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Forum: Ford Drivetrain 11-07-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,616
Posted By maddmaxx
Buying, building, insuring, and operating a bus...

Buying, building, insuring, and operating a bus conversion is a very complex and often frustrating thing. Many ppl here have spent untold 1000's of hours figuring things out... and in general are...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 11-07-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By maddmaxx
"Apparently…. He did not. Don’t be an ass." ...

"Apparently…. He did not. Don’t be an ass."


Ahh... making friends already

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Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-03-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By maddmaxx
For what it's worth... It has been said.......

For what it's worth...

It has been said.... There is NOTHING as "invisible" to LEO's as a school bus on the road, nor as blatantly "visible" as a parked school bus in a residential area.

I...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-29-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,301
Posted By maddmaxx
You seem to have a very unnatural passion for the...

You seem to have a very unnatural passion for the ruthless persecution of uninformed kids just trying to chase a dream. I'm thinking a warning may suffice. But, then again, who am I to say... I also...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-04-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,340
Posted By maddmaxx
I think this tells me more about the real issue...

I think this tells me more about the real issue here, better than all the other banter back and forth. If in 2021 your best camera is in a junk drawer and not in your cellphone?, then accept ALL the...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-06-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By maddmaxx
7.3L Ford Diesel is a workhorse of an engine. It...

7.3L Ford Diesel is a workhorse of an engine. It is what Ford built their medium duty commercial fleet around for MANY years. 280k miles is a bit on the higher side, unless you have maintenance...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 10-30-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By maddmaxx
'98-'03 Ford E450 MicroBird (BlueBird)is worth a...

'98-'03 Ford E450 MicroBird (BlueBird)is worth a look. I think it's 76", relatively flat roof, all aluminum body, and has a flat floor that sits above the wheel wells.

Could maybe utilize space...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 09-21-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,889
Posted By maddmaxx
Wadda you think?? Might just work :biggrin:....

Wadda you think??

Might just work :biggrin:. lt is a govt agency after all...

And only $1.90 on eBay :whistling:
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-21-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By maddmaxx
I travel in Baja on occasion... So: * $200...

I travel in Baja on occasion... So:

* $200 in $10/$20 bills stashed away in my Bug-out bag

...in case of needing to negotiate a roadside traffic fine(bribe), or whatever else might need a...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-22-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By maddmaxx
What a brilliant idea!! I think it just might...

What a brilliant idea!! I think it just might work :facepalm:... Please set up a YouTube channel so we can all follow along on your journey. I was never aware how much easier it is to sail a boat...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-22-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By maddmaxx
Please don't try to convince the uninformed that...

Please don't try to convince the uninformed that being in Mexico, Central, and/or South America is Amazing, inexpensive, and Spectacularly Beautiful. Let them continue to think all the locals are...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-08-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,436
Posted By maddmaxx
"Do your research on painting galvanized metal....

"Do your research on painting galvanized metal. You'll find using an alkyd (oil based) paint."

Your bus body is actually made of Aluminum on that model.. Shouldn't be any rust, just a bit of...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 08-01-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,106
Posted By maddmaxx
Depending on what kind of Short Bus you are...

Depending on what kind of Short Bus you are considering. I can't speak for others, but my 5 window, BlueBird "MicroBird" on a E-450 cutaway chassis has NO inside wheel wells to deal with. For what...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 07-16-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,002
Posted By maddmaxx
I Like Turtles!....

I Like Turtles!....
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-12-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,692
Posted By maddmaxx
Do yourself a big favor and pick up a remote...

Do yourself a big favor and pick up a remote start switch at Harbor Freight. Then you should be able to bypass all the interlock circuitry and hopefully crank it over.

I saw two Relays at the...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-14-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,535
Posted By maddmaxx
Sweet ride! You should consider swapping...

Sweet ride!

You should consider swapping out a rear engine in your bus.👍 ... become the Wheelie champion!
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 04-04-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,214
Posted By maddmaxx
Ha... This is the Day I've been waiting for!! ...

Ha... This is the Day I've been waiting for!!

"To the Victor, goes the Spoils"
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 02-29-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By maddmaxx
I'd suggest selling the kids and moving off of...

I'd suggest selling the kids and moving off of the island. Find a traveling band of "Man Hating Gypsy women", adopt a couple dozen cats, and lead a crusade to end "Male Privilege" AND "Dog...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 02-22-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,120
Posted By maddmaxx
If you want something super Heavy Duty. You may...

If you want something super Heavy Duty. You may have to make your own. I once saw a video of a small off-grid hunting cabin that repurposed a military "M17a3 Decontaminating Apparatus". It's a low...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-13-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,632
Posted By maddmaxx
If you trace it to another relay... That, most...

If you trace it to another relay... That, most likely, will be the high amperage Starter Relay. That one you might want to keep (as is) to start your bus.

However, you could always repurpose the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-13-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,632
Posted By maddmaxx
Best advice I've heard yet. If it works, then...

Best advice I've heard yet. If it works, then splice those two wires together and throw the relay (that silver cylinder thingy) away and continue with your adventures!
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-17-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,068
Posted By maddmaxx
QUOTE=TheHubbardBus;369363]Now I know who you...

QUOTE=TheHubbardBus;369363]Now I know who you are. My ex-wife! :rofl:[/QUOTE]

Nope... wrong once again. I'm sorry to inform you that I'm NOT your "ex" anything. I have absolutely ZERO tolerance...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-17-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,068
Posted By maddmaxx
LMFAO... I only wish I could be like you!!! A...

LMFAO... I only wish I could be like you!!! A failure in life and an embarrassment to my family. Just because you want to be "manly"... Doesn't make you a "Man".
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-17-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,068
Posted By maddmaxx
Any other countries, ethnicities, or races offend...

Any other countries, ethnicities, or races offend and frighten you?

Ya, I'm thinking your better off in your "safe place" spreading your cheerful demeanor with the other like-minded bigots in...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-17-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,765
Posted By maddmaxx
I agree that you are probably over thinking it....

I agree that you are probably over thinking it. There are a lot of moving parts and interconnected systems in the final product. Try to quiet the noise and focus on the most critical items one at a...
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