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Old 02-18-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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International Shorty Party Bus

I am new to the forum, and this is my first skoolie, but here goes. The bus is a 1997 International Shorty, soon to be party bus. I got the bus from a local school that was getting out of the bussing industry and only has 140k on it. Then came the fun of removing the interior. Painting the interior, etc, etc...
Here is a list of what I've done to the bus over the past 2 months... let me know what you think!
-Paint interior
-Install headliner
-Carpet
-Make Seats and upholster(not done yet)
-Install cd, sound system, dvd, tv, 3 flip down 12" monitors, 42" plasma that comes up electronically
-150' custom sound activated rope lighting
-Racing driver seat and matching second seat on swivel pedestal
-200 amp alternator w/ battery isolator and 2nd bank of marine batteries
-Install power inverter, video amplifier, stereo amplifiers
-Tint 30 windows to 5% limo tint
-Install front and rear door locks and custom auto-open keyless entry on front door

Things to come in the next two months:
-Custom bright yellow and metallic gray paint
-Functional Hood Scoop
-Color changing LED underbody kits
-Chrome wheel simulators

Any suggestions and or comments? I am having a blast working on this thing!!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:38 PM   #4
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Nice job, I love the size of your bus too, it is not too big and not too small.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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nice work!!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:07 PM   #6
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Sweet!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:44 PM   #7
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Re: International Shorty Party Bus

The linear actuator on the door is AWESOME. That's a fantastic idea. I can see myself incorporating that along with the Lapeer20m remote entry idea on mine.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:53 PM   #8
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i didn't even notice the linear actuator the first time. What a spectacular idea.....especially for those without air brakes...and even for those that do, since it allows the door to still be opened manually....i love that! Definitely gonna steal that idea in the future!
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that bus is flippin awsome id call it the bling bus with all those goodies.....
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:16 PM   #10
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Thanks for the comments. So far I have done all work including the couches myself. It was my first attempt at upholstery work, but I think it turned out pretty good and they are really comfortable. I started the bus at the end of December and will have it done by mid April. The linear actuator works great. I have it hooked up to a car keyless entry system that I got off ebay for $10. I also made power rear door lock too. The linear actuator has a removable pin that is attatched to a cable. I ran the cable to a hidden spot on the exterior to be able to get in if I kill the batteries. So far the hardest part of the build was making the 75lb plasma tv raise up from behind the seat. It is done with a power window motor and a series of cables. It takes about 10 seconds to lift up. Thanks for the comments, keep any suggestions coming!
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