New member from Richmond
It's nice to see that there really is a forum for everything; and since this appeared to be one of the nicer bus-oriented ones I've come across. My name is Fred and I don't own a "skoolie" per say but I did manage to score a very abused 1989 E-350 shuttle bus for a song. Had it towed home and I've been tinkering with it as it sits in my back yard.
It's clear that this bus has had a very hard life. I don't know whether it was originally a church or an airport bus, but I found it on Craigslist looking for cheap vans with which to tow my race trailer. I will refrain from posting pictures of it yet due to the previous owner being under the influence of some sort of psychedelic drugs when he gave it its current rattle can paint job. It took hours cleaning out all of the junk that was inside it as well. All of the interior seats were removed except for the driver seat. I don't want to think about how long I spent peeling neon flower decals off of the interior walls.
Since then I have done a lot of work to the bus, fixing it's numerous issues while beginning the conversion of the interior to something I can live with until I can get it painted. Currently it will not start in spite of the fact that it has many new parts including starter, alternator and a good battery. It would seem that this bus has been fitted with elaborate modifications to the electrical system by the coach company that built it, so I will be trying to figure out exactly what went wrong.
Anyway, thanks for having me and hopefully I can glean the site of something useful that can put this baby back on the road so I can go racing.