not that i really feel the need to justify/defend my bus, i'll play anyway...
dizzy: i'm glad you found a deal on your bus, but you can't really compare this one with a stock skoolie or a finished conversion. it falls somewhere in between. it also has two major selling points that are very rare and desireable for a skoolie to most people: no side windows and a taller ceiling. if you consider what it would take to do that plus all the other parts it has, you'd be spending quite a bit more than what i'm willing to sell it for. i'll be happy to strip the a/c, inverter, fridge, stereo, guages, etc. and take $3500 for it though.
pete: i'm not about to waste my time/money on painting something i'm trying to sell, or try to hide any blemishes with paint. it's a personal preference thing anyway. i love the all black look, despite the flaws it shows. i like that i can see every seam, rivet, etc... it only adds to the sinister look in my opinion. it also matches my trailer. if i was strictly using this as an RV, i might consider a "happier" color, but that wasn't my intent. if you want to buy it, you're welcome to paint it purple with pink flowers all over it for all i care.
anyway, back to the top for selling my bus and i'll leave you two to your $1600 skoolies with immaculate paint jobs.