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Old 10-22-2011, 06:44 PM   #1
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Gameseven's skoolie Kenworth Pacific's

Hello Fellow skoolies !
I have done two Kenworth Pacific skoolies, a step van conversion, a teardrop trailer and a teardrop toyhauler. Kenworth school busses were only sold in the Northwest and I was told there were only 300 of them. I have seen them elsewhere on the internet but they are rare. They were very well built busses from 1956-1960 (i think). They were a great bus. My first had a international 501 cu in straght six cyl that ran like a sewing machine and my second had a V6-53 detroit diesel. Both with 5 speed manual trans. I have been lurking here for a while and thought I would introduce myself. I have the itch to do a short Bluebird or Thomas flat nose but would love to have a rear engine pusher but front engines seem to be the norm for the shorties. I have seen the shorty rear engines but they are very new in my area of central california. I want to do a bus with very little time using lots of bought furniture, cabinets and appliances. I put 100's of hours in my last two busses and I would love to just knock one out in a few months. My desire is to keep all the bus windows and nothing is built above the window sill for a sight line from front to back. I have been thinking it is for two people, why put little rooms in a small area? I would use the twin beds on each side of the hallway. Rear bathroom with shower curtains so I could sit in a sunken shower pan and get a good shower. Toilet on the other side with small walls. I want to keep a really wide open feel. Well here is some of my projects...... other projects
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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Hey gameseven --- Great looking unit! I really like her lines. And if it's a KW, it's got to be well built. Never seen one before, but I like what I see. Sounds like a good plan...best of luck with the build out and please do keep the updates coming.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:17 AM   #3
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Here is a pic on the way to Mazatlan Mexico in Ciudad Obregon with my KW skoolie.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:08 AM   #4
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Second skoolie !!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:28 AM   #5
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Very Cool!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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More work !!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:35 AM   #7
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Worked almost a full year. Full time for two people (plus some help from my Dad) !!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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This is skoolie #2. It has a detroit diesel and a 5 spd manual, rear engine. I want to do a shorty bluebird. I have owned (2) 35 foot motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers and a teardrop but never a small simple motorhome. I think it would be great to have something small and not so much work to get it ready and go for the weekend.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:44 AM   #9
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More work !!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:47 AM   #10
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Redwood shower and oak flooring
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