Monday, May 31, 2010

Update: More to come in the future

I just want to say thanks for all those following this blog. We hope that you have enjoyed it. We are very close to the completion of the bus. At this point progress has slowed because we are living in it. We plan on being done at the end of June. At that time we hope to hit the road.

If you want to see the build out from start to finish of this bus start here:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 163 - MISC. | Bus Conversion

I know this post is long overdue but I have just not had time to update the blog.

The house we live in is in the process of being sold so we are now living in the bus to get used to it before the day comes when we have to leave here. We want to make sure everything is operational and how we want it.
One of the latest things finished is the closets. At first I was going to put in all shelves but ended up installing a dowel and 2 half sized shelves. It actually turned out great!

Now we have a top shelve, two center shelves and a bottom shelve.

The other item I installed was a slide out trash can:

I hope to have some more updates posted sometime soon.

Monday, May 17, 2010


The last few days we have been getting some more work on the bus. There is not much more to do. The main thing that needs to be done is the installation of the black water and grey water tanks.

I will post more pics soon.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 162 - MORE TRIM... | Bus Conversion

It feels like the trim on this bus will never end.

Here is some of the trim we did. It consisted mostly of installing corner bead.

Last I built the book shelf for the master bedroom:

This is what it looked like before:

Here is the book shelf built ready to be installed:

Here it is installed:

More soon!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 160 & 161 - Shelving | Bus Conversion

A few days ago I decided to go ahead and panel the rear with metal (See Below). I will be painting it soon.

Since then the little bit of time I have had I have been putting shelving in where the front wheel wells are.

Here are some pics showing the work. Sorry about the picture quality. I used my phone to take these.

The kitchen cabinet closest to the drivers seat. The plywood in the cabinet covers the wheel well:

This covers the front passengers side wheel well:

I was in need of more shelving in the storage area in the back:

We also stained and varnished the last bit (I HOPE) of pine corner bead:

More soon!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Opinions Needed...

This was kind of a last minute decision but we decided to go ahead and panel the rear windows with metal.

I had previously taken out the glass and painted the backs of it to give it a dark tint look.


It turned out looking great but we noticed when the sun hit that glass it really got hot and would heat that rear storage area that we have. There was also the risk of the windows leaking.

Here is a pic of how it looks now:

Now I am torn as to what color scheme I should do on the back. I need the readers of this blog to help me decide.

I will post some of the simple schemes that I have come up with. Please just comment as to what scheme you like best. If you come up with a simple design idea please email it to us.

Here are the following schemes that we cam up with:

Red & White:

Black Out (original window look):

Partial Black Out:

The Wave:

Mountain Range:


Please let us know what you all think.