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Old 09-23-2019, 10:15 PM   #1
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Not a Schoolie or a Coach

Yes, I know it's not a school or a bus by any mesure. But I fit in on other aspects its big it has wheels and an engine and I'm going to live in it.

Started out as a Seagrave firetruck I've tried to replicate a railcar look to it.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:18 PM   #2
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That is so weird. I love it! Welcome!!!
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:18 PM   #3
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:34 PM   #4
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That is super cool. Nice work. Love the curved transition from the roof to the walls.

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Old 09-23-2019, 10:58 PM   #5
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Yes, I know it's not a school or a bus by any mesure. But I fit in on other aspects its big it has wheels and an engine and I'm going to live in it.

Started out as a Seagrave firetruck I've tried to replicate a railcar look to it.
Is it still drivable?
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:22 PM   #6
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Yes...
It's no RV more powered tiny house.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:41 AM   #7
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I like it! You have done a lot of work on that!
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:12 AM   #8
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That is awesome!
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:14 AM   #9
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Way to think outside the box/bus.
What's that got? A bid Detroit??
Yeah- no medium duty stuff I'll bet.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:46 AM   #10
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I am impressed with your design. Please keep us updated as you progress. I think the finished product will be awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:50 AM   #11
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Very cool!!

I can't wait to see your progress.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:15 AM   #12
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Nice build. What’s that curved transition made of? What are you going to use for a skin?
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:59 PM   #13
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It has an 8-71 Detroit and an Allison Auto. The truck only had 40k miles on it and super well maintained.

The walls and curved outer roof pieces are southern yellow pine. It has 3/8 plywood sheathing glued and stapled it will be ultimately finished with tongue and groove bead board run vertically.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:22 PM   #14
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I'd put more on here about my build but I don't know if I should put it in with schoolie or coach. Which one any suggestions.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:50 AM   #15
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Old railroad passenger cars were often called 'coaches' too and is most likely where the term we associate with (motor)coach derives from.
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:26 PM   #16
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It has an 8-71 Detroit and an Allison Auto. The truck only had 40k miles on it and super well maintained.

The walls and curved outer roof pieces are southern yellow pine. It has 3/8 plywood sheathing glued and stapled it will be ultimately finished with tongue and groove bead board run vertically.
Awesome drive train. My first bus had the 8v71 and HT-740. I sure miss my two strokes..

Edit: is yours NA, T, or TA?
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:22 PM   #17
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that is really cool!! I cant wait to see the finished project!!!
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:00 PM   #18
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That is a tremendous amount of work, and looks very well done to boot. What will you use for the exterior skin?

The good news is that your shower water pressure should be off the charts.

The bad news is that there's not nearly enough pics.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:27 PM   #19
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I'd put more on here about my build but I don't know if I should put it in with schoolie or coach. Which one any suggestions.
Moved to Coach section because it’s a thousand feet long and five hundred feet high

(Let me know if you’d rather it were in the school bus conversion section after all!)
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:17 PM   #20
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Yes, I know it's not a school or a bus by any mesure. But I fit in on other aspects its big it has wheels and an engine and I'm going to live in it.

Started out as a Seagrave firetruck I've tried to replicate a railcar look to it.
I have always wanted to do a fire truck. The wife almost got on bird once. I love it. Let us come see it in person someday P L E A S E!
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