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Old 03-17-2016, 12:21 AM   #1
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rebuilding two

Greetings from Idaho. I converted my first but after loosing my house to a fire in 2008 it is a 1985 gmc ward. I was not exactly prepared to take on this project but had parted out an old motorhome and had all the parts so I dove in head first and made it work. nothing fancy just useable. I lived in the bus for about a year before moving back into a hose. It has been used for camping many times a year since then up until the last two years it has sat. This year I decided I was tired of just looking at the poor girl and since my family has grown from just me to me a wife and two kids (5yrs and 7yrs) its time to rebuild. The other bus is a way bigger undertaking. I purchased my 1963 carpenter as a "converted bus" which it is or at least was in the 70s having sat for years and having been hacked when done its is going to be completely gutted and started fresh I also plan to raise the roof on this bus and add the home built slide outs I have been perfecting so it should be a fun project. I am a mechanic and metal fabricator by trade and am looking foreward to the bus I can see in my head lol.
1984 gmc ward, 1963 gmc carpenter
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:06 AM   #2
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welcome and post pictures as you go along your journey
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:03 AM   #3
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Welcome...and it sounds like your skill set puts you WAY ahead of most of us.
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