Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-07-2016, 05:43 PM   #181
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,571
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Mmmm...love those old frontends.
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 02:52 PM   #182
Bus Nut
 
REDD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: ...little north of Toronto Ontario
Posts: 341
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Thomsass
Chassis: Freightshaker
Engine: 5.9 cummins 5 speed
Rated Cap: 6 passenger 2 ATV's
Nice bridge work (not your teeth), doubled up the "ready rack" on both sides. I'll hafta show my brother this set up. What do you figure it'll hold weight wise?
We've done thousands of feet of corduroy road and have a smaller creek to cross, whatcha ride for an ATV?
REDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 09:34 PM   #183
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Posts: 1,221
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: B3800 Short bus
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by REDD View Post
Nice bridge work (not your teeth), doubled up the "ready rack" on both sides. I'll hafta show my brother this set up. What do you figure it'll hold weight wise?
I can't say with much certainty yet. For a static load it is currently holding many hundred pounds of soaking wet ash and balsam fir (the impromptu decking made from green wood) and a foot of snow. I don't notice any vertical deflection while driving over it with the quad or snowmobiles or with a group of people jumping up and down. I can make it sway laterally, though. When I properly secure I-beams to it I will install diagonal, crossing runs of cables with turn-buckles to stiffen it up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by REDD View Post
whatcha ride for an ATV?
Oh boy.. how embarrassing.. Do I need to answer this?
The super bush demon I possess is nothing other than a mid-80s Yamaha Moto4 power house! 200cc of displacement. Shaft drive. Two flat front tires (it's cool. the sidewalls keep the rims of the ground... most of the time). 50% braking capactiy. A dangling headlight harness.. And no rear fenders. Fenders are for wussies anyway, right?
Mechanically it runs great. Has electric start and fires right up, even in -20C. So far I've been using it to haul a trailer around the property and as a skidder. I can easily pull one log around. Two if they aren't too girthy.
I had an unused motorbike that a friend wanted, so we made a trade. I'm definitely getting more use out of this crud bucket, so it was a worthwhile trade.


Mmmm.. what a beauty.
__________________
My build page: Armageddon - The Smell of Airborne Rust
jazty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 09:43 PM   #184
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Posts: 1,221
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: B3800 Short bus
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 36
ANNNNNDDDDD.... obligatory kitty photo:


This is Cub snuggling up to the warm chimney.
__________________
My build page: Armageddon - The Smell of Airborne Rust
jazty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 09:46 PM   #185
Bus Nut
 
Hank's P-O-S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: MB
Posts: 269
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Tomas
Chassis: International
Engine: T444e
Rated Cap: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by jazty View Post

Oh boy.. how embarrassing.. Do I need to answer this?
The super bush demon I possess is nothing other than a mid-80s Yamaha Moto4 power house! 200cc of displacement. Shaft drive. Two flat front tires (it's cool. the sidewalls keep the rims of the ground... most of the time). 50% braking capactiy. A dangling headlight harness.. And no rear fenders. Fenders are for wussies anyway, right?
.
I know the feeling! We had a 1984 Polaris 250. It had the original tires from 1984! It was held together entirely with wire and had eaten through the plastic flywheel cover iirc. I left my snow chains on all year round the tires were so bald.
I actually traded it for a lawn tractor when the tires wouldn't hold any air anymore.
__________________
"...Baler twine tie downs goin' down the road
On two bald tires and an oversize load..."
Hank's P-O-S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2016, 01:22 AM   #186
Skoolie
 
Alan N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Gonvick MN
Posts: 206
Year: 1975
Chassis: Gillig
Engine: Cat 3208t
I like the pallet rack bridge. Good idea!
__________________
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Alan N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2016, 09:55 AM   #187
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Posts: 1,221
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: B3800 Short bus
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 36
To anyone with an electronically controlled International/Navistar engine and wonky tachometer: the fix may be easier than you think.

CadillacKid posted the DIP switch settings for tachometer settings. The dash I had was set to "International", but it seems that it needed to be set to "Data Link"; I'm assuming this is because it is an electronically controlled engine. This could possibly pertain to the DT466e and any other Navistar/International engine of the same vintage as mine. Anyhow, it all works now for the first time since owning the bus! Thanks CadillacKid!

I'll be doing the rear brakes on the bus sometime in the next week or two. Will post pics...
__________________
My build page: Armageddon - The Smell of Airborne Rust
jazty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 04:14 PM   #188
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 2
I am looking at doing a bus very similar to yours. I don't really want to deal with the roof raise primarily due to the front transition. I saw that you flipped a low roof model front transition. I thought that was the only difference from a low to a high roof model. In one of your post you say that this mod made it taller the a high roof model. Can you explain this a little. I had been looking a high roof models. I'm just over 6' tall My worry is once I get floor and ceiling insulation in there will not be enough head space.
Jdhill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 12:44 AM   #189
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 30
Jazty,
Love your work and your posts!!!! I was hoping the thread would not end. Looking forward to more of your progress!!
Here is the second of my builds. Keep up the good work!!!
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/ga...fics-7040.html
gameseven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2016, 08:52 AM   #190
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Posts: 1,221
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: B3800 Short bus
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdhill View Post
I saw that you flipped a low roof model front transition. I thought that was the only difference from a low to a high roof model. In one of your post you say that this mod made it taller the a high roof model. Can you explain this a little. I had been looking a high roof models.
G'day Jdhill! Yes, my roof is a bit taller than the stock high-roof models. Simply flipping the transition cap would bring the roof to the stock high-roof model height, but I pushed even higher than that. This made it difficult to fit the cap, since the roof mating surfaces were no longer parallel, but I was able to make it work with some careful hammering and riveting then a liberal application of Supra Expert caulk to fill the gap between the rear mating surface of the cap and the roof.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdhill View Post
I'm just over 6' tall My worry is once I get floor and ceiling insulation in there will not be enough head space.
Overall I like where our ceiling landed. I'm 5'11" and can comfortable walk around inside the bus. The lower ends of the ceiling curve are close to my head, but after building out the cabinets and everything I'm never walking there. This is all after putting 2" of rigid foam and 5/8" T&G plywood on the floor and 3/4" strapping and 1/4" plywood on the ceiling.

Going supremely high would be nice for the additional openness and storage (taller cabinets), but accessibility is very important to me. I don't want to have to back away from a route because my roof can't fit under a bridge or an old lane-way has low hanging branches. Also - for the latter reason - I've been very cautious about what I put on top of the roof. Everything has to be strong enough to withstand the occasional tree branch.
That being said, I did shy away from going under the Mackinaw Bridge at it's lowest point last summer. I really wanted to try it, but it was dark out and I couldn't make out whether or not we were going to clip it. Better safe than sorry? Maybe.. I'll conquer it this summer on my next trip!
__________________
My build page: Armageddon - The Smell of Airborne Rust
jazty 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
Rust Buckets norreh1 Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 30 04-30-2014 03:49 PM
The smell of fuel... Henukaw Mechanical and Drivetrains 7 10-29-2013 07:38 PM
The smell of fuel... Henukaw Mechanical and Drivetrains 1 10-27-2013 11:35 AM
Service records a thing of the past? Bad smell here. putterspitt Conversion General Discussions 3 02-21-2011 10:51 AM
After Armageddon Abbott Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 14 04-14-2010 12:53 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.