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Old 01-20-2017, 09:01 PM   #1
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Poorboy toy hauler/camper

Last weekend I finally found a bus I liked for a decent price and local to me after messaging the seller I went to look at it Monday night and was able to go pick it up Tuesday afternoon. It's a 1990 g30 with a 6.2 Detroit.




After putting a belt on and about an hour of trying to get it to start ( it had been sitting for awhile) I talked them down to 800 dollars and drove it the 30 miles home.

Me and my whole family drag race at a track about two and a half hours away from us. Last year I started racing my grandpas el Camino and was immediately hooked. We had it running low 11s by the end of year. By the end of the season I wanted to do something different for next season and decided I wanted to build a motorcycle to race.

While I thought this was a great Idea my girlfriend did not quite agree. She goes to every race with me and we stay two nights on a air mattress In a enclosed trailer. So after a lot of sweet talking from me and a promise that by the start of the next season I would have something we could have a real bed in and a toilet to take to the races I got her to accept that I was going to race a motorcycle lol.

So my plan for the bus is pretty simple to make a small bathroom and a bed that folds into a couch. Leaving as much space as possible open to haul the motorcycle.

I'm extremely excited for this project it's about all I can think about or talk about since I got it. I will be posting some updates on my progress tomorrow.
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:51 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:52 PM   #3
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I know you've already got one...
But, this is near me
60 passenger school/party bus/ Harley hauler

Stripper pole included
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:27 PM   #4
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Lol that's a cool start to a conversion, can't believe I didn't see that one on my daily searches on my craigslist app. Tulsa is even set up in my regular search. Wish I had the space and funds for two conversions
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:44 PM   #5
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Sounds like how I got started. Went from drag racing a bike and traveling in a van-to building a faster bike + traveling in a cube van. To racing a (small) car out of the back of the cube van-to getting a trailer + building a bus to have a better bed-heat-bathroom etc. Keeping momma happy is a hi priority.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:58 AM   #6
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I can agree to that last statement lol. What kind of drag bikes and cars did you have? I got a 90s 600cc Suzuki bandit to race this year ( traded a basket case BMW project for it and got a spare motor for cheap) but in the next few years I want to either build a old school small tire drag bike or a front engine dragster. It's cool to see another drag racer on here
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:20 PM   #7
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I can agree to that last statement lol. What kind of drag bikes and cars did you have? I got a 90s 600cc Suzuki bandit to race this year ( traded a basket case BMW project for it and got a spare motor for cheap) but in the next few years I want to either build a old school small tire drag bike or a front engine dragster. It's cool to see another drag racer on here
This was my Yamaha FJ. Best time 8.83 @ 152 mph.

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Old 01-21-2017, 07:57 PM   #8
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Oh wow i remember the FJs. A extra tall guy we rode with in SLC named Paul rode one. Fastest bike in the pack! Nice 8.83!
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:20 PM   #9
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Hells yeah to another bike-bus! Good luck. Check out my e450 bike hauler!

Good luck and welcome to skool!! It's fun.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:45 PM   #10
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That's awesome I would really like to build a wheelie bar bike someday just to be different from all the crotch rocket guys at my local track.
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