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Old 04-11-2010, 11:48 PM   #31
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Re: Jake's first skoolie...

hmm interesting. been thinking of getting a donor vehicle to cannibalize. looks like you can get some good things out of it!
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:50 AM   #32
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Busbozo, they are actually out of a starcraft tent trailer. Long story very short, it was nice and wonderful, but I got jipped out of a title for it, so it became a donor
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:25 PM   #33
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Sorry to hear about the title nightmare. At least you have a donor.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:19 PM   #34
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Re: Jake's first skoolie...

Looks great Jake. The wood laminate flooring is really classy and i like the color too.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:18 AM   #35
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Re: Jake's first skoolie...

Browncrown...Thanks!! I am really happy with how it is turning out so far. I agree, the laminate REALLY adds class!! The pine on the sides gives it a cabiny feel too.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:40 PM   #36
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Ok, got a little more done. The frame for the "C" shaped seating area is now done, the bus seats are mounted, and I have got started on the kitchen cabinets/counter. The steel should be ready by monday for the window skins. I am having a local shop cut the panels for me, enough to cover about half the windows in the bus and some of them in large pieces, for $150. My dad does a lot of business with him, and I think he is giving them to me for close to cost. I got my seat bolted back down, too. After the kitchen counter will be a pantry in between the counter and the futon couch, then the bathroom (which will be behind the bus seats), and then the bedroom in the back. Then run electrical and plumbing, etc., etc... Lots of work left, but it is coming along nicely. Anyway, here are the pics. In case you are wondering, the table in between the bus seats is just propped there. Also, on the counter, only the outside supports are attached, the middle ones are just sitting in approximate locations.







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Old 04-19-2010, 01:09 PM   #37
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Re: Jake's first skoolie...

Your bus has a very clean look to it. I am stealing your method of cornering the steps with the hardwood floor. Makes it look good.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #38
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Thanks RUskoolietailgater!

Busy day!! I'll show you a pic of the days start and let you guess what I was doing, haha... I'll give you a hint, I was NOT raising the roof, although I must say, if I didn't have a high top, I probably would have decided to go ahead and raise it today. I have one side done, and should finish the other side tomorrow. I am wiped out and my back hurts, I shoulda waited for help but I'm not that smart, haha... I'll post pics of the finished product tomorrow!

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Old 04-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #39
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Ok, here is the culmination of two days worth of work...by myself I might add. I'm glad I removed all the windows, not just the ones I wanted to skin. The existing foam tape was mostly dried out and missing in numerous areas. Everything is now sealed with butyl rubber tape. The panels are painted blochy cause I was just quick coating them to keep them from rusting. In case you were wondering, I used 18 gauge cold roll for the skins. The last 2 pics are of a last minute addition. Why, you may ask, do I need an insulated double slider for my drivers side window? Because I had it, it fit almost perfect, it'll seal better, and it's cool Anyway, here are the pics. Let me know if you have any questions.







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Old 04-23-2010, 12:23 PM   #40
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Haha...the idea of taking this through the drivethrough is quite funny!!
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