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Old 01-31-2021, 07:01 PM   #1
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99 Amtram shorty finally finished!

It has taken 10 months working mostly by myself but I am done.
Queen bed, 2 opposite benches that make a 2nd bed, 48" shower with a compost toilet, 48" stainless counter with sink , cabinet and under counter fridge. Wood floor and tankless water heater. Rear deck made of 2" tubing on 2 receiver hitches and covered with wood planks. New switch panel and rear 110v AC. Kept the front AC for driving.
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Old 01-31-2021, 08:08 PM   #2
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Looks awesome! A 1:19 converted-skoolie-to-skoolie.net-posts ratio is pretty darn good.
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Old 01-31-2021, 09:27 PM   #3
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Awesome !!! Nice going !!
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Old 01-31-2021, 10:35 PM   #4
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Looks great! and impressive you got it done in only 10 months. Like the SS countertop, as I'm putting one in too, and yours is the first one I've seen.
Did you mention insulation? Keep the stock ceiling?
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Old 02-01-2021, 04:46 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comment. Yes, kept the stock ceiling. Put 3 coats of silicone paint up on the roof. 2" insulation on the lower walls and floor. Inside height finished out just at 6'. I did not want to remove any roof or wall panels for time constraints and I just think it weakens the structure. Used 2 by 4's and 1/2" plywood for walls. Screwed and glued everything.
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:42 AM   #6
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Nice work. Good job on the Deck.
Thank you for sharing.
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Old 02-01-2021, 07:07 AM   #7
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Cool shorty, good job!
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Old 02-03-2021, 02:06 PM   #8
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This is awesome! Paint job looks fantastic.


I made another thread where I'm trying to debate something similar for a rear deck - is your deck permanent? If you have any shots from the underside or more information on the construction of it I wouldn't argue.
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Old 02-06-2021, 01:46 PM   #9
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Not pernament. Made 2) 3" receivers with 18" long tubing bolted to both frame bottoms. The deck frame is made with 2.5" tubing which fits inside the 3". Have 2 nuts welded on the side of each receiver with 2 bolts holding each side.
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Old 02-06-2021, 02:59 PM   #10
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Congrats
Fantastic looking bus and great motivation to get it done.
Now it's time to load the gear and get cruising!
Stay safe out there

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Old 02-06-2021, 03:26 PM   #11
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Deck frame pics

Here are some pics of how the deck frame is attached to the bus frame
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Old 02-06-2021, 03:30 PM   #12
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:22 PM   #13
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That's slick.
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Old 02-07-2021, 09:15 AM   #14
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Nice job. Where did you get the counter top from? Like the clean look.
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Old 02-07-2021, 02:22 PM   #15
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Had a metal shop in Dallas make it for me. It's 26 by 60 with1.5" sides. I cut the sink and faucet holes. Cost about $125 from the metal shop.
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Old 02-10-2021, 03:17 PM   #16
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Looks good! I would love a countertop like that.
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Old 02-10-2021, 04:45 PM   #17
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Congratulations!!! Outstanding job. Now enjoy ����✌
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Old 02-10-2021, 04:57 PM   #18
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Love it I’m still waiting to get mine. I don’t have any place right now to work on it. But shortie is what I want. Really love the SS counter
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Old 02-10-2021, 11:02 PM   #19
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Congratulations! Looks great! Love the back deck as I plan on doing a similar setup.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:35 AM   #20
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Great job ! Love the clean look and nice deck . enjoy .
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