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Old 02-17-2018, 09:00 PM   #1
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Year: 1997
Coachwork: International/crown
Chassis: Carpender
Engine: 444E International
Rated Cap: 71 pass
Building a toterhome from a 1997 IH crown 71 pass bus

Bought a 1997 IH crown bus,converting into a toterhome home for hauling old tractors
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:01 PM   #2
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Interesting. I've seen similar hacks on Pirate4x4.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:09 PM   #3
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What are you doing the ass end you cut off? There was someone on here recently looking for a cut off back end of a bus

I want to cut a vehicle in half too! Lol. Looking forward to see the progress. Nice seeing something different
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:25 PM   #4
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Putting the rear cap back on,not much left of the rest of it,floor rusted bad
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:09 PM   #5
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Installed the rear cap back on today
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:14 PM   #6
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Very kewl!!

I would love to do that with a 6 window and make it my daily driver.

Keep up with the pictures!
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:19 PM   #7
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Main floor without wheel well humps.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:35 PM   #8
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Very nice. I have had this drawn and sketched out in my project book for my next big project. I planned to do the same to make a 6 window cab with an 8-10ft bed.

Keep us updated. I would love to see more on how you reattached the end cap, and what you decide to do for a bed. I plan on installing a gooseneck on my concept bus

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Old 02-27-2018, 10:20 PM   #9
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Toterhome

Cut the frame tonight,79 inches from rear cap to end of frame, still tossing around how I want the flat bed,I will be towing a gooseneck trailer hauling old tractors, just drew up some basic plan for inside today,will have more pics in a few days.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:03 AM   #10
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Cut the frame tonight,79 inches from rear cap to end of frame, still tossing around how I want the flat bed,I will be towing a gooseneck trailer hauling old tractors, just drew up some basic plan for inside today,will have more pics in a few days.
My biggest overall concern was total length. From center axle gooseneck mounted ball, it gives me just under 26ft on paper from bumper to hitch. Texas only allows a combined length of 65ft, so coupling to a 30ft goose neck would be roughly 62ft+/-. It's a rough compromise for me I suppose. The 23.5ft wheelbase dog nose buses alofts 13ft behind the seats in my design. To allow for a longer trailer, I would need a shorter bus here in Texas. Such a crying shame.

Forgive my 2nd rate drawing skills. Just what I could get on paper doing lunch breaks, haha.

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