Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-05-2015, 03:13 PM   #341
Bus Nut
 
REDD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: ...little north of Toronto Ontario
Posts: 341
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Thomsass
Chassis: Freightshaker
Engine: 5.9 cummins 5 speed
Rated Cap: 6 passenger 2 ATV's
Military green is the colour I would like for mine. Did you paint the top part of the roof white or green? [Hard to tell] If green, do you notice any extra heat from the sun?
REDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 07:30 PM   #342
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 15
Could you send me your measurements. I have a 1995 thomas and want to do the stairs, sides and bumper guards.
kaisersersae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 07:33 PM   #343
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 15
Send me the link for the headlights
kaisersersae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2015, 01:20 PM   #344
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Maryland / Boulder
Posts: 309
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: CAT 3126b Rotella-Chugger
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by 64crew4x4 View Post
my 1997 Pusher was Blessed with 100 Gals from Factory.... More than Enough to go State to state....;)
Awesome! I will just get some jerry cans and hope for the best.

Quote:
Originally Posted by REDD View Post
Military green is the colour I would like for mine. Did you paint the top part of the roof white or green? [Hard to tell] If green, do you notice any extra heat from the sun?
The exact color on mine is BEHR Home Depot House Paint, Exterior Semi-Gloss. The color is "Ivy Topiary." For the roof, I initally painted the whole thing white from the very top to the rain gutter. However I thought it looked a bit goofy, so I extended the green to about 10-12" above the rain gutter and the top and part of the curved sides of the roof are white. The white is this: Henry 4.75 Gal. 287 Solar-Flex White Roof Coating-HE287SF871 - The Home Depot and if you use it, I recommend using a couple layers of white primer first. I can still faintly see green through it where I painted over green, and I have put probably 7 coats of the stuff on. The little strip of green on the roof may generate a little extra heat but I'll deal, I think it looks better. I put 2" of polyiso insulation in the ceiling which helps a lot. Also, since the bus had been sitting under trees for a while, it had accumulated that east-coast tree-sh!t that accumulates on anything left outside that hadn't been washed in a while, so we washed it and put another coat on and you can definitely feel the difference. But I have really considered redoing the coating, putting the proper primer on and putting several more coats of the elastomeric on so that you'd need sunglasses to be on top of it in the sun, so it reflects more light, as the roof still does get warm to the touch when in the sun.

So basically, the white elastomeric stuff works if you actually follow the directions and use primer.

The metal around the windows and the rub rail is all rustoleum oil-based flat black. Let me know if you want better pics of the paint scheme and I can get you some.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaisersersae View Post
Could you send me your measurements. I have a 1995 thomas and want to do the stairs, sides and bumper guards.
Measurements of what, exactly?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaisersersae View Post
Send me the link for the headlights
Say please, dammit. Which are you referring to? The sealed beams? The projector retrofits I got that didn't end up working? The LED spot lights?
porkchopsandwiches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2015, 02:07 PM   #345
Bus Nut
 
REDD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: ...little north of Toronto Ontario
Posts: 341
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Thomsass
Chassis: Freightshaker
Engine: 5.9 cummins 5 speed
Rated Cap: 6 passenger 2 ATV's
The exact color on mine is BEHR Home Depot House Paint, Exterior Semi-Gloss. The color is "Ivy Topiary." For the roof, I initally painted the whole thing white from the very top to the rain gutter. However I thought it looked a bit goofy, so I extended the green to about 10-12" above the rain gutter and the top and part of the curved sides of the roof are white. The white is this: Henry 4.75 Gal. 287 Solar-Flex White Roof Coating-HE287SF871 - The Home Depot and if you use it, I recommend using a couple layers of white primer first. I can still faintly see green through it where I painted over green, and I have put probably 7 coats of the stuff on. The little strip of green on the roof may generate a little extra heat but I'll deal, I think it looks better. I put 2" of polyiso insulation in the ceiling which helps a lot. Also, since the bus had been sitting under trees for a while, it had accumulated that east-coast tree-sh!t that accumulates on anything left outside that hadn't been washed in a while, so we washed it and put another coat on and you can definitely feel the difference. But I have really considered redoing the coating, putting the proper primer on and putting several more coats of the elastomeric on so that you'd need sunglasses to be on top of it in the sun, so it reflects more light, as the roof still does get warm to the touch when in the sun.

So basically, the white elastomeric stuff works if you actually follow the directions and use primer.

The metal around the windows and the rub rail is all rustoleum oil-based flat black. Let me know if you want better pics of the paint scheme and I can get you some.



Thanks!

I've got a co-worker that said he'd spray it if I supplied all primer, paint, hardeners etc. and did the prep...going with a CIL automotive paint.
REDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 01:59 PM   #346
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 38
Thanks

Thanks for posting so much about your build and experiences. I am hoping to do something similar in the next few years and have been researching. One of my high school teachers once said to me "You have the world by the ass and don't even know it". He was right. If I could go back in time I would do exactly what you are doing. The lessons you are learning will help you throughout life and the experiences you have and will have will be treasured. Good job man, keep it up and post often! Have you thought of an instagram account to post pics? Have a great trip!
Emidd27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 02:01 PM   #347
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Maryland / Boulder
Posts: 309
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: CAT 3126b Rotella-Chugger
Rated Cap: 72
I have been posting to Instagram of my trip. My account is allahrackbar and #skoolietrip2015 is our thing you can search to see what we've posted. Thanks!
porkchopsandwiches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 02:06 PM   #348
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 38
Thanks I will check it out.
Emidd27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 02:07 PM   #349
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Maryland / Boulder
Posts: 309
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: CAT 3126b Rotella-Chugger
Rated Cap: 72
Allahrackball*
porkchopsandwiches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2015, 07:40 PM   #350
Mini-Skoolie
 
64crew4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 28
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MPV Pusher
Engine: 8.3 Cummins Mechanical
Rated Cap: 84
Good to Meet you....:)

John in Oregon here....

Had the chance to meet Justin and his Crew as they blasted up I-5 towards Seattle...

Good group of Young Guys Living the American Dream Doing a Giant cross Country trip......

Good stories to tell for the rest of your lives...

Have a Fun and Safe Rest of your journey.....I will check you out on Instagram...

I will be sure to hit you up when I am on your side of the States with my BEAST this Fall.....

John.
64crew4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER wmkbailey Skoolie Conversion Projects 873 08-10-2016 05:13 AM
1999 Goshen 15 passenger rv conversion highpsiguy Short-Bus Conversion Projects 28 04-11-2015 09:07 AM
1991 Thomas conversion Will Skoolie Conversion Projects 16 06-24-2013 04:03 PM
Thomas E-350 Shuttle bus conversion crazycal Short-Bus Conversion Projects 8 05-22-2013 01:50 PM
1999 Chevy Escort FE Bus Conversion Bullwhacker007 Short-Bus Conversion Projects 14 12-19-2011 08:51 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.