Bus Build

THE POWER OF INDUCTION

We have found a few things have changed since we planned our build. One of which was how much stuff we’d run with our solar power. When we designed our solar/battery system, the guy we were using asked us to list every appliance we would be using so he could calculate how much battery and …

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Pallets, pallets, pallets…

We got a whole heap of repurposed pallet timber ready to go up this weekend…. Among the little list of finishing jobs is completing the ceiling. When we started the ceiling, we got enough done so we could get the beds and walls in and then put the ceiling aside cos its such a monotonous …

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Window 1 = Done ✔

Pretty much since we bought our beautiful new bus, we’ve had our eyes out for windows that open and close. When we bought her, the roof mounted a/c wasn’t working, and wasn’t really efficient enough for us to power without the bus motor running. We’d decided we wanted the roof space for solar panels and …

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The Bed is IN!!

Did we forget to tell you?? The bed is in, finished and made, and we’ve been sleeping in the bus for the last few nights 🚌 now it feels like “the begining” as we’re arranging and rearranging things and making adjustments to what we thought our floorplan would be.🚌next steps are some “homey” touches and …

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Variety is the Spice of Life…

Well it feels like we’ve been all ’round the place lately, from ceiling, to floor, rearrange the furniture and then back to the ceiling…🛠Our little pile of pallets has dwindled away to almost nothing…🛠The back section of ceiling is complete (mostly) and we had to remove the seats at the front to get the last …

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The Floor | BEFORE > DURING > AFTER

Ok so we created some anticipation and like most little projects there was a little more involved than we anticipated…. . 🚍pull up the old floor.🚍pull up the smelly leather we found underneath.🚍grind off the rivets.🚍grind off the angle that the old seats bolted to.🚍grind off the angle above the windows (not necessary for the …

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A Hundred Degrees in the Shade…

With this almost 40°c again this weekend, we borrowed some more shade from @entirefire , and while @michelle_eves was busy trimming some more ceiling lining to length, @chris.eves.pt was inside the bus continuing what we started in the evenings during the week. The ceiling is well underway with a decent batch of pallet-boards trimmed and machined ready for painting, so while …

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We Have a CEILING!!

Lately it feels like we’ve been taking the windy road to progress, but it’s been such an awesome week – re-fitting the exhaust manifold and she drives like a dream with no ‘farty’ noise going up hills anymore. Not to mention, that even after the thicknesser (to machine the pallets) threw a blade out, we …

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6 Cylinders = 6 manifold gaskets = 12 manifold bolts #whatswrongwiththispicture

Chris has been busy playing mechanic while Michelle and the kids have been painting the first batch of ceiling boards. The plan is to have bed/s in so we can wake up in the bus Christmas morning after cruising looking at Christmas lights I’m pleased to report that the three perpetrators have been escorted from the …

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Air Con Removal…

This weekends job is to get the air con off the rood and the pipework out of the ceiling space so we get on with the inside work…. After having a great morning making lots of progress on Sunday pulling out the a/c pipework, cabling and pulling the components out, the afternoon was all struggletown …

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