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Old 04-05-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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Jacuzzi Bus III

I'm going to build a bus for a "client" He just bought her off of ebay last nite. I'll be spending someone elses money, and i have a deadline. The plan is to have the entire bus finished in 90 days, jacuzzi and all.

It's a 1991 IH with a DT360, underbelly storage, ward body, 71 passenger from southwestern mo. Good tires, good glass, rebuilt AT545. The add says it cruises 65, so i'm guessing it has a decent rear ratio...hopefuly something in the 4.xx range.





wish me luck!

I'll be sure to post updates along the way
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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he wanted to buy my bus....but i didn't want to sell it. A friend of mine suggested i build a bus to order, so that's what i'm gonna do.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:50 PM   #3
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Sweet...

Tell him not to drive this one on the beach.
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what's the fun in stayin' off the beach. Just rig up some inflatable pontoons.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
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after he's paid me for it, he can drive it wherever he wants. I know a really great tow company in south texas if he's looking for some non-skilled tow truck operators.
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So do you have the tub for it? Are you going to try to find another used one?
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:54 AM   #7
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trying to find a used one. A friend of a friend has one for $500, so i might go with that one....although that's more than double what i've payed for both of my other jacuzzi's combined.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:32 PM   #8
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Sounds like you got a client with a little cash to throw around. Looks like the perfect opportunity to do that lift jacuzzi you mentioned awhile back.

If not a lift, how 'bout atleast putting it on a platform so that it sticks up through the roof?

Probably wouldn't corner real good with a full tub, but, it would be neat.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:41 AM   #9
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photos to come. Got the new bus yesterday, started removing seats about 6pm. If the entire conversion goes as perfect as seat removal we'll have her finished in no time. Most of the seats didn't even need a wrench to hold the not on the bottom, the imapct wrench rattled em right out. WE had to cut off zero of the bolts. In under 2 hours we had all the seats out, the fabric removed, and the scrap metal piled on the trailer.

I love southern busses!
i'm sure that's the reason the seats came out so nice.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:38 AM   #10
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Southern, western... Out of the rust belt! I keep telling you guys it's worth the trip to
buy rust free buses! As much as I appreciate the quality of life and the caliber of
people "up there", those chemicals on the roads are a bad thing for vehicles.

I also keep thinking how much better my third or forth conversion would be -- based
on the past "training". Is your client planning to take this one to Burning Man so we
can see it there?
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