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Old 09-27-2009, 11:10 PM   #61
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Re: Scotts first bus

WOW! Lots of good replys.

The idea was to put it down on top of the bare floor, then thin layer of insulation or roll out styrofoam. plywood on top of that and my hard wood floor on top of that. I can get a gallon can of duplo bedliner here for about the same as a gallon of rustoleam, so am just going to kick it around for a bit.

I have a lot of small holes to seal cuz the sub floor guy at the Blue Bird factory was an over-achiever and went nuts with his nail gun, and thought the thicker bedliner would do the trick. After application it will never be seen again (by me at least) so color doesn't matter, as well as shine and ease of cleaning.

I'll post again when I figure it out.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:07 AM   #62
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I checked in to having my roof done with Rhino Liner... Just from talking on the phone with the lady who runs the place... We are looking at about $200 to $2300 to do it. WOW that stuff is EXPEN$IVE!!! Thought I'd add that since the roof and floor are usually the same size except for the curvature on the top.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:53 PM   #63
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Thanks for the info smitty!

I am also hooked on the freezer as a fridge idea. I have ordered the controller and will put it on a shelf till I am ready for it. then start shopping for the perfect size chest freezer.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:07 AM   #64
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Ok,
Time for an update.

Haven't gotten much more done other than getting the rest of the floor out and starting on the prep work. I did decide to change my floor plan, again, and move the entry door. I want the love of my life next to me instead of behind me, so door has to be moved back a bit. (This also allows me to keep my eye on her in case I say something to irritate her and she takes a swing

I am doing a search for all entries concerning this now so I can study up on it. I figure I am going to loose about 5 feet of underbelly cargo area, but i think it will be worth it.

We are deep into the monsoon season here in the Pacific Northwest, so most work being done is on paper or inside the bus.

Later

and by the way, I stole my signature saying from mark twain from another site, but it touched me so i didn't think they'd mind.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:51 AM   #65
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I stole my signature saying from mark twain from another site, but it touched me so i didn't think they'd mind.
Keep it! It's a great saying by a great man that still holds true today.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:00 PM   #66
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Need some input. I am thinking of committing sacrilege. I was lucky enough to get a bus with the huge underbelly cargo storage areas, and I am thinking of dropping it.

I have to fit a black water tank, a gray water tank, a battery bank of at least six, a generator storage area, a spare tire carrier, and a new side door........all where the cargo area is currently located.

At first I planned to locate all these things inside the storage bin, but weight is a huge factor, and it looks as if I would use up all the space anyhow. So......the plan is to sit and think a bit more, and then maybe drop it off, and find someone locally that wants it.


What do you all think?
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:19 PM   #67
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The thing about converting schoolies is sometimes you have to work around things you can't change, but that just makes it more fun to figure it out in the end. My skoolie has a midship engines, so holding tanks and plumbing was a real challenge, but you will get it. I think you need to go with your gut and build it as you need to...because as you said, weight will be a big factor when all is said and done. After many trials and error, I don' think there is a wrong way, it just ends up being what you want it to be...and you will have a smile on your face in the end
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:25 PM   #68
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Yes, I am very happy with her. If i had to do it over, I might have looked at more of the front engine models. The only reason I say this is so i would have more options for the back. (back porch...this type of thing). But then again, I drive a transit bus for a living, and the ones with rear engine are a lot better to drive in traffic than the fronts, and seem to be a lot quieter....just my opinion, don't want any of you fronties showing up on my lawn with torch's and pitchforks.

I need to pick some brains......
I have lucked into a scrapyard with the twin sister to my ride, except it has an air ride drivers seat and factory tinted windows. (at least i think they are factory) they will sell anything i want off this jewel for per pound type prices! SCORE!!!!!

What type of sealer should I use to re-seal the frames to my holes? I saw it somewhere here, but am still fairly search ignorant, so I just ask.

Thanks in advance.

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I think SIKA products are top notch, personally. Off the top of my head I cant remember the actual products designation (they seem to gear their products mainly towards aspects of finishing concrete, but definitely not exclusively). Someone posted not too long ago regarding one of there adhesives...
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:27 AM   #70
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lookin for suppliers again

where do you go to buy the red rosin paper?

I have searched lowes and home depo with no results.

thanks
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