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Old 02-22-2016, 10:17 AM   #41
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I'd say that should work. Not sure how large you plan on making the sleeper or what your plans are for the ramp on the back, but I'm sure you'll figure it. If not, I'm sure you could sell what you have as is and make money. I know farmers that would use that in a heartbeat to haul hay/straw bales and whatever else they desire.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:39 PM   #42
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I'd say that should work. Not sure how large you plan on making the sleeper or what your plans are for the ramp on the back, but I'm sure you'll figure it. If not, I'm sure you could sell what you have as is and make money. I know farmers that would use that in a heartbeat to haul hay/straw bales and whatever else they desire.
True! It will still likely be used to haul some hay and firewood I'm sure!

I'm planning on building back 8ft and 7'6" tall.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:54 AM   #43
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Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! This looks like a great way for you to turn a disaster into a really cool project
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:11 PM   #44
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Anybody know the best way to remove the body, I could still get alot of use out of it around here with just a flatbed. My original plan for it was a toy hauler, I could still haul toys with a flatbed.

I would have just built a skeleton around the body to the frame, skinned it and went on. But your fix works as well.....
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:56 PM   #45
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Thanks yall!
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:11 PM   #46
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So, I have decided that the stock floor is way too flimsy for what I plan on hauling, so I am going to unbolt the entire floor and rebuild it with stronger material. I haven't done anything with it since the body removal, work and other crap taking away time...

Also, just order a set of 4" x 96" chrome stacks!
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:35 PM   #47
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So, I have decided that the stock floor is way too flimsy for what I plan on hauling, so I am going to unbolt the entire floor and rebuild it with stronger material. I haven't done anything with it since the body removal, work and other crap taking away time...

Also, just order a set of 4" x 96" chrome stacks!

I would glue down a layer of foam insulation, glue and bolt down a layer of plywood and move on. By insulating the floor you will find its easier to heat and cool. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:03 PM   #48
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I've decided to cut the entire body off, all the way up to the back of the passenger door, and then build back 8ft with all new materials, hopefully as shown in the picture. And leave the rest as a flatbed. This way I can get bigger toys on it, and then when I'm not out riding, we can use it to haul hay, or firewood, or anything.
I might do that with the living quarters.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:33 PM   #49
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Well, I have finished the demo phase, finally got it down to nothing but the frame, it isn't really a skoolie anymore I guess. But now on to the build phase, got'er painted this weekend!
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:22 PM   #50
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With the thought of painting our bus's frame and chassis looming, I must say this is the way to do it! None of the silliness of painting overhead!
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