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Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 05-09-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,494
Posted By reprobate
Re: 1990 International Skoolie conversion $3500.00 obo...sold

Wow Abbott, I'm heartbroken. It was your bus that inspired us to do ours. I'm still living in Lurlene full time (when I'm there). I haven't been on this site in a long time so I haven't searched to...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 12-09-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 25,842
Posted By reprobate
Re: texas rv requirements

That's BS. Go to a different station. I'm in Texas and had no trouble whatsoever. If you're calling your bus a conversion, then that's what it is. Who the hell are they to dispute. They're...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 12-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By reprobate
Re: Is Comprehensive Insurance Even a possibillity?

Yeah I carry comprehensive on Lurlene. I put too much into her not to be covered. Costs me $40 a month (State Farm). I also have $5000 in contents covered in that monthly charge with no...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-30-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,761
Posted By reprobate
Re: Vibration and electronics?

No problems with our 26" Vizio. Been down lots of bumpy roads.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-20-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By reprobate
Re: Paint sprayer question

I primed with the gun you linked to: a lot of overspray or paint that just atomizes away and waste. I used the HF HVLP gun and it worked great. Once you get it adjusted it's real nice to use and it...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-18-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,773
Posted By reprobate
Re: Anyone Gone to Mexico in a Skoolie?

I'm driving down to Veracruz in Jan. to do some whitewater boating. Not taking Lurlene but would like to. Every year for 12 years I would make this trek. 12 hr drive from Matamoros. Mexico is...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-17-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,770
Posted By reprobate
Re: MY NEW CROWN

Wow! I remember seeing that bus on ebay and being jealous of the winning buyer. Way to go! What a beauty!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-16-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,184
Posted By reprobate
Re: Paint Thread (especially Rustoleum users)

We used Kelly Moore brand industrial metal paint and then an auto clearcoat. Still holding up nicely.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-29-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 40,618
Posted By reprobate
Re: new member 1965 chevy

Hey Big Daddy Timbuk!

Just thought I'd check and see how you're coming along. Julie and I worked this summer on a bird study in Arizona. Couldn't take the bus. Lived in a tent all summer. 114...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-01-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,234
Posted By reprobate
Re: Swinada's Bus Conversion progress...

Wow! looking great Swinada! Remember, 90% of every job is the 10% at the end. Hope your first trip goes well, and what better endeavor to spend your money on than a skoolie trip!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-07-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,248
Posted By reprobate
Re: 8.3 Cummins

Yeah Jimmy we are back in Abilene. Julie did a 2 month stint in Panama and I went down for about a month. Nice place. Saw lots of cool stuff and rode a lot of buses. Just finished working on some...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-06-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,336
Posted By reprobate
Air ride suspension

Since I considering this other bus and having driven Lurlene awhile now I was wondering...how much difference does air ride suspension make? With the roof raise on Lurlene it can sometimes feel a...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-06-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,248
Posted By reprobate
Re: 8.3 Cummins

Thanks all for the responses! Yeah that means that Lurlene would go on the sale block, which unfortunately right now is not the right time to sell for top dollar. Even if we did do something like...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-04-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,248
Posted By reprobate
8.3 Cummins

Well Julie and I just got back from being on the road in the bus. We pulled the car along and I was pleased and surprised that pulling the car (3700lbs) and having a loaded bus (since we live in...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 05-03-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,776
Posted By reprobate
Re: ? - I need a plan for hot water .

We have the 10 gal. Suburban with DSI and that we bought new. Have been very happy with the performance. We did have to have the control board replaced but since it was under warranty it didn't...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 03-27-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,381
Posted By reprobate
Re: what is a good way to heat bus

We've spent the winter full time in our bus. Where we are temps have been on avg. in the low 20'sF at night with 40-50's during the day with a lot of wind. Obviously we've had both colder and...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-16-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 65,147
Posted By reprobate
Re: Schoolbus Homestead

Love that maple counter top and faucet set-up! Nice looking.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,855
Posted By reprobate
Re: Which engine?

I stopped and talked with the local bus guy. Same answer. He said if I had an 8.2 Detroit...."don't even drive by my shop" Well thanks for the replies. I'm working on another harebrained idea and...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-29-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,855
Posted By reprobate
Which engine?

I've come across 3 84 pass. buses that may be at a good price. One has the Cummins 5.9 (which many of you have and like). One has the 8.3 Cummins (a powerhouse?) and one has the 8.2 Detroit. We...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-07-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By reprobate
Re: driveline, tip to tail and in between stories

Not too long after we finished "Lurlene" and hit the road, I began to hear this horrible skreeching when the bus shifted from first to second. Took the old gal in to the local bus guy. He said the...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 11-20-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,069
Posted By reprobate
Re: Insurance in Texas

We have insured our bus in the last 6 mos. in TX. I went with State Farm since I have My vehicle insurance with them. No problem whatsoever. I'm carrying full coverage since we put soooo much work...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-19-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,209
Posted By reprobate
Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

Yeah I do. No worries though, he was smarter than I am.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-18-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,209
Posted By reprobate
Re: The Bus with No Name, yet...

Well it's been so long I just had to post an update for those you who have been missing us (yeah right). No, we're not thinking of selling "Lurlene". Unfortunately she's parked at a friends and has...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 10-17-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,158
Posted By reprobate
Re: Thedford Aqua magic V - Install question

I just used a regular house flange w/maybe a 1/4" space between the flange and the floor. No problems so far with regular use. That is everyday use.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-28-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By reprobate
Re: Copper counter tops?!

Yeah that copper is worth a lot. Countertops...soft but very cool. The sheet metal guys I know use a liquid solder when working with copper and other sheet stock. I think you should go for it! A...
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