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Old 12-30-2014, 07:26 PM   #51
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If you ever need a place to park near disney for free for a week or two let me know. I'm about a half hour away from disney on acreage with cows.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:51 AM   #52
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Thank you very much, CB! i sure will keep that in mind!
Was looking at the pic gallery, and going through some of the builds.
I was all like "aaahhhh.....ooooohhh......niiiiice....!" After a while, i felt like i was looking at skoolie p0rn!!!! There are really some tremendous buses out there!
What i can't seem to be able to wrap my mind around is, and please forgive my lack of seach skills (but believe me, i tried!), how da heck do you attach the building frame, might that be 2x4, 1x4 or other, to the inside body of the bus?!? Someone mentioned self-tapping screws....ok duly noted; but where do you screw these in? on the vertical ribs between windows, or from the outside through the body?
Also, when you guys "gut the bus", do you remove the inside layer of metal to re-do the insulation with said frame and spray-foam, or do you build on top of the original interiors?
I've seen a lot of pics of on-going builds showing the woooden frame, but i never noticed (maybe i'm blind?!?) screws on the "studs". Are you guys using marine-grade adhesive between studs and bus, then screws to build onto the studs?
If anyone could point me to the right post/site that has a....walkthrough....of all this, i'd really appreciate it!
One more question: is there no cure once you start dreaming of buses and tearing up seats? :P
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:09 AM   #53
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Too funny, my ole lady often says to me that I "need to quit looking at bus-porn" lol.
Some people skip out on the gutting part and leave the metal panels and less-than-ideal fiberglass batting.
Not me! To properly insulate it, I pull the panels out. Like this-

Watch these videos and I think your questions will be more than answered!
This is my FAVORITE skoolie build on youtube. Jarrod Pimental is his name, and he chronicles pretty much the whole build in a 30 part youtube series. The only thing I'd do differently would be to panel in the windows and install insulated rv windows in their place.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:44 PM   #54
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Too funny, my ole lady often says to me that I "need to quit looking at bus-porn" lol.
Some people skip out on the gutting part and leave the metal panels and less-than-ideal fiberglass batting.
Not me! To properly insulate it, I pull the panels out. Like this-

Watch these videos and I think your questions will be more than answered!
This is my FAVORITE skoolie build on youtube. Jarrod Pimental is his name, and he chronicles pretty much the whole build in a 30 part youtube series. The only thing I'd do differently would be to panel in the windows and install insulated rv windows in their place.
Already watched 2 videos! Now i understand....!
Thank you x 1K! Videos bookmarked!
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:52 PM   #55
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Long time, no post!
What do you guys think of this:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/321636335566?nav=SEARCH
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:11 PM   #56
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And btw, CB, my wife and I watched the whole "miniserie" of Jarred's conversion. So far he has done a great job! Haven't checked for any updates as his last video was from December I think.

If anyone comes across another early 90s TC2000 as from the first posts, help a skoolie brother out!

Traveling to Boston at the moment....I brought as many socks as I could!
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:13 PM   #57
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Long time, no post!
What do you guys think of this:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/321636335566?nav=SEARCH
It looks nice but it has been on ebay a few times. The seller wants a lot iirc.
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:23 PM   #58
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http://maine.craigslist.org/rvs/4831548799.html

I know nothing about it other than he has quite a few on CL here in Maine and we haven't seen green ground for a while now.








According to the plate, it has an allison 2000 Trans, and 5.38 gears with a cummins 5.9 only 108k on the dial. Look at that belly storage!
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:25 PM   #59
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http://maine.craigslist.org/rvs/4831548799.html

I know nothing about it other than he has quite a few on CL here in Maine and we haven't seen green ground for a while now.








According to the plate, it has an allison 2000 Trans, and 5.38 gears with a cummins 5.9 only 108k on the dial. Look at that belly storage!
Belly storage is nice. I would have bought mine without it but im glad to have 5 bins under the bus.
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:42 PM   #60
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That posting says "8 days ago", and I've been using a couple of sites that search all of CL at once. This did not come up.

I must know what sorcery you guys use to find these listings!!!!
This wouldn't be a mechanical engine, correct?
Thanks btw ;)
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