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Old 11-08-2018, 01:36 AM   #11
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Personally I would not have used the pressure treated wood. The treatment is fairly corrosive and over time it will cause rust wherever it touches metal.

It also off gasses for a very LONG time. Unless you have the stuff isolated really well from the interior of your bus it will always have a whiff of chemical. After sitting closed up for a day or more in the hot sun when you get in it will be more than just a whiff you will smell.

Good luck!
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:47 AM   #12
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Window seals

I am almost where you are. I plan to spend the week before Thanksgiving to finish removing vinyl flooring and putting in new subfloor/insulation/plywood/new vinyl plank flooring. That I can do. I am a 67 year old female who will have a little help from my older son who is a mechanic and is going thru all the mechanical stuff.


My question to you is where are you getting new window seals and what kind? I have the same T-windows and the seals have shrunk. I need to replace the seals while I am trying to find out if the T-windows can be replaced with plain double hung windows so I have better air flow.


What are you doing about the AC/heat? I have a heater that kinda looks like a battery. I think it may have been mounted under some seats.


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Old 03-29-2019, 07:31 PM   #13
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Hey man, we're neighbors! Good to see you here! I think our bus might have played a small role in your family's decision to go Skoolie rather than RV, even though I think we're building very different kinds of buses! Best of luck and I'll definitely be watching your build thread.
Finally back in the thread I've been sticking most to FB for ease of sharing but I came across your DMV post. Worked like a charm and all registered!
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:37 PM   #14
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A couple update photos attached. Windows sealed, ceiling in, custom cabinets around the ceiling edges to hide the corner and for storage.

I'll run electrical down each cabinet with lights and outlets coming out the bottom.

Switching back to mechanical for next week now that weather is nicer. Getting a pro to go through everything and finalize the inspection (no problem with plates at the DMV today, yay!).

Nearly all pieces of interior are here, just need to assemble.

MISSING. I still need 2 bus seats....Shuttle or school bus are fine. Any leads in upstate NY?
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:31 PM   #15
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A couple update photos attached. Windows sealed, ceiling in, custom cabinets around the ceiling edges to hide the corner and for storage.

I'll run electrical down each cabinet with lights and outlets coming out the bottom.

Switching back to mechanical for next week now that weather is nicer. Getting a pro to go through everything and finalize the inspection (no problem with plates at the DMV today, yay!).

Nearly all pieces of interior are here, just need to assemble.

MISSING. I still need 2 bus seats....Shuttle or school bus are fine. Any leads in upstate NY?
I'm in Philly and I have a bunch of school bus seats I've removed. They're all going to the dump so you'd be welcome to any of them if you could get here. Two of the seats were by my exit door, so they're stand-alone (i.e. they don't tie into the chair rail); the rest have upholstery that I had to slash in order to unbolt them from the rail. All have integrated lap belts (but not shoulder belts).

I'm putting a Ford Transit van double seat that I found on Craigslist into my bus for passengers. These are easy to install and they have integrated shoulder belts.

I may be taking a road trip to the Albany area within a month or so.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:28 AM   #16
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Update: I wrote my first response the month I bought my shuttle. Since then I have discovered it is not that difficult to replace windows altogether. And the thing I thought was a battery is the heater. I plan to replace that with a diesel under cabinet heater system.
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