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Old 01-05-2010, 09:39 AM   #21
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The carpet installation went a lot easier that it looks. I bought a couple of expandable shower curtain rods and used a 1x4 along with that to hold the carpet up on the ceiling during the drying process. I cut the carpet panels to match the measurement of the roof panels which were 34 inches wide by about 7 1/2 feet from side to side. Starting on one side, I applied about 5 to 6 rows of glue and then propped up the carpet with the rod. As I moved further to complete each section, I just moved the rod and wood support as I glued. Each carpet section only took about 3/4 of a hour to apply and the liquid nails was dry enough to hold on its own.

I used a thin indoor/outdoor type of carpeting, so if you go with something thicker, it can be successfully glued, but the process will take much longer.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:49 AM   #22
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Crown with a tag axle- A Crown and a half
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:54 PM   #23
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I would like to see a close-up of that set up-still I'm glad I have the bus that I have because of the low miles and newer frame. But that crown with the dual axles is my favorite looking bus of all of them.

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Old 01-11-2010, 08:37 AM   #24
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Yankeflyer...I would have to agree with those 10 Wheelers being nice looking. Used to drive a 1964 model for Kern High School District many years before. My Crown is also from Kern High and I drove it too while it was in regular school service. I was lucky enough to get it when it went up for auction because I knew its history and its service record.
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Did a little bit of cosmetic work this weekend. I finished putting up the roof bows on the carpet and also hung a privacy curtain between the bedroom and the galley. I would have prefered a door, but with the curved roof line it would not have looked good cut on top and an accordian door would have had a frame on top to duck under. When the curtain is open, it fits nicely behind the section of wall that juts out about 6 or 7 inches in the hallway that is the shower in the bathroom on the other side.

Also took down the bathroom door and gave it a nice blue paint job. There is always something to do on a Skoolie
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:26 AM   #26
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Here are a few older conversion pics to share.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:37 AM   #27
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After the seats were removed, then came the bed frame and the beginning of the bathroom construction...hope all these pics aren't booring evryone
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Some early construction in the bedroom and in the galley. The vent for the stove hood was the first hole that was cut in the roof...I'm sure the rest of you went through that...pretty scary for me, but luckily, it turned out ok
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These two pictures are of the exterior window coverings. I applied insullation between the windows and the new aluminum.
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A lot of really good buses are shown here and as I said before everybody's doing really good work, but clearly the first page of this thread is going to be people just going wow! From the shiny baby Moon's and chrome acorn nuts to that drop dead gorgeous oak carpentry with the perfectly matched ceiling. I'm glad you said it took years, I don't feel so bad about taking years myself. As you can see by the welcome everyone's pretty glad to see your pictures and your work, I wonder how many more undiscovered jewels are out there in America being worked on.

Like the others have said -- pictures -- they make for such great inspiration for everyone.


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Yea What Yankeflyer said.........Love the crowns. Great work!
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