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Old 12-22-2016, 10:28 PM   #1
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Want something unique

Stumbled on this beauty while surfing C/L. I know zero about seller, or the rig. (other than listing )

RARE!! 33 ft. 1968 Dodge Mobilab Bus RARE!!

I'd love to see this puppy converted, and on the road.
It's way over my league.

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Old 12-22-2016, 11:06 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:26 PM   #3
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I took driver's ED in the same style bus!
Personally, I'd think the bus would be worth 10% of the asking price... To me anyway
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:30 PM   #4
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Kind of reminds me of an Airstream travel trailer, if you could put an engine and drivetrain in it.
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Old 12-23-2016, 06:51 AM   #5
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a 318? the 440 was available, even the 400. nice shell if you could get it for a couple gran
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Old 12-23-2016, 07:03 AM   #6
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yeah, nice project..get a modern diesel powertrain from a skoolie, add some windows from an airstream trailer, or interior bits and you'd have a showpiece, conversation piece!

Be like Richard Rawlins on Fast n Loud tv show and lowball him in person with cash in hand.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:42 AM   #7
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I think the tag below the black embossed tag is the coach builders tag.
I bet the body was done by either Airstream or Avion.
Both of which were about the same distance from Detroit.
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:17 AM   #8
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Kind of reminds me of an Airstream travel trailer, if you could put an engine and drivetrain in it.
There was evidently a company that made a few one-offs of exactly what you're describing. I think this was before Airstream introduced their own motorhomes, but those had a different look to the front end. They really should've made the front of their motorhomes look more like the front of their trailers.


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Old 12-23-2016, 12:12 PM   #9
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Years ago, there was a guy in New Caney, Tx. that had a mobile home, resale lot, on Hwy 59. One day I saw a travel trailer I liked and pulled in. It was a 5th wheel Airstream. I had never seen a 5th wheel A/S, so I ask about it, thinking it was home made. He assured me that it was original, he had paperwork for it, and he had even called and spoke to A/S about it. They did have the serial # on their books, but no one had any memory of any 5th wheel.
I sure wish I had enough $$$ to have bought that thing.
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