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Old 07-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #21
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Re: going to look at this weekend

The deal breaker was the rear of the bus on the outside. They cut about
a foot of the rear fender off behind the rear wheel on each side. Looks
real dorky. I tried to enhance the pic. as to show the rear cut off but it
didn't help much. I thought I had taken a full on side pic but I must have
deleted it by mistake.

The second pic is of the inside and you can see the huge box they built
on the inside with an outside door. Not a real deal breaker as I could
have put the bed over it some how.



I felt real comfortable driving this bus as I had logging skidders with the
Detroit motor in them. I got along with them real good. The standard
transmission helped too.

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:16 PM   #22
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Re: going to look at this weekend

adding metal to the rear angled back like newer buses wouldn't be to hard, that way it's not abrupt cut off and you still have departure angle
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #23
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Bansil,
I'm not sure I'm following you.
I did find the other photo's. I
had mis-filed them.
you can see the large door on the side
and the fender cut-offs on the side.
Look at that stout hitch on there too.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #24
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see



now the door area?

maybe make sure it's sealed good and then mount a generator in there? maybe other things? and then vent the door and paint it?

Dunno
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #25
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it's rough what was price?

$2500 or so?
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #26
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Bansil,
I like your idea and the storage thing could be real useful I think. It
is big; you could hide multiple body's in it.
It's cheap he's only asking $1700.00 for it.
Anybody know what kind of mileage these things get?

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:25 PM   #27
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not good

dunno I get 10/11 mpg

so maybe 6->12 who knows maybe someone will post up
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:40 PM   #28
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If I could find a bus that got 10-11mpg I'd be happy as a hog knee deep in alfalfa

My 1 ton van only gets 12.5 @ 55mph. Less faster soooo!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:20 PM   #29
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I get 9 with mine, mostly flat-footed. 10-11 is feasible with a diesel.
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I'd sure find out what Detroit it is before you go jumping!
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