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Old 02-16-2010, 10:43 AM   #11
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The visors are part of the roof sheets, and are not attached to the actual window frames. If you remove the 4 inside screws, you can pull the window frame out. You won't have to touch the visors.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:54 AM   #12
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How do you attach sheet metal from the outside then? Hubby still says cover with tint and wall, but I think it should have something solid there instead.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:30 AM   #13
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You can do individual sheets for each window and screw them in at each side. The other option is to cut off the rivets holding the skin on each window post and attach the skin using the old rivet holes.

I'm not an expert on this, I'm just going by what other people have posted and what I've seen from working around unconverted skoolies for 7 years. When I get a bus, I'll probably leave all the windows in place, paint a few of them black and put an insulated wall on the inside, but I like the bus look better than skinned windows. Functionally, skinning the windows makes more sense.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:35 PM   #14
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I will show the message to hubby, but I think he has heart set on leaving the windows. Oh well, I did get my way for the paint on the inside. I just got back from a $200.00 trip to Lowe's. Rustoleum in quart cans adds up quick, but I got a color I can live with. Fencing also ( so bus can go in yard, yeah ) I want my driveway back. Hubby called from work, and he called a guy that's going to come by today to change all 6 tires out.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:37 PM   #15
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Well, an interesting weekend. We fixed our fence ( made gates, wo could put big thing in the yard ). Moved bus into yard and promptly got the bus stuck We went ahead and painted interior anyway. It came out nice - Almond rustoleum. We went to Wallyworld and got a 12 ton bottlejack. After jacking up back of bus and putting boards under it, then moved to front of bus, repeat with more boards, hooked chain to truck, the bus is now back in the driveway We need a load of gravel before we do that again!!! Number one rule--- NEVER ASSUME THAT SINCE EVERYBODY DOES IT, IT WILL WORK FOR YOU!!!!!! Everybody in our area parks their schoolbuses in their yards, so we assumed we could too. We now know better. Will post pictures soon as I figure out how to do it better.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:18 PM   #16
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It's better to park it over gravel or pavement anyway. Park it over grass and you're asking for a rusty undercarriage. The moisture from the grass will rust things right out. I learned this the hard way .
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Well, it was an interesting weekend for sure. We worked on the bus. We found we had some leaking windows, so hubby decides to take out windows, seal them, recaulk them and put them back in. Here's the thing, though, they were so easy to take out; he decided to leave four of them out. He has decided to replace some of them with FRP bonded to treated plywood and then inset it into where the window was. Looks pretty good, if I say so myself. He left back two windows, took out the next four, and then left the front four. While the windows were out, we decided to tint them. We did one whole side. Add in another trip to Lowe's - $500 for supplies. He also bought a toilet last week and a table leg. We also purchased a shower pan while at Lowe's. We are such favored customers at Lowe's, they sent us coupons in the mail! We also have started installing supports for the walls.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:14 PM   #18
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We have Installed flooring (tongue and grooved plywood) over underlayment. Couldn't find resin paper at the time, oh well.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:16 PM   #20
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I would love to show new pictures, but I have little knowledge on how to get them from my picture program (Corel) to here on this sight. Please explain (in detail) how I can go about this. I have tried before but not successful
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