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Old 05-07-2018, 05:18 AM   #1
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Bain Bus

Not the greatest name but Bain is my last name and that's what everyone's calling it.. so I quess it's stuck... It's a 98 Thomas with a 466 and a Allison, last night me and the wife started pulling seats so I can officially start my build thread... Good news my insurance agent is one of are good friends and she showed up last night to get some free bus seats off us for there camp...
We will full time in this bus in 2-3 years when were empty nest'rs, i'm tired of mowing grass...LOL My name is Jon and my wife is Missy and were happy to join the schoolie community...



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Old 05-07-2018, 07:46 AM   #2
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Welcome!!

I see from the picture you found the angle grinder. That thing is going to be your friend on the demo of the insides. I used mine to remove more then half the bolts holding everything in place.

Again welcome to the community and post lots fro all us to see
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #3
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Cool I have a the cousin to that bus
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:46 PM   #4
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When we were researching the schoolie world and deciding on what bus we wanted, I was sure I was going to do a roof raise on the bus. When we bought a bus and got it home and I did some hard measuring I found the bus is already 12 ft 2in before a rooftop A/C. Now I'm short at 5ft 5in but as you can see I have plenty of head room...

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Old 05-07-2018, 03:45 PM   #5
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As a short person I would seriously consider the benefits you would get from a roof raise considering the time, labor, and cost involved.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:06 AM   #6
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Seats are out and I went through and pulled every screw out of the ceiling panels but 3 to hold it up till I'm ready to drop them.. Got lucky and every screw came out, I used a square headed nib.

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Old 05-14-2018, 05:11 AM   #7
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Didn't get any work done to the bus, but did get the teardrop out for a weekend of fishing and hiking in a WV state park..







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Old 05-14-2018, 05:46 AM   #8
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Looks awesome
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:46 PM   #9
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nice pics, beauty area
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:13 PM   #10
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Thanks, it's Audra State Park in WV. Probably the nicest campground we've ever stayed at... Absolutely beautiful.. Worked some today on stickers and removing the reflector tape. Wow thats some glue on that stuff....



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