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Old 10-22-2009, 12:40 PM   #131
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We used to have a beer at every country to see who could "travel" the furtherest! Was a blast...
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:42 PM   #132
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Bored here...lookin at short busses on ebay... Thought this Dodge powered shuttle bus was pretty cool ( I always like the ususual).
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:08 PM   #133
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Well we have decided to sell Buster... I am bummed but at the same time we could use the funds for a more practical project, like a shortie! We need to clean out all our business inventory & put it all into the shed, straighten up the bus & we will run a classified ad to see if there is anyone interested or just message us! I would like to see Buster get converted...

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Old 12-16-2009, 12:01 AM   #134
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Im sorry man. I know you had some awesome for it. But as long as you plan on getting another one. Shorty sounds like fun. Make sure she is 4x4 so you can take her everywhere on the property you have. Will be awesome.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:23 PM   #135
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I dunno man, how much cheaper would the shortie be anyway? If it's purely a financial decision because you need the cash, I can relate to that, but once you sell it, well... I sold my Honda Goldwing about 10 years ago, thinking I'd just get another bike later on... so here I am 3 kids and 10 years later... sans bike. Maybe not a relevant situation, but I'm just sayin'...
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:35 PM   #136
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Im sorry man. I know you had some awesome for it. But as long as you plan on getting another one. Shorty sounds like fun. Make sure she is 4x4 so you can take her everywhere on the property you have. Will be awesome.
Well we WILL be getting a shorty as I gotta be able to get it into the property unless it is dry I will never be able to move it... When it rains the the dust turns to thick goopy clay that can pull your shoes off & when it snows, well forget it!


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I dunno man, how much cheaper would the shortie be anyway? If it's purely a financial decision because you need the cash, I can relate to that, but once you sell it, well... I sold my Honda Goldwing about 10 years ago, thinking I'd just get another bike later on... so here I am 3 kids and 10 years later... sans bike. Maybe not a relevant situation, but I'm just sayin'...
It isn't a financial decision really... I just hate to have a nice bus that I cannot use, just such a waste! I love this bus but again, I cannot even move it now with the snow melting to get it into a better position as i know it will get stuck... I need to turn it around & have the space to do so but it has been in the 60's during the daytime (unreal for dec) & the 10 inches o snow has turned everything into slop! We have to use 4 wheel drive on the Nissan just to manuever alot of times & thats not in the snow...

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http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/bar/1483867420.html

http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/ctd/1512933482.html

http://www.4x4bus.com/We%20Buy%20Buses.htm

http://www.justih.org/Binder-Bench/show ... php?t=9506

I've posted a few I'd ran-across on Craigslist, not real common, but not an impossibility either. Do some checking on wheelbases, consider a late-model wreck with a good frame.driveline & find a shorty with drivetrain issues.......the thing monsters are born of

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PS, there was a guy in NM on Craigslist looking for a "flatnose".
Thanks for the links on the 4 BY'S Smitty! I like the Mercedes alot... I am gonna take my time this round on searching for a new bus as I am not sure what I want yet... I would LOVE to convert a bus to 4X4 but am limited on workshop resources ie: a concrete pad to work on, air tools, welder & that is just a start of the list, much less the power to be able to run any of the tools as we are completely off grid & solar power just doesn't quite cut it for running a welder!
Do you have a link to the person searching on Craigslist for a Flatnose?
Thanks for any links you may find out in the NM area Smitty, greatly appreciated! I dont think a 4X4 is an absolute neccessity but would be a bonus. I dont think we will be doint too much camping in the winter as it gets pretty damn cold here at night!

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Old 12-22-2009, 12:23 AM   #137
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Anytime you're out & about, and happen across a larger 4X4, you should measure wheelbases (and jot them down), take a peek underneath, and do the same to any shorties you see. I think it'd be much simpler/cheaper to graft a body to a 4X4 frame, especially if it was one with the benefits of having a later-model drivetrain, as well as avoiding an alignment problems.

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I like the idea & will start checking into what I can find as there are many different 4X4 vehicles where we are living, especially larger trucks, many commercial. I just posted some photos about an old GMC bus in our area that I was wondering if it would be possible to find a later model chassis that would fit it - it is a mid sized bus I believe...
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:36 PM   #138
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I've seen a few Ford F-700 farm trucks (used to haul hay grinders and silage for cattle) around the feed lots in Western Kansas. Many of them are 4x4. I would think that a Ford B-700 bus chassis would be about the same. I imagine that those parts would be mostly swapable. There's lots of Ford shorties out there...handfuls of the F-700 4x4s though. I try to wrangle up some photos...
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:44 PM   #139
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I've seen a few Ford F-700 farm trucks (used to haul hay grinders and silage for cattle) around the feed lots in Western Kansas. Many of them are 4x4. I would think that a Ford B-700 bus chassis would be about the same. I imagine that those parts would be mostly swapable. There's lots of Ford shorties out there...handfuls of the F-700 4x4s though. I try to wrangle up some photos...
Wrangle away! I am curious to figure out what my options could be... Here is a bus i am seriously looking at buying... Its a 1955-57 GMC. Havent talked with the owner yet & it has a couple of junkyard dogs roaming around so I cant get any closer... YET!



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