thanks smitty had a feeling you would have some good input. also had a bad feeling with your input i'll get excited and by this time next week have the roof jacked up and be slinging tarps
i guess i'll resist till warmer weather. one thing that turns me off though is when the roof goes up all the windows have to be changed out or covered and i like the normal bus window.... has anybody raised the roof and still kept original windows? you guys have an estimated time and cost of taking the roof up? i guess that is so big question cause it depends on how much of scavenger you are for material and having helpers around.
and as for that first picture of the bus i was not towing that pickup behind it that was just parked there for ease of getting tools not jumping into the back of the bus a bunch. That pickup is actually my hauling truck for the oxen jackie. I saw a post the other day that had a picture of a bus converted with the gooseneck hitch pulling a camper and i think that is a great idea for a livestock trailer!!! I was in main for an ox pull and a few guys had buses to haul their teams. they built a wall about half to three quarters from the back to kept the animals, yokes and other equipment back there then had small area to hang out in the front. made a large hole for a door in the back and had a rigid ramp that would fold down for animal loading. I think this is a great idea. buses are so universal i now want one for just about everything i think when i get the extra cash i will buy one just to make my work shop in so every time i move i won't be picking all my junk up and loading it into a trailer. just did that on saturday actually
i am a pack rat and and like to make things out of metal so i have a HUGE pile of scrap metal i drag around everywhere. anyways here are some more pictures of progress to the bus and my oxen.