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Old 11-23-2015, 10:54 PM   #1
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Hoop House - My new half bus

Hey all! I bought my bus about a month ago from a dealership in NY. She's a 2001 Bluebird half bus. We've been doing a ton of work already and I'm keeping a blog at Hoophouse - HOOPHOUSE BUS

I've never built anything before, but my boyfriend is a carpenter (a very patient one). We will be doing the whole build ourselves and hoping to get on the road by May.

Going to need a lot of advice and help along the way!



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Old 11-24-2015, 06:28 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome!
Yall look like really nice people!



What IS your 20?
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
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Building out of upstate Ny

We are doing our build in upstate NY in the Fingerlakes region!
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:56 AM   #4
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I've heard its beautiful up there. well other than the cold...
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:28 PM   #5
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Looked at your blog, and laughed at the grinder picture with the larger one and smaller one because i had the same dilemma. when i moved over the larger grinder it pretty much created a cloud tunnel of red dust through the entire bus and out the back, looked like the thing was smoking from being on fire but it worked wonders. We also had to learn to weld, a small wire feed welder worked great for us, but you choose your own. build is 92 thomas international navistar if you want to see what we have down, since you are at the point we were 2-3 months ago.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:01 AM   #6
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Floors, Ceiling Vents, and PURPLE LEATHER TOOL BELTS!!!

Check out the new blog post about laying floors and installing ceiling vents!



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Old 12-07-2015, 10:45 AM   #7
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Lookin' great guys! Keep the pix coming!
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:15 PM   #8
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I'd love to see an outside picture. Looks great so far and I love the floorplan layout. Does the bed lower? Is that space underneath for storage or like an office?
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:02 PM   #9
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New floor plans!



Had to make some adjustments to the floor plan. To read about it on the blog, click here: Post 8: New Floor Plans!!! - Hoophouse

The bed sits on top of storage space that will be accessible from the interior an exterior emergency exits.

Here's the full bus
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:27 PM   #10
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Here's the full bus
Cool pic! The passenger seat up front is key!
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