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Old 11-06-2017, 05:19 PM   #21
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We were thinking the insulation should be good enough to just run a little portable heater for a little bit before we go to bed, and our body heat should keep it rather warm through the night. After all its a small 4 window with 2 adults and 3 kids in it. My wife is going to he making insulating curtains for the windows and one for between the drivers area and living quarters. I want to do a full on build but my wife wants to do a very minimalistic one, so we will probably end up with something in between.

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Old 11-08-2017, 09:58 PM   #22
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I can't wait to watch this build! Do you guys plan on changing the exterior of it at all?
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:19 AM   #23
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I can't wait to watch this build! Do you guys plan on changing the exterior of it at all?
Ya. I have a friend who is going to fab us a roof rack to keep the spare, high lift jack, shovels etc. All the top flashers are going to be removed and fiberglassed smooth. I have an rv storage door that is going on the passenger side, then we will build a box under the bus. And were still debating on if we want to keep the skoolie doors or frame in an insulated rv door. Then the whole thing is being sprayed in a tan/sand colored bedliner.

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Old 11-09-2017, 06:41 AM   #24
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Ya. I have a friend who is going to fab us a roof rack to keep the spare, high lift jack, shovels etc. All the top flashers are going to be removed and fiberglassed smooth. I have an rv storage door that is going on the passenger side, then we will build a box under the bus. And were still debating on if we want to keep the skoolie doors or frame in an insulated rv door. Then the whole thing is being sprayed in a tan/sand colored bedliner.

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Old 11-09-2017, 06:50 AM   #25
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A hand crank winch is being built into the rack to lift and lower the spare. Already thought about that. Good lookin out though.

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Old 11-09-2017, 07:45 AM   #26
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Thatís awesome. Sounds like the bus version of my van... which is exactly why Iím here! I even Raptor Lined ours grey. This is going to be so rad.




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Old 11-09-2017, 07:46 AM   #27
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How are you liking the raptor liner? Thats what i was planning on using. Ive heard nothing but good things about it, and you cant beat the price.

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Old 11-09-2017, 07:51 AM   #28
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Iím with the rest of the folks. It was extremely easy to apply. Like anything of the sort itís all in the prep as far as labor goes. Spraying it was a breeze and after a couple of months itís still looking great. The biggest issue I was hearing from the inexperienced before I did it was how difficult it was going to be to clean and keep clean, which has been false. Itís been very easy to maintain. We spend a lot of time off pavement and Iíve never even so much as had to use a brush on it at the wash. Just spray it off and go. Highly recommend it.


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Old 11-09-2017, 08:12 AM   #29
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Well thats good news. I was going to spray my truck if i liked it on the bus. How many cans did it take to do your van? I was thinking 2 - 8 pack kits should give me decent coverage on the bus.

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Old 11-23-2017, 01:07 PM   #30
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I havent been able to get much done to the bus, due to working 6 days a week and its dark by the time i get home. But all the school bus wiring is out! Probably 30lbs worth. I got the rest of the wall and ceiling panels out. Once i am done wiring the trailer plug (got all the wires ran, just have to hook them up) it will be on to the body work. I did discover i have an exhaust leak between the head and exhaust manifold so that will be taken care of soon too. Keep checkin back for updates!

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