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Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 09-10-2017, 04:21 AM
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Views: 123,312
Posted By chev49
other than lawsuit, one can have custom lic plate...

other than lawsuit, one can have custom lic plate made n place it above the legal one, or maybe one on each side... just to screw with them
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-10-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By chev49
thomas is fine for steering as i have a RE... ...

thomas is fine for steering as i have a RE...

That being said, my brothers newer Amtrans RE has lot tighter steerng radius. maybe next time i buy one of them

my bus pretty quiet after...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-10-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,535
Posted By chev49
as mentioned before, conversion to the other...

as mentioned before, conversion to the other wheels simply requires hub change, and there are plenty of them in the truck wrecking yards n should be cheap.
of course u need the wheels also, besides...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-10-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,711
Posted By chev49
i dont think is vent line. however clearly...

i dont think is vent line. however clearly problem is fuel feed system or something lke clog or pin hole in fuel line. diesel is quite simple to fix, just trace line, however, as mentioned before,...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-10-2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By chev49
3126 is ok engine if you treat it right..if not,...

3126 is ok engine if you treat it right..if not, like several bus companies, might have water problem... RE is better, however, just get a RV Door with frame and put it in front of rear wheels on...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 09-10-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By chev49
you can just go to the scrap yard or the new...

you can just go to the scrap yard or the new steel place and buy something like 18 ga sheets n take the crappy rigid stuff off and either re-rivit it, or use screws or even mig weld it on. Is what i...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-09-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By chev49
i can do a re bus for fifteen thou have done 5...

i can do a re bus for fifteen thou have done 5 for less than that, including generator, inverter, and everything inside, plus some new exteror panels and roof raise. Mostly use rv parts from old or...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-08-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,607
Posted By chev49
not necessary to use seven inch... even tho i do...

not necessary to use seven inch... even tho i do use some.... just fab up panel for the sizes you choose. lots of very good lights at the truck semi places if one has some imagination and skill
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-08-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By chev49
first this is what one expects in cal. go to ore...

first this is what one expects in cal. go to ore for lic, registration. second, also do like i do and have secondary international lic good in all states
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-08-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
Posted By chev49
you dont need $500. just mig welder n some pipe,,...

you dont need $500. just mig welder n some pipe,, and maybe something to patch or make muffler. tires from les schwab. is simple
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-08-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By chev49
nw bus sales are good people in my opinion....

nw bus sales are good people in my opinion. however you can get a good school bus.. re... for less than 3k... have seen good ones half that. my thomas came from eastern washington with a 3208 turbo...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-08-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By chev49
an get free wood if you get permit... well,...

an get free wood if you get permit... well, supposed to get permit. also coal on the beach like at kasilof which is toward homer of course. I bought a wood/coal furnace which ran pretty much full...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-06-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By chev49
u first determine what side is the plumbing and...

u first determine what side is the plumbing and electrical normal hook up locations. ie usa is left side. then u make your floor plans from there. so the point of course is research first.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-06-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,662
Posted By chev49
always have a copy of the NEC ... or pretty...

always have a copy of the NEC ... or pretty current copy. u can learn lots.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 09-06-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By chev49
other than craigslist which has busses on it esp...

other than craigslist which has busses on it esp n anchorage, why not call up the first student bus places as they have several such as soldotna,etc.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-04-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,786
Posted By chev49
of course i use tank, with ball valve, 3/4 50...

of course i use tank, with ball valve, 3/4 50 foot quick couple air hose, adaptors for other sizes, have 2 sizes air guns, plus portable paint stand for gun, dryer, etc, in a compartment i built just...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 08-25-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By chev49
Another cheap RE: $1985..

https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/cto/d/2008-ic-school-bus-77/6226465606.html
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-25-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,595
Posted By chev49
Why? I always use 18... for at least 30 yrs...

Why?

I always use 18... for at least 30 yrs and never had any problems. It welds very good. is fairly easy to shape, not to mention thicker than most vehicles of today i have to work on. (metal...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-25-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,596
Posted By chev49
I put hitch on my thomas re... got one from the...

I put hitch on my thomas re... got one from the scrap yard out of the pile with correct width to attach to frame.. attachment to stamped bumper is not good idea unless another bar welded across it is...
Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 08-24-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,416
Posted By chev49
You can easily get one with a Detroit series 60...

You can easily get one with a Detroit series 60 for that price. Much better engine in my book than the 692 or 871 etc
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-24-2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,218
Posted By chev49
Is ok... if you want to make $300 for an hour or...

Is ok... if you want to make $300 for an hour or two of work, get one. I have often made 1K a day...and the pressure washers only cost around 4K... Just saying.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-24-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,924
Posted By chev49
Sorry, you are wrong. many coach busses are very...

Sorry, you are wrong. many coach busses are very close to the same cost as a RE school bus. Use govt auctions, ebay, craigslist for verification. A RE bus will cost at least 3K min, and often times...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-23-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,924
Posted By chev49
Since you cannot do the work, maybe a coach bus...

Since you cannot do the work, maybe a coach bus would be much easier since the roof is already high, and second... there is large compartments already done under the floor for tanks, generator, etc....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-22-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,849
Posted By chev49
doesnt eat in to the headroom as roof is raised. ...

doesnt eat in to the headroom as roof is raised.
is quite simple: think of house floor
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-22-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,849
Posted By chev49
as I have said many times before... I use 2x8 on...

as I have said many times before... I use 2x8 on edge to make a raised floor.. ie floor joists, and put flooring on top of that after the steel floor is insulated. I do this because i choose to have...
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