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Old 09-30-2016, 08:46 AM   #1
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Hey everyone. New to this whole bus conversion (or any conversion) and came here to get and share ideas. Recently the wife and I bought a 78 GMC Shorty that had already been partially converted into a basic camper. It has 2 cots, a small propane stove, awning, non-working stereo system, and a paint job. I've spent the past few weeks working on the engine getting it running as it had sat for 2+ years, and the wife helped me gut and clean the interior. Right now, we're putting the cots and a bench seat back in to make it usable for hunting season which is less than 2 weeks away.
We eventually plan on doing a full remodel to make it into a camper that will work for the two of us and our two small dogs. I've done a lot of looking on youtube and google and seen very little as far as buses of this size. And, although we have seen some great ideas on conversions, we're a little limited on space. I've seen this forum a time or two in my searches so thought we'd give it a try and see where it goes.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:50 AM   #2
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Yo! Awesome. gotta get the horses under the hood rocking.
Where in the Northeast are you? I'm in VT.

Are you looking for parts? Ideas? hidden junkyards?

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Old 09-30-2016, 09:06 AM   #3
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I'm actually in the other corner of the country: Washington. It's taken a little work to get 'er up and going and she still needs more, but it'll make it to the mountains for hunting this year. lol The wife LOVES the Harry Potter theme! Nice ride!
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:56 AM   #4
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Oops...read northeast .
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