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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 12-15-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,665
Posted By LincolnEcho
Hi and welcome!! What type of bus do you...

Hi and welcome!!

What type of bus do you have? If it's a bluebird the rivets are easy as pie to shear off with an air chisel. Worth all the work because of a: you get to insulate it really good...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-23-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,569
Posted By LincolnEcho
its easier than you might think. best perk:...

its easier than you might think. best perk: exempt. worst part only one insurance company will cover you.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 01-19-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By LincolnEcho
Whoohoo!!! Congrats!! That's a good chassis....

Whoohoo!!! Congrats!! That's a good chassis. What's the motor and trannny? Welcome to the community. post pics :)
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-16-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By LincolnEcho
The requirements were a bit complicated for my...

The requirements were a bit complicated for my build since it will be used as a mobile resource in a non-profit.

- Bullet proof diesel engine and transmission
- minimal rust
- rear engine
-...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 12-16-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By LincolnEcho
Hey BlueFish and welcome! Got mine a few...

Hey BlueFish and welcome!

Got mine a few months back from a dealer in Fontana. The best advice I have to offer is take your time and choose well. My only regret is not getting one with a handicap...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 12-12-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,389
Posted By LincolnEcho
hey jrbocasurfer, Realizing how old this...

hey jrbocasurfer,

Realizing how old this post is, I hope you were able to complete the registration in CA. If so welcome and happy travels. :thumb:

If not, it's actually pretty easy if you tell...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 11-26-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,201
Posted By LincolnEcho
Aloha! and welcome to the forum. Are you going...

Aloha! and welcome to the forum. Are you going for full size or short?

My bus was originally used for a school in Hawaii then shipped back to the mainland, so there is definately a way to do it.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-25-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,551
Posted By LincolnEcho
Update

It’s been a while since my last post and it’s been one amazing adventure right after another.
Starting with a former Marine and his family. He painted the outside of the bus dessert tan, and helped...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 11-13-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,353
Posted By LincolnEcho
I plan on reading the great posts on this site...

I plan on reading the great posts on this site and posting my experiences back to share with others.

I also encourage others to do the same. You'll find there is a wealth of information available...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-18-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,518
Posted By LincolnEcho
:popcorn: That would be better solution for...

:popcorn:

That would be better solution for a dashboard cluster than a pi. The pi would be more for less processor intensive things like lights, gps, tunes, movies...

I've been under the bus...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-07-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,518
Posted By LincolnEcho
Thanks Dredman!! Really enjoy watching all...

Thanks Dredman!!

Really enjoy watching all of your videos! please do one on your pi setup. :popcorn:
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-07-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 51,608
Posted By LincolnEcho
Was the swill...I mean coffee the reason for the...

Was the swill...I mean coffee the reason for the fall? :)

Great sanding work.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-07-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,518
Posted By LincolnEcho
Sure but the pi does not have bus specific...

Sure but the pi does not have bus specific features out of the box. There are several types of monitoring that can be incorporated into a pi setup.

Basics first. The pi runs linux operating...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-04-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,518
Posted By LincolnEcho
Yeah!! I love the emulators!! but that's not all...

Yeah!! I love the emulators!! but that's not all they can do, they're quite powerful.

Since you mentioned it, here is a quick video by Rerez on how to make one. (** Note **: this part is not part...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-04-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,591
Posted By LincolnEcho
If you have a grinder you may want to sharpen...

If you have a grinder you may want to sharpen that chisel every 100 rivets or so. Surprised you're having so much trouble even after removing the centers.

After putting a sharper edge on it, mine...
Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 06-01-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,276
Posted By LincolnEcho
Not bad for its age looks like it has good...

Not bad for its age looks like it has good potential.
Really like how skoolie communities in other countries are shareing their stories and builds too.

Welcome and pull up a torn out bus seat.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-01-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,518
Posted By LincolnEcho
Thank you!! Looking forward to dropping more. :)

Thank you!! Looking forward to dropping more. :)
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-01-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,518
Posted By LincolnEcho
Basic raspberry pi media center for a skoolie.

I was looking for a "car" radio alternative for my music with no commercials while I work and am on the road.



This is a basic raspberry pi OSMC media center setup to use inside of a “skoolie”...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-25-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By LincolnEcho
Looking really good!! I like what you did...

Looking really good!!

I like what you did with the walls. Did you have to take the windows out to remove those panels and insulation?
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-25-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 71,205
Posted By LincolnEcho
:popcorn: taking notes... I have a similar rust...

:popcorn: taking notes... I have a similar rust infestation in the same spot around the same hole.

I'd planned on wire wheeling it then cutting out the weak bits and welding a plate down. Because...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 05-25-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,890
Posted By LincolnEcho
Working on a similar setup, I'm using peel and...

Working on a similar setup, I'm using peel and seal. (https://www.amazon.com/Peel-Seal-Aluminum-Roll-Roofing/dp/B005ET3LQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495744617&sr=8-1&keywords=peel+and+seal) Used it...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,551
Posted By LincolnEcho
Not saying it can't be done by someone who knows...

Not saying it can't be done by someone who knows what they are doing... Just that if anyone starting out is on the fence over this, stay on the safe side and get more familiarity of the bus systems...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,551
Posted By LincolnEcho
Still at it

I’ve been busy gutting the bus for the CHP inspection, here’s a quick catch up…

Parking had become an issue. It got to the point that some lady on a battery-operated scooter came over to ask if it...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-06-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 71,205
Posted By LincolnEcho
Nice bus!! good find. Gotta agree with Robin,...

Nice bus!! good find. Gotta agree with Robin, your bus could serve as a metal non floating substitute for the ark.

Can't wait to see your floor plan.



:rofl:
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-06-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,137
Posted By LincolnEcho
Are you going to use a pi or tinker b? I was...

Are you going to use a pi or tinker b? I was thinking two separate systems house controller (tinker b (more than twice as fast)) and chassis controller (pi3) I haven't even begun to think of the os...
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