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Old 03-06-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Hello From SLC Utah

Hello all, my name is Keith. My wife, Lynn, and I have just bought a 91 Chevy G30 Wayne short bus. It came from Wayne with a chair lift, 5 seats, and automatic chains. It was in a small town in Wyoming (pop 446) and was used at a retirement community to transport the residents to the store and Dr. appointments. The town was so small, that the bus was only driven 37k miles when it was replaced. I found it on the internet, knew it was right for what we wanted to do and now it resides in SLC. Good part about the bus is that the PO always kept it inside their garage.

We plan to put a booth in the back that turns into a bed and a wet bar. Now we can get into camping once again. We are still working on colors where to carpet and just how to accomplish what we want.

It's nice to be a member here and after reading many posts, I have learned some facts I didn't know. Thanks for all of you that have posted with great information.


EDIT: check out the bus at:
http://s793.beta.photobucket.com/user/9 ... sort=2&o=1

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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Just added a link to some photos, here it is again.

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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Welcome
And it looks like ya'll had way to much fun taking out the stripper pole and changing the oil
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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And it looks like ya'll had way to much fun taking out the stripper pole and changing the oil
Thank you, I was fun working on the bus. The wife wanted to say, "taking out... we were putting it in!"

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PS This is John. He helps as I no longer am able to get under things.
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You can't take out the poles! What will the strippers use??
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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Maybe need to add one. (pole that is)
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Howdy Keith & Welcome to the World of Skoolies! --- Nice lookin' rig and sounds like a good, straight forward plan. My bus is from the high plains in Utah which I fell in love with on the trip to check her out and do the deal. Mighty pretty country up there.

Best of luck on the build out and don't hesitate to ask questions. There must be about a thousand years of collective conversion experience between all the good folks on this board. Between us, we have no doubt made just about every mistake that can be made building a bus. That's gotta' be worth something!
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Hello and welcome aboard from Tennessee......
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
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Howdy Keith & Welcome to the World of Skoolies!
Thank you. I WILL ask for information from experienced members. I have modified an old US Mail van (steering on the right side) with a booth in the back. The bus is a longer by about 7 feet. It will have room for my electric chair as well.

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Gray Eagle, thank for the welcome. It seems that the members here are down to earth. Seems nice that the members are tolerant of spelling and all the stuff that happens when one is trying to type their thoughts, instead of just speaking.

I found out the PO had replaced the factory drivers seat with one from a car. It sat crooked and leaned to the center. When I started to check what could be done, found that the seats were held in place with sheet metal screws. These were the biggest I have ever seen it took a 11/16 socket to fit the hex end. I guess they would be called lag bolts. 1 1/2 inches long... Glad I saw them before, well you know.

As I do things to the bus, I will take lots of photos and will pass them along. Lynn has just informed me that it's time to go for dinner. So bye for now.

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There must be about a thousand years of collective conversion experience between all the good folks on this board. Between us, we have no doubt made just about every mistake that can be made building a bus. That's gotta' be worth something!
Amen to that
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