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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-14-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion

Well she's coming along slowly but surely, I have all the skin riveted on and the windows in.

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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-07-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,097
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: Raising The Roof ~ Questions...

Good to know about Cherry City, chev49. I bought my metal at Farwest Steel, and that was the best price I could find anywhere for 4X10 sheets of cold rolled. I'll have to try them in the future.
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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-07-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,097
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: Raising The Roof ~ Questions...

I haven't been keeping track of costs, or my time, but I paid $75 a sheet for the metal (4'x10' 20ga). I'm pretty sure I used 4 sheets. I put 10 windows in altogether, 4 on the right side and 6 on...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-06-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,097
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: Raising The Roof ~ Questions...

It's all metal. I took out all the original windows and removed the metal from the outside of all the vertical supports, as well as the metal sills from underneath all the windows. Then I removed...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-06-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,097
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: Raising The Roof ~ Questions...

I raised the roof of my 32 foot Bluebird by 10 inches. I am in Lowell (20 miles east of Eugene), you're welcome to come check it out and I can show you how I did it.

Arbor
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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-20-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,623
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: New Project!

Have you actually tried this on a bus? My experience was, the rivet is much harder than the bus, and all it did was tear the rivet out leaving a bigger hole.[/quote]

Yes, I have removed hundreds...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-19-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,623
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: New Project!

Rivet removal? Get a good air chisel and a rivet removal bit for it. It only takes a couple seconds to pop each rivet. I have an old Mac air chisel that is great. Looks like the new ones are $77...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-09-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion

Figured out the problem with the engine today. I got a compression test adapter to screw into the injector holes, and checked all the cylinders. They were all good - 380-420 psi. Then I realized...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 07-18-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,865
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: Homemade composting toilet

Thanks y'all. Where can I find smitty's toilet? I'll keep searching but I haven't come across it yet. I don't currently have a composting toilet, and I never have, but I think it's a cool idea. As...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-18-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion (more pics added!)

Thanks for the info about the turbo, I hadn't thought of that. I wasn't planning on doing it again anyway, but I will look into that if I do.

I am bleeding them where the fuel line connects to...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-18-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion (more pics added!)

I put it in before the turbo. I don't think that that could cause any problem. The water droplets aren't going to speed up any more than the air, and even if they did, the only thing they could...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-17-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion (more pics added!)

The R-MAX isn't T&G but it might be available that way. I didn't check.

I got pissed today and tore out the whole door. I'm going to make a regular out-swing door. I'll make it a little higher...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 07-17-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,865
Posted By 00Arbor
Homemade composting toilet

Hi all,

I am planning on making a composting toilet in my bus. I have done a lot of research but I really can't find much about composting toilets in motorhomes/busses, except for the self...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-17-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion

Hey guys! I'm back. It's been a busy summer and I haven't had a lot of spare time, but it's been pouring rain for the past few days and I'm having a lazy morning so I figured I'd update with some...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-22-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: caulk removal

I just did this on mine. I got the bulk of it off with a flat bar and a hammer. Then I just went with a grinder with a 4 1/2" wire wheel to get the rest off. Worked well.

Arbor
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-19-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion

My phone died so I haven't taken any pictures lately, but I got the roof raised today. I decided to go with 10 inches. I made 22" extensions for each vertical support for the roof by welding flat...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-15-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion

The roof raise should be commencing tomorrow or the next day. I have all the rivets out that need to come out. Having a good Mac air chisel is pretty nice for rivets! Takes 2-3 seconds per rivet. ...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-12-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion

Thanks for the tips Tango! The little cummins in my bus isn't real loud but I will consider trying some the things you mentioned. It does have the perforations in the ceiling. I will be adding at...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-11-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
Re: 1989 32' Bluebird conversion

I haven't come up with a name yet...

Today I got the windows, side panels above the windows, and the panels on the front and back out. Hopefully I'll be back at it on Monday. Highschool...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,588
Posted By 00Arbor
1989 32' Bluebird conversion

Hey guys,

Well I'm one of you now! I bought a 1989 32' Bluebird type D with a 5.9 Cummins front engine. I'll keep this thread updated as I go along. It's going to be my full time home once I get...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 05-10-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,852
Posted By 00Arbor
Looking for a bus in Oregon

Hi,

My name is Arbor and I'm new here. I am in Eugene, OR and looking for a bus to convert to a home. I am having a really hard time finding used buses...does anyone have suggestions on where to...
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