The day has finally arrived when I am actually starting to out things INTO the bus instead of stripping stuff out!

I’m starting on the internal timber framing. The idea with this is to not only provide the framework for attaching everything else inside, but also to provide more surface area to glue on the aluminium composite panels. I’m hoping this will make them more secure, and once they are stable, I will then FINALLY be able to properly seal up the joins on the outside and stop my leaks for good!

I’m using 70 x 35mm framing pine, and this will be secured to the steel frame of the bus using galvanised steel bolts and metal screws. I’ll also be using Sika 221 adhesive to glue the timber pieces to the aluminium panels.