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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-15-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
That's a reasonable price but I'll have to pass...

That's a reasonable price but I'll have to pass on that since my option for local C channel is $2 per LF @1/8" thick. I think I need to see what my local shop will charge for the hat channel now. ...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-15-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
I was planning on ordering 11 - 10' sticks of the...

I was planning on ordering 11 - 10' sticks of the "C" 1/8" thick since I had them priced at $20 ea.. Then getting 3 pieces out of one. Roughly 40" per section. Then I would use the C channel solely...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-15-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thanks for the reply. So you ordered both hat and...

Thanks for the reply. So you ordered both hat and C channel kits? Hat to fill the gap between existing hat channels and the C to tie them all together ? Did you order that at a local shop or one of...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-15-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thanks, PNW_Steve. Did you install your C channel...

Thanks, PNW_Steve. Did you install your C channel with the two legs inside of the existing hat channel with the third flat side facing outwards? This is my thought for the install.

However...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-14-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thanks for the input! I'll look up the other...

Thanks for the input! I'll look up the other builds you mentioned.
I figured 1/8" might be overkill but since it's C and not the hat like the OEM, I was thinking making it beefier to be on the safe...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-14-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thanks for the input. I thought about the only...

Thanks for the input. I thought about the only one column of rivets and liked that idea/ look. However it slipped my mind on not having an interior surface to mount to, bc yes i would have the flat...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-14-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Roof Raise w/ "C" Channel??

Hey everyone,
I'm prepping for a roof raise and am considering using custom C channels for the extensions. I'm considering this because the width between my hat channels are 1-3/8". I can only find...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-06-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,864
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Nice work! Excellent method of attaching that...

Nice work! Excellent method of attaching that sheet and "massaging" it out from the center! Looks real clean with just the one panel. Can't remember, is that 18g? Did you use any clecos around the...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-15-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,864
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Nice work on repairing the floor and rear corner!...

Nice work on repairing the floor and rear corner! I feel if your going to do something, do it right and not cut corners. Even though you literally cut a corner... :biggrin: it looks great! Looking...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-07-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,200
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thanks for the info. That picture of the...

Thanks for the info.

That picture of the transition looks great! I'll check out the thread and look into the seam sealer.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-07-2020, 01:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,200
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Question BusT, Looking forward to more pics,...

BusT,

Looking forward to more pics, especially of the transition! Is she fully skinned yet? I understand a lot of thinking goes into this major portion of the conversion, keep up the good work!
...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-05-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 27,029
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Hey MacC, Have any luck finding yourself a bus? ...

Hey MacC, Have any luck finding yourself a bus?

My wife and I just purchased ours at the end of April. We were able to get it insured as a motor home through a small town company the same day. We...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 06-21-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,702
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
I'm also interested in removing my governor, ...

I'm also interested in removing my governor, increasing hp and :ermm: unlocking my 6th gear!? It's governed at 55. Would hitting 70 be unreasonable ? I'll provide the last 8 of vin if available to...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-28-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,900
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
I'm not gonna lie, that's a good looking service...

I'm not gonna lie, that's a good looking service manual! lol
I've been searching for a digital manual on our bus with no luck since we got it. We own a 01' IC RE300 with an AmTran DT466E Badge on...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-27-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,210
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thank you EastCoastCB. I was planning on getting...

Thank you EastCoastCB. I was planning on getting calipers to measure it however our panels are textured not perforated (acoustic panels) and I didn't know how accurate the measurement would be....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-26-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,210
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thanks for the quick reply EastCoastCB! How were...

Thanks for the quick reply EastCoastCB! How were you able to come across this info?

It seems like this could be a good option for skinning the exterior at 20ga, just as long as it's...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-26-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,210
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Ceiling Panels???

This post was helpful but I have a material in question that was not covered. We are nearing the roof raise portion of our conversion. During this planning stage my wife and I are researching...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 04-27-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,917
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
** update **

Hello,

I want to thank everyone again for all the replies on this thread!

I decided against the 01' IC RE3000 near Cincinnati due to the unanimous advice to avoid that RUSTED bus! They were...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 04-23-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,917
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Wow, Thank you so soo much Cheese Wagon! I can't...

Wow, Thank you so soo much Cheese Wagon! I can't believe the effort you put into sending me all of those links! Very much appreciated!:bow:

I'm going to follow up/look into 6 of them. I agree...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 04-23-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,917
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
That would be great, thank you! Well we are...

That would be great, thank you!

Well we are interested in a 40' give or take a few feet. Preferably Rear engine or Dog nose an older late 90's earlier 00's.

After reading a bunch of reviews...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 04-23-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,917
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thank you everyone for the great feedback!...

Thank you everyone for the great feedback! :Thanx:



This has been a difficult decision. Some ideas were put into my head to consider how long are we planning on living in this bus and how long...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 04-23-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,917
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Rusted Photos

Glad to hear no regrets with Rusty 87. Seeing your thread has given me a bit of motivation that anything is possible. Here are the photos I'm working with. I appreciate your input and feedback.

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Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 04-23-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,917
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Thanks for the advice. I actually was...

Thanks for the advice. I actually was reading/skimming through your build thread recently. You've put in a lot of GREAT work repairing and patching the rear end and floors on yours. Does this mean...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 04-23-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,917
Posted By 1SkoolieNoob
Is the potential (hidden) rust worth it???

Hello Everyone,
Fairly new here and this is my first post. I'm really enjoying reading through the forums, so many great topics, ideas and knowledge through personal experiences!
My wife and I...
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