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Old 05-03-2019, 09:52 PM   #1
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Baudelina Bus

Hello all!

I am the Baudelina Bus~

In 2017 I bought off of craigslist a 1994 GMC Vandura 3500, with 35,000 miles on it.
The previous owner(s) were using it to transport landscaping equipment to and from schools (I'm guessing)

It took some time to get my personal as well as my financial life in order but I'm finally ready to start getting to work on my skoolie/future home.

I seriously love this site I've learned so much from reading other people's posts and will update as frequently as possible until then heres some "before" pictures:
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:33 AM   #2
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Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
Looks like your bus is becoming one with the local vegitation. I bet it is as happy as you are about working on it again.


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Old 05-07-2019, 04:20 PM   #3
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Thank you Native!

Oh man like you wouldnt believe! When I drove this thing away I could hear the branches snap, there was moss growing on the side and on the roof when I got it home!
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:30 PM   #4
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Progress ~

It's been a very long day of unscrewing, grinding, sweeping, crow baring, some swearing, and a lot of sweating but progress is progress!

The insulation had gaps and some of the screws were rusted I'm thinking of going with a 1 1/2" insulation for the walls and 2" for the ceiling and filling any gaps with great stuff as well as placing some reflectix over it before sealing it up.

If anyone has got any other suggestions please let me know!
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:00 PM   #5
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hello

Are you having fun yet? I hope so. Welcome to the nuthouse, I think.

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Old 05-20-2019, 04:18 PM   #6
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Everything I've heard about Great Stuff says that it's not a good idea to put it in contact with steel. Think about using the Loctite foam-in-a-can product instead. Another advantage is that the Loctite formulation is a closed-cell product, meaning that it can't absorb water and hold it in contact with your bus skin.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:25 PM   #7
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Insulation progress

Photos are a thousand words~ Thank you Dan-Fox I went with loctite for the parts of the wall I couldn't reach took a few cans but now I can place the left over xps foam board in the wall space ~
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