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Old 04-04-2019, 02:25 PM   #1
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the other day there was someone looking for advice on how to install a bigger motor in his skoolie - if you remember he had built the bus too heavy - it was a great looking bus - I came across some pictures of that bus on face book while 'visiting' a fellow fan of dog sledding - the builder is very ingenious
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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I remember it well. It's neat to actually see what he all did to it. Some pretty good craftsmanship and fabrication skills for sure.

Sadly, all too often people do the conversion first and realize the original bus they purchased isn't up to the task of what they're asking from it.

Kind of like the old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Not sure what ever happened to him, but I hope he figured something out. That's way too nice to dump simply because of a lack of power.
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Old 04-04-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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I remember it well. It's neat to actually see what he all did to it. Some pretty good craftsmanship and fabrication skills for sure.

Sadly, all too often people do the conversion first and realize the original bus they purchased isn't up to the task of what they're asking from it.

Kind of like the old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Not sure what ever happened to him, but I hope he figured something out. That's way too nice to dump simply because of a lack of power.
that conversion impressed me more than any l've seen - some very clever innovations in it - l really like his treatment of the roof line and the way the panels are set up on the roof, to say nothing about the beautiful interior, but an 8 window shorty can only take so much weight
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Old 04-04-2019, 03:36 PM   #4
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I remember it well. It's neat to actually see what he all did to it. Some pretty good craftsmanship and fabrication skills for sure.

Sadly, all too often people do the conversion first and realize the original bus they purchased isn't up to the task of what they're asking from it.

Kind of like the old saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Not sure what ever happened to him, but I hope he figured something out. That's way too nice to dump simply because of a lack of power.
A few JATOs would work wonders.
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Old 04-04-2019, 03:41 PM   #5
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A few JATOs would work wonders.
'Jet Assisted Take Off" and set the solar panels in lift mode - lol - or maybe some nitrous oxide hidden under the back bumper? ��
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:27 AM   #6
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Beauty Rig for sure
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:39 AM   #7
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Very artistic. The roof line is indeed nice looking. Maybe dognoses are better suitable for roof raises from a standpoint of attractiveness.
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