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Old 01-08-2016, 08:07 PM   #11
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This is the exact size bus I want to buy! Thank you for documenting your project, I'll be cribbing off you!
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:04 PM   #12
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I agree a passenger seat up front is important but so are seatbelts, I bought a great seat out of a van at a scrapyard for $40. It has armrests both sides and SEAT BELTS. I mounted it on a swivel so it can turn, tilt,etc. Works great and is very comfortable.

You've got some great ideas in your plans. Looking forward to seeing the end result.
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Old 01-16-2016, 03:00 AM   #13
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I just read through your blog. Awesome job so far! and I say it doesn't matter how much longer it takes to complete a task as long as you are having fun with it!

Also I have to ask. How tall is your boyfriend? I'm 6'2" myself and am worried about having to duck the whole time so how is he doing with the height issue?
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:08 PM   #14
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The Build! Framing, Bed, Couch, Cabinets

Hey Guys! We spent this month framing the bathroom, building the bed, the couch, and scoring some kitchen cabinets.

You can see the full details in my blog here:
Post 9: Let's build! Walls, Bed, Couch, and Cabinets - Hoophouse

You can get the sketchup design for the couch on the blog too!





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Old 01-22-2016, 02:46 PM   #15
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Cool bus with what looks like a tall roof. Beautiful scenery. I hope you have all the leaks taken care of before doing all that work.






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Old 01-22-2016, 03:35 PM   #16
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Question:

I can't find any info on those cute half buses. Is there a wiki for past bus models?

I was specifically looking at finding GVWR for those smaller busses.

They are soo cool! Kepp it up!

Also, that co-pilot seat doesn't look legal to me. Granted I live in the land of granny-government, but NY state must still ask that all seats have seat belts and a legit RV seat, no? Just wondering!
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:08 PM   #17
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Question:

I can't find any info on those cute half buses. Is there a wiki for past bus models?

I was specifically looking at finding GVWR for those smaller busses.
They are the same as the equivalent full size bus.
As seen on the blue bird vision home page: https://www.blue-bird.com/blue-bird/...-Diesel-1.aspx
I could not find hard Minimum numbers for the international 3800 chassis.
I would imagine the minimum GVWR is around 18000 lbs and the maximum I have seen in a school bus is 34000 lbs

here is the wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intern...bus_chassis%29
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:43 PM   #18
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Wow.

I made a google search with blue bird half buses and not seeing one in their product line up...

Thanks, should searched a bit further!
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:39 PM   #19
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We are doing our build in upstate NY in the Fingerlakes region!
I saw your website posting through Don Brown's FB page! Congratulations and good luck! I'm working on getting a bus through them as we speak!
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:16 AM   #20
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gratitude and in awe

Hi Karli and Craig, thank you so much for the great detail. in the process of taking a potential small home bus to the mechanic for him to check it out for me as i live in the mountains of bc and i need to know that the brakes are working to drive down the steep mountain range grades ... hassle free. your detail has helped calm the "oh boy what am i getting myself into" thank you and i look forward to hearing more of your posts.

I live in BC, Canada so i'll be insulating the whole bus i think ??? working it out as I go along.

love this site. love this forum.

I am still deciding on shower or no shower or a small tin bath tub instead. what made you decide no shower in the end ? space and what type of toilet will you be installing.

I will be putting in a wood stove so I am going to have to work that into my plan somewhere.

the bus is 14 feet long and 8 1/2 feet wide is what i will have to play with. with the framing and insulation it will bring that down a few inches on either side i would think.

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