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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-18-2019, 03:34 PM
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Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Bunny suits for protection when painting your schoolie

Sometimes it's best to dress up in a "bunny suit" which is really like an overall that covers your entire body. You need to have a heavy duty mask and a bunny suit to go along with it would give you...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 08-10-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,150
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Skoolie road trips for other bus nuts

We know how cool our skoolies look. But what about showing off our skoolies and for any other skoolie fan who wants to learn about what it is like to ride in a skoolie. I would love to ride in a...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 05-27-2019, 01:08 PM
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Views: 315
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
National ATHS shows could also be a place to get tips on conversion

Right now, the ATHS (National Truck Historical Society) is having their National convention in Reno, NV. 99% of the time, there may be a session on some conversion projects you may have for your...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 05-15-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Electric soiled waste dumper plus location of dumping switch

Sometimes when it gets nasty outside like rain when it's time to empty the soiled water tank. I saw an idea mentioned in National Bus Trader magazine. You can have some electrical wires running up...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 04-13-2019, 03:50 PM
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Views: 263
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Safety equipment for converting your skoolie is a must

Eventhough we are saddened to see the CMT show "Trick my Truck" be taken off the air, but the ATHS National truck shows may also have some answers to finding out what type of heavy duty masks and...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 04-13-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Check to get a list of stops that has soiled water emptying stations

Sometimes, when taking your skoolie on the road and if you don't have a composting toilet, you need to find out what stops do have a soiled water emptying station I am not sure but I think that...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-15-2018, 09:08 AM
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Views: 929
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
ATHS Conventions: a good way to show off your skoolie

ATHS stands for American Truck Historical Society. And each year around Memorial Holiday weekend, they have their huge convention and antique truck show. There is one in Springfield, Illinois...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 11-15-2018, 09:04 AM
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Views: 329
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Not much of a new guy but a love for Carpenter buses

Hi. The reason why I chose Carpenter and the year 1964 was because Special School District bought scores of Carpenter buses. I think they bought their first set in 1962 which were the Vistaramic...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 11-14-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Trick my Truck would have been a good show for help on building skoolies

There was what we could almost say was a skoolie on the former CMT TV show Trick my Truck. That was the Mad Max episode. The bus was an International Thomas and what the driver did was that he took...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 11-08-2018, 07:19 PM
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Views: 548
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Ryno Templeton always willing to answer your skoolie painting questions

For those who watched the CMT Trick my Truck TV show, they may have noticed two guys on that show that were top dogs in tricking out trucks. Robert Richardson is now in heaven thanks to a heart...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-30-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Good mask for painting your skoolie

I found out that there is a big 3M respirator mask you should have on hand and a RZ mask for airbrush. I think your local hardware store should carry the 3M heavy duty mask that is used for major...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-27-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
It is to take an old school bus and turn it into...

It is to take an old school bus and turn it into a public service transit bus. I know that some things would be calling for adding a side exit door, installing an A/C, and the changing of the seats....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-27-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Converting a vintage school bus into a public transit bus

I hope this works. How do you take a vintage school bus like a Vistaramic Carpenter that was built in the 1960s and turn it into a public transit bus?

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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 10-27-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Safety when painting and using different tools on the job

When CMT aired Trick my Truck, Ryno Templeton was the painter for the show. Painting your bus in the outdoors is great because the fumes from the paint goes up in the air. But what I saw him wear...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-24-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Upgrading an engine from short haul to long haul

When most of the school buses roll off the assembly line, they come with short haul motors. To make them really handle well for taking your bus on a national tour, you want an engine that is built...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-21-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Cleaning and polishing the front entrance door handle

We know that nowdays, not too many buses are out on the road that still has the old school manual door control. I liked the ones that were designed in the 1960s Carpenter had the best for the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-21-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
A bus for a friend

Hey. How do I submit an idea for asking someone to convert an old school bus like a 1964 International Vistaramic Carpenter for a friend? I have a friend who films elevators and wants to take...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-14-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Insulation for an inward/outward door

The Inward/outward door has been known by Carpenter as the standard door and the good thing about it was that they did a grand job in closing since the weather stripping doesn't overlap much on that...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 07-07-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
St. Louis Arc could use a good vintage bus for travel

St. Louis Arc really doesn't have a van. And we would love to see Arc travel in style. And I was thinking if someone can find a vintage Carpenter bus that is about to be cut up for scrap, see if...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-07-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
1952 Chevy Superior Pathfinder bus

I am trying to find out who owns this bus. It's a 1952 Chevy Superior Pathfinder.
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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-07-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
1952 Chevy Superior Pathfinder bus

I am not sure who the owner of this bus but maybe if some of you who are on YouTube could find out. I am not sure if the bus has been sold since 2011 or not. I would like for the owner of the bus...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-02-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Love for old Carpenter school buses

Special School District bought the majority of their buses from Carpenter Corporation. I rode them and they have always seemed to be a nice bus. The Vistaramic was the one with the curved...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 05-01-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,771
Posted By 1964 Carpenter
Vintage school bus

I love this bus. But this is really a GMC Carpenter rather than a Wayne. Special School District of St. Louis County bought scores of these buses. The ones they bought with the Vistaramic...
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