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Old 08-14-2016, 10:18 AM   #1
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The Bodega Bus - Roof Raise - Stick Built

Please check out our 40' Bluebird & see more pics at www.facebook.com/TheBodegaBus. Took us one year. We finished in late April & have had many adventures already!


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Old 08-14-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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Wow! Very nice. I can't decide, is all the structure I see there part of the mobile body? I'm guessing so but it's hard to tell from my phone.

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Old 08-14-2016, 12:02 PM   #3
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Please check out our 40' Bluebird & see more pics*snip* Took us one year. We finished in late April & have had many adventures already!*snip*
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:08 PM   #4
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Wow! Very nice. I can't decide, is all the structure I see there part of the mobile body? I'm guessing so but it's hard to tell from my phone.

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Yes. It all goes down the road. We removed 24' of the roof immediately behind the driver section. We framed in with 2x4s that were through bolted through the steel frame which we left (below original Windows). We left 10 feet of original roof in the back, where we built the upper deck. The lower deck is affixed on hinges and lowers with a winch & tucks to the body when we go down the road.
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:13 PM   #5
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My boyfriend and I keep going back to this build and looking at it. It is a seriously fancy skoolie haha. Probably a bit too much for us, but really awesome job!
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:30 PM   #6
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We have $7,000 invested - all in!!

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My boyfriend and I keep going back to this build and looking at it. It is a seriously fancy skoolie haha. Probably a bit too much for us, but really awesome job!
We did this project for $7,000 all in - including the bus. We used a lot of repurposed stuff. Fortunately the bus was only $2K from a school system near us & well maintained. And my husband is handy as hell. We actually built a tiny house on wheels before they were fashionable, that we've lived in for two years. And it's smaller than the bus @ 200 SF. www.Facebook.com/TheRitzOnWheels
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:31 PM   #7
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We hope we can find out about rallies & bring the lounge with us!
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:32 PM   #8
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We hope we can find out about rallies & bring the lounge with us!
Are you guys full timing or just going on trips?
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Are you guys full timing or just going on trips?
It's our traveler. We live in our 200SF tiny house full time. We could live in it though!
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