, but not sure if its worth replacing the others?



Dirt under them, normal? Anyway to clean it?








Noticed this little rubber trim piece ends early, and moisture has been getting in there, the paint is starting to flake but no signs of rust. Anyone know what part this is called? Can I just put a new short piece in and join it, or should it be one complete solid piece?


Thanks in advance for any help.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I'm going to replace all window seals. Is hoggs a good place to go to that or find a body guy?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My two cents .... Cut and pull your own
Clean up what's under seals ..
Then get a auto glass shop to install ....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brenticon wrote:
My two cents .... Cut and pull your own
Clean up what's under seals ..
Then get a auto glass shop to install ....


OK I'm just worried I'm not skilled enough to do the paint work, but it does seem pretty minimal. Probably just need to wire wheel it down to bare put on por15 then top it with color matched paint? Im just worried of blending it nicely. Is the factory paint just one step, or does it have clear? Its hard to find a good paint guy in Victoria that doesn't charge an arm and leg.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: insulation Reply with quote

So I insulated the bus today. Did something new, styrospan 1" with a true r5 plus the air should be a little more.

It has a tounge and groove which worked in my favour.











Next job recoat the floors with a rubberized undercoating.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I have completed the insulation, refreshing, cabinets and flooring in my bay.

Used 3M undercoating for the floors, removed any surface rust:





Installed a rusty lee folding 3/4 length rock and roll bed:



Custom cabinets and laminate flooring. With a folding table that can slide forwards and back to suit where your sitting.






Next up, I have to do the 2nd battery with electrical and solar panels. I ended up getting an ARB Fridge/Freezer which will be mounted behind the passenger seat to keep food cold.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

love that sliding table! looks awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work man!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful! Nicely done
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. interior camper work has always been my favorite.
The possibilitys are endless!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool design. Good work!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys its coming along nicely. Next I have to do all the aux electrical, and cushions, was going to do them myself, unless anyone knows someone who is affordable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice cabinet work. Have you built that kind of work before?
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