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Old 01-22-2014, 06:28 PM   #151
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Re: Swinada's Bus Conversion progress...

Originally Posted by inkblots84
Hey do you guys have any idea how much you've spent in total on your bus? We're trying to talk our parents into getting a bus and they loooooove yours! My father in law guessed about $200k!
No disrespect meant here...I would say under 20k total including the initial bus...they did all the work and it turned out great
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #152
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Re: Swinada's Bus Conversion progress...

You'd be amazed at how inexpensive the conversions can be when you do the work yourself. Ours totaled around 14k, including the bus price. It just takes a lot of love and patience…

I wanted to say, the Swinada has my favorite color gradient paint color! I have been playing around with sunset gradient ideas for the outside, and hadn't seen one like yours… it just looks stunning. We are still apprehensive about the rustoleum paint approach, but would you say that the paint still looks good and endures the elements? I'd love to play with a blue and red gradient from front to back. Oooh the possibilities!

Your bus looks great on the inside too! I think when all is said and done, we could use more storage on ours, not to mention we are now expecting a little addition to the family, so bunk beds would've been a great idea too!

Congrats on having such a lovely bus!

p.s. I have a dream of converting a tour bus some day too… all those windows!!!
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