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Old 10-17-2015, 05:44 PM   #41
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I don't often say things like this...
But that is a CUTE bus!
I won't hold it against you, I'm a bit taken with it myself.

Reminds me of something a little kid would draw. The wheels on the bus... yada yada.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:01 PM   #42
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The thread of cuteness...

I really do like that bus, man. Can't wait to see it painted.
I'm probably in the minority here, but I REALLY hate the color of national school bus chrome yellow.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:06 PM   #43
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The thread of cuteness...

I really do like that bus, man. Can't wait to see it painted.
I'm probably in the minority here, but I REALLY hate the color of national school bus chrome yellow.
Ah man, now I'm going to have to rename this thread.

I'm thinking a light blue on this. I've seen some that I really like leaving the roof white and the rub rails (? Think that's what they're called) black.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:11 PM   #44
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I LOVE that.
Baby blue, light blue... I like that kind of color and its practical.
White roof is almost a MUST! Helps tremendously in the summer temps. Almost all our buses here in FL come that way.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:18 PM   #45
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I LOVE that.
Baby blue, light blue... I like that kind of color and its practical.
White roof is almost a MUST! Helps tremendously in the summer temps. Almost all our buses here in FL come that way.
Def. It's fairly warm here in socal. And I'm hoping to leave all the windows uncovered. Don't know where I'll end up long term, but pretty well decided that roof has got to be white to help with the heat.

I'm not an expert by any means, but a light blue seems highly visible, especially at night and hopefully fairly good at reflecting heat.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:28 PM   #46
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Highway speeds

Love your project Penny. You mentioned that you had a lot of engine vibration at highway speed. Most all skoolies are geared for lower speed stop and go use. If you will do much highway driving, you might want to consider changing the rear end to a higher ratio. I did it with great success on a full size skoolie. You will not over rev the engine and you should get much better fuel mileage. Anyhow, I hope you keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:03 AM   #47
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Nice progress and great work. Getting hurt and banged up is something that happens to all of us so dont feel stupid, just means youre working hard! i actually picked up a head of a screw i drilled out and burnt myself too, twice! Lol. Learned after that though.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:37 PM   #48
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@capnron It seems to like shimmying and shaking in general, but I'll definitely look into that. Thanks!

@burlking I definitely don't feel outright stupid. But, I definitely do like to have a little laugh at my own expense when I do something a little dumb (:

Alright, today I'm going to try to flip at least one window upside down, finish the plywood on the stairs so I quit punching holes in the insulation and start framing from the windows down. Oh, and finish spray foaming and spray painting my driver side interior. Onwards!
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:59 PM   #49
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Your bus is so cute! I was going to ask what model and year it was, but I see that info on your profile. It looks a lot like the Mini Birds of the 80's--early 90's.

Is a gas or Diesel engine?

What are your plans for it? Camping, road trips, living in it full time?

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Old 12-31-2015, 01:27 PM   #50
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Your bus is so cute! I was going to ask what model and year it was, but I see that info on your profile. It looks a lot like the Mini Birds of the 80's--early 90's.

Is a gas or Diesel engine?

What are your plans for it? Camping, road trips, living in it full time?

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Hey TA,
Its a gas engine. I've got tiny home plans, so I will be full timing it once its ready... Hopefully by next summer. I'll be camping and road tripping in it as early as this spring though.
Thanks for reading!
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