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Old 04-17-2014, 10:23 AM   #41
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Re: Conversion Encyclopedia - Floor Plans

Based on a 54(? [According to the CL ad]) pax International conventional bus . Been looking around for cheap used buses to convert, and may have a lead on one, so the floor plan is mutable. I'm planning on having a wet bath for the head; the transparencies (clear blue squares) are sky lights, probably replacing or modifying the escape hatches. Bunks are located over the rear wheel wells. Deleted windows will be either painted over and insulated from the inside or skinned over with sheet steel.

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Old 07-20-2014, 01:04 PM   #42
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Re: Conversion Encyclopedia - Floor Plans

Hey All,
Just wondering if there were anymore short/shuttle bus floor plans? Other than Roach's there seems to be quite a dearth of folks using this type of vehicle (ya I know they probably aren't skoolies strictly speaking ;?). I just bought a 2004 Ford E450 20 passenger transit bus I'd like to convert and would sure like to see more ideas for layouts, any links would be appreciated


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Re: Conversion Encyclopedia - Floor Plans


This is what I've been playing around with. Someday I might have time and money at the same time to start on the bus. :/
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:33 AM   #44
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Re: Conversion Encyclopedia - Floor Plans

We developed a floorplan for our Just Right Bus before we started building and changed it numerous times along the way. Here's the floorplan I came up with in April 2013

And here's the one that we ended up going with and some pics to explain how the floorplan is laid out.

A shot of the whole bus

Here's a view from the back with our two closets over the wheel wells

Here's the bookcase with the dropleaf table and two stools across from the couch
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:37 PM   #45
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:23 PM   #46
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I was wondering if anyone had any sites or floor plans they could recommend I take a look at. My idea is either higher the roof of the bus or take is off for a second level which would be utilized as a loft. Much like the green cedar skoolie that's on the internet. Thoughts would be appreciate d.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:34 PM   #48
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I'm new to skoolies. Never heard of the "window method" before but makes perfect sense to me. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:20 PM   #49
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Looks OK, but I would not want a bed that is closed in on 3 sides, I prefer a island style bed, easier to make up in the morning.
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:21 AM   #50
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Oh hey! I've seen that last one as a finished bus (well, not in person, but online!) Seems perfect for a couple with no kids. I'm kind of envious of those huge desks.

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