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funbus63 10-21-2010 07:07 PM

The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
My name is Kurt from Hartford WI and I bought my first bus a couple of months ago. It's a 1999 24 passenger flat nose Blue Bird with 24 valve 5.9 Cummins diesel with Allison tranny. So far I removed the seats, stop sign and other red school lights and painted it. In the spring I will finish the black trim portions of the buss. My fuel tank sprung a pin hole leak shortly after I had it.I'm in the process of getting that fixed. I have a couple of sheets of plywood pulled up from the floor. I plan on fixing the rust spots, probably painting the floor with a coat of Rustoleum and then maybe a coat of undercoating then new 3/4" plywood.I will have questions about the correct ways to do certain things on the bus. ( heat, power, etc.) It's great to look at the gallery to get ideas.

https://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Skooli ... 2.jpg.html

https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...b0ed8c7f03.jpg

https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...91340d0e25.jpg

putterspitt 10-21-2010 08:55 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Shagg'n Wagon"
 
Reminds me of the lime green gremlin that was on tv commercials a while back. Good start to it, keep the pics and progress coming....

Diesel Dan 10-22-2010 12:37 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Shagg'n Wagon"
 
Wow. That is an eye-catching color you chose. The lack of wheel well humps will give you a lot of flexibility in your interior design. I think those wheels must be smaller than typical bus wheels, right? Do you have a high roof on that bus? Like maybe 6'6"? Welcome to the skoolie site!

funbus63 10-22-2010 01:52 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
I'm not sure on the wheel size. As far as the inside height goes,I'm 6' and I have room above. I never measured it. I guess now I will have to..... :D I can't wait to get the flood ripped up, holes patched and the new 3/4" plywood down. Then comes the fun of deciding what and where to put it.

funbus63 10-22-2010 01:56 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...856c73f766.jpg

lornaschinske 10-22-2010 05:10 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Shagg'n Wagon"
 
Nickelodeon fan? Even my daughter thinks it looks like "Slime Green" :lol:

funbus63 10-22-2010 07:20 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
It must some disease I have. Years ago I had a ultra light airplane and I painted that the same color.I guess everyone has their "thing".

funbus63 10-23-2010 04:17 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
Today was a very productive day. All the old plywood is out of the bus. Time to patch holes and start putting it back together.

dirtygoat 10-23-2010 07:47 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Shagg'n Wagon"
 
WOW!!!

That thing is more green than mine... :D

funbus63 02-18-2011 11:14 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...fe760d763e.jpg

Finally got back to doing some work on the bus. I had all new brake hoses made and am replacing the entire brake line system. I couldn't find a way to get to the fittings on the master cylinder so I made a access hole which will be the new location for the brake reservoir.



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replaced the entire brake line system including hoses from the master cylinder back

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funbus63 02-18-2011 12:59 PM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...ad805e63a2.jpg
This is the bus at bus co. in northern
https://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z45 ... G_1444.jpg
Bus after paint. I still need to do the black stripes etc.


https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...792fde20bf.jpg
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[img]https://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z459/funbus63/The%20Green%20Machine/IMG_1481.jpg[img]
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...c04030f4e0.jpg


Getting started on the floor

funbus63 04-21-2011 06:31 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
This is the Mico brake that came with my bus. I'm not sure if it works of not but I'm going to try to get it hooked up. It works with the main brake system to lock the rear tire when energized. It has it's own pump and brake line the pumps fluid into an actuator to put pressure on the main brake system to work calipers. https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...0e76822e8a.jpg

funbus63 05-15-2011 07:57 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...6eb35f66a5.jpg
Cut outs in the front for the stereo and front speakers.
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...936d63b8d0.jpg
finished product. I also make a little storage area behind the board.

funbus63 05-15-2011 08:03 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...bceacfeff0.jpg
addition of rope lights on a dimmer
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...34aef81f4f.jpg
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...4f73f2a7af.jpg

funbus63 05-15-2011 08:06 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...cdd585e6c0.jpg
windows out for "skinning"
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...540de320c2.jpg
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...bf8f8ed5e0.jpg
one side completed
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...81849b7f00.jpg
inside view

funbus63 05-15-2011 08:08 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...c4acd6ec5b.jpg
new drivers seat mount
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...49dc9c1272.jpg
new captains chair

funbus63 05-15-2011 08:10 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...e5643e5d5d.jpg
new control panel. Switches have red led pilots. Dimmer installed for the rope lights.

funbus63 05-15-2011 08:13 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...c6abe62825.jpg
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...a81ae12deb.jpg
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...7c74ca9b7e.jpg
My three helpers on the project so far.I'm not sure which one did the most work......(no offense Pam)

funbus63 05-15-2011 08:14 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...62be13ff6c.jpg
The new 12 volt fuse panel

funbus63 05-15-2011 08:17 AM

Re: The uprising of the "Green Machine"
 
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...0e76822e8a.jpg
The Mico brake that came with the bus. I'm going to install it that when you push the E brake the Mico automatically engages.It will lock up the rear calipers.
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...1a3d72d6ca.jpg
pump mouted under bus
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...c4f605dc5d.jpg


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