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Old 04-22-2016, 11:49 PM   #1
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2002 GMC conversion project (still looking for a name!)

I'll be posting my very own conversion thread here, right alongside yours. Amazing.

I don't remember how I found out about Skoolie.net, but it was a hell of a discovery. I browsed your awesome conversions one after the other until I thought "Hey, why not buy my own school bus?"

And then all of the sudden I did, with two friends (one of whom is actually my girlfriend). They weren't too hard to convince after all

We're still very young and we know next to nothing about plumbing, wiring and all that stuff, but we're learning. Needless to say, we might have a few questions.

For now, our 2002 GMC is parked at a friend's place. Luckily he's got plenty of room so he doesn't mind having us there for a year at least.

So here goes nothing! I'll try and post some pictures for you guys!
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:02 AM   #2
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Sorry for the double post

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Old 04-23-2016, 12:03 AM   #3
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Sorry for the double post.

So this is the big guy!

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Old 04-23-2016, 09:29 AM   #4
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This was taken right when we parked the bus




And this is a few minutes later, our first seat out! The bolts were a little rusty but it was no big deal



It wasn't very long before we realized that grinding the bolts off was much faster.



By the way, we are Canadians so be prepared to see Tim Horton's cups all over the place!
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:52 AM   #5
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what a cool project!! Lovin it!!!! Nice bus too!
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:57 AM   #6
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Taking the wall panels off wasn't hard but it was a long and messy job!

Underneath it was the old usual yellow fiberglass insulation. It didn't smell or look bad or anything but we removed it. We'll replace it with something more efficient later. Winters are cold over here!



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Old 04-23-2016, 10:01 AM   #7
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Thank you Cadillackid! We appreciate it.

We really loved the look of the GMC bus. It's got a nice 7,2L Caterpillar engine that starts like a new one even in very cold temperatures. We fell in love with this one!
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:09 AM   #8
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Removing the ceiling was another story. We've had to grind the rivets off and I swear there must have been at least a thousand of them! Man, our shoulders felt that



It was worth it though!



We scrapped the metal and got a solid 28 bucks out of it. Yay!
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:23 AM   #9
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We scrapped the metal and got a solid 28 bucks out of it. Yay!
Enough for plenty of Timbits and coffee. Or beer. Good choice on gutting the interior steel and insulation
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:59 AM   #10
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Congrats on getting started! We're anxious to get our hands dirty as well! (...still shopping )
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