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Old 05-21-2017, 08:21 AM   #1
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Project Huckleberry

I'm starting my conversion after months of research on this site and others. Thank you for all of the helpful information that I have learned on this site that gives me the confidence to tackle this project.

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:22 AM   #2
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Yesterday I removed the seats. Here's a helpful tip on how to remove seat bolts.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f10/ho...lts-17950.html
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:49 AM   #3
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You're going to laugh at how some seats get removed from certain buses.

Good to hear you're progressing right along with the seats. Now start getting those bazzilian rivets out.
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:10 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm not looking forward to that but I need to clear out that moldy insulation. I know I have a few roof leaks.
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You'll cuss the process, but when you get to next winter you'll be glad it's done. It's amazing how much the insulation helps to even out the summer temperatures too.

I consider everything else done to buses to be fluff. Get the insulation in if you're going to live in it.
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:32 PM   #6
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Had to cut away the floor of the underbody storage. Rusty and gross. Hopefully the box can be saved by moving the floor up a few inches to good metal. Fingers crossed.
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That's the cool part about having a bus. You can do it any way you think works for you.
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:39 PM   #8
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That's the cool part about having a bus. You can do it any way you think works for you.


Yes!! And respect how others choose to do it
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Yeah I'm not looking forward to that but I need to clear out that moldy insulation. I know I have a few roof leaks.
That's the way I went. More work, but so worth it man!
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:43 AM   #10
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Finally after many days of rain and otherwise busy weekends I swept out the bus and decided to post about my morning so far:

Gross things found in the bus

and

Money found in the bus
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