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Old 02-13-2016, 04:59 PM   #31
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Hey skoolies! Hope everyone has had a nice holiday season. Our time here in Mexico is coming to a close and I am chomping at the bit to get back to work on the bus. There is lots I want to do before we go up to Montana for our summer jobs. We will be taking the bus with us and towing our car, so I gotta get a hitch put on. Anyone on the Kerrville/San Antonio area have any recommendations on where to get that done?
We head back in about 3 weeks and I can't wait! It's been really nice to be able to keep up on everyone's progress...
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:45 AM   #32
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We're Back!!

Just got back from an extended trip to Mexico late last night. First thing I do when I get home??
Check on the bus. She looked great, apparently no leaks, and no issues from sitting for 3 months. The best part - I realized I forgot to disconnect the battery before we left...
I figure what the hell, I put in the key and turned it, expectIng nothing....WRONG!!! She cranked right up!!!! Woohoo!!
That put such a smile on my face. I can't wait to get working again....plenty more pictures to come this week as we get her ready for the trip to Montana.
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Old 03-06-2016, 12:30 PM   #33
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Don't know if you figured out which trans you have but this might help you.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f33/ho...pecs-1641.html
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:27 PM   #34
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Thanks, Cal! I'll give it a look...
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:40 PM   #35
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I really like your color combination- looks great. Did you spray it or roller/ brush?

Also wondering if you applied tint to the windows?
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:02 PM   #36
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Thanks!

Thanks, MXBUS! Appreciate it.

-we just roller/brushed it on. Used Rust-Oleum from Home Depot - came out WAY better than we were expecting!

-We bought the bus with the tint already there - It must have been a factory job, as it is not just a stick-on applied to the glass...

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Old 03-09-2016, 03:46 AM   #37
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These type connections are "iffy". They can loosen up and you have a problem. heh. They only clamp on the rail and the bolts can come loose or wear from rocking or jolting.
just my 2 cents...



And another 2 cents. People that are obbsessed with hyper MPG vehicles close in the bottom of their vehicle for the best single improvement in MPG gains. I am wondering if doing that to a schoolie would bring the MPG's to over 10 from 8mpg or so...It will be something I try when ever I get my bus. That might be more exciting to me then finishing the inside! I gotta get help....
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:52 AM   #38
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Thanks for the heads up, 100MPG, I'll make sure to check on those connections every so often and make sure they're good and tight...
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:51 PM   #39
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Progress!

OK - Made some progress today. We decided to put some 1x6 strips above the windows in some areas to use as backing and mounting for shelving. Used the existing screw holes that were in the roof. Thank goodness there are no rivets! Simply bought longer machine screws and screwed them right into the structural ribs. Nice and sturdy!







Also were finally able to make the jig for the roof section of the wall and finished the walls in the bathroom.

You can still see some daylight by the ceiling, but we will put some trim or get something nice to cover/seal it up...


Nice to have that done...


made cutouts for the lights....Still need to figure out whether to remove them or change them for something different. Figured this was the easiest way to let it slide until we know exactly...


no progress tomorrow as we have to take care of other errands, but will get back to it on Friday and I'll keep the pics coming!

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Old 03-09-2016, 07:57 PM   #40
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looking good! I am living through your work and hope it saves me some time when I get a bus. (if ever!)
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