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Old 03-25-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Mini Department of Corrections bus

As some of you may have seen in the conversion forum, my wife and I purchased a 1989 Ford B700 that was used as an Alabama Department of Corrections bus. One day when I was goofing off, I was surprised to find that Hot Wheels made a 1988 Ford Police bus! Of course, I had to have one. I found the one pictured below that was pretty beat up, so I decided to make it match. My wife thinks I'm silly, but I thought it was a fun little project.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:11 PM   #2
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Wheels on the mini are




fullsize?? not so much
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:57 PM   #3
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For sure! I think to get the proportions right I would have to put something like 36's on my real bus to make it match. lol
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:56 PM   #4
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For sure! I think to get the proportions right I would have to put something like 36's on my real bus to make it match. lol
I guess I'm not the only silly, I will convert my taylor dunn to look like my buss
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:21 PM   #5
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Not finished but our Baby Bird is 5in. long and made of wood.

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I guess I'm not the only silly, I will convert my taylor dunn to look like my buss
We actually saw a yellow fiberglass bus body on a golf cart
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:53 PM   #7
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It's a sickness I say ;)
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:21 PM   #8
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It's a sickness I say ;)
I think you're right, and we all have it!
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:22 AM   #9
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Love it......

I have giving away ALL of my Christmas decorations except a few that reflect important landmarks and situations in our lives together and I DO WANT A BUS to hang off of our tree. I WILL have a mini tree in our bus come Christmas time. This is just fabulous to know that I can eventually hang me up a replica of our home on wheels.

Does anyone else have ideas on how or where to get mini's of our buses?
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:27 PM   #10
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Check ebay. There are several different buses that were used by toy company's. It seems like International buses are probably the most popular.
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