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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-27-2015, 08:54 AM
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Building it is the most expensive part! weekend,...

Building it is the most expensive part! weekend, and week long trips are relatively inexpensive comparatively.

I guess it doesn't matter, the mods removed the link anyway. I guess asking for help...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-23-2015, 11:00 AM
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Care to help a fellow skoolie get on the road? ...

Care to help a fellow skoolie get on the road?


[Mod edit - link removed]
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-24-2015, 06:03 AM
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Views: 5,573
Posted By Outcast
Yes, that's if you have a tag. Getting a tag and...

Yes, that's if you have a tag. Getting a tag and doing a title registration (transfer) are two different things. Getting the titled transferred into my name just shows the new ownership, I still have...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-23-2015, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Outcast
I don't have insurance yet. I was just trying to...

I don't have insurance yet. I was just trying to get her retitled, no tag or insurance until after the conversion is complete and she's ready to hit the road.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-21-2015, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Outcast
I go to Wades often (I live just across the river...

I go to Wades often (I live just across the river from there), and am friends with Walter (the owner) so maybe I will talk to him next week. The weather is putting everything on hold.

I also...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-20-2015, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Outcast
Went to register the bus as an RV today. I was...

Went to register the bus as an RV today. I was told that it can't be done, "if the title says it's a bus, it has to stay the same".

Now I know others in Georgia have re-registered their buses as...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-09-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By Outcast
Thought hard on this one issue, but between the...

Thought hard on this one issue, but between the structural strength of a school bus and the extra ground clearance for going WAY off road, I had to go with a skoolie. My wife was not (is not) happy...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-09-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Outcast
I'm far from an expert on 2-speed rear ends, but...

I'm far from an expert on 2-speed rear ends, but most everyone I've talked to about it said that the high range is typically a 1:1, which would be a lot higher than 4.50 :1 that I think I'm running...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-03-2015, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Outcast
"The problem with increasing HP you also increase...

"The problem with increasing HP you also increase heat."

True, and it is already running a consistent 200 degrees when I'm going all out on the highway.

Anyway, checked a few things out, it is...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-03-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,573
Posted By Outcast
I had considered, and still am, putting a two...

I had considered, and still am, putting a two speed rear end under it. That would give me more power for the mountains in low range and better fuel efficiency on the highways in high range. I did...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-03-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,573
Posted By Outcast
I haven't looked at the engine plate, but the...

I haven't looked at the engine plate, but the highway speed, all out on flat ground, with a good tail wind, is 65 mph. I got up to 68 going down hill a couple of times. I've driven it about 175 miles...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-03-2015, 10:26 AM
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Views: 5,573
Posted By Outcast
Honestly, I'm not sure. There are a lot of things...

Honestly, I'm not sure. There are a lot of things I still need to figure out, like which transmission it in it. I know it is an Alison 4-speed, but not sure if it is a 545 or a 643. It started...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-03-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,573
Posted By Outcast
Talking The Forge

Finally bought a bus, after more than a year of looking. It isn't everything I wanted, but it's more than I had. now the adventure begins.

I ended up with a '96 AmTran 72 pax, 38 ft long, DT466...
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