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Old 12-02-2016, 10:52 AM   #11
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Wow.... I thought that was something done by someone who was good with Photoshop and creating memes.... turns out it's REAL????

You DO learn something new every day......
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:56 AM   #12
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Wow.... I thought that was something done by someone who was good with Photoshop and creating memes.... turns out it's REAL????

You DO learn something new every day......
Hey, if we're going to do such extensive mods to SCHOOLBUSES, why not a Volvo?
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:18 AM   #13
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Hey, if we're going to do such extensive mods to SCHOOLBUSES, why not a Volvo?
Yeah I guess..... seems like it would have been easier to just replace the heater core though. But on the other side of it, start a fire in the stove and you can warm up your interior without running the engine.... now all he needs to do is wire in a coolant pump to circulate the engine coolant around the firebox and voila! instant engine heater.
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:02 PM   #14
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Yeah I guess..... seems like it would have been easier to just replace the heater core though. But on the other side of it, start a fire in the stove and you can warm up your interior without running the engine.... now all he needs to do is wire in a coolant pump to circulate the engine coolant around the firebox and voila! instant engine heater.
A friend's old Volkswagen beetle ('65?) had a gas-fueled heater in the trunk. I think it was from way up north somewhere. Early Webasto?
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
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there was a company that sold aftermarket gasoline heaters for VW bugs...

the only heat in a beetle was a cowl over the exhaust that your heater fan sucked air ovr and blew threw ducts near the rocker panels and sort of up through the dash..

these cowls quickly rusted out and in real cold weather you just plain froze!

the gas heater pushed heat in through the floors in the front from the trunk and you actually could stay warm..

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Old 12-02-2016, 03:09 PM   #16
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turns out it's REAL????
The guy with the stove in his car is Russian... crazy mofos the Russ
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:24 PM   #17
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diesel stove

I installed a diesel stove (for marine use) and it works great during winter and feels like wood heat. 40 gal tank between frame rails and I burn offroad diesel with no road taxes.
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:42 AM   #18
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I am actually considering coal. I can get it for 56 bucks a ton. I'm thinking a coal bin on the back. I do currently have a wood stove...and a couple chainsaws...and I never pay to heat my bus...but because of my short 5' chimney...it is a pain in the ass sometimes. I have thought of a cold air induction coming down from the roof with a valve to...but I can only get it to burn for 5 hours at a time...which is the main reason I'm thinking about coal...which goes for days. I'm willing to put up with smell if it means a full night sleep!! Heck...I will trade you stoves!
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My only worry about coal would be finding somewhere to get it cheap, and finding a place to store it. Parked, no big deal. More difficult on the road.

If you go coal or wood, the issue is the footprint - its a moot point if the top part is cast into the stove, or a stove pipe, either way, the space is taken.

Some big bolts and some creative brackets, and it won't go anywhere on you.
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