Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bathroom and Diff

Hi all,

So the last couple of weeks has been full of working on the bathroom and trying to sort out the diff.

The bathroom has been lined with a waterproof material that has proven to be horrible to work with. It doesn't like being cut or having holes drilled in it. But it is looking pretty good so far, hopefully we can put up the shower curtain and some towel hooks without destroying a wall.

The floor looks great! We got a box of vinyl planks from Andersons and they have worked really well.

The toilet is also installed, so the only thing left is the hand basin, door and trim.

Now, the diff has caused more than a few headaches and panic attacks than should be allowed. But we hope it is close to being sorted out.

In the picture is the bus diff next to a ford falcon 9" diff for is huge!

This is a carpet python that paid us a visit and stayed a few days...he was very sedate, probably because it was fairly cold and wet.

Bye for now, Adrian and Jess


Monday, 11 August 2014

It's really taking shape

Hello friends,

I think we are running on schedule...not that we really have one but we do have a deadline for being ready to travel - October.

So this week Adrian has been working hard, getting more of the walls sheeted and building the bunk beds.

For the front of the bunks we used a sheet of 17mm plywood and drew the design on, then Adrian cut it out with the jigsaw and used the router to round the edges. I really love this part of the bus! Now I am trying to decide if I stain it or paint it.

He put the wall sheets in around the dinner table and it looks so neat and clean now!

This is one of the bedroom windows completely installed.

Starting to look like a home on wheels.

Please feel free to leave a comment, we would love to know if anyone is reading this.

Bye for now, Jess


Saturday, 2 August 2014

Ceiling and wall sheets

So lots has been happening.

We have the ceiling all sheeted now. We used Embossed Gray for the ceiling. The rails running along the roof will be covered with a capping that will also hold wiring.

And work on the walls has begun. The wall sheets are called Classic Blonde. We are getting them from The Bunker at Buderim.

The sheets are working well, they curve with the roof and slip into alloy channels.

Work on the bunks has begun, along with finishing the walls. It is all happening.