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Old 04-12-2016, 04:35 PM   #1
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My bus build or this is not a how to, it's a how I did it

I'm working on converting a 1999 Bluebird. It has a wheelchair lift so I'm making it accessible. My wife was in a wheelchair so that was the idea. Now that she's passed I'm still making it accessible because you never know.

To see what my plan is and the progress so far I'm putting it all up on YouTube.
Here's the link to my videos
I welcome comments and suggestions. I may use some and not others but all are welcome

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-t...qhysNVWz8G9E2Q
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:33 PM   #2
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My 7 year old daughter climbed in my lap and watched every single video with me. About an hour in, she turned to me and asked, "Mommy, can you pause it? I need to get a drink of water." I told her that she didn't have to stay and watch all of the videos with me, and she gave me such a look- "But Mommy, I was watching it too! I want to see how he makes the bus into a house! Please don't watch without me!" Obviously, I paused the video.

Thank you so much for sharing. It's great to see all the work that goes into building a skoolie, and I look forward to seeing how this one turns out. We especially love your chameleon paint job!
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:01 PM   #3
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An hour? My download allowance is gone in a half hour.

It's great to see kids be interested in an alternative lifestyle.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:02 PM   #4
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The little one and I look at a lot of pictures together and talk about how we want to decorate our cute little "bus house" and what sort of places we'd like to visit once we have it. She got on board pretty fast.

The older one (17) is taking a bit more convincing. She wants her own bus, and to take her best friend on the road with us since it would mess up their plans to go to college together after high school. Two buses? Eep! That said, she already knows how she wants to decorate it...

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Old 04-12-2016, 11:17 PM   #5
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A few years back they had some trolley car buses that would have made a good tardis.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:43 PM   #6
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My 7 year old daughter climbed in my lap and watched every single video with me. About an hour in, she turned to me and asked, "Mommy, can you pause it? I need to get a drink of water." I told her that she didn't have to stay and watch all of the videos with me, and she gave me such a look- "But Mommy, I was watching it too! I want to see how he makes the bus into a house! Please don't watch without me!" Obviously, I paused the video.

Thank you so much for sharing. It's great to see all the work that goes into building a skoolie, and I look forward to seeing how this one turns out. We especially love your chameleon paint job!

I'm glad you and your daughter are enjoying the videos. I'll be putting more up as I go. The time lag between has been weather related. Too cold to work outside. But now that it's getting warmer more will be done as I can afford to get materials
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:45 PM   #7
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I can see a Tardis bus. After all the goal is to be bigger on the inside then the outside
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:14 AM   #8
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That would be a "Dr. Who" style bus.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:42 AM   #9
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The little one and I look at a lot of pictures together and talk about how we want to decorate our cute little "bus house" and what sort of places we'd like to visit once we have it. She got on board pretty fast.

The older one (17) is taking a bit more convincing. She wants her own bus, and to take her best friend on the road with us since it would mess up their plans to go to college together after high school. Two buses? Eep! That said, she already knows how she wants to decorate it...


what a great Bus idea.. and yeah 2 busses!! my guess is she is a typical teen that wants space...

I wanted a Bus so bad as a teen and my parents wouldnt hear of it... in fact I got read the Riot act when I brought home a personal bus that my school bus driver owned.. my dad wasnt happy...REALLY not happy. LOL.. get your daughter her own bus!! heck you could even make the bathroom the Police Box

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Old 04-14-2016, 12:52 PM   #10
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When my daughter was 17 she REEEAAALLLYYY wanted a Scooby Doo van. Found one for $2500, even. I told her flat out that she wasn't going to get anything in which it was physically possible to have sex. (What I actually meant by "sex" was "7 kids able to pass something between them without being seen" but I didn't go into details.)

She got a Corolla.
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