I never started a thread. I joined years ago but had a tiff with the owner of the site at that time. He wanted all of us to help an older couple to buy a new engine for their bus. That's a sweet thought, but it sounded like a scam to me and I said so. I was basically invited to leave the site and out of respect for others I did.
After purchasing this current fifth bus this site came up again during web searches. I needed information about buses. I was a military diesel specialist team leader processing an average of about 13 trucks per day. Don't know much about buses though. Multifuel engines are my specialty.
I've moved the seats around, but everything in my bus can be off loaded in about 30 minutes. There just isn't anything to show here. I am preparing to insulate but you already know how to take out rivets and panels.
That's just starting to get broke in at 128k. I wait for wheel chair buses now so I don't have to deal with seats. I tried the led light strips for a while. They will actually fit inside of the L-track groove in the floor which is visually appealing but gives me a headache after a while. And ok, I'll have to agree about the need for insulation. I began living in this rig at the end of the freezing weather so I did get a taste of what a factory bus feels like in the winter. I went out and bought a wood stove specifically for the bus, I mean van. Mine is not officially a conversion. I was also going to have nice flooring until I got this bus with L-track all over the floors. Keeping the idea of simplicity in mind combined with the rate that I seem to change buses I find it's not prudent to invest to heavily. I admire the size of bus you got, but doesn't that limit the places you can stop sometimes? In cities I find it awkward even with this medium size bus.
It's a 2003 Thomas-built HDX. I got it last October for $8K. It had 128K on the clock and the tires were almost brand new. Driving it back to Montana from Illinois, it rode like it was on rails and averaged 7.5 mpg. I paid 2 kids $340 to strip the seats and have had it carpeted and linoleum. I've also put in insulation on the walls and some LED light strips.