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Old 02-12-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:35 AM   #2
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I think you will need an hc lic plate
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Re: 1990 Carpenter Cadet- bike hauler camper

Looks like you have a nice little platform to work with. I've been considering that type of bus if I can't find a short Bluebird TC2000 Handibus like this one...


If you get a chance, keep track of your gas mileage. I am very interested to know how good (or bad) the MPG is on that type of bus for both short and long distance hauls.

Good luck and have fun with the conversion!
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Thats a pretty distinctively shaped bus, does that bullhorn still work? Where in Oregon are you? Angie and I are trying to stop in Portland sometime in April, if your nearby and have room for another shortie I could lend you a hand on your build.. Our thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=10457 Have fun! I miss the building phase...
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:57 AM   #5
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Re: 1990 Carpenter Cadet- bike hauler camper

Not many people like the 6.2 diesel. I had one in a suburban that I really liked, I got great mileage with it. I wouldn't want to tow anything too heavy with one.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #6
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the very short flat nose busses are all over salem, ore with signs that read.. drive a school bus...
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:54 AM   #7
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I think you will need an hc lic plate
I got one. The old plates are still on in the photos.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:58 AM   #8
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I've been trying to convince myself that I need a custom paint job from you, but my budget certainly can't afford anything more than me painting my bus with tractor paint.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:03 AM   #9
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Not many people like the 6.2 diesel. I had one in a suburban that I really liked, I got great mileage with it. I wouldn't want to tow anything too heavy with one.
I won't be towing anything heavy, and I'm not in a hurry to get anywhere.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:21 AM   #10
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I've got everything out of the bus now, including the driver's seat.
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