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Old 04-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #11
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Thanks for the heads up guys.
After doing some more reading and rethinking, I am pretty sure I will pull the floor up just to make sure there are no surprises.
Nothing else on the bus indicates any rust damage but I never thought about a leaky window. That could really cause some unseen damage.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:06 PM   #12
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plenty of the storage underneath, I am jealous, I have a shorty
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:54 PM   #13
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... I never thought about a leaky window. That could really cause some unseen damage.
Not to mention windows accidentally left open during a rain storm, condensation from the windows during cold weather when the heater was on, snowy boots of kids melting on the floor, spilled drinks, and for all we know the fleet maintenance guys might have periodically used a water hose to spray out all the filth left by the kids ...or... you might go to all the trouble of pulling up the floor and find nothing but glorious pure gleaming metal... but I think the chances of that are slim.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:55 AM   #14
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Yeah, pull it. It will sure save you wondering for the rest of your life.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:19 PM   #15
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Thanks guys!
Ya I'm gonna pull it. More pictures to come....
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #16
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Great looking bus, with a very powerful engine.

Looks to be a low headroom Blue Bird to me. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:59 PM   #17
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Great looking bus, with a very powerful engine.

Looks to be a low headroom Blue Bird to me. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Thanks,
Ya we are pretty stoked right now.
It should turn out pretty well.

I'm not sure what defines a high or low headroom BB but our's is only a bit over 6 foot.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:30 PM   #18
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Honestly the easiest way to tell is just to look at the forward bulk head. There's no specific thing to look at, but when you look at enough buses you get a pretty good idea. A lot of people are fooled by the tall side windows. They assume because the side windows are tall that it must be high headroom, and if they're short, it's low head room, but that isn't always the case. 78" is considered high headroom, and I believe 72" is considered low.. if I remember exactly right. I look forward to seeing this bus come along. I'd like to get a bus for myself, but New York State isn't exactly friendly when it comes to vehicle registration, and my parking arrangements just aren't sufficient for a bus and 3 other vehicles.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:23 AM   #19
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What good memories - the start of a new skoolie project. On the floor you can set the saw depth and just cut the wood to make a couple inspection holes.
Wish I had kept my seats for the raw wood and steel. Ya northern Arizona is nice - I had a fun couple years there in Winslow. Your off to a great start and I wish I had your tires.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:43 PM   #20
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OK time for a bit of an update....

I ended up cutting about 12 holes in the floor just to check for water/rust damage. Everything looked great. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least.

Time for the furring strips, 1" foam insulation and 3/4" t&g osb sheeting. At this point the sheeting is not attached to the floor, its just sitting in place until I get the plumbing holes cut in the floor.

As I'm quickly learning.... this whole bus revolves around the toilet. Actually it revolves around the entire plumbing/fresh water/waste water system. We picked up a complete bathroom vanity from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $25. Never been to such a store... pretty neat place. We will definitely be returning for other much needed items.
Picked up a 32"x32" shower pan along with the plastic like shower wall panels from home depot. (That was before I learned about the Habitat restore)
China bowl residential style RV toilet arrived in the mail yesterday. Now I can mock up the bathroom and start drilling plumbing holes.


Half the floor is blue dow foam, the rest is white non dow foam. Thanks to my parents for the foam supply. (They own a construction company) I should be getting about R4-R5 on the floor, if I'm lucky. Woohoo.

Let the sheeting begin!

More pictures to come.....
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