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Old 05-01-2016, 10:26 PM   #51
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With the thought of painting our bus's frame and chassis looming, I must say this is the way to do it! None of the silliness of painting overhead!
Silly. Just hold the bus upside down.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:02 AM   #52
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With the thought of painting our bus's frame and chassis looming, I must say this is the way to do it! None of the silliness of painting overhead!
Haha, true, but I would rather of painted overhead than have to of tore my bus to pieces.
But still, this way I can get a lot more use out of her.
Also, what better bus to do this to, with the body as bad as it was!
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:40 AM   #53
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Haha, true, but I would rather of painted overhead than have to of tore my bus to pieces.
But still, this way I can get a lot more use out of her.
Also, what better bus to do this to, with the body as bad as it was!
are you going to make a flatbed straight truck out of it? or build your own camper shell from the ground up?

theres quite a few of those cut-off busses around here.. farmers use them sometimes.. christmas tree farms around here use them quite a bit for harvesting trees

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Old 05-02-2016, 09:27 AM   #54
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So what happened to the chicken coop part?
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:38 AM   #55
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You know...when (IF, really...) we get our larger bus, i want to do something similar to my shortie 5-window: turn it into a monster pick-up truck!

Not chopping the whole rear, though. Think of the look of the Hummer H2s pick-up style/look. So, leave maybe 2 rows of windows, fill up the area with seats, add A/C, fix up the back bed with entry gates from rear and seating area.

It would be awesome.

Love the paint job on yours! Reminds me of "Optimus Prime".
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:25 AM   #56
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Have you seen any of those buses where they cut the rear portion to look like the back of a caboose on an old train? Back porch?
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:57 AM   #57
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are you going to make a flatbed straight truck out of it? or build your own camper shell from the ground up?

theres quite a few of those cut-off busses around here.. farmers use them sometimes.. christmas tree farms around here use them quite a bit for harvesting trees

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I'm gonna build, what will hopefully look like a truck sleeper at the front, 8ft long and 7ft tall, and 8ft wide which is as wide as the bed.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:00 AM   #58
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Well, yesterday I spent a few pennies on some metal and got the bed started!!
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:30 AM   #59
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Very cool, friend. Nice shop, too.
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Looks good and very red. Is that 2x2 and 2x4 tubing? How much will the bed weight?
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