The floor is in!! WOOP!! WOOP!! Well the school bus has a floor again and some kick ass insulation. Feels really good when you finally get a small part of the big project done.
Buying School Bus
How to build a floating floor??.. Well for starters my plan is to not put holes in the bus floor. Bad Idea. Start with that and the rest kind of just works into place.
Want to know how to build a floating floor in a school bus? Well let me show you how I did it. Now I am just an avg Joe who read a bunch of stuff online in his cubical. This is just my $0.02 feel free to comment below on how you built your’s.
How do you convert a old school bus into an RV? By putting in the hours! HaHa! It takes a lot of hard work, research, and common sense.
Update with some work mixed in. Got the floor painted safety yellow!! Breanna did a great job on painting the floor, giver her a thumbs up if you agree. She also was RIGHT on my trying to rush the second coat on.
More work on our new home in a school bus conversion. Sure does take a lot of work to turn an old school bus into a livable RV/Tiny Home. Finishing up the fiberglass as well as showing you the final result. Let us know how you think we did with the fiberglass in the comments below.
Let me start by saying that I am glad we used fiberglass on the holes. However it sucks! Working with fiberglass is not my favorite thing to do but it sure works great. The outcome is exactly what I wanted 100% waterproof seal that is super strong. I know that a lot of people use eterna bond tape and I did think about using that but wanted to make sure there would be no issues. I think it was like $70 bucks i spent to get all of the fiberglass materials and was money well spent in my book. I would definitely do fiberglass again if I convert another school bus.
Getting splashed with antifreeze is not to much fun but the good news is that NONE GOT IN THE BUS!! So overall I could have saved us a lot of time, if I took a little more time and just looked at the connection in the front. We went to like three or four stores looking for a T connection that would fit the coolant lines. But if I would have looked and paid a bit more attention I would have sen that there was a T connection that I could tap into where all the lines meet in the front. I ended up using this connection point in the end as we didn’t find anything at all of the stores that we went to.
So the windows go back in just as smooth as they went out. Only had a minor issue with one of the windows going back in had to wack it in with the sledge hammer and used some foam to soften the blow on the window. (sry didn’t slow the video down during that part) All in all everything is coming along quite well.
Here is the very first video about our new bus. It is just a quick little walk around tour of the bus with the engine running. Not to much else to say about this video seeing as how it is just a overview of the bus. I am going to do another walk through like this video every month to show all of the progress that we are making on our new school bus.