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Old 07-10-2004, 12:37 PM   #1
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help needed

I am presently working with Zane Kesey (Ken Kesey's son). We were talking about my new bus project, I'm in the first stages of building a 1949 International Harvester KB7 (the same model as furthur). The plan is to replicate as close as we can Kesey’s bus. “Furthur East” should be a lot of fun to build and soon the east coast will start seeing Furthur at the shows along with a few pranksters who will probibly be using it for official buisness.

Is there anyone out there who knows where to find a 1949 KB7 bus or truck or parts?

We also need 1939 parts for the old woodstock bus that is parked in the woods on Keseys farm to help with the restoration of that bus.
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Old 07-11-2004, 07:08 PM   #2
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I feel like i'm totally in the dark....wonder if i'm the only one with questions.

Who's kesey? do you hvae any photo's of further?
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
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Who was kesey?

Ken Kesey was a writer and a Marry prankster, Het put together "the electric koolaid acid test and a bus called Further. His son, Zane, still runs the website http://www.intrepidtrips.com.
You should check out the bus on the website.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:08 AM   #4
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Furthur East!

Very cool about the project on the remake of the orig. Furthur bus. I lived in Portland, OR last year for 8 mo. and the 2nd Furthur and Merry Pranksters came up for a book tour! Awesome!!!

I too would like to promote Ken's vision on the east coast. I live in Fla. but am selling my little cottage to buy, hopefully, a diesel mini skoolie (if one exists) to convert into a liveable home on wheels and educational vehicle. I want to make it into a veggie bus and promote alternative energy.

I would appreciate any info you may have on how feasable my dream is and any links I might go to to get busy working towards a more conscious and FUN world.

peace, Mindy
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Old 08-27-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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Just got the '49 IH KB7

I just got the first of 3 1949 International Harvester KB7s. Look for my next big project comming soon.





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Old 08-28-2004, 05:39 PM   #6
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Way coooool!!

Man, that looks like such a ...... project!

I'm not sure that I could wish that much fun on myself all at once, otherwise I'd be jealous.

Good luck!
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Old 09-13-2004, 12:58 AM   #7
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ah the further bus! we didn't last a day in oregan without a reference to kessey. it would be neat to get some pictures of the original further on this site. is that possible? that and the electric mayhem bus, both monumental buses, both ridiculously hard to find pictures of.
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capttrips25, you should put your pictures into the gallery here so that we can always view them, something happened to your old ones.
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:25 AM   #9
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This guy has 10 of them and knows everything about them.
He has restored about 3.

(All of his are tractors, not buses...but he knows a LOT about them and has many many parts. If nothing else, he can tell you where to find stuff.)

Hope this helps you.

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BTW
A lot of the old Diamond T's share the same cabs.
All of the front ends and engine stuff too.
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