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Old 08-30-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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I was racing my Mustang Cobra this weekend up at Road America and a guy fulltiming with his wife in his bus. He pulls a 25,000lb trailer with him to race tracks all over the country, usually to Winston cup races.

The thing pictured above is a welder and generator he has built a small frame below it and stuck on an electric motor. He connects the DC welding output to the motor and varies the current to the motor (thereby changing his speed) with a welding foot pedal. That little thing smoke the tires when he puts 300 amps into it.
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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Now, that is tres clever! Nice lifestyle choice, too.
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:42 AM   #3
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You know, while I've been driving myself insane about buses these past few weeks(months!) I've thought about other uses for buses, other than homes that is. I've seen a bus converted to a machine shop on another page, but I still can't believe that more people aren't attracted to buses for other uses. Oh yeah, a guy not far from me uses one as a car hauler/camper but that's still in keeping with the camper theme. I know of another one used as a take out, I'll try to get some pictures next time I'm at the local dragstrip, about a 2 hour drive from my place! But still you'd think that with their more than reasonable prices (a retired schoolbus is fairly cheap all things considered) that there'd be dozens of uses for them.
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