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Old 03-29-2008, 06:20 PM   #21
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Re: International Shorty Party Bus

The inside of the bus is about done, and I am starting on the outside. I started preping for paint by using a da sander, but this is going to take forever. Anyone have any other ideas?

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Old 04-02-2008, 09:51 PM   #22
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Re: International Shorty Party Bus

I'm about a week behind you. Have you picked a paint your using? I'm thinking Rustoleum.
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:04 PM   #23
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I just got all the paint yesterday. I am using a non-sanding primer sealer, Chrome Yellow acrylic enamel for the main paint, and Gun Metal Grey Metallic for the graphics. It will still somewhat resemble a school bus, but with much more color and bling. Sanding the outside of the bus for paint has been a real pain in the ass! All the paint cost $400 shipped, and a friend is doing the painting, so not too bad.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:16 PM   #24
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Nice, so you're spraying it? I think Im going with midnight blue.
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:51 PM   #25
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Re: International Shorty Party Bus

I lied to you, we don't carry the hammered pain by the gallon at menards.. thought we did for some reason... sorry about that
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:08 AM   #26
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IT'S PAINTED!!! Here are some pics of my skoolie painted with the new wheels!
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:56 AM   #27
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Re: International Shorty Party Bus

Very cool!! I like the hood scoop, makes it look tough. Your wheels came out great. All you need now is a fat chrome stovepipe exhaust up the side...bad asss!! That yellow really pops. Great job.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:25 PM   #28
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I am hoping to finish up the bus and take it out for the first time tomorrow! I can't wait!
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:24 AM   #29
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I almost missed this, wow congrats on the nice job, really looks sweet.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:12 PM   #30
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Very, very cool! Great job!
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:49 PM   #31
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Thanks for the comments. Here are some finished pics... I actually built it for a TV show, and it is now for sale! Let me know if anyone is interested.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:36 PM   #32
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that is an awesome looking bus!
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:42 AM   #33
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Are those caps on your rims? If so, where can you get them...they really pop with that shiny chrome!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:46 PM   #34
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They are polished stainless wheel simulators from http://www.realwheels.com. They were $750 for the set of 4, but I think they make the bus. They were made specifically for 22.5" dayton five spoke wheels.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:04 PM   #35
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what did you put on the ceiling?
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:05 AM   #36
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tks Smitty
wasnt even looking at that
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:34 PM   #37
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Re: International Shorty Party Bus

Your bus is incredibly creative!!! I just bought a 1999 International 3400 and am studying the internet to learn how to do my own upholstry and interior...right at the point of giving up, you give me newfound inspiration!

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Old 12-22-2010, 01:46 PM   #38
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Sweet bus, looks good inside and out! All that you need is a hot tub to pull around!
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:00 PM   #39
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I like it... I have almost the same bus, but it's a bluebird. I am trying to find lights for LED lighting for the interior. Thats my planning part that needs done yet. I have my el;ectrical plans finished and purrchased most of the supplies, just need to get back to work on it...
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