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Old 03-17-2018, 07:49 AM   #1
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Well we bought a bus. Itís rusty and it smells like 20 years of dirty kids but itís time to fix her up. Our intentions are to live in the skoolie once completed on a +-40 acre plot until we can get our modest house built and live off of the land. Wish us luck!IMG_0763.jpgIMG_0760.jpgIMG_0767.jpg
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:57 PM   #2
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Couple hours invested and a new impact wrench later. Going to have to grind the rest of the screws out to get the ceiling but got all of the wire covers and rubber flooring up. The rust is only bad near the wheel well in one spot and up front. Next step grind the screws and out with the ceiling and insulation! IMG_0772.jpgIMG_0768.jpg


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Old 03-20-2018, 08:04 PM   #3
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Your Vista has wheel wells?! Mine (5 window) hs a flat floor. Haven't really seen a full size one in person!
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:30 PM   #4
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Haha Iíve never even seen a vista in general. Cool to know that there were shorty? versions?


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We traveled around the country in it last year, building a new bus now.

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Old 03-21-2018, 10:29 AM   #6
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Sounds like you have a great plan over there. Many similarities to our story. Looking forward to your build!
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:07 AM   #7
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Welcome to the madness!! I see you're in upstate SC. I'm in Williamsburg County (edge of lowcountry). If you're ever in the area, look me up !!
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:42 PM   #8
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Will do sojourner! My buddies and I will be heading down to Santee Cooper for a cat fishing trip in April so not too far.
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Will do sojourner! My buddies and I will be heading down to Santee Cooper for a cat fishing trip in April so not too far.
Look forward to it!! PM me for contact info when you get ready to come down. I'm near Andrews, SC
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:00 AM   #10
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Well we had an opportunity to work some more on the bus yesterday. I decided to grind off the rest of the stripped screws in the ceiling and sides. After about three screws were done I decided that that was the dumbest decision I had ever made. Changed out the grind wheel for a cutoff wheel and crossed my fingers as I started cutting slots in the head. BOOYAH thatís the ticket. (See pic) I didnít have a single screw that would not come out with a flathead and impact driver. Most of the ceiling is out now and every screw has been removed or slotted.IMG_0774.jpgIMG_0776.jpgIMG_0778.jpg
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