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Old 06-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #21
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Like seeing all the smiles Thats what skoolies are good for, fun for all ages!
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:37 PM   #22
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Those are some great pics...that is what the skoolie is for
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #23
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If that fun trip didn't win over everyone, nothin' will. Thanks for sharing. Travel is the name of the game.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:16 AM   #24
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I can see fishin' poles...






but I don't see no fishies.






Looks like a fun trip.









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Old 06-11-2012, 02:35 PM   #25
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I can see fishin' poles...
but I don't see no fishies.
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The 3 of us caught like 50 fish
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but state law says we can't take pictures of fish under 4 inches...so no pics were taken

Fun was had by all
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #26
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ya gotta get signed waiver from one of their parents...
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #27
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After the first trip some things need to be done

1)fix back door handle,I used it more in 2 days than in 10 years of schooling....so like Rainbows..it's broke

2)way to hold back door open so we don't get squashed!!

3)some kind of lock box

4)stairs/steps into back

5)remove back 12' of seats for storage and room for 2 cots

6)remove/seal up entrance door and install co-pilot seat

7)wall off cockpit and sound deaden it

install alt door down the side

those are the use it as it is mods
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:49 PM   #28
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ya gotta get signed waiver from one of their parents...
I did yell at them to sit down and not yell
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #30
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How cool is this summer.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #31
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started the day by pulling out the battery and noticing I have work to do to the tray.
I cleaned residue off the battery,checked water level and hooked it up to charge.
Spent the better part of a half hour cleaning and reaming/cutting the clamps they were nasty and not making good contact



the moisture you see wasn't water/acid it was some sticky crap sprayed on to stop corrosion and just like all that stuff the outside that was sprayed was fine,everything under it was corroded

I needed to make room for 2 cots and stuff
for a trip in 2 weeks
pulled off seat covers,foam

then made sparks

unbolted from the side rails
and throw out back door

so we now have a place to sleep and strap down a fridge


I needed to get some air moving more efficiently so I grabbed the box fan and and dropped the window mmm..not enough air so I grabbed the red handle of the emergency exit window and then opened it...I didn't fall out

It was made for a $10 box fan



and and the last picture...no..It's not a wound
I found the 2 seats where the blue and purple fairies sat and am covered head to toe in glitter!!! it has stuck good due to sweat
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #32
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save that steel - it will come in handy later.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #33
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Dang, you have been busy today Looks like you're making some good progress.
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El T.

Taking out the seats is indeed an arduous task. Building the inside of a bus is very rewarding because you make it to fit your needs.

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:57 AM   #35
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I was able to sneak a few hours of work in the last week
and started removing the wire covers etc to access the wireing and to make walls smooth





I know why the bus has a 190amp alt now
Sealed beams for all the flashing lights 8 lights at 100 watts 65+ amps!damn dont need to worry about snow and ice building up on them....havent even looked at the normal turn and brake lights yet


So my "simple" idea of replacing the bulbs with LED's and rewiring to use them for hazards and high brake lights has been put on hold until I can find a suitable fix(ie:cheap )

I do want to keep them for visibilty
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:57 AM   #36
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would that sheet metal in the seats be large enough to cover your windows if you wanted too?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:10 PM   #37
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would that sheet metal in the seats be large enough to cover your windows if you wanted too?
Nope way to small and flimsy...
I proceeded to work on the mettalic Taco all day.....OMG!....it was a little bit ...ugh frkin warm!
I got all the seats out...and then put 2 more back in and made a dinette table that Lisa wanted turned out good and was actually very easy to do...pics in the am...since we don't have any frikin power right now!! I am cooking dinner outside on my camp burner...mmm smells and tastes good.....see ya'll in the am!
Damn!weather bug says it's still 92*.....no wonder I'm sticking to the plastic chairs
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #38
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... Damn!weather bug says it's still 92*.....no wonder I'm sticking to the plastic chairs
OMG! I wish it were that cool here!
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It was hot so I needed to get air out and in quickly
So I installed a quick hillbilly ceiling fan,I used a scrap pc of wire cover and 2 factory screws



After removing the rest of the seats


decide to do the dinette real quick
I reinstalled two of the seats(one from each side)
Using existing holes in seat rail



clearance for rivet

counterbored for screws

screws

table mount on wall

finished (except for rounding corners and sanding)

worked in the garden most of the day sunday...damn it was hott
I then spent a few hours on the beds
I will post pics later
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #40
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Sometimes quick and simple works out great--that looks like a very functional table.
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