Location: from: Prescott, AZ currently: Denver, CO
Chassis: All American RE
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Outside sheet metal attachment?
Originally Posted by dgorila1
Awesome looking bus Syke! Exactly what I want to get when the time (meaning $$$$) is right. I like the creative use of the steel framing too. The only difference between the layout of yours and the one I want to build would probably be a bunk for my kid, but everything else looks great!
Question: how is the sheet steel covering the window openings fastened to the bus? Did you use automotive panel adhesive like SikaFlex, screws, rivets, welding.....? Just trying to figure out the best way to do it when the time comes.
Oh yeah, just curious how much you paid for the bus originally? I'm trying to get an idea on what I can expect to spend on a solid, mechanically sound bus. There's a bus dealer a few hours north of me but of course they'll mark the prices way up vs. a private seller. I think he gets most of his supply from the school systems and other organizations that turn their fleet over every few years.
Any info is greatly appreciated. Once again awesome job! How did you get the wife to agree to full time living in a skoolie? I've been working on that for several years with not a bit of luck Thanks.
Thanks John! We used rivets on the window sheeting. No panel adhesive but that might not be a bad idea at all.
If I recall correctly, we spent like $4500. Bought it from a private seller in Oregon. Fly and drive craigslist kinda thing.
Good luck with the wife.... I've got no advice there... I was one of the lucky guys that found a girl who loves to travel just as much as I. Full timing in a skoolie is just a means to an end.