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Old 04-07-2016, 06:17 PM   #251
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Definitely go check it out if you can. Noticed the steering wheel is beat to heck and wrapped in tape. tires are probably dry rotted from sitting so long.Check it out though, might be worth it. You can always offer them less money and possibly get it for a steal!
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:25 PM   #252
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:58 PM   #253
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looks to me just like the horn button came off and they wrapped the wheel in tape instead of replace it.. the pedals dont have crazy wear... there has been some rust around the A/C skirt mount that has been repaired.. the air pressure and charge gauges are up to normal so it at least prety normal.. without crawling under cant tell about underfloor rust but the interior doesnt look terrible..
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:01 PM   #254
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Partially converted Thomas bus

What do you all think of this one. I like that it's already started and they took the time to do the insulation on the side panels. Anything jump out to you from the ad that would be a red flag? Does it need to be registered as an RV in order to drive it anywhere? If we go to check it out, what would you suggest looking for?

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Old 04-08-2016, 08:28 PM   #255
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Looks like a nice thoughtful conversion so far. Apparently it's still pretty open in there. The photos are of the conversion which is good but I'd like a couple full body shots of the entire vehicle.

What do you think? Do you like that style of bus or does that matter? How are you planning to build it out?
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:30 PM   #256
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That body type is fine. I like that it is still open too so it can be finished in a very minimal way. Im not sure what to do with the handicap door though. It's in the area A kitchen would have gone. I bet there is a creative way to use that space.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:54 PM   #257
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Yeah, I've seen people use a side door so they could stock their kitchen shelves from outside the bus, rather than dragging everything into the bus before putting it away.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:50 PM   #258
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To me, having the side door is a plus. Makes getting large items into the bus easy when needed. Plenty of ways to keep it and incorporate it into the build since it won't be used 99.9% of the time. Build a pantry cabinet onto it so it swings out for easy stocking of shelves if needed. If in the bath area, just leave it as is in the toilet area for use as needed for large items. You could make the door non-swinging and have the panel bolt in place if you only want it in case of access for large items as mentioned earlier, although just leaving it on as a door that is locked shut would be much easier.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:53 AM   #259
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Yeah, or you could have an ejector seat right by the door.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:15 AM   #260
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It could be a secret exit......or a really small slide out.........or hinge the bottom and make a small fold down deck.
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