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Old 02-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Hi skoolies, Im a first time bus owner. Found this site and was blown away to find there are indeed crazier people than me! (good crazy!) My bus is a 1990 chevy and seems to be in good shape. I bought it from my uncle who works for the school district and had all the maintenance papers to go with it. It starts right up and drives nice. Anyway, Im excited to get this project done however, its too cold in PA right now to do much. I removed all the seats and most of the floor. There are a few small holes that I will need to patch, and then finish it with rustolium. Since its February in PA I will need to find a garage big enough to fit it in or wait till spring. Id rather be done by spring, but we'll see. I only have 1 pic for now, but I'll post more asap. Since I can't do much with it right now, I figured I would start the post and get some ideas for a name. I have most of my floor plan done which I'll also post with some more pics. I'm not to sure what I am going to do with some of my space, but thought I would figure it out when I got there. My main focus now is the floor! Any feedback would be great! The name of the bus will be on the front where it said "school bus" across the top. I thought of a couple already, but you guys seem very creative so we'll see what you may come up with. Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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Welcome, and great bus... ( just like mine, only two years newer) Looks like a jelly bean.... Leslie
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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Clifford popped right into my head........can anybody tell me why?

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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Wow, didn't think I would get so many responses so fast! Thats good! . Those are good suggestions, big red was one that I was thinking of, clifford was good too though! I do plan on keeping the exterior the same, not too crazy about red, but i guess it matches my car lol. If I were to repaint it, I guess I would go with blue and white (PSU). I'll get my floor plan(s) on here soon, I have tons of ideas. Ive been wanting to do this for a very long time! Ive seen a few that other people have done over the years and after looking at some on here, I'm very excited! Sometime this week I'll post more photos along with a floor plan or 2. Thanks for your suggestions!
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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We usually named pet vehicles like this after whom ever we bought it from or someone associated with the sale. Your uncle, someone from the school etc. Clifford is pretty cool tho.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:48 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Well.....DUH

I knew that. Welcome, Cronk!
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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So, here are the floor plans for now. They're not fit to scale or anything, just made this at work in like 3 mins! Just wanted to give you guys an idea of what I would like to do. I have everything already and it all fits, I just need better weather! I'll add more pics of my progress within the next week or so. As for the floor plans, most everything will have storage. I'll have storage above the bed starting at the top of the back window, so I can still see! There will also be storage under the benches, sink, counter, and stove. I'll make a place for a tv above the fridge. I was thinking about water tanks for the sink, but I'm not too sure what I am going to do with that. There is plenty of room under a bus, so if I decide later to do it, I'm sure that wont be a problem. A deck up top would be nice too, but I dont think I want to get into that! As far as the name goes, I didnt like Clifford much at first, but it is good, so maybe... thanks Smitty!

****Ok so I cant get the floorplans on here, wont accept the file. I'll try again later, sorry!
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:05 PM   #8
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Here are the plans. Like I said not to scale, but it will give you an idea. Smitty, I did do a tape test first and everything is good. If not, I can shave an inch or so off the sink / counter area. Any suggestions for changes are always welcome!
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:06 AM   #9
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Just one thought- it's easier to have the bed on top of the storage, since then it's just building a strong box with a flat top; versus trying to hang some sort of shelving thing over where you're sleeping
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If you don't have a passenger seat, I'd swap everything from side to side. If you are driving down the road and you have passengers, they are gonna be trying to talk to you over your shoulder-rather than across the aisle.
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