Monday, January 30, 2012

I got the electric door lock finished and installed today, I think it works pretty cool. Note in the crack between the door and jam you can see the dead bolt move into the door. That just about finishes up all I can do on the door frame until it gets warm enough for paint to dry.   It can be actuated either by remote control or a key switch on the outside. There will also be a switch on the inside. While I was at it I removed a lot of wiring that had to do with the flashing lights and side stop sign.
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The next project is building the service entry box where the 50amp cord will plug into the bus for shore power.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I got the metal back and the latch side of the frame in temporarily. I didn't get all of the frame put in. As always, something has to be done before proceeding. I now have a door that latches shut. Since a lot of the jam will be glued as well as riveted, I'm going to wait until warmer weather so I can also paint it. Just in time, the temp is dropping fast and it's just starting to snow.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Door getting closer

I'm getting closer to getting the door done. It's installed now just have to get the frame and latches done.
The shop is bending some metal for me and I'll get it picked up tomorrow.
Here's a picture of the new door installed.
  Hopefully I can get it all sealed up before bad weather REALLY gets here.
I was stuck at the computer today, so I worked on the floor plan some more. This is pretty much what the kitchen and photo room is going to look like.  The big black cabinet in the middle will have my printers mounted on sides in it.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

It's been a long time.

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last posted. A lot has happened. We retired from driving. Yippee!!!!!!! Officially in October, although I quit driving in August. I like to drive, I just don't like waking up in the morning and thinking "I have to be 500 miles from here before I quit today" My new project is c
onverting a 1991 Bluebird school bus into a motor home. It is a 40 foot rear engine,automatic, with a Cat 3116. I have the bus and much of the "stuff" to do the conversion. Now if I just had 36 hours a day to get everything done.
Here's a picture of the bus. Taken at the dealer where I bought it in Moriarty,NM.

I took a Grayhound to New Mexico and drove it back. Another adventure to add to my list.

Here is a drawing of what I hope the interior will be like.Plans are still changing, but this is the main idea.


It will serve double duty as a showroom with computers for Dick's Photography as well as letting us travel and stay in comfort.
Mumsywumsy has also retired and hopefully she will travel with me, Kate and Molly.

I hope to keep up with the blog and post pictures of the bus conversion, until we can start traveling again.