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Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Spray Foam Application Prep

so i need the bus to be 70 degrees, inside and out…

and it’s 38 outside.

ugh.

so we borrow a big lumber tarp from the fleet engineer’s uncle randy, and get busy…

this is a 250 lb rubberized canvas tarp…

several 2×6’s for the roof…

several ratchet straps…

to in . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Spray Foam Application Prep

Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Spray Foam Bus Prep

so, a couple painters drop cloths…

a half dozen newspapers…

and a bit of time…

and we’re ready to go…

(remember when i said i was going to want to cover up some windows to help make it more thermally efficient?) to be continued… -stone

. . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Spray Foam Bus Prep

Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Installing The Bed

and then, on to the bed…

so the plan for this is to have the desk at the very back of the bus, and just deep enough for 3 lcd monitors (caris is a “1337 c0d3 h4x0r”)… the bed directly in front of it, and set up so that the bed can be raised up . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Installing The Bed

Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Passenger Seat Space

one of the things that annoys me about the bus is that there is no room for a passenger seat… there is a vertical steel bulkhead in the way…

so…

it’s kinda structural, but kinda not, and it’s really hard to tell what’s going to happen if i just cut it out… (i’ll be . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Passenger Seat Space

Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Oil Cooler

since caris is planning on making a regular thing out of burning man and the like, and he’s going to live in this rig, i felt that he would need a much better oil cooler than the rig came with…

and out of jegs we ordered a perma cool 4 pass cooler with the 5/8″ . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Oil Cooler

Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Air ride

… so one of the main reasons i thought this bus was a good choice is the automatic air ride… 🙂

but the compressor that runs it was stolen sometime in the past, so it rides like a jeep. 🙁

so caris called champion bus co and they want 800 bucks for a replacement . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – Air ride

Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – First Look

or, a modern day gypsy caravan for the wastelands…

and ya’ll thought i wasn’t doing much… >:)

so the fleet jeweler (caris the gypsy) and the fleet bling mistress (captain tempestra de la bling)

spent the lions share of the summer landed in the bowl at summerset…

sometimes i really should keep quiet when someone . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Bus – First Look

Caris the Gypsy – 12v generator – engine selection

so… my dear friends caris and audrey from Art Thou Glorious? are living a life that, frankly, i’m a bit jealous of.

they get to travel and go wherever they like.

so last year we did some pretty serious changes to their castle, (moving the batteries dead center under the floor and over the axles, . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – 12v generator – engine selection

Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation

so when i was first asked to look at caris’ castle, i followed him for several miles over a bumpy road, and realized that the entire thing was yawing quite badly whenever the suspension compressed.

this would make railroad tracks an adventure, and was quite dangerous.

the culprit?

about 500 lbs of batteries (for the . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation

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