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Old 04-20-2019, 08:15 AM   #11
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Hard to find a nice trolley. They usually get beaten to death.
Very cool to see one getting built out. Be VERY careful not to break any windows. They're the most expensive windows I've heard of in a modern bus.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:46 AM   #12
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Very cool! Gotta like a misfit!



How fast and hows it handle at highway speeds?
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:56 AM   #13
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You got your hands full. cool about the history. How is it geared? good highway speeds? handling? keep those pics coming. looking forward to seeing the progress.
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The trolley drives live a yacht on land - quiet, smooth and built to cruisssseeeee!

Faster than any vehicle I have ever owned. (Also the newest) I'm not going to burn any rubber at the track, but step too hard on that skinny floor pedal, and you'll feel the g-force send you back into your seat a bit! Cruise control will hold steady at 65-70 on the highway. Yes, it has cruise control! Feet up on the dash and it holds straighter than an OH slot car. Hydraulic steering means U-turns with a pinky finger on the wheel as I sip a latte in the other.

Right. On. Right. On.

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There appear to be airbags in the suspension - embedded in the front coils up front, and out back they sit in their own buckets. Dangly little airlines run from nipples on the bumper with standard tire pressure valves- What be these? Ride stability? Ride height? Can they be adjusted? If you know, let me know!

The front sits very low - I assume to compensate for its previous life of driving around a bunch of hot chocolate drinking, mitten-wearing, wide-eyed little children as it cruised around town with Santa telling Holliday tales over the built it PA system-

However, I don't plan to have 20+ kids just a lot of rock climbing and ski equipment. I'd love to level it off. Preferably by lifting the front! Think I can pump up those front bags adjust the height? Bad idea? Try it? Don't do it? Maybe?

*edit* the engine is a 7.4l big larry, not a 6.7l
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:30 PM   #15
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The trolley drives live a yacht on land - quiet, smooth and built to cruisssseeeee!

Faster than any vehicle I have ever owned. (Also the newest) I'm not going to burn any rubber at the track, but step too hard on that skinny floor pedal, and you'll feel the g-force send you back into your seat a bit! Cruise control will hold steady at 65-70 on the highway. Yes, it has cruise control! Feet up on the dash and it holds straighter than an OH slot car. Hydraulic steering means U-turns with a pinky finger on the wheel as I sip a latte in the other.

Right. On. Right. On.

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There appear to be airbags in the suspension - embedded in the front coils up front, and out back they sit in their own buckets. Dangly little airlines run from nipples on the bumper with standard tire pressure valves- What be these? Ride stability? Ride height? Can they be adjusted? If you know, let me know!

The front sits very low - I assume to compensate for its previous life of driving around a bunch of hot chocolate drinking, mitten-wearing, wide-eyed little children as it cruised around town with Santa telling Holliday tales over the built it PA system-

However, I don't plan to have 20+ kids just a lot of rock climbing and ski equipment. I'd love to level it off. Preferably by lifting the front! Think I can pump up those front bags adjust the height? Bad idea? Try it? Don't do it? Maybe?

*edit* the engine is a 7.4l big larry, not a 6.7l
should be a simple matter of inflating those airbags to raise the front of your bus - I used to have air shocks on my pickup - they worked great when I was hauling top heavy horses, or a heavy load - I found it was best to pressurize the shocks before I had a load than after - I had trouble lifting a load with them, but once inflated, they were able to hold up a substantial load - - I like the idea of a skoolie made from a street car - I can picture hauling my sleddogs in a street car and arriving at a race in that - lol
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should be a simple matter of inflating those airbags to raise the front of your bus -
Great! I will pump pump pump them up! Any speculations as to how much PSI an airbag can hold? I'd rather not experiment by taking them to failure. I have not yet put a chuck on them. So I do not know if they are even pressurized in the front- however, the ones in the rear are collapsible by hand. I'd imagine 0psi at the moment.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:56 PM   #17
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Awesome rig you have there, love the ceiling in it, the glass etc.



It'll be worth every effort you put into it to redo her.


I would add air to each side on the front gradually and see how it reacts being lifted. It will make a difference in the ride harshness also, inflating those bags.



I'm thinking they would make a difference in how any drain lines work if you are building in plumbing, so would take it to full height aat some point for a better idea how it sits overall.


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Great! I will pump pump pump them up! Any speculations as to how much PSI an airbag can hold? I'd rather not experiment by taking them to failure. I have not yet put a chuck on them. So I do not know if they are even pressurized in the front- however, the ones in the rear are collapsible by hand. I'd imagine 0psi at the moment.
I'd say enough to level out your 'street car' and I'd make sure there was at least some air in the rear air bags
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:37 PM   #20
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So heres some small-ass world stuff. I overheard you talking about this a few weeks ago when you were playing day laborer at Lawless. Im the guy with the yellow box. Ive been lurking here for a while as I wait for the perfect bus to show up in the general New England area.


That said, this thing is pretty damn cool!
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