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Old 07-06-2018, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hi, all! I'm usually not one to put myself out there, but I think I might have found my tribe. Just bought a 1997 Chevy 3500 Bluebird short bus and am taking out the seats. I'm overwhelmed and would love any support and help I can get down here!

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Old 07-06-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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Great choice. I also have a 350. Mine is a 1991. It's a great reliable engine that you can get parts for anywhere and every mechanic knows how to work on.
There's a lot of reading to do on this site. We all recommend insulating either with spray foam or XPS board after you tear out the ceiling and walls and floor. It's worth the effort and will make a huge difference in the heat where you live.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:31 PM   #3
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:48 PM   #4
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Where is "down here"? Go to the User CP and fill out your profile so we know where you are and a little about you. It will help get answers that apply to "down here"
Austin. I am still learning to navigate the site. Please be patient.
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:06 PM   #5
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Welcome!

Great choice. I also have a 350. Mine is a 1991. It's a great reliable engine that you can get parts for anywhere and every mechanic knows how to work on.
There's a lot of reading to do on this site. We all recommend insulating either with spray foam or XPS board after you tear out the ceiling and walls and floor. It's worth the effort and will make a huge difference in the heat where you live.
Planning on spray foam top and sides and spray foam and/or board on the floor.
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:23 PM   #6
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:32 PM   #7
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seems to be a fair number of skoolies in austin. I would sure like to think, getting some face to face time from other members would not be difficult.

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Old 09-24-2018, 11:34 PM   #8
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Hey, I was hoping to volunteer to help see what it takes for my potential build and also Learn what to do because I plan to do as much work as possible on my own to save myself some money.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:07 AM   #9
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Hi! I’d love some help! Where are you located?
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:27 PM   #10
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