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Old 04-25-2018, 05:59 PM   #1
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1993 Ford Thomas Skoolie conversion

Hey guys ive been following the Skoolie forums for about the past year now and have been wanting to do a conversion for the past couple years for extended road trips. My wife and I were especially inspired after our month long road trip to the southwest last summer. Well my buddy and I decided to work on one and I finally found her. Shes a 1993 Ford Thomasbuilt with 5 windows, 2 roof hatches, and a 64 roof. Im going to try and keep a detailed build log the best I can for others reference.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:02 PM   #2
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That is a GOOD looking bus! Great find, I wish I had that kind of headroom! Looking forward to your updates!
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:06 PM   #3
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Began the gut today but going to have to come back with an angle grinder for a lot of these nuts and screws. Luckily the owner before had already started the gut. Also, both of the hatches are broken and need replacement. Anyone know of a good replacement? The openings are 23.5x23.5.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:08 PM   #4
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May I humbly suggest reorienting your photos before posting them?
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:23 PM   #5
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Following this cool build!
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:49 PM   #6
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May I humbly suggest reorienting your photos before posting them?
Ya I didn't know they would come up like that when I put up the post from my phone haha.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:45 PM   #7
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Nice! I'm starting on mine over in Pensacola
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:12 PM   #8
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Nice Bus! I'm in Tallahassee and just purchased a 7 window. (I'll make a build thread once I picker her up and get started)

Let's do a North FL meet up one of these days when we get the rigs up and running!
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:54 AM   #9
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Nice Bus! I'm in Tallahassee and just purchased a 7 window. (I'll make a build thread once I picker her up and get started)

Let's do a North FL meet up one of these days when we get the rigs up and running!
Sounds like a plan! We plan on using ours for surf/snow too. Plenty of surf in Jax and we normally go to the blue ridge mountains for snow, but I would like to take this thing out west for a snowboarding trip.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:56 AM   #10
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My buddy and I began some demo last night and got all the flooring up including angle grinding down all the screws and bolt with the exception of up by the driver seat. Only took 3 hours which wasn’t too bad. Pics to come
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