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Old 11-20-2007, 05:37 AM   #21
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Re: Question about a rear deck

My diagram didn't quite work out. Angles are inverted, with one flange on top of lower frame flange.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:58 AM   #22
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Not alot of discussion in the winter months. Trying to figure out if I should just buy a 7x14 inclosed for my Harley and 4 wheeler or if a rear deck would work. Thinking of this for a 95 international halfbus... would really only need on or the other not both at once bust still dyna wide glide is longer than my bus is wide.7.5 interior. could deal with that but 2500 and having it out of the salt of northern WI doesnt sound bad ...
Well I have a rack on my bus and it does work - I've hauled my Yamaha Raptor well over 1,000 miles on it with no problems. I would rather have a trailer hitch on my bus though. For one thing it's easier to load a trailer than a rack that's 4 feet off the ground. Another drawback of my rack is it's weight. I've never sat it on a scale but it's gotta weigh around 300 lbs. I can't move it around by myself and installing it takes at least 3 people. It's a huge pain in the ass.

I'd recommend going with the trailer.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:16 AM   #23
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Re: Question about a rear deck

These are pretty good. I've seen a bus where they cut part of the backend, and welded making it into a truckbed. Here's a mockup. Try to ignore the front end, as there was a car blocking it in the original picture. I think the one I seen had a bed as long as 3 or 4 windows though. Any ideas on how to do this cost effectively, and without much difficulty?

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Old 08-15-2008, 10:21 AM   #24
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Rad your going to be pretty handy to have around here.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:23 PM   #25
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Rad your going to be pretty handy to have around here.
I dunno Abbott....the front wheel already fell off the bus Just skiddin'
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:37 AM   #26
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Rad your going to be pretty handy to have around here.
Thanks

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I dunno Abbott....the front wheel already fell off the bus Just skiddin'
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Cost would be minimal (blades & welding supplies mostly), know-how ....priceless Deciding where/how to cut, as well as making a good clean/straight cut will save alot of work. I'd ad a 1/5"-2" or so backing strip (of similar gauge as the body is constructed from) inside the bus around the entire cut for strength, as opposed to a mere butt-weld. Weld the outside of the body & grind clean, add mud where necessary.

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