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Old 09-11-2009, 10:14 PM   #11
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

Like the party bus look... Ya might wanna be sure to search out the nooks and cranny's you never know what may be hiding on ya. I have a friend who didn't do a good once over on a car he bought and was searched by police dog once made for an interesting situation... Just a thought

It's a nice rig it sounds like you've been busy, no worry's time has it's way of finding you although it is tempting to spend all ones waking hours in our working on his skoolie
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:26 AM   #12
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Location: Key West, Florida
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Year: 1963
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Engine: 640 Detroit allison
Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

Wow, a great bus! And the seats out already. My kids slept in the '63 on our two day trip home too..even Zoe the Scotty loved every minute of it. I was 'bit' by the skoolie bug like 3 months ago..and here i am! So welcome! this is a great 'family' of bus-sickos
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:51 PM   #13
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Year: 91
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

Well I was able to pull the rubber up from the floor and remove the surface rust Sat and Sun. I was glad to see there was not lot of rust pitting on the floor. The bad news is it's been raining for 5 days now and suposed to keep raining through this Sun. . I guess the good side of it is with the floor clean I can find any leaks. I found a couple at the bottom seam where the floor meets the wall. I think water is seeping in from under the windows. I might try calking them after rain stops. I can always do a water test on parts of the bus with the (fire truck). I'll try to finish up and get some pics on this weekend. Cya
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:22 PM   #14
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

havn't got much done this week. Its has rained all week long. I started to work on my shop os I could find all my tools again. I have found microwave and a two burner stove at some garage sales i went to and have tons of ideas. Just can't get to work on the bus!!!! No matter what I WILL work on it tommorrow. LOL ( I hope)
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:56 PM   #15
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

Got some work done today after doing stuff for other people. I was able to prime the floor and paint some of the console. I hope to get the console finished next cople of days. Not sure what I'm going to put on floor. Wood,tile,or carpet. Only got two pics for now. Dang time stamp got changed. Cya
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:01 AM   #16
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Engine: Navistar Straight 6 Turbo
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

Nice lookin bus!! Welcome to the insanity

Check out Smittys site when you get a chance, some good demo stuff there. Also, don't even consider using osb as a floor or subfloor. (hard lesson) don't care what they say at home depo, it shrinks and swells with whether and humidity changes.

Also, if you back over a short fencepost, your tire will go flat quickly! (Another hard lesson

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Old 10-04-2009, 09:32 PM   #17
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Skoolies/Rescue+Me/

Can't figure out how to make the cool links yet. I'm posting pic's of my progress in my album " Rescue me"
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:16 PM   #18
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

I was able to do some work on the bus and took pics. My camera batt died and need to get a new one so I can I post them. Have the walls insulated and made a frame for the rear bed. We had a very bad storm blow through Fri. and did lot of damage. Several trees down, shed blew over, and tons of rain blowing all direction but the bus never got a drop on the inside!!
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