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Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 10-10-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By sportyrick
best engines out there are 5.9, 466, 7.3 and...

best engines out there are 5.9, 466, 7.3 and Duramax, avoid the V10 Ford
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 10-10-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By sportyrick
I use a twist lock plug and sockets, your sockets...

I use a twist lock plug and sockets, your sockets are your different powers, shore, inverter, generator and your plug goes to your power panel, just plug into which ever power you have at the time...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-10-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,976
Posted By sportyrick
Their mom and dad will pay if you work it right,...

Their mom and dad will pay if you work it right, you saw them didn't you?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-07-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By sportyrick
Must be higher HP if ordered with a 3060, most...

Must be higher HP if ordered with a 3060, most have dreaded 545. Rust would be a deal breaker. Rust is like cockroaches, see a couple there are plenty hiding everywhere.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-07-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Posted By sportyrick
I am a professional welder and machinist and my...

I am a professional welder and machinist and my girlfriend and I spent a whole year, every weekend except 2 holidays, 2-4 weeknights working out of a fully complimented shop, it will take a lot...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-07-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By sportyrick
Thats gonna be tight for both but if designed...

Thats gonna be tight for both but if designed well it will work and lets you see if it's what you really want to do, you can upgrade later.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-07-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,095
Posted By sportyrick
Buying a bus that hauls bikes and has a place to...

Buying a bus that hauls bikes and has a place to live is next to none so I built mine the way I wanted and never looked back, go for it, Sportyrick
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-07-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By sportyrick
Hope you got that bus cheap. POR 15 is a great...

Hope you got that bus cheap. POR 15 is a great product and will protect wonderfully, especially if you use the metal prep rust remover first, check it out. The only thing holding you back is your...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 04-16-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By sportyrick
If your block isn't cracked I'd go play the...

If your block isn't cracked I'd go play the lottery.
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 04-13-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,040
Posted By sportyrick
A bus w/o seats is a commercial truck and is...

A bus w/o seats is a commercial truck and is insured as such, a bus w seats is a commercial vehicle under scrutiny as a vehicle that will hall customers for a fee, this is also what the insurance...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-06-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By sportyrick
I bent up some aluminum and tig welded them up,...

I bent up some aluminum and tig welded them up, no rust, corrosion and can support themselves, a local welding shop should be able to fix you up.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-06-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By sportyrick
I have 6:83 gears with 10:00x20 tires turning my...

I have 6:83 gears with 10:00x20 tires turning my gas 427 at 3800 at 70 mph (48 inch tires), i would have thought you guys with an overdrive transmission would be able to run 70 mph. was looking into...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-06-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By sportyrick
My 76 BB has them

My 76 BB has them
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 03-06-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,059
Posted By sportyrick
Hello from Fulton, i don't think you want to have...

Hello from Fulton, i don't think you want to have your fresh overwhelm your gray that much. I am happy with 55 fresh, 38 gray and 19 black for 2 people. have never run the black over but can fill up...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-10-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,684
Posted By sportyrick
I just silicon-ed in my screens, never had a...

I just silicon-ed in my screens, never had a problem in 11 years
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-05-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By sportyrick
Life is a crap shoot and there are no promises so...

Life is a crap shoot and there are no promises so go for it, don't remove the air conditioning, work around it, you will learn so much from your new endeavor it will tickle you when you look back in...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-13-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,584
Posted By sportyrick
Re: Motorhome vs. Trailer

I even looked into a semi truck and furniture trailer (low to the ground and more interior height) but one thing I couldn't get around.....how many people can you put in the cab of a truck? Bathroom...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 09-11-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By sportyrick
Re: CNG/propane conversion parts

replaced or hydro tested?
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 09-11-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By sportyrick
BlueBird bus for sale

NICE BlueBird bus for sale, 1992 with only 12,000 miles, 5.9 diesel, 15KW diesel generator, air conditioning, no windows, ready for conversion, sportyrick
http://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Ma ......
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 09-10-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By sportyrick
CNG/propane conversion parts

looking for CNG/propane conversion parts pulled off your bus when you converted it back to gasoline. I am interested in the carburetor, vaporizer, solenoids, CNG tanks etc. thanks, sportyrick
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-08-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By sportyrick
Re: Can someone help me with some measurements?

I have a 12' uhaul ramp that I ride my HD up and a set of stairs I made out if aluminum but I will have to get a length for you, sportyrick
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-16-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,488
Posted By sportyrick
Re: How much weight can I haul?

My bus weighs 23.000 and then add 18 people with coolers or 3 motorcycles plus coolers or a canoe, motorcycle and coolers and I easily top 25,000 and that little 427 hardly notices the difference....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,294
Posted By sportyrick
Re: windshield curtains

we used the rails with little rollers and hooks, what a pain in the ass, then we used magnets sewn into the curtains in the back, way to go, I recommend that over anything else, easy to put up and...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-16-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,635
Posted By sportyrick
Re: have you tried to move the door to the middle of school

I've done it also, sportyrick in gallery, well worth the effort. An RV door just happens to fit between a pair of support rails. sportyrick
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-16-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,031
Posted By sportyrick
Re: Looking for a folding bench seat plan ...

I have pictures in the gallery of my fold down seat/bed, go look and see if you can figure them out, if not then write me and we can talk about them. sportyrick
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