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Old 01-15-2017, 11:59 PM   #1
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Building a wheelchair accessible skoolie

The bus I bought has a wheelchair lift so I can get in and out. I will lay out the interior so it is accessible and easy to use. Stay tuned.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:12 PM   #2
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Here it is. 2003 Blue Bird TC2000





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Old 01-19-2017, 08:35 PM   #3
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Cool!
Can't wait to see it built. I almost bought a converted 70's greyhound that had been owned by a paraplegic. He had joystick controls custom built and everything, it was really cool.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:57 PM   #4
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Outstanding Disbus! And Welcome! --- Ya...this will be a blast to follow. Looks like a pretty sweet platform to build on. Keep the pix coming.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:20 PM   #5
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Cool!
Can't wait to see it built. I almost bought a converted 70's greyhound that had been owned by a paraplegic. He had joystick controls custom built and everything, it was really cool.
Obviously the wheelchair lift is part of the bus by design. Much better than modifying a flimsy RV. I have a set of hand controls for it and I plan to install a transfer seat in the driver's position to make getting in and out of the seat easier. Anyone who uses hand controls should be able to drive the bus.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:28 PM   #6
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Outstanding Disbus! And Welcome! --- Ya...this will be a blast to follow. Looks like a pretty sweet platform to build on. Keep the pix coming.
We all see interiors designed with things along the sides. I am considering building a the kitchen in the middle from floor to roof. Make it 18-24 inches wide so I can get up and down both sides of the bus. At the wheel wells i will build floor to ceiling storage. Bed in the back.

So from back to front will be a bed, bathroom, now we are to the front of the rear wheel well. It is a center isle that is accessible from either side. A sink with the faucet on one side or the other. still developing the idea.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:31 PM   #7
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A center island...this will likely be a first...and interesting to follow. Just take & post lots of pix!
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great lookin bus!!! nice to have the lift in the front of the bus so it doesnt disrupt your plans for the rear!!

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Old 01-21-2017, 02:18 PM   #9
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great lookin bus!!! nice to have the lift in the front of the bus so it doesnt disrupt your plans for the rear!!

-Christopher
There are a lot of buses out there with the lift in the back side. Not only does it limit design but it is a safely factor getting out of the bus in a hurry for whatever reason.
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Looks like I need a new turbo on the motor. I may upgrade to something better. 2003 5.9 Cummins.
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