Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-03-2015, 08:21 AM   #241
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Miami
Posts: 172
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP
Engine: CAT 3116
Rated Cap: 84
Looks good, what did you line the floor with underneath the plywood?

Piersg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2015, 09:05 AM   #242
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piersg View Post
Looks good, what did you line the floor with underneath the plywood?
I used db-3 ;)
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2015, 04:30 AM   #243
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
More progress:
Carpeted stairs
uploadfromtaptalk1444123757978.jpg

Started to lay sticky tiles
uploadfromtaptalk1444123826873.jpg
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2015, 09:37 PM   #244
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 3
Hey skoolie_nOObie, we're in Pembroke Pines too! We're over near North Perry Airport - no bus (yet), but we do have a 1986 21' Toyota Sunrader that we're restoring (and bugging the neighbors with our late-night antics). Cool that we're neighbors - you're bus is way cool!
Mr_Batman777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2015, 03:07 PM   #245
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 45
Year: 1978
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: IH Loadstar 1600
Engine: 345 v8
Looks awesome! I just bought a 78 International/Carpenter Shortie. Also just successfully read your entire thread for inspiration/ideas!

Keep up the good work

This site is amazing...

Trask
Trask97140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 07:53 AM   #246
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trask97140 View Post
Looks awesome! I just bought a 78 International/Carpenter Shortie. Also just successfully read your entire thread for inspiration/ideas!

Keep up the good work

This site is amazing...

Trask
I'm glad what I'm writing is helping someone!
Best advise I can give is to read read read, and use the knowledge to make the skoolie yours
And have fun with it! This might or might not be your first bus, and you might want to give up at times (I wanted to quit when I was removing the seats!!!). Don't. If working with your hand is something you enjoy, you've found the perfect hobby.
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 02:50 AM   #247
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 45
Year: 1978
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: IH Loadstar 1600
Engine: 345 v8
Aye, first bus. Been reading a lot. My idea from when I randomly bought the bus late August, to right now after reading many of these threads... greatly expanded. Haha.

I love hard work. Plan on taking my time and doing it right.

Cheers!
Trask97140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2015, 05:28 AM   #248
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Fridge for our bus!
Was pretty ugly and rusty.
Nothing some sanding and a can of paint couldn't fix!
uploadfromtaptalk1446549605581.jpguploadfromtaptalk1446550028453.jpg
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2015, 06:33 AM   #249
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 23,323
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Nice, I've got a couple of those little fridges myself.

Its great to see yall still enjoying the bus!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 07:52 AM   #250
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Hello, everyone!
Apologies for the long absence but i finally have some progress to show!
Pictures in the next posts, stay tuned....
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 07:53 AM   #251
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Bus all primed...uploadfromtaptalk1455889987264.jpg
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 07:55 AM   #252
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Pictures a little dark, but you can tell the color scheme and BTW the orange will be on the rims, too! uploadfromtaptalk1455890034617.jpg
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 07:57 AM   #253
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Recycled an old bracket....uploadfromtaptalk1455890131090.jpg
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 08:00 AM   #254
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Bending and leveling pipe to make new mirror mounts uploadfromtaptalk1455890307417.jpg
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 08:03 AM   #255
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Semi-final product. Not too bad, for first try! uploadfromtaptalk1455890440758.jpg
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 08:04 AM   #256
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Aaaand we finally have a generator!!!!!
It's the inverter/quiet gen from ryobi I picked up at the "big orange box". Have researched for quite some time, and this imho was the best option for me as for performance vs price. Haven't fired it up, yet....
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 10:16 AM   #257
Site Team
 
crazycal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NUNYA
Posts: 4,236
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: 3800
Engine: DT408, AT545
Rated Cap: 23 500 gvw
I like your bus. Don't see too many 5 window buses.
__________________
I'm hungry!

You Gotta Let Me Fly
crazycal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 05:03 PM   #258
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 23,323
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Yep, that's a cool lil bus, yall.
You should come up in it some weekend and I'll grill you something.
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 05:12 PM   #259
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Miami
Posts: 172
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP
Engine: CAT 3116
Rated Cap: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by skoolie_n00bie View Post
Aaaand we finally have a generator!!!!!
It's the inverter/quiet gen from ryobi I picked up at the "big orange box". Have researched for quite some time, and this imho was the best option for me as for performance vs price. Haven't fired it up, yet....
I've been looking at that unit as it is half the cost of the Honda, but some of the reviews were less than stellar. I will be interested to see how it works out for you. So far, all my Ryobi tools have been problem free and have worked well, hopefully the generator is the same for you!
Piersg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 05:16 PM   #260
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piersg View Post
I've been looking at that unit as it is half the cost of the Honda, but some of the reviews were less than stellar. I will be interested to see how it works out for you. So far, all my Ryobi tools have been problem free and have worked well, hopefully the generator is the same for you!
Exactly....! Very little (but very bad) bad reviews, so I took the plunge. I also have the ryoby pressure washer (2800psi max, I think) and besides having to clean the spark plug once, worry free after cleaning our deck twice, cleaned the house once, my in-law even used it for her deck....and I'm almost positive the engines in ryoby units are Hondas. Not sure about the electrical....
I'll keep you posted on performance ;)
__________________
n00b build > https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.