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Old 02-16-2006, 04:25 AM   #1
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New member, New Skoolie

So I've dreamt of owning a school bus for a long time (since about 3rd or 4th grade, actually) and have been reading different posts on this as well as other sites for some time now, but I finally feel I have earned the right to announce my baptism into the skoolie community.

You see, as of about 3:00 PM CST on February 15th, 2006, I am the proud new owner of a 1989 Ford B700 with a Wayne Lifeguard 65 passenger body. The bus has ~86,000 miles with a 6.6 diesel,
AT545, and GREAT air brakes. Best part was the price....$1250, $1407.25 after TT&L

Anyway, I hope to post pics as soon as possible, but it was too dark by the time we got back from United Truck Body in Duluth, MN to take any. Perhaps tomorrow? I'm (not really) looking forward to starting my long conversion by ripping seats out tomorrow.

Keep you posted....
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:19 AM   #2
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So....what are you going to do with it?
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
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PTO driven food processor or maybe a giant blender for adult beverages

Actually, we plan to be kind of boring (I own it, but it belongs to a group of us in a way). It's just goingto be our home away from home for little trips.

I'm not going to bother with all the little details like my water system, electrical, etc until I have pictures to match, but to give a rough idea, the very back will be my "stateroom" with a queen sized bed and not a whole lot else. Forward of the dividing wall for my room will be 4 bunks with yet another wall in front of them. Just forward of the bunks will be the toilet on one side and a sit down style shower on the other. Finally, you hit the living room with the couch , entertainment center, etc. Needless to say, ever inch of length will be used, but it all fits according to my drafts.

In addition, a rear deck will have to be installed for storage as well as because rear decks are just plan cool :P Leading from that will be a later to the upper deck. Again it will be used for storage on the road and 'laxing once we get to our destination.

For this summer we are planning to go to Bonaroo in Tennesse hopefully though we need more people to go, Countryfest in Cadott, WI, and Devo's Wedding in Mississippi. We might just have to take a trip out west at some point too

I'll do my best to keep everyone posted.

We already registered our domain name though there is little on the site yet.

http://www.havoconthehighway.com
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:52 PM   #4
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So I've dreamt of owning a school bus for a long time (since about 3rd or 4th grade, actually) . . .
Bitten by the bus bug at an early age. . .there's no hope for him now, fellas! Could not view the pics on yer site (may be my browser?, but it works everywhere else), but am looking forward to seeing some!
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Sorry about the pics. We're working on that situation right now. Shane (my webmaster) is learning the new program. There's not much to see right now anyway other than about 35 feet of big ugly yellow

The plan is to document the whole conversion process as well as any trips we take. Oh yeah...and to make videos of a fresh 21 year old being all messed up publicly available.

Just think....he took his POST exam today so he can be a cop too
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Old 02-18-2006, 06:26 AM   #6
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There's not much to see right now anyway other than about 35 feet of big ugly yellow . . .
But that's the best part!
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I don't know, I like ugly yellow.

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Here's a computer generated paint job for my new bus project.

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I like the paint job, but tell me; what's on the symbol?
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