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Old 12-07-2003, 04:44 PM   #11
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here is a great video of my bus doing brodies in the snow. This video was made on or about Christmas day 2002. I only had the bus for about 2 weeks at that time.



http://www.geocities.com/lapeer20m/brod ... ksmall.mpg



EDIT BY ADMIN: I made this post a new topic in the Everything Else forum.
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Old 12-08-2003, 03:50 PM   #12
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ok, i've been thinking.........Here's what i'm gonna do. Within a couple weeks I'm heading off to the junk yard to purchase a full size van body. This van will be brought home, Cut to the proper height, painted black with flames just like the bus. A floor will be installed, the van insulated, finish carpentry done, carpet laid, bed, tv, ect.......then the van will be mounted to the roof of the bus, with a fire pole that can be used to slide down into the bus. All withought going over the max height....which i still think is 13.6. I'll connect all of the lights to work in conjunction with the bus' lights. ie brake lights, turn signals ect.



I'll call this masterpiece

"The Master Suite"



pictures coming soon !
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How did you get the jacuzzi into the bus, isn't it much larger than the rear door?
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Old 12-09-2003, 11:57 AM   #14
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How did you get the jacuzzi into the bus, isn't it much larger than the rear door?
Yes, the jacuzzi is much bigger than the 36" rear door. It's actually 93 inches wide, which made for quite a problem.....The bus has an inside width of only 90 inches. Each wall of the bus is nearly 2 inches thick however. I had to modify the walls of the bus to accomidate the extra width of the jacuzzi.

Back to the original question....how did i get the jacazzi in the bus??

First i attended a fire department sponsored vehicle extrication class on schoolbus'. I knew i had to cut a hole in the bus large enough for a the hot tub. Where to cut the hole?? cieling? side? or the rear? I decided this class would be an excellent way to discover the anatamy of a bus, and therefore be able to decide where to make the incision.

I decided that the best place to make my cut was through the wall. i made the cut on the passenger side. 39" tall, and approximately 9 feet long.

The hot tub was such a tight fit, that i coulndn't put the windows back in place, so i manufactured a set of doors that open by remote keyless entry in place of the windows.



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Old 12-09-2003, 11:00 PM   #15
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my bus is currently posted on the Monster Garage Website

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mo...urmonster.html



i'm pretty excited about that.
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Old 12-09-2003, 11:34 PM   #16
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my bus is currently posted on the Monster Garage Website

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mo...urmonster.html



i'm pretty excited about that.


Wow, nice job. Too bad they don't show one at the end of the shows anymore.
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:32 PM   #17
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In less than a week, i found a van....cut it in half, installed the new floor, painted the inside. Did i mention i have a full time job and i'm going to school??? I have no life !



there are lots of photo's, but here's a good one of the van just after cutting the body off of the chassis.







I still need to finish painting, install the bed, carpet,mounting brackets, and insulate. That's just the begining, but i plan to have the van mounted on top of the bus before the New Year.
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Old 12-14-2003, 08:08 AM   #18
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I need whatever it is you're on...:-)



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Old 12-15-2003, 11:49 AM   #19
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it's funny that you mention that.......I do enjoy life! I'm always doing something crazy. A couple summers ago, i left for a month on a motorcycle trip and traveled old route 66 from chicago to santa monica. I've done new years in times square, spring break in panama city, all kinds of wild stuff. Anybody can do that if they put their mind to it. One thing that really makes me different is that I dont drink, smoke, or do any drugs (except mt. dew, that's my one downfall !).





Anyone going with me to Burning Man in 2004??? what's burning man you ask? http://www.burningman.com
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Old 12-24-2003, 01:08 AM   #20
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How do you like the teeth???







They're not real deluxo.....made from cardboard spraypainted silver. the metal version is in the works
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