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Old 03-06-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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Our American School Bus in Sheffield, England.

We have imported a 39ft Ford B700 (with Thomas body) into England and have converted it into an RV/Mobile Office. There are a few pictures at http://www.yellowbusevents.co.uk/ame...school_bus.php

There are more pictures at http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Skoolies/?g2_page=13 (or just go to bottom of page 13 on the gallery pages).

We have kept the outside as original as possible as this is a real novelty in England. Scroll down this post to see floorplan and more pictures.


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Old 03-06-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Re: Our American School Bus in Sheffield, England.

Wow, very nice looking work!
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: Our American School Bus in Sheffield, England.

Thanks Browncrown. Just been looking at your bus which looks great. I love the body shape of the bus.
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Re: Our American School Bus in Sheffield, England.

Very nicely done, any pics of the back rooms?
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:48 PM   #5
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I will take some pictures of the bedroom area and post here.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:59 PM   #6
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Re: Our American School Bus in Sheffield, England.

Here is the floorplan. Bedroom pic to follow in next few days.

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Old 03-07-2011, 03:20 AM   #7
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Re: Our American School Bus in Sheffield, England.

Here is a picture of our bus being used in 2007 by 20th Century Fox to promote the Simpsons DVD (in England). We had a sound system fitted to the underside of the bus which played the Simpsons theme tune on a loop... for eight hours a day for 14 days! I still twitch every time I hear that music on TV.

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Old 03-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #8
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Re: Our American School Bus in Sheffield, England.

As requested, here is a picture of the bedroom. It is a high full size double bed with a large storage space underneath which can also be accessed from the rear door of the bus.

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Old 03-07-2011, 03:15 PM   #9
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Re: Our American School Bus in Sheffield, England.

They are LED's. They are from IKEA and run on 12v. They come as roumd discs and then I gor a friend to mount them on a piece of aluminium with rounded corners. They were then placed where the original bus lights were using the original wiring. We are about to fit more 12v LED lamps to the sides (internally) and there are also mains (240v here) lights which only work of course when we have hook up or running our small external generator.
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Nice bus...

Clean and simple...
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