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Old 06-06-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Colorado Thomas SaftLiner conversion project pics

I'm just now getting around to posting some pics of my conversion project. I've been working on it for 2 1/2 years, and have more early conversion photos on an old hard drive I will recover and post as soon as possible.
They are in no particular order, but I'll do something about that as soon as I figure out how.


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Old 06-06-2005, 10:00 AM   #2
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WOW Fricking nice job! Awesome woodwork, paint and electrical. The kitchen looks nice too. Are you done with it now, or still working on some things??
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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I'm still working on it, although I expect to be mostly complete in about 30-45 days.
As soon as I get more pics from my old HD, I'll post them and try to get everything in order.

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Old 06-06-2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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Nice work..from the pics it looks like you are out here on the plains of Co..I'm in sterling, which is up in the north east corner.
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:20 PM   #5
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Very nice! Now I kinda wish I'd gone with white rather the the green and almond I finished (coat one) yesterday!



Your cabinetry is lovely and the polar opposite of my saws-alled & construction adhesived knotty pine constructions!

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Old 06-06-2005, 12:38 PM   #6
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D,

Yes, I'm in Calhan, West of Limon.

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Old 06-07-2005, 11:59 AM   #7
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Jake,

I think your Thomas looks great in the green coat. However, I am a miserable bastard when too hot, so I installed too much AC, more insulation than one should need, and the white paint to help reflect some of the 'misery' away from the interior of "Tomcat".

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Old 06-07-2005, 12:20 PM   #8
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Ah! I feel better now, I love the heat! - can't get enough here in New England. No AC for me, just a couple of exhaust fans in the hatches.

Now I have to figure out what to do for screens.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:10 PM   #9
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Super Cabinetry

Wow! You really did a super job, especially on the cabinetry. You're right about white making a big difference in heat deflection, it really does. But vonslatt, I think your almond and green paint job is very attractive and elegant.
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:13 PM   #10
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Both are fantastic! I wish I had a cabinet shop cause those are top notch!!
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Old 06-08-2005, 07:20 AM   #11
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Wow Jay….
I just got done checking out your pictures and love your work .
First Class !Wowser thanks
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Old 06-10-2005, 02:30 PM   #12
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Amazing what a decent tablesaw with a good fence can do for improving quality!
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:03 PM   #13
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I've added a few photo's since I last posted on this board, for anyone following my conversion project.
I'll post update about once a week until I finish.

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Old 08-08-2005, 01:21 AM   #14
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New pics. Finally got some floor down.

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Old 08-08-2005, 02:29 AM   #15
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Very nice work indeed. I like your choice of the Red Oak and tiled floor, they both look very nice together. Paint job is great too, you can still tell that it's a bus, but it really looks like a spiffy Winnebago or something, Great work!

Btw... how do you like your "Sleep Number" bed... been thinking bout getting one, or one of those "Tempur-Pedic" beds.
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:57 AM   #16
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Hi Dan-o,

Thanks for your kind comments.

I haven't had a chance to try the sleep number bed yet...I hope to have a review for you very soon!

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Old 09-24-2005, 11:00 AM   #17
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OK, now I'm REALLY getting close to being finished. If all goes according to schedule (What's the chance?) I'll be rolling a completed coach in about 2 weeks.
Here are the latest pics...

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I saw a bus like yours yesterday that I would have sworn was yours. It was so nicely done that I didn't know it was even a converted schoolbus until I saw a Bluebird symbol painted on the side toward the back. I didn't have my camera with me dang it. I know yours is a different make but I couldn't remember when I saw it. Your bus is looking sweet!! Top notch!! You have put A1 stuff into it and the craftsmanship is super! Are you a tradesman?
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:19 PM   #19
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Looking really good, what a great job. Looks just like a new house.

"The icemaker line is ready for connection to the 18cf Frigidaire. This will be quite a treat from me, as I've never had an icemaker, and consider myself somewhat of an ice connoisseur." It must be a Colorado thing. I love ice too. I always tell my wife that when we get in a house again I am going to get an old hotel ice maker.
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:28 AM   #20
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Busone,

Since I was born and raised mostly on the Gulf Coast, it's probably not just a Colorado thing, but maybe the ice thing has something to do with buses...

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