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Author Topic: Cabinet above driver in an H3-41  (Read 1164 times)
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« on: October 10, 2006, 07:36:24 PM »

The last time I mentioned what I was going to do with the cabinet, I got flamed pretty good for blocking those beautiful windows.

 I finally got it installed today, and here is a picture of it.  It really does not detract from the view, especially while seated, and it sure provides a lot of nice and handy storage space.  Thats a center channel speaker in the middle for my surround sound.  Doors will come later.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 07:41:15 PM »

Nice Job Jim,

You have my approval....... Not that it matters. LOL

Keep up the great work Jim.  I'd love to see it in person some day.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 09:36:59 PM »

Jim those windows are great. Sometimes tho I wish I had less glass in my 102C3 when that sun comes burning in. Those cubbies and cabinet come in handy. I still got some trim to work on mine.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 04:20:07 AM »

Jim, good cabinetry skills! That's the beauty of a Bus Conversion VS traditional RVs.
As the owner/converter, you can do anything that satisfies your own personal tastes.
I for one prefer less glass for more privacy as shown with my TV placement.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 07:19:32 AM »

Wow, some very nice work there Beatenbo and gr8njt.   love those TV's.

Nick, It'd be great to visit someday and compare notes and buses.  I may be headed back east next spring / summer
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 12:48:57 PM »

Nice cabinetry guys!

My response to those who don't like my plans for my bus is that their project funding is no longer required.  Grin

That used to be a safe resopnse, but after Timmonsville, my wife is taking more interest in the bus, so that answer may not be used like it once was.   Cry

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006, 09:29:00 AM »

Awesome Jim..............You will really enjoy the storage etc...........and not really miss the little bit of obstructed view.......

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006, 10:38:31 AM »

Jim, nice cabinet and as you know I haven't gotten that far yet but getting close! My question is, after looking at what you did, is there a need to "duck" going in or out? Not sure how tall you are and I was just curious due to the configuration of the original plastic cabinet that is in my coach now. I figured they cut it out in the center for a reason and thought that reason may be to eliminate head bumps! It (yours)  may be far enough ahead that it doesn't interfere with the head, but like I said, I haven't gotten there yet! I can see where you put it very plain and will look at that in mine as they should be the same or close anyway!

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2006, 12:30:51 PM »

I'm a little over 5' 11" and I don't need to duck.  If I was flying down the stairs and going forward a ways before stepping down, I would hit, but its not even noticeable for me walking up and down normally. I don't really need to pay it any attention.  I got some of the Provost crunch nuts and put them in the steel cross beam that's directly above the vertical piece.

I then put 4 straps holding the rear side, they go from the steel beam overhead down to the horizontal board where they are carriage bolted to the strap.   I can hang off it, and it doesn't groan or creak or move even a little bit. 
 
Right now the only thing holding the front are the two nose pieces that I bolted to the vertical fiberglass piece between the windshields.  I have 4 of the crunch bolts on each side above the windshields that I will make straps to bolt the front to.
 
That speaker is the center channel for the surround sound, and its all bolted in.

I will be putting the stock electric blinds on the bottom of the cabinet, they will then go lower than the stock configuration, for a little more privacy too.  I may try to hang either an LCD TV or a screen for  projection TV on the bottom of the cabinet too.  The inside has enough storage for all my bus parts and conversion books.

When you get to it, I can send you more detail pictures, just let me know when you want them.

ps, the front of that cabinet is solid cherry, the horizontal is cherry plywood.
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