Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2015, 07:01 PM   #801
Bus Nut
 
wmkbailey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Frederick Maryland
Posts: 831
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: 3126
Rated Cap: 72
Yes, but I want the option to takedown and move things until I have it the way I want.
__________________
William

visvi Cherokee for Journey, Sounds Like Oeesha

http://thejourneyvisvi.com/

My Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=464989
wmkbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2015, 07:37 PM   #802
Bus Crazy
 
Scooternj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: EHT New Jersey
Posts: 1,061
Year: 2003
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: International 3000RE
Engine: T444E/AT545
Rated Cap: 75
Have you tried lock washers and thread lock?
__________________
Hey! That's not an RV, that's a school bus.
Well thank you for noticing, Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious on deviantArt
Scooternj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2015, 07:46 PM   #803
Bus Nut
 
M1031A1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 787
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner ER
Engine: 3208 CAT/MT643 tranny
Rated Cap: 87
I'm thinking about glued-in wood screws myself...
__________________
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence. — George Washington
M1031A1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2015, 08:04 PM   #804
Bus Nut
 
wmkbailey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Frederick Maryland
Posts: 831
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: 3126
Rated Cap: 72
The steel is so thin you barely get one thread on the screws. I'm taking about how the 1/4 plywood is attached to the framing. Lock washers would look weird on your walls.
__________________
William

visvi Cherokee for Journey, Sounds Like Oeesha

http://thejourneyvisvi.com/

My Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=464989
wmkbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2015, 10:26 PM   #805
Bus Crazy
 
Stu & Filo. T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Vacaville, Ca
Posts: 1,197
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Crown / Pusher
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmkbailey View Post
We have been doing some camping in the bus. I'm planning to start working on it again. I will post here when I do.

I did some of my walls using the steel framing, but have to rip it out because the screws keep working their way out from the vibration of driving the bus
Did you put any kind of adhesive on them when you installed the screws??
Stu & Filo. T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2015, 10:43 PM   #806
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,801
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
My thought too. Some modern construction adhesives can hold almost like a weld...and will take vibration better. They are using it here on my building even as I write to lock some 14 gauge steel framing down to the concrete. Course...the building doesn't move that much, but still...
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2015, 11:41 PM   #807
Bus Nut
 
wmkbailey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Frederick Maryland
Posts: 831
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: 3126
Rated Cap: 72
I want the option to take it down and move things until I have it the way I want. That would make it too permanent. The other thing is with 1/4 plywood the walls are flimsy. I'm going back to wood.
__________________
William

visvi Cherokee for Journey, Sounds Like Oeesha

http://thejourneyvisvi.com/

My Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=464989
wmkbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 10:19 AM   #808
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmkbailey View Post
I want the option to take it down and move things until I have it the way I want. That would make it too permanent. The other thing is with 1/4 plywood the walls are flimsy. I'm going back to wood.
I'm only 11 pages through this 80 page and counting thread. I had to skip to this post to see how it all turned out. It's encouraging to see that this is an ongoing story.

I am currently focused on about 15+ busses from Montgomery County Schools on GovDeals right now. All I need is a place to store and work on the bus then there is a high degree of certainty that I will pull the trigger on this.

Your project is awesome.
whirlygigg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 10:31 AM   #809
Bus Nut
 
wmkbailey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Frederick Maryland
Posts: 831
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: 3126
Rated Cap: 72
Thanks, I ran out of money and just now getting back to working on it. We have been using it a lot. Several camping trips and a fun trip to NY City. We are hoping to head out through the Dakota's and back in August.
__________________
William

visvi Cherokee for Journey, Sounds Like Oeesha

http://thejourneyvisvi.com/

My Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=464989
wmkbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 02:36 PM   #810
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmkbailey View Post
Thanks, I ran out of money and just now getting back to working on it. We have been using it a lot. Several camping trips and a fun trip to NY City. We are hoping to head out through the Dakota's and back in August.
That sounds very awesome. In a few months, you may see me rolling about in a converted Skoolie.
whirlygigg 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
Smells Like Teen Spirit: Conversion of 1999 Thomas MVP porkchopsandwiches Skoolie Conversion Projects 425 Yesterday 09:40 PM
Our Skoolie Journey Ponyracer Skoolie Conversion Projects 59 04-13-2015 10:02 PM
Starting My Conversion Journey Mark Antony Wray Conversion General Discussions 26 10-28-2014 11:41 PM
The Skoolie Journey usafny Short-Bus Conversion Projects 15 04-05-2010 11:37 PM
Advice for my journey??? cobaltcry Veggie Oil | WVO | Biodiesel | SVO 0 10-20-2008 07:49 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.


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