Thursday, November 11, 2010

Previouse Post Update

In the previous post Tires & More!!! I posted that we had used tires placed on the back and new on the front. We were having problems with a lot of vibration with the used tires so we took them back and had news tires put on instead. Evidently the kind of wheels we have are hard to get balanced. I am trying to find a place to do it. But the vibration is WAY less with the new tires.

Odds, Ends & Backup Power | Bus Conversion

If anyone knows what this plug is for, on the front drivers side of the bus, let me know.

I can only assume that it is a block heater but I am not sure.

The last few days I have just been doing some odds and ends on the bus.

First was a picture I forgot to add in the last post.

I had a new bumper cap??? made to cover the gap between the bumper and the back of the bus.

I also installed a 30 - 50 amp plug. Everything is powered up and seems to be working great:

I came up with a very simple but effective idea for a shower curtain rod in a tight place. I used a bungee cord:

If you lean against it is will not fall like an ordinary curtain rod.

I can add a second bungee cord to make more room in the shower:

Next I needed a lit entry way so I obtained 2 LED lights and installed them.

I installed a lock for the back door storage / room:

I received the backup power generator for the Good News Bus. There is a 30 amp cable I have run from the back of the bus to the Iota switching system. I tested it and it powers everything just fine. Very nice, VERY QUIET!!!:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Almost Done! | Bus Conversion

So much has been done I am not sure where to begin. My internet has been down so I was unable to post as I went so here it is.

After installing the metal over the new door opening I was trying to figure out a way to hid the seam. I tried caulking it at first and was just not satisfied so I went ahead and used body filler on the seam.

Here is a pic with some of the body filler done:

Here is a pic of the door removed, body filler finished and metal painted.

Here it is finished:

Next I worked on the stairwell. Here are a series of pictures of the progress:

The tanks are also installed and hooked up and most important...working properly:

The black water tank is to the left and the grey water is to the right.

I also decided to move my battery bank to the other side of the bus in a more convenient location. I now have more room if I need to work on my batteries.

The washer / Dryer combo is also installed and working:

The propane tanks are installed to the left of the washing machine.

Last but not least I installed a stainless Steel Tail Pipe Tip:

For the most part the bus is done! I have a Honda 3000i Generator on it's way for the backup power.