All Blog Posts Tagged 'bus' (19)

Upgrading Vintage Round Headlights

The above picture is the bus before I started.

I've been working on my school bus conversion for a while now. All the lights on the inside where changed to LEDs. While I changed all the exterior light fixtures I replaced them with modern…

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Added by Leonard on December 24, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

How To Put Square Cabinets In A Round Bus

In this ongoing saga of my school bus conversion, my first choice for kitchen and over head cabinets was to make them. Older school buses have rounded roofs and stock cabinets are square. I figured I'd solve this problem right off by making the cabinets to fit.

The roof in older school buses was round, I'm told, for better roll over protection in the event…

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Added by Leonard on October 1, 2014 at 7:07am — 4 Comments

Installing a heated floor in bus conversion.

I HATE being cold.  I hate the thought of being cold.  I hate getting out of bed on a cold winter morning to step on a cold floor.  Even carpet can't really take the cold out of a cold floor.  The most it can do is attempt to mask the cold and it doesn't do a good job of that.

So I decided to install in floor heating in the bus in an attempt to address that concern.  Read about it here:  …

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Added by Leonard on September 8, 2014 at 3:21am — 2 Comments

Angel Bus

I recently wrote about Habitat for Humanities RV Care-A-Vanners and what you can do with an RV.  Well to go one step further, if you have access to a motor coach, you can signup with Angel Bus as a driver.

Angel Bus® is a…

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Added by Leonard on May 22, 2014 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

checking in

HI Friends,

it's been sometime since I checked in.

Someone here needs to rescue this baby

http://mansfield.craigslist.org/rvs/4406746878.html

As for myself I forgot to keep you updated with my posts on my travel blog…

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Added by carey masci on April 8, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Windows & Insulation

I put two basement thermo pane windows in the plywood walls where the original bus windows were. This required the cutting of a metal stud that supports the wall & roof of the bus. This isn't something I wanted to do as I didn't have access to a welder. I did install angle iron braces across the top of the window, supported them on either side with upright pieces of 2X2…

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Added by Gus Magilke on March 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Prep work

I started this transformation by pulling all the old flooring up and sanding the floor. It was in relatively good condition so it didn't take long. There were, luckily, no holes to patch. I then painted the floor with chain link fence paint.

Here is a picture after the paint was put down. I did two coats.…

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Added by Gus Magilke on February 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

the GoGo Bus loves a parade

Hey Gang,

Just informed that the GoGo Bus took third place in the Maple Festival Parade. Third time entering the parade and I took third. How 'bout that.

First went to a '70 Pontiac Judge. Second to a '88 Olds not sure the year.

Saturday was just PERFECTO WEATHER and we had a little bit of a reunion as Sabra, Margaret and Sharon showed up as the GoGo Girls passing out candy, shooting silly string and blowing bubbles. Sunday well now that was a different story as it was…

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Added by carey masci on May 6, 2013 at 1:22am — 7 Comments

Vintage & Old Instruction & Part MANUALS Galore!!

Well, we've been digging around our new to us, 1978 Bluebird Wanderlodge bus and have located dozens of manuals for this 'bird from the original blue prints to the old appliance manuals. 

IF YOU NEED ANY OF THESE, please let us know. We can photograph them and email you. I know how old manuals can be hard to find, but they are oh so helpful in restoring an old RV/Bus.

Anyway, here's a few that we have in our mits. Please ask if you think we might have what you're…

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Added by Jeanette Vieira on April 16, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

Here I am where I wasn’t supposed to be but am anyways.

Hey Gang,

Here I am where I wasn’t supposed to be but am anyways. Malinda rented a cabin in Hocking Hills and invited Ruth and I Wednesday through Saturday. The cabin was supposed to be big enough for 4 so she said I could ask someone else also. Ruth initially said NO then I thought she said yes so I told Malinda we’re coming and so is Dov. Ruth then said I never said yes - I am not going.

Malinda then emailed and said the cabin is MUCH smaller just one room but if you want you can…

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Added by carey masci on April 9, 2013 at 2:35am — 2 Comments

Cook Forest part 2

The park chaplain came by this morning to invite us to Sunday service in the park and we got to talking about the Rangers that stopped last night and the Bus. The guy in the next site heard us and came over. He said I'm a lawyer and when I saw the rangers talking to you and looking inside your vehicle last night I thought to myself this guy needs a lawyer but when they left I stayed put, now I know what happened.



The part of Cook Forest we are at is nice and the old growth pines are… Continue

Added by carey masci on September 14, 2011 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Cook Forest, Pa. - part 1

A Pennsylvania rangers patrol car stops abruptly, two rangers get out with flashlights, they march up to me rather quickly and say OH you're not in any trouble we just wanted to see your vehicle.



Rewind. A week and a half ago I asked Nick you want to go camping? I called Cooks Forest in Pa they had two spot lefts. I grabbed one and made plans. I tried to rally a few people into going but you know what, I am tired of cheer leading so it was me and Nick and that's alright by me. Nicks… Continue

Added by carey masci on September 5, 2011 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

Jimco Rally Part 2

This is part 2, I didn't have access to the internet so I wrote this on my laptop after the bonfire gathering

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Hey Gang,

Everyone woke fairly early at Jimco's. I finally got up at about 9am. Made coffee first then opened the doors. OH there's my keys. I left them in the door lock again. Gee someone could of got in and taken me for a real ride.



I missed the morning breakfast with the gang so I ate cereal. Then everyone started coming up to… Continue

Added by carey masci on August 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Careys pants and the preacher

Hey Gang,

I wanted to write a lot more but I am leaving at 8 am for Frankenmuth Michigan with Walt and his family & friends so will quickly only write about my pants and the video I just placed on my website.



Before I left for the Philippines I took my new jean shorts to the tailor to sew velcro on the pockets. I was so freaked about what everyone told me, be careful, pick pockets, thiefs, watch your wallet, your back etc...... So I thought with velcro on the pockets it will… Continue

Added by carey masci on December 31, 2010 at 1:31am — No Comments

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