SketchUp Layout Planning

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Oct 312010
 

While this lacks roof raise and has crushed down the bunks to sil­ly pro­por­tions, the lay­out core is present.  It fits!

All walk­ways are min­i­mum of 2.5′, the door itself 30″.  Rear door will remain in place (though gain height in the roof raise) so as to allow both an emer­gency exit as well as direct access to bath­room.

Here Comes the Rain

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Oct 102010
 

As the paint is dry­ing FAR slow­er than I had antic­i­pat­ed due to low 50ºF nights and pos­si­bly vapor pres­sure (fan had a very notice­able impact this after­noon), stor­ing the seats in the bus was a no go.  I put up all the win­dows, shut the doors, and pulled the roof vents down.  The 28 (heavy!) seats have been put into the well house I cleaned out ear­li­er for this poten­tial pur­pose.  Turns out they stack up quite nice­ly, mak­ing for a com­pact tow­er of up to 8 in an 8′ ceil­ing room.  Three tow­ers of eight, one of six.

Bus Heater Cleanup

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Oct 082010
 

I cleaned up the two coolant based heater for use lat­er.  I’ll be oil­ing the motors and installing new foam barriers/seals lat­er on.

Topcoat Painted

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Oct 082010
 

End­ed up buy­ing a sec­ond gal­lon of Smoke Grey.

Excess Oxide Removed

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Oct 052010
 

Cough.  Sput­ter.  Good lord that was a lot of dust even with mask.  Due to the sever­i­ty, I end­ed up using a fine steel wire brush on the drill.  Worked per­fect.  Swept and air hosed out the bus sev­er­al times.  Every­thing is ready for tomor­row being paint day.  Assum­ing I don’t end up seri­ous­ly ill.

TSP Stage Complete

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Oct 022010
 

Start­ed a bit late today, ground down all the rust with a 6″ course grind wheel on a drill.  An angle grinder or some such prob­a­bly would have been bet­ter as while the drill was far more maneu­ver­able, it was shak­ing hell out of my hands.  That mat­ters when you are doing sev­er­al hours of that crap.

I’ve also removed the radi­a­tor hoses on the loop lead­ing to the pas­sen­ger front and pas­sen­ger back heaters.  Didn’t like the flu­ids one bit, more on that in a fol­low­ing post.

After sweep­ing and using com­pressed air to clean out all the debris, I used a strong solu­tion of TSP in hot water and a scrub bush to work my way across each pan­el, spray­ing and scrub­bing.  After that ordeal, I used remain­ing solu­tion to spray over the entire floor and some spots I want­ed to insure were clean.  This was soon fol­lowed up with hos­ing out the bus with a spray noz­zle sev­er­al times until I was sat­is­fied.  Remain­ing stand­ing water was swept out, fan was put in on high to help it all evap­o­rate one more time.

Current State

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Oct 012010
 

Some quick pic­tures of the floor post dry­ing.

Jul 122010