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Old 11-01-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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Bus as tow truck?

How feasible would it be to cut off the back of a school bus (except the frame) and put on a flat bed, or possibly a rollback, and use it as a tow truck, or as a general car hauler? I've had this idea to do such a conversion and possibly set up a side wrecker business or maybe just use the converted bus to haul my own car(s). Maybe something like this:
http://www.hjnews.com/blogs/kari_on/?p=1591
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Re: Bus as tow truck?



Buses have been used for many purposes after they have been retired. I have never been in the towing business. Although I am fairly sure that you could haul a car or truck on a bus frame, I don't think that the bus would be maneuverable enough to act as a tow truck.

Also, it would take a whole lot of work to get a bus to this stage.

I am sure that you will get a bunch of responses and ideas from the skoolie family here.

I am not trying to discourage you. If you have a dream, then make it so.

It sure does look cool, though.
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must be my military back ground....that thing would just "look" right with a missle platform on the back
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must be my military back ground....that thing would just "look" right with a missle platform on the back
That is funny. I am a veteran as well.

In Switzerland, such a vehicle would be sanctioned. I heard of stories of some of those people having military tanks in their garages.
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Re: Bus as tow truck?

My first bus was a car hauler. I had a 1976 Chevy Skoolie that the body was cut of after the 6th window I think and then a flat bed with dove tail was put on. I used it to haul my stock car when I used to race 1/2 mile dirt track.
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How feasible would it be to cut off the back of a school bus (except the frame) and put on a flat bed, or possibly a rollback, and use it as a tow truck, or as a general car hauler? I've had this idea to do such a conversion and possibly set up a side wrecker business or maybe just use the converted bus to haul my own car(s). Maybe something like this:
http://www.hjnews.com/blogs/kari_on/?p=1591
I think you answered your own question with your link.
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