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Old 12-20-2017, 03:11 PM   #1
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I am max, my bus and me are park in Atlanta Georgia. I started my conversion last year, now itís complete. I still have a few things to fix up and need some help with. Also I am here to share my conversion experience.
I have a 1993 Thomas international short bus 320 000 miles on it, done a few big trips with it and itís my full time home.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:19 PM   #2
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Welcome.
Looking good.
I like the exterior woody style. Wonder if I could pull that look off on my full size bus.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:21 PM   #3
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Thank you, the wooden panel rase up to cover the window when to much sun or for privacy. But I will explain it all in a appropriate post
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:25 PM   #4
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Yes welcome and nice work inside and out. Will be following for sure here.

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Old 12-20-2017, 03:30 PM   #5
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Thank you, the wooden panel rase up to cover the window when to much sun or for privacy. But I will explain it all in a appropriate post
I was going to ask if they were just looks or were functional as well.
I was just thinking how I could make the look and use them as a fold down table.i already have fashioned a hideaway sink and two burner top for that side when stopped but that idea would help expand my idea.
Using them as an awning is cool as hell to?
I like it.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:06 PM   #6
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That is one sweet bus!
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:32 PM   #7
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Very nicely done, inside and out.

I 'woodified' my Blazer about 10 years ago......have been pondering using some on my bus build, but still undecided. Your's looks great.


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Old 12-20-2017, 09:40 PM   #8
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Nice idea! I was thinking of 16 individual window "inserts" made from sheet metal covered in wool or other insulation from the inside. outside is so much better! No need for storage space for the covers. remote controlled electrically powered covers so when it rains, you are not in the elements.

However, my friend used to park his VW bus in downtown Jackson Hole, WY, where it is illegal to sleep in your vehicle overnight. He would cover his windows from the inside with black plastic garbage bags so when cops showed up, they just got a mirror effect with flashlights. He was just another car in a parking lot. Looking like you are hiding makes that harder...
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:42 PM   #9
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Hi, Love the bus! I am a newbie to the site and to owning a school bus..you are my first post-question. I want to attach wood down the sides of Ivy ( less I have to paint and sand) Here's the question, do i need to bolt the wood on through the walls or can I just use metal screws? Maybe glue? What do you think?
I will post some pictures when I can figure out the site better.
Thank you in advance
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You're going to put something on the side of your bus that you know will hold water? You must live in a dry climate. Either way, have you ever looked into using a wrap? Any graphic can be applied.
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