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Old 06-24-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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I'd like to get some opinions about whether or not welding a microbus to the top of a school bus is a good or bad idea and perhaps a little about the process if anyone on here has done it
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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Although that was a fun ass video to watch.... I can't imagine NOT doing it just cuz a fear of low overpasses.... You can get maps that show you all low overpasses
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:11 PM   #4
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Those people towing the 5th wheels didn't even relies they strip the tops off
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:05 PM   #5
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they really need a judging system split into multiple categories....
1) how high the front tires come off the ground.
2) how many a/c units you can remove in 1 pass.
3) how close you can get to the back doors, without the doors coming off.
4) bonus points if you make it through to the other side.

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Old 06-24-2015, 09:58 PM   #6
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I think its a bad idea.
VW's are pretty valuable these days and adding all that weight up high doesn't sound like a great idea to me. Thats my 2 cents
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:39 PM   #7
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What about taking the roof shell from a junkyard conversion van and putting it up top? Obviously it's a non-linear shape so getting it to fit would be difficult but you'd get at least a foot of additional space.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:41 PM   #8
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Enjoyed the video but definitely need to plot that RR bridge on my GPS.

Meanwhile...VW's of all shapes & sizes have long been a staple of the Hippie crowd's approach to bus conversions. But, as noted, the driver certainly needs to maintain an awareness of both the height & center of gravity of such units.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:55 PM   #9
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I'd encourage the OP to go for it. At the worst, or is it the best we'd get a great new video.
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:00 AM   #10
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I see no reason not to do it as long as your under the 14',6"

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