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Old 07-28-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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a sin or not

would I be crucified if completely removed the couchwork and built the look I want out of fiberglass.
Just wanted to know if the purist would ostrisize me for makeing a school bus not look like a bus.
My wife and I both love the shape and looks of the 50's airstream, but wish we could have motorhome that looked as such.
Instead of a trailer.
I have even contemplated marring a airstream to a bus.
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point being if your going to modify something anyways why not go all out and make it what you want
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:12 PM   #2
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Re: a sin or not

I would surely be interested in see how you would build such a project.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: a sin or not

my old boss took an old cabover tractor and crossed it with a bus, cut the frame just behind the trans on the bus and vis versa on the cabover
cut open the back of the cab made a seal between the cab over and the bus. painted black and we call it darth vader!

well the cross between the air stream and the bus would be sort of the same cut the bus off about the cab, and cut a whole in the front of the airstream, A trailer has a flat frame just like a bus . set the air stream on the bus frame join the two together.

as for fiberglass body its just like building a race car body only bigger. build a buck cover it with glass join it to the front ofbus just like the orginal coach work did.

I have 250 yards of fiberglass. really don't think I will ever use all of it in my lifetime.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:42 PM   #4
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Re: a sin or not

yes I oversimplified the process, but at the same time its not that complicated if you do a lot of preplanning.
Ihave done a lot crazy things in my life. And those are the accomplishments that I am most proud of.
And some of the things that about ate my lunch as well
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:06 PM   #5
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Re: a sin or not

I've seen a pic *somewhere* online of a airstream mounted to a MDT cab and chassis (along the lines of an FL50 or 60 IIRC). No cab passthru connection, though.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:20 PM   #6
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did it look good, I would want a cab pass through though
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:28 PM   #7
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have you got a link, or do you remember where you saw it
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