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Old 09-07-2009, 12:50 AM   #1
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Bitten by the Skoolie bug

Just joined today after months of surfing the site. I came across this site while looking for an rv to rebuild. Saw the skoolie's and fell in love. You guys ( and girls ) were so helpful in giving me great ideas. I bought my first bus today!!! It's a 91 Ward with a Ford 6.6L diesel turbo, auto trans with 120,000 miles. I heard the motor was low on power, but was a reliable motor. Tires are 80% or better. Motor and trans sound and run great. Hardly any rust (at first look). Hope to have her home Tues. and get some picks posted. C ya
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:40 AM   #2
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

welcome your life has just changed as you knew it.Beats a old rotten stick and staple by a long shot.enjoy!
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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Well got her home ( About 100 miles ) with no problems. Took two hrs because she is governed at 65 mph. Motor ran great as did trans. drove good with just a little steering box play. Havent got to look her over good yet, but I feel I got a real good deal. Pic's I took with phone were too big, have to srink them. I'll thy to put them on tomorrow.C YA
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:48 PM   #4
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These were taken just like I bought her
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:55 PM   #5
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:54 AM   #6
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Re: Bitten by the Skoolie bug

congrats man. now the fun begins. what was this bus used for before you got it? looks like my first apartment. haha.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:52 PM   #7
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It was in service until Three yrs ago I think. The guy I bought it from did all that you see in the pics. He said he had it for thre yrs. He is a college student and planed on turning it into a camper. I think he stopped at party bus lol.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:20 AM   #8
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well for a college guy a party bus is a camper i guess. haha. once you start deconstruction and clean her up it will feel so much better. i am in the midst of my conversion and today i finally got it completely clean. feels so much better knowing that when i take a shower at the end of the day the water wont be dark brown. haha.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:39 PM   #9
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ha i thought about buying that bus i love the uno mas cerveza that was painted on the back
its painted over now
did u drive it with the futons in it those seem like a serious hazard if u have to brake hard
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:58 PM   #10
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Man its like getting a bike on Christmas and you have to go to Grandma's house and can't ride it. Every day I come home I have something else to work on besides MY bus.
If I don't get a fire or a med call, I'm going to atempt to change the oil and all filters. I was hopeing to have more seats to use, but yea the hard work is done!! Got to work on the gas pedal. Its was heck holding it to the floor to top out at 65. My girls held the futons down by sleeping on them on the way home, but they comming out. Anyone know of a good howto site to add a wvo kit to my bus? Cya
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