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Old 09-18-2018, 03:19 PM   #11
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Congrats.... I think we have the same bus. you can see it in the link below. now the madness begins. have fun and post some pics!
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:06 PM   #12
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Rovobay....we are almost bus twins! Mine has the handy door up front tho. Your bus is looking awesome! I am going to be following your build and maybe copying a few of your ideas :/
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:30 PM   #13
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I am overrun with emotion right now! Just got home from purchasing a 2004 IC CE200 8 window with wheelchair lift. It was at a local bus yard so I was able to get it out on the road and take a real good look at it over the last week. I have no clue what I am doing as of yet so it should be interesting to say the least! I hope take full advantage of the wealth of knowledge here and build a possibly contribute some tips myself. Wish me luck!!

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Congratulations!!! Welcome to the skoolie family. We are not far ahead of you in our conversion and have been doing videos of the process on our Youtube in case they are of help to you (link below). This is an amazing community and resource. Excited to see your build take shape!
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:41 PM   #14
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Welcome fellow Buckeye! I remember that same feeling when I got my bus. I was like "OMG I bought a bus!"
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:43 PM   #15
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Congratulations! That sounds very similar to my bus - I love that size bus - and the t444e 7.3L V8 engine has been a great machine.

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Old 09-18-2018, 07:52 PM   #16
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My head is spinning with all of the ideas I have planned! Do most of you have some sort of structured build plan or do you just wing it? I sometimes tend to overthink things
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:16 PM   #17
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The answer to all of the above is...yes.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:01 PM   #18
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Really? The window count seems to be the most common method of determining length and is much more reliable than passenger count.

Congrats on your new bus!
I agree on window count...
I could care less how many brats it could haul when in service!
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