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Old 07-19-2015, 11:55 PM   #1
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Hello from Nebraska!!

Hi everyone!! I dove into the skoolie world with both feet and what an adventure it has been!! Crazy thing happened one when reading a paper at the dinner table! My wife say an ad for a used school bus for sale and jokingly said we should by it and make it a toy hauler! That started the wheels turning and the research began and I found this web site and I was inspired by what I read!! I did a lot of research and a week later I bought a 1995 IH bus with a Tomas body t444E and a Allison trans!! 162,000 miles one owner the school I bought it from! Our plans are to have a flatbed toy hauler and room for 7 in the cab area! Got started on it Monday and have made good progress !!
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Old 07-20-2015, 12:00 AM   #2
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:30 PM   #4
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A big ol' Skoolie Welcome! --- Sounds like this will be an interesting build. Converting the rear to a flatbed and keeping some closed space up front is not uncommon so a little Googling might provide some experience/pix/ideas. One of the nicer units I recall kept most of the roof in place which became the "covered patio" once the toys were unloaded.

Best of luck and definitely do post some pix!
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:07 PM   #5
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Its the Internet- Pics or it doesn't exist.

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Old 07-20-2015, 09:03 PM   #6
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Sorry little slow at getting back on here!!!! Some what new at forums plus been working on bus!!! Here are some photos project was started Monday July 13th!
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:08 PM   #7
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You got that far this fast? Common!
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:14 PM   #8
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Been off work all week and I recurred my nephew and my son!! Plus a good friend wanted in in the tear down
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:22 PM   #9
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So far I am being spending the most time reattaching the back of the bus and trying to work thru the wiring that's not necessary and the door switches are a fun
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:23 PM   #10
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Hi everyone!! I dove into the skoolie world with both feet and what an adventure it has been!! Crazy thing happened one when reading a paper at the dinner table! My wife say an ad for a used school bus for sale and jokingly said we should by it and make it a toy hauler! That started the wheels turning and the research began and I found this web site and I was inspired by what I read!! I did a lot of research and a week later I bought a 1995 IH bus with a Tomas body t444E and a Allison trans!! 162,000 miles one owner the school I bought it from! Our plans are to have a flatbed toy hauler and room for 7 in the cab area! Got started on it Monday and have made good progress !!

well, you've got wife's approval coming out of the gate.....

I'd say that's 3/4 the battle won right there!


funny when it's THEIR idea, all systems are go!
they have to warm to anyone's idea other than their own

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