A week or two ago, the time was finally right to try and purchase a lithium battery pack for our bus. I’ve been planning on this for several years now, and in fact our whole project revolves around the energy density afforded by lithium power storage. I don’t think I’m doing anything particularly novel here […]
So the water tanks that need to go into the luggage bay are huge – I suppose my eyes were larger than my appetite, because after I got the tanks I realized that they were about an inch higher than the gap between the deck of the bay and the frame rails. After a little […]
My asbstract shapes. Lots of gluing plastic to ply backing going on. This stuff never ends it seems. The finished panels seem to take the temperature swing and durability test when done though.
Feels like every panel and finish piece is a struggle. It looks good enough so I’m happy with the result. Carpet/ply panels in riding cabin area keep noise down. I have picked the hardest panels to complete first, naturally. Stairwell entrance gets the same sorta thing. Preview of the other areas. Birch with teak oil […]
So if you recognize what movie scene this is, you’ll know how I felt tonight about my entry steps… I am now working on the entry and the kneeboard/barrier/thing that keeps passengers up front from falling into the stairwell and also something to bolt the handrail onto. Since I’ve had the bus I have left […]
Sticking some plywood where it needs to go. To be covered by birch ply, plastic, aluminum, or other. Metal framing makes all of this so easy. Self drilling lath screws are perfect. The gap between is filled with wires, plumbing, nothing, or sound deadening material.
Goofing around with the panel stuff. I’m finding steel framing affords a lot of flexibility for interesting ways to connect stuff. Precision cutting plywood sucks. I hate working with wood. Got the last interior surfaces on the bed area. This was a pain in the butt too, because of tight clearances and the need to […]
Getting that last bit of something done always seems to take the longest. I am pretty sure I just finished all the major structure for the interior – the steel tubing and such. To celebrate I re-hung the interior overhead panel in front too. I am undecided on cutting a big hole in the middle […]