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Old 09-29-2015, 04:45 PM   #1
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1998 VanHool 45' coach conversion

Starting the thread for my coach buildout.

The day I got the bus!!!
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:59 PM   #2
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Had lots of seats to go at this point.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:05 PM   #3
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Working on seats!! Took in all about 2 days to get them all unbolted and out of bus.





When I just about finished the main part of seat removal (57 seats!!!) and was about to start on the parcel racks - that was ridiculous to remove!!!
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Way to go! Keep up the good work and the pics!
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:24 PM   #5
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Thanks!
I'm much further along though - I'm pulling my old pics and trying to get the timeline of my build going and wanted to document it somewhere.

I know it's not exactly a skoolie, but I figured we got bus lovers here ❤️��
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I drive an MCI J4500 on Sundays going to get vacationers from Galveston to Hobby airport and return to Galveston with others. The company has three VanHools. I LOVE the set-up. Never driven one. But the drivers say it's like the MCI, riding on glass! She's a BEAUTY!!!! I'll be following this build with interest! AND you already have a bathroom toilet installed (jealousy now ensues)!
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Thanks!
I'm much further along though - I'm pulling my old pics and trying to get the timeline of my build going and wanted to document it somewhere.

I know it's not exactly a skoolie, but I figured we got bus lovers here ❤️��
I definitely love buses.
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Sweet looking forward to story and pictures
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:22 PM   #9
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This is taking the parcel racks down - huge projects as they were literally installed as one long unit - had to cut them with sawzall as I unbolted sections from roof.

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Old 09-29-2015, 10:35 PM   #10
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Process of removing seat tracks and entire floor (as around old barroom had some damaged wood.
In the process I added new reflectix radiant barrier insulation and new MLV (mass loaded vinyl) it's 1lb per SF!! Old MLV was in bus over engine area but was damaged when we pulled up floor. So now New MLV is through entire bus floor and the 1/2 wood changed to 3/4 exterior grade and sealed plywood.

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