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Old 05-23-2017, 07:44 PM   #1
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The shalom home

Greetings everyone. And a big thank you to all the posters who post great information here. I am a new bus owner and extensively used info from this site before deciding on the bus I bought. I wanted a dog nose for ease of maintenance, a mid size bus so the wife would drive it, mechanical injection to avoid electronics, and to have at least the seats removed to make the conversion easier. Here she is.

Wife named it the shalom home




I plan to occasionally post updates on the conversion and chime in for help as needed!
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:08 PM   #2
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Nice looking bus. So how far along are you and what type of build are you planning?
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:26 PM   #3
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Shalom Yaw'll! --- Best of luck on the build and keep the pix coming.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:57 PM   #4
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Welcome! Looks like a sweet bus and I'm looking forward to your build photos!
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:59 PM   #6
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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.


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Nice looking bus. So how far along are you and what type of build are you planning?
We just got the bus this weekend so we are in the pondering/planning stage. The guy we got it from was using it as a camper for motorcycle rallies and it has 120v electrical system on it for use with the generator or shore power for 30 or 50A.
We plan on building it to live in while we build our custom off grid home so the build will be for self contained use for temporarily permanent living.
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I'm big on temporary permanent living spaces. It's amazing how many people are building buses across the country.
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:14 PM   #8
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So I spent the day replacing the electrical outlets. One was loose in the cradle so I knew it was bad. When I took it off it fell to pieces in my hand. Yikes...





I replaced them with heavy duty commercial outlets and cleaned up some of the other wiring.


More to come as the adventure continues!
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:32 PM   #9
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Here are the pics I forgot.
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:48 PM   #10
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So my next project is tint/window covering. I know many people like skinning their windows on the outside with sheet metal but I like the "school bus" window look and lay out and have decided to keep it that way and do all my covering from the inside. The windows that I plan on keeping for use I am just going to tint with 2.5% tint. The ones that will be covered by walls I am using spray can bedliner. The main reason for doing this is to save on time and money, possibly give the window a little more strength, and to get an air tight seal around the windows. Here is the started project. Let me know your thoughts about doing this.
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