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Old 08-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #21
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Re: Haulin' Toyz - '85 GMC Skoolie in NJ

It's been a long time since I've updated this post>>> The floor is covered with herculiner truck bed covering, floor plates/tie down points are recessed into subfloor to install/remove motorcycle wheel chocks, and interior walls are insulated/covered. Believe it or not, I can fit five dirt bikes and one quad - from the wheel wells to the rear doors!
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:19 PM   #22
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Saturday and Sunday were spent painting the exterior FINALLY. Time off and perfect weather - that doesn't happen very often... I still need to refinish the front/rear bumpers and wheels, and I'm not quite sure on the sides - I may want to add a bit more red. It's more gray than I thought!
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:46 AM   #23
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LuLu - thanks, that was my first outdoor paint job on something too big to fit under cover - no small task! As for the double doors, I first cut the new (smaller) door out, leaving the original jamb and latch side alone. For the hinge, I used angle iron on both sides to create a new jamb (bent to fit curvature of door), and to that tacked on a stainless steel piano hinge (added the screws later). The new door stays put with a barrel latch inside, and the original latch works as it did before. Today I am going to try to get the door locks done...
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:51 AM   #24
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Folks, give me your opinion - The more I look at it, the more I think it's too gray. This picture isn't great, but it gives you an idea of what I think I might do to fix that - what do you think? Appreciate the help...

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Old 08-19-2010, 11:49 AM   #25
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I don't think theres to much grey. Maybe repaint the spot upfront grey is fading through. Get the family together and come up with a family symbol and put it up back there in back.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:00 PM   #26
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Just to clarify, the last picture on page 2 of the thread was an idea (done poorly on Microsoft Paint). The bus currently still has only a single uniform stripe down the sides. I was thinking about making the stripe wider up front, to curve into the thinner stripe.

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Old 08-22-2010, 01:22 AM   #27
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I like the photochop look with more red...
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:35 PM   #28
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How about this:



Sorry I didn't take the time to match the color very well...
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:48 PM   #29
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Re: Haulin' Toyz - '85 GMC Skoolie in NJ

im in nj as well...

mind if i ask how the process went from purchase, transport, title/reg and insurance?

looks good..i like the paint jobs layout...
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:33 PM   #30
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I like the lines of the first one better...
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