- John JonesKeymasterDecember 24, 2017 at 7:38 pmPost count: 7114
I tuned my bus up, changed my pulley to that $80 Porsche pulley, it’s slightly smaller, supposed to give a little more fan speed…. 😳 😳 😳
We had our usual anniversary Red Lobster.. and headed to the hippie hot springs…. Orvis, Just past Ridgeway… Had two good soaks… Slept in our bus.. and damn was it cold out.. like 6 degree’s…. But we snuggled up and it was fine…. I’m glad we left the dogs at home… There was ice on the inside of the bus this morning… 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 Anywho…. On the way home… I shredded that Porsche pulley….. stripped the rear pulley where it index’s into the hub… kinda like china made one’s … 😈 😈 😈 Luckily I had a stock replacement with me… and belt.. so less than 10 minutes… we were back on the road…. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 No more Porsche pulley try outs for me…. I will stick with what I know works… 😉
I did not get my wood installed…. I’m gonna do that tomorrow.. 😉 😉 😉 😉John JonesKeymasterDecember 25, 2017 at 3:26 pmPost count: 7114
separated with paint sticks, used leverage bar to get some 3/4 steel in on the left side, so I can still get a tie down down there…. I guess I will drill large holes on the right side to sew my tarp up for storage., 😉 😉 OH BTW…. I measured this stuff.. it’s 1″ thick… then 1/4′ routed out where those larger tubes are sticking up. so it’s pretty flush with the 3/4″ tube… I plan on getting it all screwed down… and get up here with some 36 grit on a 8″ da and smooth this shit out like glass!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
and for all you out there thinking… “damn, john gets to work on his bus on christmas”… Corporate loves this bus as much or more than I do!!!! 😉 😉 😉 😉JbParticipantDecember 25, 2017 at 5:31 pmPost count: 642
That’s killer John! What’s next on the pamper? Or should I ask Corperate what’s on the ol upgrade list? I vote custom mini woodstove? Greg and Clara have a bus with a wood burner.
That’s so awesome u guys love doing this stuff together…..jealous!CorporateModeratorDecember 25, 2017 at 10:00 pmPost count: 924
The sky deck in use on Christmas!!! 28 degrees, and we are toasty warm!!!!!
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!Speshel kParticipantDecember 25, 2017 at 11:27 pmPost count: 108
I dig how you rounded the front wood. Now you can sleep under the stars and not fall off in the summer. 😎68tintopParticipantDecember 25, 2017 at 11:59 pmPost count: 741
Hell yea. That’s awesome nice job making a roof deck nice viewing area to see for miles when your campin?John JonesKeymasterDecember 26, 2017 at 8:04 amPost count: 7114
Sky deck is mostly done… I have it screwed to the 3 large tubes… I think I should probably, split the distance and add 2 more rows of screws/.. maybe?? I also redid my front ladder and moved it much closer to the bus and now it matches the angles on the nose and windshields much mo better! That was a quick fun project, 😉 😉 The side rails make it seem sooooo much more stable and easy to move around and hold on and shit.. You can see Zack is sitting on the rail… they are strong.. 😉 I can fit 12′ sheets of plywood up there too.. sitting flat… and nice.. 😉
I love my bus.. It is almost dialed for an Arizona road trip in January!!!ColeBModeratorDecember 26, 2017 at 10:07 amPost count: 1856
Looking good! Can’t wait to test it outvolksaddictParticipantDecember 26, 2017 at 10:14 amPost count: 649
Wonder how much that pile of lumber weighs? 😛 Waay up high…Careful on the corners!John JonesKeymasterDecember 27, 2017 at 8:04 amPost count: 7114
I’m not too worried about it… it will be a fraction of the weight I throw up there… 😉 and I got a BIG OL Tractor motor with power to spare… 😉 I can tow cars on the highway with my rig… 😀 😀 😀 😀
The old man I am buying the shop from was by yesterday…. he always chuckles at my bus and asks when I am going to paint it.. I tell him never… It kills him that I build nice cars and drive one thats not pretty… 😀 I told him… I don’t have ANYTHING to prove to ANYONE… so it really doesn’t matter.. 😉John JonesKeymasterDecember 30, 2017 at 7:45 amPost count: 7114
Ladder version 2…. yeah, we have been up there a few nights…. it’s nice. 😉DarioParticipantDecember 30, 2017 at 8:07 amPost count: 547
The old man I am buying the shop from was by yesterday…. he always chuckles at my bus and asks when I am going to paint it.. I tell him never… It kills him that I build nice cars and drive one thats not pretty… ? I told him… I don’t have ANYTHING to prove to ANYONE… so it really doesn’t matter.. ?
It’s a preservation not a restoration project ??
That deck looks so killer!!!volksaddictParticipantDecember 30, 2017 at 8:41 amPost count: 649
A rack like that would be a quick fix for my roof.
Think I’ll pass though.KleakeParticipantDecember 30, 2017 at 10:46 amPost count: 685
Love the sky deck . Get some stain on it, and call it done.WillyModeratorDecember 30, 2017 at 1:29 pmPost count: 1212
Holy shit this looks good!!! I don’t think I would even mind sleeping up there in the freezing cold.RustabusParticipantDecember 31, 2017 at 8:41 amPost count: 2002
Love The Deck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀John JonesKeymasterJanuary 1, 2018 at 8:22 amPost count: 7114
That deck hides my ugly ass roof… it also keeps the sun and snow off my roof and dew!.. I’m thinking essentially. adding another layer of insulation… also makes for a great place to put shit. great place to hang out if you want a view… Good place to sleep outside but not on the ground… I can’t make the bus bigger.. so lets go up! 😉
365 days and counting… yup.. counting it down. 😉 😉 😉 😉NotchyoursParticipantJanuary 1, 2018 at 8:56 amPost count: 135
Is there a pole attachment to turn the deck into a stage?
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