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Old 06-27-2016, 03:00 AM   #1
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Skoolie on the Texas coast

Hi everyone,
To start out me and my girlfriend just bought a 1999 re Amtran! We are planning to live in it for the next 5 years or so and travel around the U.S.
So far we have taken out all of the seats, interior panels, drivers seat and wood floors, also we just got done with the framing for our sub floor. We should be getting a rv this week that we can use for parts so more progress is about to happen. We are here for advice and ideas! So don't hold back.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:16 AM   #2
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:29 AM   #3
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That is a NICE bus!! Does it have the DT466 or the super rare DT530?
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:33 AM   #4
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Thanks!! Got it for a steal as well. Sorry should have added that, it's got the t444e with a Allison mt643!
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:49 AM   #5
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Well Hot Damn...Another Texas Skoolie! --- Welcome...you are just down the road from several other skoolie builders here in Houston. And it looks like you are off to a rip-roaring start on a solid platform.

Best of luck on the build out and don't hesitate to give a shout to the Texas Chapter if you find yourself in need of anything.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:52 AM   #6
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Glad there are more skoolies around!

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Well Hot Damn...Another Texas Skoolie! --- Welcome...you are just down the road from several other skoolie builders here in Houston. And it looks like you are off to a rip-roaring start on a solid platform.

Best of luck on the build out and don't hesitate to give a shout to the Texas Chapter if you find yourself in need of anything.
Awesome! I didn't think there were any skoolie around, also I have so many questions lol. And what is the Texas chapter?
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:04 AM   #7
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The reference to the "Texas Chapter" isn't anything official...just referring to the herd of members who are here in the Houston area. There are probably a half dozen skoolies in progress locally.

Off the top of my head there is "Flyboy"..."M1031A1"...myself and a few others are spread around the greater Houston area. A few of us have gotten together and shared war stories and looked at each others projects. Maybe it is time for another gathering. Just sharing info on local resources is valuable. Steel suppliers...machine shops...sheetmetal shops...parts sources...etc.

Once again...welcome to the madness.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:49 AM   #8
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The reference to the "Texas Chapter" isn't anything official...just referring to the herd of members who are here in the Houston area. There are probably a half dozen skoolies in progress locally.

Off the top of my head there is "Flyboy"..."M1031A1"...myself and a few others are spread around the greater Houston area. A few of us have gotten together and shared war stories and looked at each others projects. Maybe it is time for another gathering. Just sharing info on local resources is valuable. Steel suppliers...machine shops...sheetmetal shops...parts sources...etc.

Once again...welcome to the madness.
That would be awesome! When ever yall plan on having a meet just let me know, I will try my hardest to get out to it. Also is there any where in the area that has skoolie parts?
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:42 PM   #9
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Hey Brandon, congrats on getting a Skoolie. I have a '99 Amtran as well but mine is a front engine. Hope to meet up with you someday in the Houston area.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:06 PM   #10
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Hey Brandon, congrats on getting a Skoolie. I have a '99 Amtran as well but mine is a front engine. Hope to meet up with you someday in the Houston area.
Thanks man! I swear I saw one driving today in Santa Fe, would that happened to be you? And same to you still need a few things before I can drive mine.
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