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Old 10-27-2020, 01:27 AM   #1
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My first bus conversion as a newbie

Hi Folks,

Coming from no construction background here is my first try on bus conversion. Looking forward to more camping during Covid times

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Smitha

https://youtu.be/sZsNuTKno3E
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:03 PM   #2
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Looking good! Like the short video you posted. Is this a finished bus, or still a few more things to do?
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:08 PM   #3
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Nice. There are people on here who are interested in how you did the shower.

Was that Bodega Dunes at the end?
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:24 AM   #4
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This is finished for now, might paint it from the outside but that can wait
I wish I had been patient enough to do more recordings through the build
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:35 AM   #5
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I used the following:
- Severe weather plywood for wall
- FRP wall panels
- Vinyl Wall panel moulding
- Shower Pan Gray PVC Shower Pan Liner
- Concrete
- Tile floor

All available as Lowes. Hope this helps.

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Old 11-03-2020, 09:54 AM   #6
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Fantastic job with great helpers.. how long did it take you to convert the shuttle?
Nice name, my wife's name is Smita, close enough

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Old 11-03-2020, 12:21 PM   #7
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Wow! Thanks for sharing. This is super inspirational!!
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:34 PM   #8
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Nice work! It's amazing how easy building a skoolie looks in a three-minute video.
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Old 11-03-2020, 02:03 PM   #9
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Nice work! It's amazing how easy building a skoolie looks in a three-minute video.
Yep..and the smaller buses less work.
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Old 11-03-2020, 02:46 PM   #10
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Haha great question, was supposed to be a quick 45 days project but ended up being 9 months (Work on weekends since I did full time job during weekdays). Wow thats a coincidence !! Hi to her

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Old 11-05-2020, 08:26 PM   #11
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Great video and such a great job with your build!!! That's awesome!!! Now you can enjoy it!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:12 PM   #12
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You did a very fine job! Thanks for the link to the video.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:52 PM   #13
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Nice build, very pleasing to look at.
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Old 11-08-2020, 09:35 AM   #14
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You go girl!! Your bus is gorgeous
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