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Old 07-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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I have been lurking around this site for months, stealing ideas for my School Bus conversion. I have gotten quite far and I wanted some feedback.

http://www.walterstribe.com/skewly/index.html

Let me know what you think, and thanks for all of the information.
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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Very nicely executed! It looks first class.
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Old 07-12-2005, 07:36 PM   #3
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Wow that is awsome!
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All I can say is holey crap......I would like to know what you did on the walls. Plywood and then paintable wallpaper????? and once again nice job..
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:42 PM   #5
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it's always the quiet ones!

Excellent job !

let us know how the paint turns out
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:54 PM   #6
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Walls

You guys are too kind. Thanks.

To make the side walls I installed 1"x2" furring strips down the side of the bus with sheet metal screws right into the sheet metal inside walls of the bus.

Then I installed some fiberglass insulation and put 1/4" thick luon paneling over top. I used luon because it is cheap $10 per 4'x8' sheet and it is smooth.

I covered the walls with a thick, textured, vinyl wallpaper using professional adhesive. The thick, textured wallpaper covers a multitude of sins. The wallpaper isn't paintable. It has a color, but it almost matches the existing paint on the bus roof.

The partition walls are 3/4" MDF (medium density fiberboard.) MDF is really rigid and can stand up on it's own without any studs. That way I could have sturdy walls that were only 3/4" thick to save some space. I covered them with the same wallpaper.
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:08 AM   #7
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W W! That 'Skewl! Very tasty, I especially like the dash cabinet to utilize some of that pesky extra space up front, and I too like using the economical luan paneling. It's versatile & easy to work with.
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You don't happen to have that heater that set by the driver still around???? I could use the fan motors out of it if you what to sell them. Mine work they make some noise.
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Good stuff!
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Heaters

Sorry, I sold anything with metal to a scrap metal place. Besides, those heaters weren't in the best shape after what I had to do to get them out of there.

I do have a a couple of seats left over, but my guess is that everybody has a few seats left over.
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