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Re: Dan's 1982 Model 10
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:11 pm


Hey looks GOOD to me, and it looks like you are having fun at the same time... :)
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Re: Dan's 1982 Model 10
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:09 pm


Mike,

I did insulate below the windows but didn't post pictures of it. In my bus the factory insulation below the windows was clean and in good shape. In the 30 years it had been there it had not caused rust or other problems so I decided to reuse it. Between the horizontal studs I covered the fiberglass with 1/2" of foil faced foam board and 3/4" of pink foam board and caulked all of it in place so it is sealed to the wood framing. I have nearly 3" total in the walls and 2 1/4" in the ceiling. I would have liked more in the ceiling but didn't want to raise the roof.
We did do extra insulation inside the wall I built across the back. It is a 2x4 wall so I used 3 1/2" fiberglass and put in extra strips of wood inside the wall to hold everything in place in a moving bus.
We don't plan to be out in very cold weather and learned this winter that we can warm it up from 25 degrees with a couple of 110v electric heaters.
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Re: Dan's 1982 Model 10
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:26 pm


Thanks for the comments guys. For some reason I have loved busses since I was a kid. My grandfather built an old school bus into an rv around 1950 and I grew up hearing the stories my mom told about traveling in it. Then my parents bought an old International bus when I was a teenager and we made many trips in it. Home was wherever we decided to park it. I remember pulling off the road somewhere north of Daytona Beach one night and walking out on the beach sand the next morning. We even took that old bus to Alaska and back. We only stayed in a campground if we wanted to for some reason. Back then you could just pull off anywhere and go to sleep. We knew nobody could get in and we had an old shotgun in the closet that made us feel safer in case someone tried. We never had any problem.
Ever since those days I have always wanted to build my "second home" and this is it. We plan to make our first trip with the new interior in June whether she's finished or not.
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Re: Dan's 1982 Model 10
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:40 pm


I found a couple of pics of the insulation process. This first one shows the 3 layers. After deciding to reuse the original insulation which is the yellow insulation on the right, we covered it with RMax 1/2" foil faced foam board (middle white with blue lettering) and covered that with 3/4" pink foam (bottom).

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Re: Dan's 1982 Model 10
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:49 pm


This is the only picture I have of the finished insulation.

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Re: Dan's 1982 Model 10
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:44 pm


18 months ago...

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Re: Dan's 1982 Model 10
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:53 pm


Unfortunately someone drilled holes in the front bumper to mount the brackets for lights and after I removed the brackets the blade is wavy. Still looks pretty good but is on the list.

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Re: Dan's 1982 Model 10
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:00 pm


There seems to be plenty of room BEFORE you start! The back bay gets the tanks and ac. If all goes well I will have the middle and front bays clear. If anyone has any of the little red clips that hold the bay doors up I could sure use a couple.

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