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Old 01-21-2020, 09:18 PM   #1
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:22 PM   #2
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Already started tearing it down
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:27 PM   #3
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Started to pull flooring when I figured out all 12 rear lights leak, 8 rivets leak, and 3 windows have been leaking for who knows how many eons



Poor wheel wells
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:33 PM   #4
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:02 PM   #5
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Started cutting










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Old 01-21-2020, 10:14 PM   #6
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Back hatch



Had to do ALOT of trimming to go around the wheelwells




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Old 01-21-2020, 10:17 PM   #7
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Upgraded the stock lighting

New LEDs

⅓ the amps and 4x the light
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:26 PM   #8
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:26 PM   #9
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Welcome to the club, my rusty brother. I was going to make some comments about rust remediation, but then I watched you chop your bus in half and I figured you know where you're going with this. Nice work.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:44 PM   #10
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Lol thanks, soon I'm going to use something like corroseal to repair the deck then I'll use herculiner to seal it completely
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:48 PM   #11
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Also welcome to skoolie.net. If you click on User CP in the upper left corner, you can fill in your details and then people will know where you are and what species of bus you have.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:05 AM   #12
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Very cool. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:16 AM   #13
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Very cool. Welcome to the forum.
Damn, ECCB, what do you get when you hit 20,000 posts? I'm still waiting for my free bus for hitting 1000.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:27 AM   #14
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Damn, ECCB, what do you get when you hit 20,000 posts? I'm still waiting for my free bus for hitting 1000.
lol

My wish would be for a commemorative plaque and coffee mug.


But honestly post count means zilch to me. Its the quality of the posts that counts. Chris wins that one hands down. You'd be in contention for an award as well.
OP is a great example as well.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:11 AM   #15
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My wish would be for a commemorative plaque and coffee mug.


But honestly post count means zilch to me. Its the quality of the posts that counts. Chris wins that one hands down. You'd be in contention for an award as well.
OP is a great example as well.
I appreciate it. I haven't been thanked 75 times or anything () but I try.

It would be interesting to set up voting for the Annual Skoolie Awards. You could have categories like Best New Innovation (I'd vote for the bay windows right now but it's only January), Prettiest Paint Job, Most Boondocky etc.

OP, sorry to clutter your thread but this is your fault. My bus layout has been set in stone for a while now, but now I'm trying to see if I can work in bay windows (or maybe just one) anywhere like this.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:31 AM   #16
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No worries, this amuses me
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:45 PM   #17
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Removed the strobe lights and replaced with the brake/blinkers. Pulled the leaky upper window out also.


Once I verified(with my garden hose) that nothing was leaking anymore, I replaced the insulation and panels


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Old 01-23-2020, 10:52 PM   #18
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But...but....how else would you measure your value to this site?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:04 PM   #19
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Ambitious project! Hat tip to you for tackling it. What are you going to do with that space that you’ve opened up at the back of your bus?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:13 PM   #20
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Ambitious project! Hat tip to you for tackling it. What are you going to do with that space that you’ve opened up at the back of your bus?
Gonna add a 3' dovetail to become a 13' bed for hauling toys
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