Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
steampunkbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 12
Year: 1993
Chassis: Blue Bird
Engine: Cummins
The Albatross

Hello everyone! We've been reading this forum for a while, and we recently started work on our own bus. We purchased a 38' 1993 Blue Bird on Ebay which was a retired Lake Tahoe ski bus. We then brought it into Canada, and right now we are removing the seats and heaters and ski racks and getting it ready for inspection. We will be taking pictures soon and post them here, but for now we started a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/steampunkbus

We've decided to do something unique and make it a steampunk bus,and once it's done we are going to dress to match it and travel around with our three kids. I'm not quite sure how to explain what steampunk is, but some example are that we are going to have a Victorian sofa, the finishings will be brass and copper, we'll have hanging oil lanterns along with the electric lights, and lots of wood and red velvet.

We're excited! It took a lot of work just to get it here so we are just relieved to get started.
steampunkbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
Diesel Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,489
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/AT545
Re: The Albatross

Sounds like fun! You might check out this guy's bus for ideas: http://steampunkworkshop.com/bus1.shtml
__________________
Gallery:
http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/v/Skooli ... l_dan_bus/
Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?t=4959
Diesel Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 10:03 PM   #3
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland OR area
Posts: 180
Year: 1983
Coachwork: International
Chassis: Carpenter
Engine: 8.3
Re: The Albatross

Welcome!! I'll be looking up steam punk.... LOL
__________________
seth
"grease buddy" and all around nice guy
madpsalmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 11:30 PM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Upstate NY (Mohawk Valley)
Posts: 1,096
Re: The Albatross

Jake's bus has got to have one of my favorite interior styles. I just wish it had higher ceilings. Jake stoops a lot in the videos.
__________________
Someone said "Making good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions." I say there are three kinds of people: those who learn from their mistakes, those who learn from the mistakes of others, and those who never learn.
Redbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 01:50 AM   #5
Mini-Skoolie
 
steampunkbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 12
Year: 1993
Chassis: Blue Bird
Engine: Cummins
Re: The Albatross

Luckily both me and my wife are short
steampunkbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 02:04 AM   #6
Mini-Skoolie
 
steampunkbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 12
Year: 1993
Chassis: Blue Bird
Engine: Cummins
Re: The Albatross

Hey,

Just a question to anyone able to answer. The speedometer, as well as a few of the other gauges are not working. What is the first step in troubleshooting something of like that? The speedometer does go up to around 5mph when its running at around 55mph if thats any help. The temp gauge, and fuel gauge are the other two not working. Those two are integrated in the main gauge cluster.

Any ideas where to start troubleshooting that would be great.

Thx.
John
steampunkbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 12:19 PM   #7
Mini-Skoolie
 
steampunkbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 12
Year: 1993
Chassis: Blue Bird
Engine: Cummins
Re: The Albatross

Here are some pictures.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0021.jpg (147.8 KB, 2243 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0023.jpg (124.0 KB, 2243 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0024.jpg (136.5 KB, 2243 views)
steampunkbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 12:20 PM   #8
Mini-Skoolie
 
steampunkbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 12
Year: 1993
Chassis: Blue Bird
Engine: Cummins
Re: The Albatross

Some more.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0026.jpg (126.1 KB, 2244 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0029.jpg (104.3 KB, 2244 views)
steampunkbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 05:57 PM   #9
Bus Nut
 
Eric von Kleist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Grundy, Virginia
Posts: 632
Year: 1985
Coachwork: ThomasBuilt
Chassis: International Harvester S-1700
Engine: 9L IHC V-8 Diesel 180HP
Rated Cap: 60
Re: The Albatross

Ah...spending the day in the yard working on the bus... It's such a specialized-generalized hobby! Nice bus!
Eric von Kleist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 08:36 PM   #10
Skoolie
 
cheezypsnookle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: amarillo texas
Posts: 158
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Bluebird tc2000
Chassis: 3401-3502 ???
Engine: cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
Re: The Albatross

awesome........
cheezypsnookle 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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.