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Old 10-20-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:09 PM   #2
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It ended for only $8,600?

I've seen that bus in the silver lake sand dunes. They would go all over up there picking anyone up who wanted a ride. One time I was up there with my 10 year old cousin and he rode on it - he was so excited, it was all he talked about the rest of the day.
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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It ended for only $8,600?

I've seen that bus in the silver lake sand dunes. They would go all over up there picking anyone up who wanted a ride. One time I was up there with my 10 year old cousin and he rode on it - he was so excited, it was all he talked about the rest of the day.

if he had pictures of pretty girlies having fun i bet it would have sold for way more.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:45 PM   #4
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don't you mean bus por.....uhh I mean videos?

that thing would make an awesome hunting rig.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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Re: Cool School

I'm curious what the drivetrain was on that thing. It said it came from a 4wd F700 so certainly it was up to the task. I'm thinking divorced transfer case made by Rockwell International perhaps? The front axle would most likely be an Marmon Herrington unit although Spicer has made big front axles like that as well. I do believe they were fulltime axles though so that means a lot of wear and tear on parts, even if the t-case is in 2wd.

I'm also curious about the tires. The pictures weren't close enough to get a cool look, but I'm hoping they were Michelin XML tires or similar. If they were 46 inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claws I would be very scared of the load capacity. Funny that it only had 46's since stock tires were 42's. I probably would have tried to find a way to stuff some 52 inch XML's under there. The sick part is that XML's can be bought relatively cheap as take offs or surplus from the military.

I'd love to do a 4wd bus someday, but....muh....it's been done. Maybe a shorty so it is actually useful...something along the lines of a Pathfinder or Sportsmobile...
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:02 PM   #6
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It ended for only $8,600?

I've seen that bus in the silver lake sand dunes. They would go all over up there picking anyone up who wanted a ride. One time I was up there with my 10 year old cousin and he rode on it - he was so excited, it was all he talked about the rest of the day.

I seen it at the dunes shortly after it was finished it was built for a MTV show.

http://12.227.214.171/koolschool.htm


They spent about an hr letting air out of the tires then made it about 200' up the entrance ramp and got stuck backing up dune traffic for an hr.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:06 PM   #7
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Anyone know what show it was made for?
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:27 PM   #8
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it looks like that same bus is back on ebay, now it's in Texas.

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