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Old 06-22-2005, 06:35 PM   #21
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Hey Chad,

In Geek Log you mentioned that if you remove the dog house, that the bus would look like an RV.

Well Chad, I've seen RVs (toy haulers) that have a dog houses and the only differences are that they are newer.

I think your toy hauler looks great and you should fit in at any RV park or off-road event that you attend.

I can't wait to see the finished product.

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:24 AM   #22
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I'm wondering why everyone doesn't go to a local plumber a get a 40-50 gallon water heater(s), used, for free.
I think I've heard it mentioned before. Not sure if anyone has actually done it yet. In any case, it's not much different than what I did. I'm using an old well pressure tank that was thrown out (most likely for an upgrade to a new bladder style tank). There's all kinds of stuff we could use that people throw away, the trick is finding them.

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:33 AM   #23
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Hey Chad,

In Geek Log you mentioned that if you remove the dog house, that the bus would look like an RV.

Well Chad, I've seen RVs (toy haulers) that have a dog houses and the only differences are that they are newer.

I think your toy hauler looks great and you should fit in at any RV park or off-road event that you attend.

I can't wait to see the finished product.

Robert
I guess you are right. The front end of mine just isn't as new and is kind of lacking in the looks department. Now with money and ambition I could graft on a front end from a new truck Instead I may just spray some sort of design on the hood to match the rest of the bus. A newer-style grill and square headlights would be nice but I would to create something myself and chances are it wouldn't look much better (or worse).
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Old 06-23-2005, 10:11 AM   #24
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Chad,

I wouldn't change a thing. I think your bus looks great and only wish that mine comes out as nice as yours. I just have to learn how to weld, to get the results I want.

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Old 06-23-2005, 12:10 PM   #25
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I gotta side with Roasting8 on this one, she's a beauty as she is! Very tasty paint scheme, and nice work all the way around. Kudo's to the reverse-plastic, mirror-image magic marker idea too!
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:06 AM   #26
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This weekend I finally got around to uploading some new pictures of my
conversion. I was putting it off for awhile since I was moving my web
site to a new server. I know my descriptions on some pictures can be
brief so if anyone wants me to elaborate on something just let me know.

URL to my skoolie photo gallery: http://trx.punknet.org/Gallery/skoolie

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Old 11-08-2005, 05:27 PM   #27
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Muy excelente!

How are you going to heat your WVO tank? I'm working on a conversion, myself, and I'm considering using two options: 120V water heater element; engine coolant coil/heat exchanger mounted beneath the tank.
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The best method to heat the oil is to submerge a small radiator or copper tubing INSIDE the tank.

Electricity is a silly idea for primary heating....

Heating the bottom of the tank would take forever to heat the oil compared to having the heat exchanger submerged in the liquid.

just my $.02
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:35 PM   #29
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Muy excelente!

How are you going to heat your WVO tank? I'm working on a conversion, myself, and I'm considering using two options: 120V water heater element; engine coolant coil/heat exchanger mounted beneath the tank.
I got a coolant tank heater from a semi fuel tank that I'm going to use (freebee). It's a stainless steel pipe goes in the tank. I just need to shorten it up and probably wrap a fuel pickup line around it so it acts more as a heated fuel pickup than a tank heater.

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I would be careful using an electric water heater element. They will burn up if not submerged when they have current applied.

When using engine coolant to heat the oil how do you regulate the temp? Do you just have the oil at the same temp as the engine coolant? I want to put a big 300 gal tank under my future bus. I will be able to travel a long way for not a lot of $$.
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