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August 2013 Updates

August 2013 Updates

More progress shots clockwise from upper left: 1) Dash stripped down to bare metal and any unneeded holes patched. 2) The same has been done to the window surrounds. 3) Dash started to be primed for paint. 4) WIndow surrounds also primed and ready for paint.  ...
July 2013 Updates

July 2013 Updates

I found a guy who has a boatload of parts for Flxible buses. He has some factory new stuff and some used. Here’s what I’ve bought so far (from top to bottom): • Taillight anglers to make so the taillights point straight back instead of being angled. •...
June 2013 Updates

June 2013 Updates

The front dual sofa sliding mechanism has been installed! Clockwise starting in the upper left: 1) Installed as a single unit to ensure that things will perfectly align. 2) The center section was removed to produce two sofa bases that sit over the wheel wells (which...
Interior is in High Gear

Interior is in High Gear

Since my last update, a lot has happened. If you want to keep up on a more granular basis, be sure to follow this project on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeCruiser, as that’s where the frequent updates happen… this site only gets updated when...
May 2013 Updates

May 2013 Updates

The water inlet reel and filter have been installed and the compartment has had some insulation added. Here you see it with the bay door both open and closed.   Here you can see that they’ve made most of the two pull out pantries. The top of each of these...
April 2013 Updates

April 2013 Updates

Three hood ornaments from 1938 Chevy’s showed up… they will be used as closet door handles. I also acquired a vagabond emblem from an old trailer that I need to have re-chromed before I figure out where it will appear in the bus. Our license plates say...
March 2013 Updates

March 2013 Updates

Booth and sliding sofa base are getting mocked up.   Hallway closets and toilet room getting mocked up. The opening is for the toilet room door.   Fresh water supply hose reel got installed today. It’s under the bus just behind the drivers side wheel...
February 2013 Updates

February 2013 Updates

For the next three weeks or so, I’ll be away from the shop where the vintage bus is having its interior created. In that time, they should be working on a complete mockup of the interior, which we’ll review and ask for changes on before they start the...
January 2013 Updates

January 2013 Updates

Wood being added to cover the insulation in the side walls of the bus.   Today’s progress: • Paint is being stripped from around the windows prepping for repainting. • Chose interior paint color (for around windows, dash, etc.): silver. • Air horns are...
Getting Started on the Interior

Getting Started on the Interior

In my last update, I had just dropped off the vintage bus and met with Larry at Paradise Coach about what I had planned for the project overall. Since then, the shop finished up work on the 1947 Silverside project they had been working on for the last two years. I was...