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Old 09-22-2013, 03:36 AM   #11
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I don't think you paid too much, looks like a good deal to me! What drivetrain does it have? As for the deck, I think we would need to see more pics, and closer, to get an idea of how the supports are anchored, etc.. For paint, you can look at my thread for ideas on how to do it cheap. I just used oil based enamel and sprayed it with a cheap gun. LOTS of prep work!!

Its a gas engine unfortunately and It is definitely a Ford, I m not sure which model though. I took a video from the roof today to give you guys a better idea o the existing frame which I plan on using. Sorry the audio is real poor it was very windy in Vegas today. Thank you or the painting tip my irst goal is the roof deck and Solar and then its on to the paint!



Is it possible to post video on the thread without a link?
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:46 AM   #12
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Fine looking Bus for $5000.00, my personal opinion is flip it & get another Bus & start your own conversion because to do a safe deck install your going to have to take down your interior to gain access to the structure to do a proper deck install, or keep it & Install a awning & party on the ground, in my humble opinion

I ve thought about flipping it but I m not much of a wheeler dealer. If I can put a fairly safe deck on the roof this will meet my tailgating needs. I need to have the party on the roof though, Boise State charges 1200 a year for RV size spaces at Bronco stadium for 6 games, which is out of my budget. If the tailgate is contained to the roof and inside the bus we can just park it on University BLVD and boon dock for free Plus everyone at Bronco Stadium is parting on the ground "The General" will be the first 2nd level tailgate at the stadium.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:53 AM   #13
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Thank you guys for all your feedback I would be lost without you. As for the year of the bus the tittle definitely says 1961. I m going to do some more digging on some of the other specs. It looks like the bus needs new tires about how much do you think those are going to set me back?
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Bus looks great for $5000. I think you did fine.

What motor and trans?

Not sure yet I m real green on this stuff.
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These plates were with the paperwork maybe they ll help explain the specs.




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Re: Tailgate Bus plan please help

check this out
http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/forums/
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Re: Tailgate Bus plan please help

Once upon a time, somebody had a 1987 jeep cherokee that they had lifted and put a lot of time into. The only problem was that they didn't have a title. The solution? Use the title from the junk 1991 cherokee, swap plates, and rock on!!!

Being given a title and paperwork with a vin plate and manufacture plate included as part of the paperwork is a little sketchy, not that it would have detered me, just saying that doesn't mean the bus itself is a 61 or 62
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Once upon a time, somebody had a 1987 jeep cherokee that they had lifted and put a lot of time into. The only problem was that they didn't have a title. The solution? Use the title from the junk 1991 cherokee, swap plates, and rock on!!!



Being given a title and paperwork with a vin plate and manufacture plate included as part of the paperwork is a little sketchy, not that it would have detered me, just saying that doesn't mean the bus itself is a 61 or 62
and the wanderlodge wouldn't have a seated capacity...since it didn't have seats

http://www.vintagebirds.com/history.htm

the above is by year



you may want to be careful on this deal, check out the wanderlodge site and see where the vin is on the frame and go from there

also the front door is not where that vintage wanderlodges had them....mmm interesting

It looks like it has air ride front and rear, the front end is school bus(lights and markers) 1989/1990 are close

very interesting
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I saw that. The only thing I can come up with is someone had a 1962 bluebird school bus, converted it to an rv, changed the front clip, and somehow got it titled as a Wanderlodge
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