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Old 06-10-2012, 05:11 PM   #11
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Re: 1998 5.9 BlueBird Flat Nosed Conversion

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:45 PM   #13
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Re: 1998 5.9 BlueBird Flat Nosed Conversion

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Not sure why it cropped the floor plan...
If you right click on the image and then left click on "View Image" you will be able to see the entire image. Just click the "back" button next to the URL address bar when you are done looking at the image. Doing that will allow you to see BOTH images when you click on them, there's nothing wrong. Most of the images on this forum are cropped like that unless they are posted as Thumbnails (little images)
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #14
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I was wondering how long it would take for you to jump over here from pirate...

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #15
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I was wondering how long it would take for you to jump over here from pirate...

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:13 PM   #16
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your bathroom might feel more like a room rather then a closet.
I have owned two different c-classes and one thing I always hated was small/cramped bathrooms so that is exactly what I was trying to go for. Plus with the toilet on the one side and the shower on the other side, I can mount the grey/black water tanks on either side of the bus, evening weight and hopefully making it easier to mount them.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #17
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Re: 1998 5.9 BlueBird Flat Nosed Conversion

The first step in any skoolie conversion should be stripping the inner walls, skin the windows, insulate and recover the inner walls... Then you're ready to start building...

IMHO the bathroom is where you should start any skoolie build... Placement of the holding tanks will determine how a lot of the bus will/can be built...

Gather as many grey and black tanks that you can get your hands on... They are all different sizes and it's a lot easier to mock up different tanks than change the bus to fit the tank...

Tape out your floor plan on the floor and use cardboard or construction paper to build a basic layout of the structure... I have lots of things in the yard/scrap pile that was built and I changed my mind because it didn't flow when I got it in the bus...

Good luck with the build and keep us updated...
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #18
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The first step in any skoolie conversion should be stripping the inner walls, skin the windows, insulate and recover the inner walls... Then you're ready to start building...

IMHO the bathroom is where you should start any skoolie build... Placement of the holding tanks will determine how a lot of the bus will/can be built...

Gather as many grey and black tanks that you can get your hands on... They are all different sizes and it's a lot easier to mock up different tanks than change the bus to fit the tank...

Tape out your floor plan on the floor and use cardboard or construction paper to build a basic layout of the structure... I have lots of things in the yard/scrap pile that was built and I changed my mind because it didn't flow when I got it in the bus...

Good luck with the build and keep us updated...
That's basically the way I was planning to attack this.

For the holding tanks, I might pony up and buy new, found this place in Canada (works for me as I am in Canada)

http://dmplastics.ca/products/rv_tanks.asp

Lots of different sizes to pick from.
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Been following on pirate and here also. you have the exact bus I,ve been looking for to haul my drag car. please keep posting and good luck
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #20
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It's home now. Ran and drove fine! More pics:






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