Not a skoolie this time but the Gator bus just wasn't enough to get the bug out of me. Its an 89 Orion transit, 6V92 DDEC and Allison are recent and it runs great. There was a little rust behind some of the panels and since we are building this to sell it, we really wanted to make sure it was done 100% right with no hidden surprises for the next owner. All rust was sandblasted and epoxy primered, body panels replaced, windows all taken out etc etc.
In a nutshell, it will have a mirrored fiber optic strarlit ceiling, tons of color changing RGB LED lighting, a bar, lots of candy painted fiberglass accents etc. More than likely a marble tile floor, faux ostrich leather seating, mutiple TVs, etc.
Anyways, it had an after the fact handicap lift and door which we removed and skinned the bottom and framed for a window to go in place. All windows were removed, window pillar covers removed and replaced, rain channel removed, and all exterior seam sealer on the roof/side transition was blasted out and replaced. One rear body skin had water intrusion behind it so it was replaced. The rear floor was rotted so we removed it all to where it stopped which was a real pain since there is no metal floor below it to get leverage on like a skoolie. The new wood was coated in a rubber paint top and bottom and reinstalled. We just finished skinning the two rear windows also. Pictures are here http://s626.photobucket.com/albums/tt34 ... s%20Build/
. Ill try to post the progress and it comes together.