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EPISODE 9 - Flood Lights & Windows

I replaced the school bus flashers with LED flood lights. I purchased the clear lenses from Midwest Bus parts and the LED lights from Amazon. We also covered up a couple windows with sheet metal that came from our ceilings. 

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EPISODE 9 - Flood Lights & Windows

EPISODE 8 - Painting the Bus

Painting a 40 foot Skoolie is lots of work. Just preparing to paint was exshusting and took a few weekends of sanding, sealing and rust removal. But we got the top half and inside painted before the cold winter weather set in.

EPISODE 8 - Painting the Bus
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EPISODE 7 - Odds And Ends

As we get close to finishing the demolition stage of the bus there are lots of odds and ends. Most of the individual jobs are not huge projects by themselves, but together made for a couple busy weekends.

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EPISODE 7 - Odds And Ends
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EPISODE 6 - Removing the Ceiling

We are removing the ceiling and all the fiberglass insulation. It was lots of work, but I am glad that it is done now. We will be using spray foam insulation and will be installing a wood ceiling at a latter date. 

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EPISODE 6 - Removing the Ceiling

EPISODE 5 - Removing the Floor

We finally got the floors pulled up! School bus floors are covered in a rubber that is glued onto plywood. The plywood is nailed down to a metal base layer and is much harder to get out. But once removed, and all the metal floor is exposed as it is easy to treat any holes or rust.

EPISODE 5 - Removing the Floor
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EPISODE 4 - Coolant and Hoses

Our bus came with two heaters, a seat heater in the back and a larger heater/defroster in the front. These heaters are connected to the engine which pumps coolant to them via a long loop of hoses. We want to keep the heaters, but we need to temporarily pull out the hoses to work on the bus floor. 

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EPISODE 4 - Coolant and Hoses

EPISODE 2 - Air Conditioning

It was a hard decision to pull out the air conditioning system. The bus came with a Carrier split air conditioning system. It’s comprised of two compressors connected to the engine that drives the R124 Freon towards two giant skirt condensers under the bus. It then runs up into three evaporators inside the bus. 

EPISODE 2 - Air Conditioning