Interior Plan, or Lack Thereof
In Setting and Resetting Expectations, I set a few goals for the Spring, including getting the front doors sealed up. Before going too far down that path, I should have a plan. Well, I really don't. Still, there's lots of pre-work, so I focused on that while I thought about how this should go. First, it's gotta be clean.
Goof Off and Rub
The inside skin of both front doors were gummy, and dirty. Years of poor sealing plastic film allowed moisture in, destroying the original door cards, and leaving nastiness on the steel. So, I started my Saturday with a tin of Goof Off and a roll of paper towels. The driver door took 2 hours of effort, but the results are fantastic. While it doesn't look like it was freshly painted, it does look better than most of the inside of my bus had looked up to that point. The passenger door wasn't as bad, and only took about 90 minutes of effort to get to a better state.
More Sound Dampening
|note black mat near front|
foil-insulation in the middle
Roll Your Own Door Card?
link here). In the end, it will cost me more in time, but just barely. I think the numbers really become interesting when I look at all of the missing interior bits. BusDepot offers the full set of MDF for $200 plus shipping (link here) and shipping to the PacNW is quoted at only $15 by their site. Compelling, but that shipping amount couldn't be right. I may have to wait while I pull together the cabbage to do the full set. Even then, the full set doesn't have bits for the sides in the storage area, so I'll be making my own with the leftover MDF I got at HomeDepot.
That's about all I have time for today. I drove the bus to work today, and he ran like a champ. The rains return tomorrow, but today, we can smile in the sunshine. Thanks for following along...