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Old 04-04-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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The Willow Bus

I just found this site today, this is one of the cleanest and simplistic looking conversions I have seen.

http://www.geocities.com/capttrips25/


EDIT: Looks like not too many people can view it each day, I'll copy the pictures to the gallery next time it is up.
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I put the pictures into the gallery:

http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/Willow

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Old 04-06-2004, 07:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for showing off my bus

I thought it was kinda cool to actually see somebody say something about the Willow bus. We just replaced the motor with a brand-new one as well as brand-new radiator, fuel pump, water pumpmp, heads, oil pump, battery, and... Uh... to put it on a short list... everything under the hood is rebuilt or new.

We will be touring starting in June and if any of you will be at the Bonnaroo Music Festival this year just stop in and say hello.
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Old 04-06-2004, 10:40 PM   #4
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I just saw the pictures of your homemade stove, pretty cool!

Just so everyone knows the album you made for your bus can be found at:

http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/The-Willow-Bus

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capttrips,

Where did you get the new 345 longblock from and where do you get most of your parts the IHC 345? Also, did you repaint the engine to blue after it arrived?
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345 question

You can get just about any motor you want from auto zone or advanced auto. They will also match or even try to better the price of each other. I started out with a price of 2000 bucks for the 345 and afther it was all done I got it down to 1500 bucks, the trick is to talk to the manager and not a regular salesman.

The hardest thing to find was a new distributor. Everything under the hood is new or factory rebuilt on willow.

Right now Im starting another bus and looking for parts for a 1949 International KB7. I am working with Zane Kesey (Ken Kesey's son) to do a replica of "Futher" for the east coast.
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We will be touring starting in June and if any of you will be at the Bonnaroo Music Festival this year just stop in and say hello.
Is that the same Bonnaroo Festival they have at Winchester, TN? I have never been (live near it). Too pricey for me and the stories we hear! We prefer Riverbend. Cheaper and better policed (the girls & I went by ourselves to all but 1 of the concerts this year and stayed in Chester Frost Park). I have a hard time rationalizing the $125 per ticket for 3 day Bonnaroo compared to $24 per ticket (early price) for 10 day Riverbend.
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Did you replace the radiator, and where did you get it. I had an "accident" last night installing a fan. I was able to fix the leak but its always nice to have a sense of security.
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Radiator

Yes, it was bought new for about $200. A local radiator shop actually had it in stock.
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You can usually have the old radiator recored for about the same price or a little cheaper, but I like having the original radiator back in my vehicles.
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