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Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-21-2018, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Chongolio
Meet Skoolio the 1990 GMC Vandura Short Bus

https://youtu.be/ayRQRwg8ADw
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-19-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Chongolio
Meet Skoolio the 1990 GMC Vandura Short Bus

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Once back in California after our road trip to Nevada, I got to work on getting the battery box finished and installed.

More wire welding went down and my bead chops are getting better,...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-03-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Chongolio
https://youtu.be/8Io7Yw06i5E Another skoolie...

https://youtu.be/8Io7Yw06i5E

Another skoolie update and vlog is uploaded!

I now have an inside propane line, a tow hitch and a few rear bumper mods.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-27-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Chongolio
Thanks, I will keep them in mind next time I put...

Thanks, I will keep them in mind next time I put on the welding mask
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-26-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
22575 The new Trojan Batteries for Skoolio’s...

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The new Trojan Batteries for Skoolio’s house electrical system are going to be housed below the bus in a custom made steel support frame.

Fortunately for me, Skidog once again has...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-20-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By Chongolio
The

Here is my math: The space my heater takes up is roughy the equivalent of a jacket, shirt and a pair of sock. Maybe some shoes too.

All of which I can wear to keep warm inside, outside and whether...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-17-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
Meet Skoolio the 1990 GMC Vandura Short Bus

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When I bought Skoolio, the first upgrade I invested in was a tow hitch which was bought from Uhaul.

My thinking was that I was going to need a way to bring a motorcycle with me when...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-16-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
22147 Last week saw me mostly working on the...

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Last week saw me mostly working on the little odds and ends on Skoolio. Little kine stuff that didn't take Skidog's expertise.

An attempt was made to fix the small cracks and dingos in my...
Forum: Skoolie Life 05-11-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 45,142
Posted By Chongolio
Ever since I was a junior mint I had wanted a...

Ever since I was a junior mint I had wanted a motorcycle, but I never pulled the trigger due to lifestyle or financial reasons.

The two wheel bug bit me again hard when I was putting around...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-11-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
Uncle told me that was one of the first tools he...

Uncle told me that was one of the first tools he ever bought as a kid. Also says the design has not changed a bit. I love stuff that works and continues to do so for years!
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-11-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
Meet Skoolio the 1990 GMC Vandura Short Bus

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Now that the propane tank and access door are in place, the copper tubes that will move the gas from the tank into Skoolie can be plumbed.

Once again Skidog came through with each and...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
Meet Skoolio the 1990 GMC Vandura Short Bus

https://youtu.be/92npBwp38Gg
Skoolio gets a propane tank & access door installation in my latest vlog update.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-08-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
Meet Skoolio the 1990 GMC Vandura Short Bus

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With Skidog's endless knowledge, help, and amazing collection of tools we fabbed up a nifty set of support brackets and made room for the propane tank beneath Skoolio.

The brackets were...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-06-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Chongolio
Cool! I have a 1990 GMC Vandura short bus named...

Cool! I have a 1990 GMC Vandura short bus named Skoolio.

I just picked it up a few months ago and have been diligently been workin’ away on it
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-06-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By Chongolio
My 1990 Vandura 3500 had both valves in engine...

My 1990 Vandura 3500 had both valves in engine compartment easy to find and access.

You should be able to follow the hose from rear heater to the valves or visa versa.

I would imagine the two...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-06-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
Meet Skoolio the 1990 GMC Vandura Short Bus

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In the rear of Skoolio opposite the driver’s side once lived a rather large and obnoxiously loud space heater.

When running, this heater would use hot water pumped from the engine to the...
Forum: Skoolie Life 05-05-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 45,142
Posted By Chongolio
Scooters Rule!!!

Here is a 1968 Yamaha50 that has also been languishing in Uncle’s shed.

Only 462 miles. The engine is not seized, but we are not even going to try and get this one running.

Most of the parts...
Forum: Skoolie Life 05-05-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 45,142
Posted By Chongolio
I have not had a chance to ride a Grom yet. ...

I have not had a chance to ride a Grom yet.

I have a Harley Super Glide and a Yamaha SR400 for my daily drivers, but still enjoy nice vintage mini bikes and scooters.
Forum: Skoolie Life 05-05-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 45,142
Posted By Chongolio
Yes, I believe it is. I am going to mess around...

Yes, I believe it is. I am going to mess around with it later today and will take closer look at the tires.

Also, going to see if pulley/clutch will fit the new engine (after I finish up my...
Forum: Skoolie Life 05-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 45,142
Posted By Chongolio
My uncle called it a “Tote Gote” It’s been...

My uncle called it a “Tote Gote”

It’s been in the family before I was born so over 50 years.

There is a name on the side plate that reads “Phantom”

I would love to hear more. We have a new...
Forum: Skoolie Life 05-04-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 45,142
Posted By Chongolio
I just got started on getting Ol Grandpa...

I just got started on getting Ol Grandpa Whisker’s Tote Gote back on the trail.21621
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-02-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
Thanks for watching! I still need to install...

Thanks for watching!

I still need to install some netting to the front of the shelves to keep my clothes from falling out.

My to to do list is endless!
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-01-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
I’ll keep posting my pics and vids as I my build...

I’ll keep posting my pics and vids as I my build moves forward
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-01-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,619
Posted By Chongolio
Meet Skoolio the 1990 GMC Vandura Short Bus

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After doing hours of research on the internet regarding all the various propane tank options for Skoolio, I decided to go with a permanently mounted horizontal ASME tank. (American Society of...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-30-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,995
Posted By Chongolio
Cool looking bus! Super job cleaning it up

Cool looking bus! Super job cleaning it up
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