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Old 04-22-2010, 09:35 PM   #161
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Wow, looking pretty sharp!
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:58 PM   #162
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Thanks!

It is hard for me to believe that we are actually close to being finished with the project.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:05 PM   #163
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These are a great source of inspiration:





















More pics of these vehicles can be found here: http://www.unicatamericas.com/photos.html



http://www.unicatamericas.com/photos.html
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:04 AM   #164
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Love that layout. I wonder if a loft bed like that would work in the back of a skoolie, with a super raised roof. Maybe a desk or something underneath...
The place under the loft has plenty of room to stand in. I suspect that there is maybe a total of 7' clearance under the loft. Total height with the roof raised is probably around 10'. That would be a tall roof raise for a bus.

How tall is your roof raise Smitty?
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:55 PM   #165
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How tall is your roof raise Smitty?
I went 18". Things didn't "work" as I'd initially planned, since I wanted a flat ceiling from side to side (which would have required an additional 6" (for the interior height I needed since I'm tall, for a total of 24" raise). However, I'm glad it didn't since it gave me the opportunity to resolve the problem which I did by vaulting the ceiling. That gave me additional ceiling height, with less exterior height. I have 6'9" of interior height, with an 11' overall height from ground to highest point on the center of the bus roof (which is not including the roof deck framing).

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What was your floor to ceiling height before your raise?
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:41 PM   #166
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I made and installed removable screens for the 3 pop up vents in the bus:



More of the construction of them on the blog.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:02 PM   #167
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More trim on the bus today. Additional pics on the blog:

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Old 05-02-2010, 10:46 PM   #168
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Opinions Needed...

I need some opinions from all you skoolie lovers out there.

This was kind of a last minute decision but we decided to go ahead and panel the rear windows with metal.

I had previously taken out the glass and painted the backs of it to give it a dark tint look.

It turned out looking great but we noticed when the sun hit that glass it really got hot and would heat that rear storage area that we have. There was also the risk of the windows leaking.

Here is a pic of how it looks now:



Now I am torn as to what color scheme I should do on the back. I need the readers of this forum and our blog to help us decide.

I have posted some of the simple schemes that we have come up with. Please just comment on here or on the blog as to what scheme you like best. If you come up with a simple design idea please email it to us.

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Old 05-02-2010, 11:27 PM   #169
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Cool thanks for the reply!
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:43 PM   #170
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i like the Red & White (white window) pic on your blog
I would have to agree. Looks nice.
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