Bus Conversion 2017-04-13T20:36:35+00:00

The Bus Conversion

The Vicaribus conversion has just begun. Each step will be logged in a blog post and this page will capture all of that information in a single location.

April 2017

Bus Conversion: Make the instrument panel work more than 50% of the time

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: A Bus Story, Bus Conversion, Nick, and the Things|

About 3 miles after I finalized the purchase of the bus and drove away from the seller I noticed something funny, and further more, something that was not disclosed at the time of the sale. [...]

Bus Conversion: Replace rusty old fuel sender unit

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: A Bus Story, Bus Conversion, Nick, and the Things|

About 100 miles into my first ride in the bus, I realized the gas gauge hadn't moved. For the next 2200 miles or so I just guessed as to how much gas I had, which [...]

Bus Conversion: Make engine’s presence less known inside

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: A Bus Story, Bus Conversion, Nick, and the Things|

This one was a quicky that went way better than I expected, though I haven't really tested to see if there is any actual improvement. The situation: the engine on this bus sits further back, [...]

Bus Conversion: Remove the really cold dual A/C systems

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: A Bus Story, Bus Conversion, Nick, and the Things|

Why on earth would one remove two - yes, two - very cold, very working, custom A/C units from a bus that one also plans to live in? The answer is very simple, and two [...]

Bus Conversion: Tearing down the house (Part 1 – The walls of tribulation)

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Bus Conversion|

Bus Conversion: Tearing down the house (Part 1 - The walls of tribulation) Before you can make something beautiful, you really need a blank canvas for which to work your magic on. I mean [...]

May 2017

June 2017

Bus Conversion: Insulation and More – Floor, Walls and Ceiling, Oh My

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: A Bus Story, Bus Conversion, Nick, and the Things|

Before Michelangelo could craft a masterpiece, he first had to create a blank canvas. As it goes for Michelangelo, so goes it for Vicaribus. After the teardown was complete, the next step was re-insulating and boarding up [...]

July 2017

August 2017

Bus Conversion: How to make an awesome kitchen countertop from a door

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: A Bus Story, Bus Conversion, Heather, and the Purple Backpack|

We spent a lot of time trying to decide what to do for our kitchen counter top. There were two primary requirements - it needed to be light and it needed to be durable [...]

October 2017

Bus Conversion: Kitchens, Bathrooms and Miscellaneous

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: A Bus Story, Bus Conversion, Nick, and the Things, Thoughts of a Bus, the Vicaribus Blog|

It seems we are due an update. As these things go - in this case blogging the conversion - the momentum has waned, but fear not, the conversion itself carries on as strong as [...]

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