Stage 23: Building The Master Bedroom Once the Bunks were done, the Master bedroom was easy to tackle. We just needed a bed frame, some walls and closets. However, we wanted to be able to be in cold places in the winter, so we decided that our water tank should be inside where it would … Continue reading Stage 23: Building the Master Bedroom
Stage 16 Extended-Interior: Insulating the Covered Windows Building during the winter can mean different things for different people. Some people had to deal with snow and ice during their builds. Thankfully, we were in West Texas, but it would still get pretty darn cold! After the Christmas and New Year break and spending time with … Continue reading Stage 16 Interior: Insulating the Covered Windows
Stage 22: Building Bunks When we started officially building in the bus it was winter time, right after Thanksgiving 2016. WE started with the Bunk Beds, after some time learning metal work first. Why? We knew for sure the general layout of the bus, how big our bed space needed to be, the kids beds, … Continue reading Stage 22: Interior Building: Bunk Beds
Hey everyone! So if you don't follow us on our other social media outlets you may not know, but we made the cover and centerfold of the May 2018 edition of Bus conversion magazine! We wrote the article and featured some pretty amazing pictures of the bus I will be posting soon here! Below is … Continue reading WE MADE THE COVER OF BUS CONVERSION MAGAZINE-MAY EDITION!
https://youtu.be/UDdzxv_0sTU Check out our touched up paint job and stencil we added to the bus! We also finished painting the rear deck where we renovated a little. So excited to get on the road and show her off!
https://youtu.be/hjoxzSj-rZc Next step is complete! We got the 16 gauge hot rolled steel mounted with 5/8" long x 3/16"diameter rivets on all 4 sides. Next we have to Grind, degrease, and paint! Now that we enclosed Chitty Bang, she is still secured while on the road. When The deck is up and locked, someone has … Continue reading ChittyBangSkoolie Rear Deck Progress #2: Steel Wall Mounted
https://youtu.be/RZfqnXcdQ5I Here is a quick video on how the rear end is coming along. We used a piece of sheet metal and some angle iron and flat bar that we had from the tool box removal. So it is pieced together a bit! We welded what we could on the ground and the. Bolted and … Continue reading Chittybangskoolie Rear Deck Renovation Progress
Hey all! Here is a video I posted on YouTube a couple of weeks ago on the rear end of Chitty Bang and all the welding we did as rookies lol https://youtu.be/c5SQ5T2GhuI That Hobart 210 MVP really was a hoss! And great for beginners! We only used it for flux core but it also does … Continue reading Tour of Chitty Bang Garage/Deck Extension/Stabilizer Jacks
Now came the time to cover the sides. Chittybang actually sat with her "skirt off" for a month or so I think before we got around to doing the hinges, but it got done! We ordered these piano hinges off of amazon here, made sure they were weldable too. Then we welded one side of … Continue reading Stage 21 Part 4: Installing External Storage Boxes-Doors & Hinges
The other side of the bus was going to be a little different. Not only did we have two storage boxes to hang, but we also needed something sturdy enough for the Battery Box, which also holds 4 (made for up to 6) Deep Cycle batteries (CR 260) and they are heavy as HELL!! Here … Continue reading Stage 21 Part 3: Installing External Storage Boxes-Other side and Hanging Battery Box