How to build a floating floor??.. Well for starters my plan is to not put holes in the bus floor. Bad Idea. Start with that and the rest kind of just works into place.
School Bus Conversion Videos
Want to know how to build a floating floor in a school bus? Well let me show you how I did it. Now I am just an avg Joe who read a bunch of stuff online in his cubical. This is just my $0.02 feel free to comment below on how you built your’s.
How do you convert a old school bus into an RV? By putting in the hours! HaHa! It takes a lot of hard work, research, and common sense.
Update with some work mixed in. Got the floor painted safety yellow!! Breanna did a great job on painting the floor, giver her a thumbs up if you agree. She also was RIGHT on my trying to rush the second coat on.
More work on our new home in a school bus conversion. Sure does take a lot of work to turn an old school bus into a livable RV/Tiny Home. Finishing up the fiberglass as well as showing you the final result. Let us know how you think we did with the fiberglass in the comments below.
Let me start by saying that I am glad we used fiberglass on the holes. However it sucks! Working with fiberglass is not my favorite thing to do but it sure works great. The outcome is exactly what I wanted 100% waterproof seal that is super strong. I know that a lot of people use eterna bond tape and I did think about using that but wanted to make sure there would be no issues. I think it was like $70 bucks i spent to get all of the fiberglass materials and was money well spent in my book. I would definitely do fiberglass again if I convert another school bus.
Yes this video is BOMB!
Especially after #20 which let’s be honest here… Just Sucked!! However in this video I think that I did a pretty good job overall. We also got a lot of work done including removing the back panels around the door. That was the big item that we got to cross off the list.
It was actually pretty easy removing them. After you take out all of the screws and some rivets, however on my door lock near where the latch comes across there is an extra support piece that has 2 rivets. DO NOT GRIND THEM OFF! You will want to keep them as they are the only thing holding the edge together. At least that is how our bus is put together. Then after it is loose you just simply cut down the edge with your trusty grinder and Bob’s your Uncle they come right off.
If you have any questions or anything at all just leave us a comment on the video and we will get right back with you.
Well If you have watched this video…
I am sorry because I dropped the ball big time on this video update. Do not worry though I made sure to make #21 extra awesome. Well I tried anyway. Anyways in this video as I am sure you can tell not much was completed other than scraping up the floor under the driver seat which unfortunately you’re not able to see because I thought I turned the camera on but never actually did. We weren’t out at the bus all that long anyway.
Just trust me on this that the next video is FANTASTIC and that work actually gets done.
Last seat out of the bus!
So I got the driver seat out of the bus along with starting to get the risers and floor matt out. We took the seat over to Riggs Bros and it turned out amazing!! We will be catching you all up on the seat after we get it installed.
I know that I have been fairly lazy over this winter however come spring. It is going to be balls to the wall bus build crazy! I can assure you of that. We are going to crank this out and get on the road this June.
Work needs to get done!
It feels like there is so much to do and so little time. In this video of our school bus conversion I just do some odd and end work. I remove the swing arm mechanism on the front of the bus as well as the stop sign arm. I had really wanted to keep the stop sign but the dealer had already removed it unfortunately.
If you have any questions about your own conversion feel free to reach out I will help you out as best I can. I know that converting a school bus into an rv is a big job. It is a fun job though due to the endless possibilities. I think that is one of the best parts about building a skoolie is that you are making it perfect for you.