Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2009, 12:45 PM   #31
Bus Nut
 
CAMO-MONSTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: OROVILLE, NORTH CENTRAL, WASHINTON
Posts: 295
Year: 1974
Coachwork: CARPENTER
Chassis: GMC-6000
Engine: 454 CHEVY
Rated Cap: 66
Re: Flat top raised roof...

hey eveary body if you wont to see the pic's go to my thred i have a link to them.

CAMO-MONSTER MY FIRST SKOOLIE
__________________
CAMO-MONSTER, 454, sm465, gm t170

the BEAST, 350, 4 sm465, np205,
hd d44 4.56, eaton ff 4.56
CAMO-MONSTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009, 11:03 PM   #32
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 55
Year: 1987
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: Chevrolet B-60
Engine: 366 Gas
Rated Cap: 54
Re: Flat top raised roof...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ice Czar
http://stillwater.craigslist.org/cto/1306467549.html



ever wonder why this is an atypical schoolbus design?
its certainly easier to make

1. an arch is a stronger structure
2. an arch w/ aisle presents less frontal area (drag)

I would be interested in which coachwork company did this if anyone knows?
That would be a Delmar-Keyes bus body. It was built by some of the guys who used to work at Superior Coach after they closed up in 1981. That design is extremely rare as not many were built but I believe they lasted until 1989 under the name of "New Bus Co."
jaredg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2009, 10:17 AM   #33
Bus Nut
 
ezbme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Datil, New Mexico
Posts: 642
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas Transit Liner
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: CAT 3208 Turbo
Re: Flat top raised roof...

Thanks for the info jaredg!

Here is another option with using a semi cab roof on a flat front shortie...
WHY you may ask? Cause I can... & I enjoy designing.

The semi:



The bus:



The fusion:



Let me know what you think - like it, hate it
ezbme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2009, 01:30 PM   #34
Bus Nut
 
ezbme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Datil, New Mexico
Posts: 642
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas Transit Liner
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: CAT 3208 Turbo
Re: Flat top raised roof...

I was looking for Delmar-Keyes buses & looking at them I just realized how large the front windows really are compared to the bus next to it! I like these body styles...

ezbme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2009, 06:24 PM   #35
Bus Nut
 
ezbme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Datil, New Mexico
Posts: 642
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas Transit Liner
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: CAT 3208 Turbo
Re: Flat top raised roof...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smitty
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezbme
Let me know what you think - like it, hate it
I like it! Not being computer savy, I think it's neat how you do that. How long did that particular one take?

Another neat job at PS!

Smitty
Thanks Smitty, it took maybe 2-3 hours working on it for 10-15 minutes at a time, when I am not taking care of the baby!
I need to add detail to it to finish it off & make some slight changes. Like I said I am rusty... have forgotten all the key commands, functions yada yada yada.....

Someone in another thread asked about adding a sleeper area above & over the drivers area & hood of a conventional (can't remember off hand where I read it). I think that will be the next attempt...
ezbme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2009, 06:42 PM   #36
Bus Nut
 
TygerCub's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 784
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Genesis
Engine: Detroit
Rated Cap: 14
Re: Flat top raised roof...

I want and covet that Oprah bus! That shortie is the one I really wanted before finding BOB. Don't get me wrong... I like BOB a lot. He's a great bus. But that shortie was my first love.

By adding the rooftop and paint in the photoshop, you've just made me want one like it even more!

What is it with wanting things we can't have?!?
TygerCub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 01:04 PM   #37
Bus Nut
 
ezbme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Datil, New Mexico
Posts: 642
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas Transit Liner
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: CAT 3208 Turbo
Re: Flat top raised roof...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TygerCub
I want and covet that Oprah bus! That shortie is the one I really wanted before finding BOB. Don't get me wrong... I like BOB a lot. He's a great bus. But that shortie was my first love.

By adding the rooftop and paint in the photoshop, you've just made me want one like it even more!

What is it with wanting things we can't have?!?
I agree, the shortie is nice! If only I could afford what I could design! Ah... money sucks...
ezbme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #38
Bus Nut
 
CAMO-MONSTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: OROVILLE, NORTH CENTRAL, WASHINTON
Posts: 295
Year: 1974
Coachwork: CARPENTER
Chassis: GMC-6000
Engine: 454 CHEVY
Rated Cap: 66
Re: Flat top raised roof...

nice but i want to know how you did it so i can do one for the monster !!!!!!

camo-monster
__________________
CAMO-MONSTER, 454, sm465, gm t170

the BEAST, 350, 4 sm465, np205,
hd d44 4.56, eaton ff 4.56
CAMO-MONSTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 06:47 PM   #39
Bus Nut
 
ezbme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Datil, New Mexico
Posts: 642
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas Transit Liner
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: CAT 3208 Turbo
Re: Flat top raised roof...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CAMO-MONSTER
nice but i want to know how you did it so i can do one for the monster !!!!!!

camo-monster
I use Adobe Photoshop software & Adobe Illustrator sometimes.
How about this... you get me a good quality side view photo your bus (take a few), taken with the sun shining on it so it is detailed & well lit. Make sure it is taken 90 degrees to the side of the bus (stand at the center of the bus), it just makes the transition easier. Put your semi roof on top & line it up where you want to mount it so I can incorporate it in to the drawing. Make sure to frame the bus tight with the camera & be sure not to cut anything off. Do the same for the front... Take a shot & center your body to the front of the bus with the roof piece on it... Make sure you take a high resolution photo so I can view it close up. If this is possible for you I would enjoy putting together the Monster for ya!

Jonathan
ezbme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 09:39 PM   #40
Bus Nut
 
CAMO-MONSTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: OROVILLE, NORTH CENTRAL, WASHINTON
Posts: 295
Year: 1974
Coachwork: CARPENTER
Chassis: GMC-6000
Engine: 454 CHEVY
Rated Cap: 66
Re: Flat top raised roof...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ezbme
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAMO-MONSTER
nice but i want to know how you did it so i can do one for the monster !!!!!!

camo-monster
I use Adobe Photoshop software & Adobe Illustrator sometimes.
How about this... you get me a good quality side view photo your bus (take a few), taken with the sun shining on it so it is detailed & well lit. Make sure it is taken 90 degrees to the side of the bus (stand at the center of the bus), it just makes the transition easier. Put your semi roof on top & line it up where you want to mount it so I can incorporate it in to the drawing. Make sure to frame the bus tight with the camera & be sure not to cut anything off. Do the same for the front... Take a shot & center your body to the front of the bus with the roof piece on it... Make sure you take a high resolution photo so I can view it close up. If this is possible for you I would enjoy putting together the Monster for ya!

Jonathan

hows this?

camo-monster
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 003.jpg (353.6 KB, 247 views)
__________________
CAMO-MONSTER, 454, sm465, gm t170

the BEAST, 350, 4 sm465, np205,
hd d44 4.56, eaton ff 4.56
CAMO-MONSTER 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
Roof Raise - Building My Own Flat Roof iverSUN Conversion General Discussions 23 06-10-2015 02:15 PM
Raised Roof 1985 GMC Bluebird with 8.2 T DD NuSkoolie Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 2 12-12-2011 02:58 AM
bus with stacked two high windows raised roof adamanderr Skoolie Conversion Projects 5 12-22-2007 02:07 PM
1991 Blue Bird TC2000 RAISED ROOF. 1/2 done conversion. bradnjosie Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 3 10-11-2006 01:28 PM
SOS BUS - Full time bus w/ raised (new) roof bradnjosie Skoolie Conversion Projects 2 10-26-2005 11:04 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:36 AM.


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