We have finally completed the demolition of our 40 ft 1996 MCI D3 Coach Bus and are getting ready to begin the build to make our tiny home on wheels. If you’ve been following along you will know that the demolition was a long and tiring job for us. We learnt a lot during this… Continue reading Things We Wish We Knew Before the Bus Demolition
While we loved the look of our black bus, the black color just heated up the bus way too quickly as we learned in our Glamping Trip. The black is actually a wrap not paint, so we just had to peel it off. Our cousin was visiting for the day and kindly wanted to help… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 21: Bye Bye Black Bus
We completed the job of spray painting rustoleum onto the floor to protect and seal all the metal under our soon to be wood floors. We went through about 12 cans of spray paint in total. At a later point, we will do the same thing on the walls and ceiling. There is a lot… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 20: Floors? ✅. But that’s not the BIG NEWS
Our floor beams were clean and shiny so we were ready to paint them with Rustoleum – a rust preventive coating. For the really bad areas that have a lot of pitting we applied POR15. POR15 recommend you wear gloves and respirators and follow this 3 Step Process:Use a rag to clean the metal with the… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 19: Rust Prevention
Day 18 of demolition was our 6 year Anniversary as a couple, yet we were in the bus working hard on what was probably the sweatiest day yet. The temperature was in the 90’s (which means inside the bus it’s about 110 degrees Fahrenheit) with about 86 % humidity. The metal frame was looking nice and… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 18: Now We Understand What Burn Out Is
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to LA but unfortunately I (Mela) caught a cold on the way back home. So Don headed back into the bus solo so I could get some rest. We were so close to being done with these floors (we have been doing this for what feels like forever) so he… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 17: Rust Removal, No Problem!