Back in the Bus: Building our Floor Extension – S03E07

Coming back to the bus build post honeymoon, we had to attack the problem we left behind.  We had to complete the floors in the back, leaving the hatch to the engine accessible, and building up the floor in the front of the bus so it was all one level.Before we left for honeymoon we… Continue reading Back in the Bus: Building our Floor Extension – S03E07

A Break from the Bus Build: Honeymoon in Paris and Crete – S03E05

We worked as hard as we could to get our floors down before leaving for our honeymoon. We managed to get about 75% of the floors down, all that is left to do is the very front and back subfloors of the bus. In the front area we need to build the floor up first,… Continue reading A Break from the Bus Build: Honeymoon in Paris and Crete – S03E05

Bus Build: A Bigger Undertaking Than We Imagined – S03E04

With the batteries charged up again we were able to start the bus!  We were so glad that this was a simple fix. From here on out, while we are building out the bus, we decided to always unhook the batteries (not just switch them off) while the bus is stationary for months on end… Continue reading Bus Build: A Bigger Undertaking Than We Imagined – S03E04

Bus Build: Putting Down Subfloors for our Bus Conversion – S03E03

We had carefully planned out how to cut the plywood in order to secure the subfloor down to the metal frame in the floor. Because the inside width of the bus is 8 foot 2 inches, we wouldn’t be able to use a standard 8 foot piece of plywood. See the video and blog post… Continue reading Bus Build: Putting Down Subfloors for our Bus Conversion – S03E03

Bus Build: Adding Floor Insulation to our Bus Conversion – S03E02

Our bus won’t start, NO!!!! Well, something has drained the batteries, so while we wait for them to charge up we carry on with work.Before we can put our subfloors down we wanted to make sure we insulated the floors where possible.We had kept some of the floor insulation that was in the back of… Continue reading Bus Build: Adding Floor Insulation to our Bus Conversion – S03E02

Bus Build: Prepping the Floorboards – S03E01

With the Bus Demolition behind us it was time to start building and first up on the agenda was the floors.  The original floorboards had a black rubbery layer underneath the plywood that covered the center boards over the pipes and near the engine. We assume it was some sort of fire retardant layer, but after… Continue reading Bus Build: Prepping the Floorboards – S03E01