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BruinGilda the Aeroswine #7716077 01/13/20 11:59 AM
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Here is a link to a Skoolie conversion I did about 15 years ago.

BruinGilda the AeroSwine


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Re: BruinGilda the Aeroswine [Re: Vern1] #7716851 01/13/20 11:31 PM
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Making progress on this project. You must have too much time on your hands to start a job like this. Looking good though, be sure and show us the finished project. What color is it going to be later? up

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That was some project Vern. Well done and looks great!


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Re: BruinGilda the Aeroswine [Re: Vern1] #7716924 01/14/20 12:51 AM
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That's a very cool conversion....What kind of mileage do you get? Have used it more or less than you planned/thought you would?

Any major things you wish you would have done/not done/done differently?


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Milf does the trick.

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Originally Posted by Wilhunt
Making progress on this project. You must have too much time on your hands to start a job like this. Looking good though, be sure and show us the finished project. What color is it going to be later? up


It's complete...click on the tabs (top Left) to follow progress... up


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Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

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Milf does the trick.

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Re: BruinGilda the Aeroswine [Re: Vern1] #7717494 01/14/20 02:50 PM
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It has a gas motor with Alison automatic so it drives like a really big Suburban.
With genset running for AC on the highway at 60 it gets about 5.5MPG.
Turn off genset and it goes up to 6MPH.

I don't use it as much today as I did when it was built but still have it although it's been sitting for last 2 years.
When I built it, I had been doing a lot of research and it's pretty much exactly how I wanted it.

I plan to do a total overhaul and will upgrade batteries and electric system and add some solar panels on roof.
Would like to install a Cummings and switch over to Diesel.
A long range friend did a similar conversion on his and went to 10MPG@70.
As of now, the genset shares the same gas tank so I would have to upgrade genset to diesel or add another tank dedicated to it.


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Very well done project. I had always thought about doing something similar but my mother wouldn't let me and dad do it and my wife wont let me lol... not that I have time.

What motor is in it now? Have seen many with 350's and 454'S


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Originally Posted by redchevy
Very well done project. I had always thought about doing something similar but my mother wouldn't let me and dad do it and my wife wont let me lol... not that I have time.

What motor is in it now? Have seen many with 350's and 454'S


Original tired International 345V8 in there now.
I have thought about doing a SBC as I build a few those for Son's IMCA Alcohol Modified and granddaughters EMod and a couple of lifelong racing buddies.
Best friend has a GMC short bus built on a 1ton chassis w/350 and automatic that's pretty cool. He can easily pull his racecar and trailer and has a place to sleep if race is too far from home or take small trailer and golfcart for trips to the beach.


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