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Old 01-25-2015, 05:29 PM   #21
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Yeah, its not crazy. The school boards have no reason or motivation to hype up the condition. A dealer does.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:23 AM   #22
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that is a great point. I am looking forward to it. Also I went to a friend of a friends house yesterday and may have found a place to build about 30 mins from my house.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:44 AM   #23
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Cool. Friends are always good. You need them, especially building a bus.
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:29 AM   #24
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You should post up some pics, its much more personal...

If you get a bus and need somewhere to say- raise the roof or something like that, I *may* be able to help you out.
How much building/fabrication experience do you have?

We really should get together soon, you can see what I'm doing with this Ward.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:58 PM   #25
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here is some of my travels

Here is the original idea for the interior. Note the fold down bunk.

I don't have any fab experience other than my van. I am learning as I go but seem to be pretty handy.


Eventually attached bunk to the roof.

Now I am redoing it again for possible short term living saving cash while building the bus. I am not yet sure I want to live without a bathroom and shower but would save thousands on rent.
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:07 PM   #26
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saving thousands is awesome!
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:26 PM   #27
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As far as the roof goes I like the penthouse/deck style. Probably with the penthouse in the back and the deck in the front. Cliché VW is not required.
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:29 PM   #28
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not sourcing the vw will save you tons of money, those things are worth as much as some houses these days.
I remember driving old vw's in high school. they were 500 apiece. I had several. I wouldn't have one for what they cost today.
That said- I'm a big fan of having the porch up there...
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:45 AM   #29
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90s toyota vans can be had cheap enough and provide the same kind of space etc.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:55 AM   #30
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Oh c'mon! A Honda minivan?!? Why don't you just cut my wrists?

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