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Old 03-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Re: 1984 Bluebird Double Decker

love the 2nd story!

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Bodacious Bird Busman! --- That's a real classic you have there. 'Course in the olden days, it would have been a BeetleBus on top though. Very cool. More pix! Show us your switches!

BTW...just how tall is that gal?
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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Yeah, that bus is pure awesomeness! More pics! Welcome!
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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I like it!
couple questions:
1 - How did you put the van on top?. Bunch of people or more scientific approach?.
2 - How high is it (at highest point)?
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Well, this gets me thinking. I've got a 1990 Ford Aerostar (best minivan ever, IMHO), and now I know what I'm going to do with it.

Please show more pics of the interior.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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[quote="thebusman"]sits at 13'6"
I wanted to make it as tall as I could on the inside, so that I may sit up in bed!
I will try and snap some interior photos tomorrow.. have some cleaning to do first

Can't wait to see what you did under the chopped van!.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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Does anyone have experience with flexible plumbing?
I am trying to route all my plumbing to grey water... must i use pvc to run everything? Or is 3/4 hose acceptable?
Reason I ask, I plan to run pipe straight down, under floor, then 90 to the middle of the frame... but thats where i run into trouble.. I have supports in the frame that prevent me from running pvc.. not enough space and the angles...

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can I run the braided pvc lined hose, for the sinks to grey water??

I'll try and get pics of the frame to better understand whats going on..

Check out "PEC" tubing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #8
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David says you are taking a chance with 3/4". Use 1" at minimum. Since there is no pressure on it, you do not need to use braided hose. Watch your"dips" as they will hold water in the low sags and can burst from freezing (use the plastic plumbing strap on hoses... less wear). The drain lines in our Apache popup was "bilge" hose (lightweight crappy plastic... rots over time and will crack). We replaced it with some rubber-type hose like used to drain washing machines. I would suggest not using the clear hose simply because green goo, etc will grow nicely in it. Smooth interior wall hose would be something to look for.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #9
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I think that hose, with a 90 bend, could collapse and get clogged real easy at the pinch point. Better do the extra work with PVC.
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You can use hard plastic pipe until you go thru the floor to the 90° angle. Once you make the turn, add a short piece of hard pipe then hose clamp the flexible hose over the hard pipe.
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MPG?

Very nice work!
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #12
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nice bus/van/rv or what ever you want to call it!

Bet your neighbors love you now
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we had it parked in the backyard, and after a certain neighbor complaining and a court visit later, we moved it. It went to the country for a few months, and then after our summer travels, it ended up on the street.. not private property.. needless to say, has been parked within that spot for the past 9 months without a word being said... gotta love it.
That's awesome! Pain-in-the-ass neighbor should have left well enough alone - now it's even more of an eyesore to them on the street! Serves them right!

I'm so thankful that I have cool neighbors. They put up with all of my shenanigans.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #14
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Well, this gets me thinking. I've got a 1990 Ford Aerostar (best minivan ever, IMHO), and now I know what I'm going to do with it.

Please show more pics of the interior.
Damn...wish my gf didn't have her '89 Plymouth V'ger scrapped. Its lower body was banged up but the top half was just fine!
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