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Forum: Skoolie Life 02-18-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 61,178
Posted By prof.fate
Today...I'm taking 6 teenagers and a 2018 IC 72...

Today...I'm taking 6 teenagers and a 2018 IC 72 passenger bus out for 3-4 hours to do pictures for the company's website.

It's nice when my photo biz and bus driving job come together - OH, and...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-10-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,675
Posted By prof.fate
Yeah, years are rather fluid. I drive an 07...

Yeah, years are rather fluid. I drive an 07 according to the labels in the bus, but it was built between 4/06 and 7/06. I see decals with both dates.

We'll be selling some 00 or 01 BB's in a few...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-07-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,119
Posted By prof.fate
they go drive em on the roads for 1/2 hour.

they go drive em on the roads for 1/2 hour.
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 01-07-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,835
Posted By prof.fate
If you don't drive commercially for 5+ years you...

If you don't drive commercially for 5+ years you make find they'll yank your CDL.
Seems to be the new thing - among many others, like the medical card, showing your birth certificate to renew...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 01-07-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,835
Posted By prof.fate
CDL = COMMERCIAL drivers license. If you're not...

CDL = COMMERCIAL drivers license.
If you're not doing it for money then you should be fine - same applies to teh DOT numbers you see on commercial vehicles - you don't need that either.

BUT you...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-07-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,119
Posted By prof.fate
Run Your BUS! Weekly!

I recently began driving school buses (the kind with kids on them) and teh one I drive is a BB/International with a Dt466e.

After christmas break (about 12 days) I noticed for a couple of days...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-06-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By prof.fate
i'm getting discouraged now LOL.

i'm getting discouraged now LOL.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-23-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Posted By prof.fate
I've not looked under a mini bus (van based bus)...

I've not looked under a mini bus (van based bus) but assume they'r elike the bigger ones - the body is built as a shell and lowered on to the frame - those lower supports hold it all together, are...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 12-23-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By prof.fate
yeah, nice project..get a modern diesel...

yeah, nice project..get a modern diesel powertrain from a skoolie, add some windows from an airstream trailer, or interior bits and you'd have a showpiece, conversation piece!

Be like Richard...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-22-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Posted By prof.fate
buses come in 2 widths and a few different...

buses come in 2 widths and a few different heights - but 96" and 74" I think it is inside is pretty standard.

Our two BB transice have much flatter/squarer roofs than the other IC and BB buses.
...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-22-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By prof.fate
stick and tin RV's have some pitch to their...

stick and tin RV's have some pitch to their roofs, side to side - not a lot - and a rubber membrane over that. Some say the rubber isn't good for more than 10 years, others think less than that.
...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 12-19-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,124
Posted By prof.fate
24...RE, under storage and the seats are out. ...

24...RE, under storage and the seats are out.

a couple of them have allison 3060's
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-17-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By prof.fate
If the second floor could, well, 'slide up' I'd...

If the second floor could, well, 'slide up' I'd be interested. Good luck driving such a tall monster around the country!

I routinely hit tree branches with a 10'8" tall bus now.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-17-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By prof.fate
When you need that master suite I suppose?

https://www.walkercoach.com/images/Neomega%20liner1.pg_resize.jpg

more info..Walker Coach...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-17-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,729
Posted By prof.fate
google a bit..seems there are lots of bus...

google a bit..seems there are lots of bus conversion outfits out there..
This one shows them making a double decker - a roof raise would be less work than this
Bus Conversion 101, Bus Conversion...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-09-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,553
Posted By prof.fate
when things get tough a gas wrench, sometimes...

when things get tough a gas wrench, sometimes called a hot wrench, can work wonders.

https://www.dansmc.com/hot&cold_3.jpg
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-09-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,193
Posted By prof.fate
moisture gets into school buses from rain, snow...

moisture gets into school buses from rain, snow on kids boots, open windows and ot thomas saf t liners leaky roofs. We have a bus with a leaky roof hatch (gasket issues).

So once cleaned up a...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 12-08-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By prof.fate
You need to stop and think a minute or two... ...

You need to stop and think a minute or two...
if you plan to live full time in the bus..do you really need all that stuff you plan on moving? How will you use it once you move and are living in a...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-07-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,085
Posted By prof.fate
assuming it would work like a house... do...

assuming it would work like a house...

do the mechanical stuff to make the bus go/stop.
strip it down, inside. clean.
remove what you're not using (flashing lights, emergencey exits, etc).
Make...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 12-05-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,625
Posted By prof.fate
frosted glass and etched glass is a nice ...

frosted glass and etched glass is a nice upgrade, and you got it for free! :biggrin:

Yeah, shields are a good idea. Maybe big magnets and some fireproof/resistent cloth..sparks won't bounce off...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-05-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By prof.fate
that's always the key. Humans have lived in caves...

that's always the key. Humans have lived in caves (indians), tents (indians), log cabins and mud huts of all kinds (adobe, sod) as well as brick.

Lived alone and with a plantation full of...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 12-05-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,625
Posted By prof.fate
several ways to remove a rivet..what works for...

several ways to remove a rivet..what works for you, what tools you have, etc.

grinder - grind off the head.
drill - drill the center out.
chisel - air is easiest, remove the head.
Maybe a torch...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-03-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By prof.fate
this is in a better part of a bad town, near the...

this is in a better part of a bad town, near the college.
2326 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - realtor.comŽ...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-03-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,525
Posted By prof.fate
CDL is FEDERAL, and applies to COMMERCIAL...

CDL is FEDERAL, and applies to COMMERCIAL vehicles ONLY.
https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license/drivers

There are TONS of laws covering buses, school buses and...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-03-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By prof.fate
usually the least expensive housing a 'mobile...

usually the least expensive housing a 'mobile home', often in a mobile home park sometimes on your own land.

The challenge is towns want taxes, safety...so they require permits and licenses...
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