Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-18-2010, 11:48 PM   #31
Bus Crazy
 
timbuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: vancouver island bc
Posts: 1,028
Year: 1965
Coachwork: thomas
Chassis: chevy
Engine: 350
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

damn thing problably froze solid out there in the prairies.Drive the bus and hold the cable and see if it moves,keep your eyes on the road though,the snowbank is there if it moves it works.Usually after my cars are parked for thewinter one or 2 of the cables get tight and noisy,sometimes the odometer is the culprit.Either way the answer is LUBE
timbuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 11:57 PM   #32
Bus Nut
 
jkindt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Posts: 637
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford B-600
Engine: Ford 370 Propane
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

Yeah, I think I will pull the cable again and run it through some grease. I got a few tubes of marine grease for my jet skis that I could use. Its good stuff and wont thicken up in the cold temps.
jkindt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 03:08 AM   #33
Bus Nut
 
jkindt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Posts: 637
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford B-600
Engine: Ford 370 Propane
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

Time to update. I have been fixing a few scratches in the body, a piece of broken fiberglass on one fender, removing the blinky lights, and prepping for a great paint job. After filling a ton of holes that the previous owner had drilled in the body to attach a screen over the windows, I have decided it would look a lot nicer with all of the rub rails removed. I also think I may have come up with a paint job that I really like. Check this out and let me know what you think...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Paintjob6c.jpg (673.9 KB, 831 views)
jkindt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 04:55 AM   #34
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: California, Just NorthEast of San Fransisco
Posts: 539
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

Caution, silly ideas... You have been warned!!!

I have two ideas, first... It looks like its missing a Nike symbol.

Second, Can you put a flame on the brown line so it looks like a burning fuse? Maybe paint it going to your propane tanks, paint those to look like kegs... ^.^

Sojakai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 12:04 PM   #35
Bus Nut
 
jkindt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Posts: 637
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford B-600
Engine: Ford 370 Propane
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

That's funny. The flames would be interesting. What is the silly ideas? Removing the rub rails? The body panels have one set of integrated rub rails where the colored stripe is, the ones I would remove are directly above and below the stripe, and along the bottom. I want to extend the body even with the bottom of the door to allow for more underbody storage. It would lower the body about 7" and leave about 12" of ground clearance, which is okay because that is all I get with the way the exhaust and the propane tank is mounted. I would likely do this with aluminum treadplate. I may take the bottom rub rails and flip them to the inside of the body and reattach them at the bottom of the extension though, depends what I do for underbody storage boxes. Most definately will reattach the bottom rub rail on the inside of the body where my big propane tank is on the starboard side. Don't want that getting crunched! The other rub rail is directly below the windows, and I haven't decided if I am removing that one or not, I may leave it and use it as a transition between the black around the windows and the white of the body.
jkindt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #36
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 102
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

I really like the paint. Is it on there or is it a picture of what it will look like.
Mulelover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 01:11 PM   #37
Bus Nut
 
jkindt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Posts: 637
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford B-600
Engine: Ford 370 Propane
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mulelover
I really like the paint. Is it on there or is it a picture of what it will look like.
It is a digitally enhanced version of what it would look like. Right now it is mostly yellow still with a bunch of spots where I have done minor body work and screw hole filling.
jkindt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2010, 12:17 AM   #38
Bus Nut
 
jkindt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Posts: 637
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford B-600
Engine: Ford 370 Propane
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

Not too much to update on my bus. We have been sanding the paint for what seems like weeks getting ready for primer....then we get to sand again! Damn rub rails...if it wasn't for those silly things, I would have been done sanding over a week ago. I am also not looking forward to sanding the roof, but since I am less picky about the roof I think I will use a coarser sandpaper on a DA sander. Word of advice for anyone sanding rub rails by hand...get some cheap gloves of some type. My finger tips have been worn down and now are cracked and bleeding now and then from pushing that sandpaper into the grooves. Gloves have been a great help....but too late to save my fingers! Maybe tomorrow I will just take the hood off and prep and prime it just so that I can see some progress. And have pics to post.
jkindt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2010, 09:41 PM   #39
Bus Nut
 
jkindt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Posts: 637
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford B-600
Engine: Ford 370 Propane
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

I can't believe how much work it is just to get the bus ready for paint! I decided to remove the refridgerator today so that I can get to the window behind it in order to skin it in properly. The previous owner just screwed plywood over it on the inside and left it at that. Didn't even paint it. Got the fridge out, took off the plywood, and realized that the bunk bed frame covers the window frame by about 1/2". That means that the bunk beds need to come out too! That's okay because I need to get to the windows behind the bunks in order to change them out too. Next I noticed the countertop covers the corner of the window by about 3/4". The counter needs to come out as well to get that window out! What a lot of work just to remove ONE window! I will try to get some pics. On the bright side, pardon the pun, I got the back door windows tinted today. Used a metallic premium heat reflective 5% tint. Absolutely cannot see inside, yet easily see out. I love the tinted windows, I can leave the curtains open and no one can see me inside.
jkindt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #40
Bus Nut
 
jkindt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Posts: 637
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford B-600
Engine: Ford 370 Propane
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Canadian Skoolie Project

Here we go...got some pics!

Two windows tinted, looks great, just need to tint about a hundred more!



Here you can see the side sanded and ready for primer. You can also see two of the windows have been removed and had their frames painted black. This will help 'hide' the utilitarian style of the schoolbus windows once they are tinted.



One side welded in and filled. Just need to sand it smooth and do the other side. Oh yeah, and I still have to do the rear lights as well. Also notice I removed the front 'bug-eye' mirrors and large round bus signal lights and filled the holes. Also did some repair work on the front corner.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN1032_small.jpg (272.4 KB, 939 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1026_small.jpg (324.0 KB, 939 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN1025_small.jpg (359.0 KB, 939 views)
jkindt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Niles Skoolie NilesSkoolie Skoolie Conversion Projects 201 08-24-2015 06:08 PM
Canadian buying American skoolie (taxes,insurance,reg)? NuSkoolie Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 1 10-23-2011 01:31 AM
my next big non-skoolie project lapeer20m Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 6 10-13-2009 11:13 AM
'75 INT Loadstar- our first skoolie project jterry Skoolie Conversion Projects 26 08-23-2007 11:24 PM
Trade 1970 VW Karmann Ghia project for skoolie project bus? shortwaverunner Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 3 02-03-2006 10:56 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.