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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-27-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysty
Wow :( That's heartbreaking. I hope that...

Wow :(

That's heartbreaking. I hope that your family will figure out what they're missing, and get over themselves. There is no reason to be ashamed of who you are or whether or not you went to...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-23-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,750
Posted By mysty
Well now I really want to come! Sent from...

Well now I really want to come!


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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-23-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,750
Posted By mysty
If I am really lucky, my skoolie will be livable...

If I am really lucky, my skoolie will be livable then. Tell me more about this get together.

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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-23-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysty
It sounds like there's a rough story there, but...

It sounds like there's a rough story there, but I'm glad you've come through it and can enjoy the life you have. You seem like a great person. :)

Also, what a cute puppy dog!!!

Sent from my...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-23-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
Thank you! It's really exciting to finally be...

Thank you! It's really exciting to finally be getting to the things people will actually see! (I doubt anyone else will be crawling underneath the bus to look at my pretty undercoat or pulling out...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-23-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
J is a licensed electrician with years of...

J is a licensed electrician with years of experience in both commercial and residential work. I absolutely trust him when he says this is safe and secure. We did use bushings everywhere the wire...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-19-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By mysty
The most challenging part of a roof raise is...

The most challenging part of a roof raise is reskinning the bus afterwards. The raise itself isn't nearly as tough as it would seem as long as you have someone who can weld the new supports in.
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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-19-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
Did I mention how hot it is in Georgia? I tried...

Did I mention how hot it is in Georgia? I tried to protect as much of the bus as I could with plastic sheeting, which mostly succeeded in turning the bus into a giant sauna. By the time I got to...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-19-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
J came over Monday and we finished up the wiring...

J came over Monday and we finished up the wiring for the electrical outlets, lights, and switches. He gets almost all the credit for that - I helped with drilling, pulling wire, and screwing in some...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-13-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
I was actually on a folding ladder, so I was...

I was actually on a folding ladder, so I was really hoping it would be stable enough. However, it's been raining pretty much every day for the last month, and one side of the ladder was on soft...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-08-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
I was filling in some screws holes near the...

I was filling in some screws holes near the roofline on the exterior of my bus this morning when my ladder fell. Since I was at the top of it at the time, I had an unpleasant ride to the ground....
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-07-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By mysty
That's so cool! I hope I get to bump into him...

That's so cool! I hope I get to bump into him someday. :)


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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-07-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,685
Posted By mysty
How much mechanical knowledge did you have before...

How much mechanical knowledge did you have before starting your project?

I'm a digital 3D artist, so I have a reasonable understanding of space, but very little practical knowledge of physical...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-06-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By mysty
I can't make out the state in the picture,...

I can't make out the state in the picture, unfortunately. It's a vanity plate that reads "KNOBDY" and the colors are green, red, and blue. Next time you see it, let us know if it's the same bus! :)
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-06-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By mysty
Jonathan spotted one down here in Georgia just a...

Jonathan spotted one down here in Georgia just a few days ago. It's got a dark side of the rainbow theme going on. Maybe someone is a Pink Floyd fan?
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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-05-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By mysty
Oops! Hope anyone bidding took the time to read...

Oops! Hope anyone bidding took the time to read the Q&A section!


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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-03-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-03-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
I love the look of this shower, so I'm...

I love the look of this shower, so I'm replicating it. I'm a little worried about water getting out everywhere, so I'm trying to figure out if I should build a pan that covers the whole stall and...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-02-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By mysty
My kind of people! I think you should definitely...

My kind of people! I think you should definitely do it, and then explain how you did so we can copy you. :angel:
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-02-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
That would be sweet! Are you thinking of doing...

That would be sweet! Are you thinking of doing the back like that? Or the front? Or both? I would love to see pics when you do it. :smile:
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-02-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
The extra headspace is REALLY nice. :biggrin: ...

The extra headspace is REALLY nice. :biggrin:

To answer your questions,

1. We had used strut to add support to the front of the bus when we did the roof raise, and it was a really easy to work...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-02-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By mysty
:greetings: Nice to meet you Dave! I think you'll...

:greetings: Nice to meet you Dave! I think you'll find that a lot of the folks here have a similar point of view on simplicity, freedom, and adventure. Don't be afraid to ask anything. You'll usually...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-02-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,390
Posted By mysty
I read all sorts of reviews of various compost...

I read all sorts of reviews of various compost materials as well, and yes, the coco coir seems to be the most recommended option. As compact as the little bricks are, I wasn't keen on mixing up a...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-02-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By mysty
I used floorplanner.com...

I used floorplanner.com (https://floorplanner.com), which is free and resulted in both 2d and 3d plans for my bus. Here's a 3d top down view for reference:
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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 07-02-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,362
Posted By mysty
Jonathan and I have been busy laying the subfloor...

Jonathan and I have been busy laying the subfloor and framing up the bus this week! Check it out:

https://68.media.tumblr.com/eaadaabf2969abb232802b81735fd20c/tumblr_oshl8aCF6c1tm45f4o1_1280.jpg
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