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Old 07-25-2010, 06:39 PM   #21
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Re: The 72 foot 1994 bluebird/fleetwood motorhome

still wanna know what kinda rig is in that picture
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:19 PM   #22
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Not sure I want that attention! Maybe just hope that kind find a reason to ticket me
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:19 AM   #23
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Re: The 72 foot 1994 bluebird/fleetwood motorhome

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LEGAL?? LMAO!!!!! AWESOME!! if i could i would (2 buses), how often are you hassled by the law?

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Old 10-31-2010, 09:13 PM   #24
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It has been a while sense last posting the trip to burningman. well I own a fox body mustang gt that I had to work on over the last few weeks so not much going on with the bus until I finished that. Now for important information about the bus. I whent to industrial metal shop in sunvally,ca and bought my 24 gauge skin and have put the skin on ...around 1500 rivets to be exact. looks tight and cool. The skin on all the slideout to cover the exposed wood framing. Now I can focus on paint after I finish up the final touches...talk about a bus that turns heads..this one sure gets the looks! I will put photo's up tommorow as I forgot the camera cable at the bus
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:06 AM   #25
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)Had an Idea for a obervation deck..MMM find at auction a junk bucket truck..like an at&t a servicxe truck with a hydraulic telscoping bucket. make a small platform and Bolt it ontop of my bus. instead of a bucket build a small room(I think those lift around 1000lbs.) Thos things reach telephone poles it should get me 20 ft up. In the small 4x4 room will be a tv maybe a playstation 3 some binoculors... A toilet hey your 20 ft in the air what do you think...Has anyone seen this conversion done before would this make one bad ass bus? I'm sure I could build it for around 500...maybe 800
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:56 PM   #26
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Thought of you when I stumbled across this...

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:58 PM   #27
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Hey thanks for the pic. My vehicle is going throu a new transfer of vehicle.In the next 6 months it will become a twin engine 4 wheel drive bus. Bacicaly I will be relocated the engine that was located in the front of the motorhome that I cut and putting the 454 behind the back wheels making it a "pusher" the second engine will be located under the rear bed in the back of the trailer pushing the bus whuile the cummins 5.9 engine in the bus pulls. Big hill...don't want to crawl at 25mph? Just start the rear engine from sitting in the bus while your driving and hit the gas pedal. the bus should start climbing through the gears up the hill. going down a steep hill? Use the rear engine in low gear alound with the front engine to hold you back so you don't burn your brakes. find your self in a muddy or snowy situation start the rear engine to push you threw the conditions. a 4 wheel drive or even a twin engine bus is not a new idea..been around sense the 1920's but a twin engine 4 wheel drive bus trailer is something new that really has not been invented and if it has there aren't many
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:54 PM   #28
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Do you have an idea of how hard is to synchronize these two power units?. EVERYTHING is different: fuels, engines, transmissions, tires, etc. If the rear one goes faster that the front one you will see the trailer suddenly along the bus side, if slower will be like dragging an anchor.
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So I was thinking gearing wouldn't be a consern , as the engines may run different ratio's just the rpms would be different. I am assuming this based on running 2 different rear axels. I could see a huge proublem if you wanted to run a cummins 5.9 and 454 into 1 axle because booth engines etc are different. I'm thinking it wouldn't matter here because the rear engine is just pushing the bus threw the gears faster and your on 2 different axles so you wouldn't have to gear them the same. I'm sure almost no one has expirence with this but any input on my calculations would be apperciated. Maybe I'm missing something?
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I have not posted new pictures becuase my camera is broke. But I have sheet metaled and riveted all the framing and wood to the slide out. The camers still takes pictures but the flip out touch screen stopped working.mmm ?
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