Building my motorhome from old coach

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  1. Justice

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    a very brave project to undertake-all the best with the conversion-keep the pics coming
     
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    Take out most of the seats, buy some curtains, shove the mattress round the doorway; off you go.
     
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    oh dear I hope all goes well. please post some pics, when you can.
     
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    Like your choice of wheelbase. (y) What was the purpose of removing both sides top panels?? Was there rot in the support battens?
     
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    Yes both side stretch panels inside and out were steel and rusty. Some supports had to be replaced. Eek!
     
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    Looks like a very big job. Good luck.
     
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    Allways wanted to do this myself. Keep the pics coming and updates. Good luck look forward to seeing it finished. (y)
     
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    All that single glazed glass gives me the Hebegebes...
     
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    Wow. Looks like you've got a big job on there.
    Won't you get loads of condensation on all the single glazed glass. When your using the coach ?
    Is there something you can do to insulate it. Or are you planning on blanking off lots of it with insulated panels.
     
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    big job that will need a big heart.. not to mention a pit full of money..

    good luck .. thanks for sharing, keep the pics coming (y)
     
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    My god, not a lot seems to hold the roof up on coaches, I am surprised there is not a lot more, no wonder coach crashes seem to have high injury rates.
    I was going to town on a bus this afternoon..I think I may now take the car!
     
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    :rofl:
    I think there's a lot less holding yours and most motorhomes together. At least it's metal not wood and polystyrene !
     
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    I made my first and covered windows but when I was in beautiful places I always thought how nice to see 360 degrees. I'm going to keep as many as I can...eek
     
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    It is 55mm box steel. It is like a roll cage. When coaches roll they don't crumble....looks weak though hey
     
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    Will enjoy watching your progress best wishes jan & mike.
     
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    Many thanks. Need the inspiration
     
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    How often does the forum do rallies. I've never been to one. Or a meet up. Think that's where and what I want to do this year
     
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    Hi J, glad to see you have started the thread, on the question of rallies just click on forums at the top scroll down until you come to scheduled rallies and meets and the choice is yours.

    Know it's really previous but instead of doing it at the last minute keep a look out for some good thermal curtain material they do make a difference and if you look early you may spot a bargain. And even if you put blinds I expect you will need a bit more on insulation on the windows.
     
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    It's a lot stronger than most motorhomes. (y) Yours has also got its size on its side too.
    Look at motorhomes when they crash. There's often only the chassis left:Eeek:
    Just bits of plastic Polystyrene and wood all over the place. It's always worried me. Knowing how they are put together.
    I must say seeing our soon to be converted panel van , on the drive, it looks solid. Well it does before Ralph starts chopping holes for windows and skylights in it. I'm sure it will be a lot stronger if it is ever in a smash, or roll though.
     
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