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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-17-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,441
Posted By baipin
Heh, I despise instagram, :biggrin: but it's an...

Heh, I despise instagram, :biggrin: but it's an easy way to get in contact with other skoolie folks and post photos easily, without a painstaking upload process that cuts into my actual work time....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-17-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,441
Posted By baipin
In my opinion, that's the way to do it. You don't...

In my opinion, that's the way to do it. You don't want to get a vehicle that big, stuck, so taking a moment to walk it through is wise.


If anyone is curious, I'm building a 4x4 bus. Projected...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-03-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Well, much has happened with this bus since I...

Well, much has happened with this bus since I last posted. Mostly not the kind of stuff worth photographing and talking about though. Just buying parts, rebuilding the carb and the transfer case...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-04-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Well I wrote out a whole reply but it seems to of...

Well I wrote out a whole reply but it seems to of gotten lost. So I'll be brief with the new one:

Basically, it makes no sense financially nor with my use of time and effort, to keep it 2WD: I...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-03-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Well guys, one step closer to getting started on...

Well guys, one step closer to getting started on this build... Loaded up and on it's way from Saskatchewan!

...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-12-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,199
Posted By baipin
Like someone else said, Tropicool has silicone in...

Like someone else said, Tropicool has silicone in it, which will prevent all sorts of materials from adhering to it. The problem with chemical vs mechanical adhesion (VHB vs bolts, respectively)...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-10-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Very interesting ideas with the battery-powered...

Very interesting ideas with the battery-powered ancillary stuff like the turbo, pumps, etc. I plan on a 48V system so that's completely doable. I suppose finding a turbo out of a wrecked hybrid would...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-30-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
My main issue with the rear is that it has a...

My main issue with the rear is that it has a weird bolt pattern I think and from what I've read online, wheels for it that aren't split ring or split rim aren't commonly available. If I could somehow...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-29-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,797
Posted By baipin
They did come out more superior than the original...

They did come out more superior than the original Superior ones lol! :D Yeah, I'd definitely like to know what paint you used.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-29-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,797
Posted By baipin
That roof rack looks great! Really liking the...

That roof rack looks great! Really liking the smooth curves - nice fab work.

I notice what appears to be brushed rub rails - are they stainless steel? Did they come bare and unpainted on the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-29-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Hey everyone, could use some insight here... I've...

Hey everyone, could use some insight here... I've narrowed my drivetrain/frame swap options down to the following and would like to know what you think of them. To my knowledge the 2 speed rear end...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-27-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Do you have any more photos of this swap, by the...

Do you have any more photos of this swap, by the way? What chassis did you use?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-26-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Do you mean to say they'd act like a stress...

Do you mean to say they'd act like a stress riser? I can see that. I'm not exactly sure how it'd play out without delving into the engineering a bit more thoroughly... but I figure it could work like...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-25-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
I don't think the neighbours would appreciate...

I don't think the neighbours would appreciate that...

...but I know I sure would! :biggrin: Sounds like a good excuse for some target practice.

Now, I haven't taken delivery of the bus yet,...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-25-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Well, thanks to everyone's input and the fact...

Well, thanks to everyone's input and the fact that every one of the five other buses I bid on went for $55,000 each (!!!) when similar ones had previously sold for $7,000 to $20,000... I've since...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-16-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,215
Posted By baipin
What a beauty! Best oldie Dodge I've seen!

What a beauty! Best oldie Dodge I've seen!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-14-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,797
Posted By baipin
This is looking fabulous, and those brushed...

This is looking fabulous, and those brushed chrome (?) rub rails are the icing on the cake. Damn near my dream bus, right here!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-13-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,797
Posted By baipin
Thanks for spellin' it out that way - it helps to...

Thanks for spellin' it out that way - it helps to see the cost breakdown! I'm guessing if I bought a bus like this, and kept the original chassis, it's going to be tough finding wheels for the old ...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-12-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,797
Posted By baipin
Thanks so much for your input, I appreciate it!...

Thanks so much for your input, I appreciate it! 50k in is a lot more than I'd of expected - bus body and new chassis aside, what were your biggest expenses?


About chipping away at it; that's...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-12-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,797
Posted By baipin
Thanks for all the info! That's great to hear...

Thanks for all the info! That's great to hear about the wheelbase, as I am thinking of doing almost the exact same thing you are should I go the "classic bus restoration route", albeit with a GMC...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-12-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,797
Posted By baipin
This is spectacular! What wheelbase is the new...

This is spectacular! What wheelbase is the new truck chassis by the way? Fairly close fit it seems?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-12-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Yeah you're basically thinking of the same thing...

Yeah you're basically thinking of the same thing with the posi - that'd be an autolocker I believe? a selectable diff locker would be pneumatically or electrically activated, but it does the same...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-11-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
That's what I'm really mulling over, and I'm...

That's what I'm really mulling over, and I'm thinking you're right... 4x4 may not really be necessary. 4x2 + locker is at least as effective as 4x4 with no locker in a lot of terrain (particularly...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-11-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
Thanks, this is very helpful to take a look at!...

Thanks, this is very helpful to take a look at! How much fabrication equipment do you think would be necessary? I know my way around stick, I'd do TIG if I had the gas, don't have shop space large...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-11-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,908
Posted By baipin
I've considered that as well, and honestly for...

I've considered that as well, and honestly for what they are, a RAM 3500 rolling chassis isn't too expensive. I assume for that I'd need a chassis-cab though, aren't those frames more conducive to...
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