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Old 10-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #21
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Ya my bus still needed so much work - it was a good time to let it go, I want to promote the new CNG buses and to own one.
An 87 yr old and a 76 yr old headed out of town driving the yankeflyer and everyone seemed happy.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:21 PM   #22
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Yea, but at least it is my own boondoggle
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #23
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Yea, but at least it is my own boondoggle
Ol Trunt, you are granted an exception from the boondoggle clause since you are restoring an antique. That thing has a "cool factor" that trumps all other practical considerations. All skoolies have a cool factor to some degree, but mine not so much as yours.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #24
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Diesel Dan, Thanks for the exemption! I'd have to say that I agree that all SKOOLIES have a cool factor. The trick for each of us is to recognize how to display this cool through our individual builds--I see cool things all through this forum.

While I love working on my old bus, it sure would be fun to build out a late model pusher with a FF and all kinds of under floor bins etc., etc., there are just so many cool things to do with all that space but I have no long term way to deal with a big bus so I will continue to strive for cool in 22 feet. Jack
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #25
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I got to agree with DD, sometimes you have to know when to stop, $$ becomes a factor but mostly you no longer have the full safety structure of the bus, that was the most inportant reason why i built a bus. But with that be said, how cool would it be to have slides on a bus
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #26
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GB, Yep there is that. I'm designing my slide out so that it does not modify any of the original side support structure--it sort of amounts to enough space to put your feet out the side of the bus when the bed is folded out. Jack
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #27
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what would be the easiest way to make a sliding assembly to carry the outside of the slide out.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #28
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The easiest way to build sliders is probably a pair of greased pipes, one sliding in the other. The best way to build sliders is probably square tubing with sealed bearing rollers top and botton, one rolling in the other. Look at as many slide outs as you can at the RV dealers etc. You will be surprised at how simply they are made.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:04 AM   #29
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So when you boil it all down, I guess you can say I'm just lazy. I think I'll change my name to lazycal.

how about crazylazycal?
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Rocky Did a slide out from scratch on this build. It starts on page 7.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/expediti ... per-6.html

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