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Old 12-08-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Race car hauler/Drag strip motel

Check out the link below from the New Member Intros for an introduction to this project. I've started this thread here in Skoolie Conversion Projects now that most of the planning is over and the actual construction of the camper section is ready to start. I will post photos and progress reports and will welcome any helpful advice or constructive criticism along the way.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f6/race-car-hauler-project-12278.html


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Old 12-08-2015, 05:39 PM   #2
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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Hard to tell on this pic but this is the view from the front of the bus. I will have a hair over ten feet(4 windows at 2½ feet) from the back of the driver's seat to the wall that will go up 2 feet behind the car. If the car was an inch shorter I could add another window's worth of space.

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Old 12-09-2015, 05:15 PM   #4
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Spent most of the afternoon getting the last of the seats out and every single bolt was a fight to the death. A bunch of them snapped off but there were enough that just kept spinning to warrant an attack with the grinder. All that's left now is the driver's seat and that will get replaced with something like a Captain's chair or a Cadillac or Lincoln bucket on a swivel.
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:47 AM   #5
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Didn't do a lot to the bus lately mostly because I've been so busy on other projects. Doing a frame swap on my 1/2 ton Chev and still doing the construction of the tube chassis on our Super/Pro Saturn. Got lucky today though - picked up a 3 way fridge, propane stove, sink and both fresh and grey water tanks from a rusty motorhome a friend of mine is scrapping. All he wanted was the 454 and turbo 400 out of it and the rest was going to the scrap yard so I managed to grab that stuff while he had it in his garage taking the engine out. Free for the taking so I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:51 PM   #6
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:26 PM   #7
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:00 AM   #8
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Not much to report lately. We are deep in the heart of winter here on the east coast so there's no work getting done on our bus conversion but I am still working on our floor plan(not to scale). That's pretty much the layout for now of the appliances but that could change during construction. There will be countertop space under the microwave and on top of the fridge. My brother in law suggested a sliding door between the camper part and the garage to save on space. Because of the curve of the roof that means it had to be on either side of the partition so I chose the passenger side because the door opening would line up with the walkway over the wheel tub alongside the race car to the rear side door.

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Old 07-17-2016, 10:46 PM   #9
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Shame on me. All I did in the past few months is put new grab handles on the rear ramp door. I do have an excuse since I took the year off racing to help build the new Cape Breton Dragway so getting the old "drag strip motel" finished dropped on the priority list for 2016. The new track is 8-10 minutes from my house so the bus will only be slept in during "away missions" to other tracks.



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Old 08-13-2017, 07:03 PM   #10
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Project on hold

Been a year since the last update because my toy hauler project is on hold until the new race car(truck) gets finished. All I've done to the bus lately is put some new battery cable terminals on it after it got cranky to start this spring and I rebuilt the winch controller. If you look closely in the background you can see the roof of the bus.

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