#740 added a few inches to the waistline, and I'm good with it ;)
Met a wonderful couple from Illinois that purchased a unicorn of a bus. DT466, Chains, Klam Retarder, Baggage Storage. They sought me out and it was a real pleasure to work with them and paint such a magnificent bus. So long Dazzlin' Blue!
Been waiting a long time to take #740 on a romantic drive. Love the fall.
Things are getting out of control here! So blessed to be working with such creative individuals
Getting out of the greasy oily shop to develop a new skill in my mom's sew shop. We are thinking of teaming up since she is a quilter. Since many people are going Tiny, it means they have to downsize. My mother specializes in quilts that feature a collection of garments. (Check out her work: Click Here) So if you have clothing you don't wear but are emotionally attached to, make a quilt out of it for your tiny home! Email me for more details if you are interested :) email@example.com
My mother has confidence in me for anything I do, as long as there isn't a kitchen involved. Well joke's on you mom! I make perfect hard boiled eggs in a school bus. (Well the rice cooker does really, but I'm going to take the credit on this one)
Happy I busted this guy out. Accompanied by the cubic mini stove as well!
I often get asked what I eat for my meals, especially since I don't have a stove. Two words: Rice Cooker. Boiled Eggs, Rice, Pasta, Veggies and Quinoa burgers - Martha Stewart would be proud :)
What a Beast! This is bus 1045 owned by a very creative woman. Pretty cool to see it skinned up.
I own 37 Things in my Wardrobe. Am I taking this too seriously?!
That's right. Hammocks. Enjoy this eye candy.
Drove the Bus to Washington. Went to the Gorge Amphitheatre for an electronic music festival with 4 close friends. Proud and amazed to take a trip like that in something that I have built. If you haven't been to the Gorge add it to the bucket list. It's one of the most positive experience I've ever had.
Well, the worst has happened. My engine is knocking. Did I attract that in my life? I dismantled the engine and discovered that piston #5 had a bad oil ring and chewed up the sleeve and the piston. That is one blessing about the DT466, you can do an inframe rebuild without buying a new motor. Just pop the sleeve. Almost thankful it happened, because now I know the inner guts of my bus :)
This was my first roof raise. I was inspired by Transcendences (fellow bus nut) online videos of roof raises. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to raise the roof on Bus #1045 (5.9 Cummins, MD3060)
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6 300W panels on the roof. Connected to 8 200 Amp Hour 6V Deep Cycle Batteries.
My wood burning stove is the popular cubic mini stove. The cubic mini stove model is the "grizzly" and is able to heat a 40' boat, around 250 sq. ft. Punching a hole in the roof proved difficult - I bought a 4" hole saw to puncture the roof and with little success. I would suggest buying a metal blade for a jig saw. I have 4' of flue and a 3" marine cap. Really love the cap!
Had a wonderful opportunity to host a bachelor party downtown for a great friend. Union Station could not have been more fun or welcoming. Glad to see her on the streets :)
Placed a galvanized pipe on my back wall. My idea for hanging closets and hangers. I like the open feel and the ability to quickly take them off if on the move.
Quite a transformation adding color to the ground.