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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2007, 06:00:24 AM »
Craig -
Is your coach by chance an ex-hound?

Yes, it is an ex-hound.

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Reason I ask is that they're the only one's I've seen with that quarter-circle storage rack in the front bay next to the aux fuel tank. 

Guess what they used to store there. . .

Oil?

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Nice job on the toolbox slider, too.
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Thanks.

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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2007, 06:09:08 AM »
Looks great Craig.

Nice to see you're back on the job.  :-)  What's next?

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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2007, 06:11:06 AM »
Looks great Craig.

Nice to see you're back on the job.  :-)  What's next?

Already done the next item... installed the bathroom window yesterday, and cut some holes in the a/c duct in the bedroom  :)

I've mapped out my kitchen cabinets, and might start that when we get back from our summer trip.
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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2007, 06:38:52 AM »
My wife also, she bought me a sander at Sears for Fathers Day. Pretty cool of her. She says what do want, my reply is stuff for the bus. Smiles and goes gets it.
Can't beat that!

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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2007, 12:51:02 PM »
Looks good Craig but - if I do say so myself - mine is nicer (and bigger too).   ::)

I don't have any pictures to post to prove it though.  I do like the hanging bin idea - might have to steal that one.

And Grant, buying tools is the easiest sell possible.  I just tell her that I'm building this wonderful thing - bed, couch, bookshelf, whatever - that would cost us gazillions of dollars to buy but I can't quite finish it without a new bandsaw or power planer or cordless thing.  Works every time. 


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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2007, 01:18:19 PM »
Looks good Craig but - if I do say so myself - mine is nicer (and bigger too).   ::)

I don't have any pictures to post to prove it though.  I do like the hanging bin idea - might have to steal that one.


Ok Bob, but now you have to put up (not shut up)  ;)  and get some photos posted. I want to redo my battery rack and am
still looking for ideas to support 250 plus pounds of batteries. I could probably adapt this idea, but there might be a better
way.

So, get cracking!!  Let's see your better and bigger slide.  Maybe this is the time you get to tell the wife you just can't finish your
bragging without a new digital camera!  ::)

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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2007, 09:17:02 PM »
Knuckle gave it away. . . that quarter-round shelf is where 'Hound stored the tire chains.

Seemed to be a good idea, but you should have heard the driver's bit*h about trying to pull them out w/o damaging passenger's luggage in the bin.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2007, 03:21:44 AM »
Knuckle gave it away. . . that quarter-round shelf is where 'Hound stored the tire chains.

Seemed to be a good idea, but you should have heard the driver's bit*h about trying to pull them out w/o damaging passenger's luggage in the bin.

FWIW & HTH. . .

 ;)

Russ,
I just can't imagine hound drivers worrying about damaging suit cases and packages. I have ridden a lot of buses over the years and it seems if the property wasn't damaged as it went in, it would be when it came out!  ;D

I would be more likely to believe the drivers were bittching from having to get the chains out at all! I know I would.

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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2007, 06:46:40 AM »
Well, I can tell you there are no chains in this driver's round bin!  :D

I may clean it out and put my oil up there.  I carry 6 gallons in a case. Not sure they'll fit up there,
but if they don't, at least it will get cleaned out. That bin seems to get neglected.

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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2007, 05:10:32 AM »
Craig,

Looking good!

Man, you really squeezed that box in there.......No wasted space for you.......

Nothing like a nice organized tool box when you need at o-dark thirty.... :o

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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2007, 05:43:02 AM »
Nothing like a nice organized tool box when you need at o-dark thirty.... :o

Good point. I need to install some lights in the bays so I can see what's in there at o-dark thirty.  8)
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Re: My latest bus project...
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2007, 09:38:42 AM »
Craig, nice box setup! I know you saw my tool setup at our mini-bus rally a few weeks ago, but for the back bay light I use a coil worklight I picked up on sale at Sears/ K-mart for about $15. I put a 13w CFL lamp in there (seems more bump-tolerant than a tungsten bulb, and uses a lot less watts when 'inverting'). I can pull the lamp anywhere around the back of the bus now or through the bay to the other side. It also has a 2-prong plug on it for low-wattage elec. items (7A or less, IIRC). You can see the worklight in the pic below.

So here's a pic of my tool-bay setup, folks. The toolbox is on some industrial slides. The file drawers are a Sterlite 4-drawer that houses workclothes, air tools/ parts, elec., plumbing, sealants, 12v drills, etc. There's a big trunk behind it (accessible from the other side) that houses my 1" impact, sockets, bottle jacks, hoses, tow chains, etc. Like Craig, I pretty much follow the "Boy Scout motto" when traveling. I'd rather not rely on others to get me back on the road... if I can help it.

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