Category :History

Posted in : Catching up to speed, History, September, subflooring on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

So I completely forgot about my XPS insulation struggles, but basically I looked all over Washington for about 3 weeks for 1/2 Inch XPS extruded polystyrene insulation.   It was a huge struggle but I finally found it.  Why did it have to be 1/2inch XPS?  Well I didn’t raise the roof of my bus..

Window Skinning+Window Install I found myself anxious about my drivers side window so I replaced it with a nice big beautiful dual pane window. I put it in a little crooked so my bus could be unique, with this window in, all but 1 small window and all of the integrated door windows. have been..

Posted in : Catching up to speed, History, June, Window Removal, Window Skin on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 2

Somewhere around this time the bus project started getting really fun.  It no longer felt like troublesome work, from this point on the bus project was pretty much all I could think about. Skinning the Bus Copy Pasta This past two weeks has been an emotional roller coaster, I had a few other pictures I..

Posted in : 2016, Battery Box, Electrical, History, May on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

So I built a Batterybox.  Since I’m feeling lazy and I did a decent summary after I made it, I’m going to copy and paste the bulk of this below. The Battery Box Then I began working on my batterybox. Being a dumbass with a mediocre skillset this took me a really long time. I..

Posted in : 2016, Door Replacement, Exterior Work, Flasher Replacement, History, May on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

The Door So I built a new door out of 2×6’s and 2×3’s and FRP.  I copied this build from an RV forum, but made a few alterations.    Overall my door looks great from the outside, okay from the inside.  I didn’t really take many pictures.  But the following Picture more or less show’s how it..

Posted in : 2016, April, Catching up to speed, Electrical, History on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

April So April was a slow month as far as visual progress goes.  I reinstalled the two front heaters and re-wired almost all of the dc components.  At first DC electric didn’t work, I had about a week of troubleshooting but once I started using a multimeter (and my brain) I was able to figure..

Posted in : 2016, History, Interior Work, March, painting, subflooring on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

Hi all, March 4 Painting the bus had a not-so surprising amount of prerequisites I was putting off: namely cleaning entirely, and covering the man holes. I also covered the small bolt/screw/nail holes with some rubber flashing tape. (featured here:…ilpage_o02_s00) the pictures in the end will show these, they just look like electric tape..

Posted in : 2015, 2016, Catching up to speed, Formalities, History on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

If you’ve been following along with the build, you may’ve got the impression that I wasn’t very impressed with my efforts prior to 2016.  I guess before I go into my moment I’m going to explain some history. //RANT ALERT:  Summary my old job sucked, I was addicted to videogames Up until late 2015, I..

Posted in : 2015, Exterior Work, History, Painting, Roof Related, The Dark Ages, Uncategorized on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

Late into 2014 Summer Nana (wife) and I painted the bus.  Nana is very good at painting and whenever it comes down to painting she is always enthusiastic and ready. A few things to note to any other ambitious converters out there. I intend to repaint this roof next year. If I would do anything..

Posted in : 2015, History, The Dark Ages on by : Tai Comments: 0

So the bus continued to smoke thick white smoke, unlike many rational people out there I decided it would be a lot of fun to take a week off work and take the bus down to the redwoods for my college buddies spring break.  I disregarded the smoke and packed the bus!  I did change..