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Old 06-30-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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Question Cut off short bus

We bought a short bus that was cut off after the third set of windows. We would like to add back on enough (approximately 4 ft) to make a bathroom. Any ideas where we could find the back body of a short bus?
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:38 PM   #2
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Hmmm...got any pix? Sounds like you could weld up a square steel tube frame and rivet on more sheetmetal.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:49 AM   #3
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I do have pictures but I can't get them to upload. We are new to the site and trying to figure it out right now!
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:54 AM   #4
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I do have pictures but I can't get them to upload. We are new to the site and trying to figure it out right now!
You have to have like five or ten posts to post pics or links, IIRC.
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:08 AM   #5
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Short bus cutoff

We are trying to figure out whether we should cut the weld where they put the bus tailgate, add to the sides and then weld the bus back on. The other option is to leave the bus tailgate on and add about 4 more feet for the bathroom. You would go out the emergency exit to get to the bathroom.
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:52 AM   #6
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Short bus cutoff

Here are the pictures. I followed the instructions but here is what I get!

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s345.photobucket.com/user/nevittja/embed/story"></iframe>
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:24 AM   #7
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Short bus cutoff

DSCN3193_zpsheochleg.jpg Photo by nevittja | Photobucket

Sorry now I think I have it figured out!
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:40 AM   #9
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It seems you got a bus thats missing a little bit.
I'd honestly sell it and get an unmodified bus before I tried to rebuild what's been chopped.
Or keep it and put a bed on the rear to haul stuff. Could strap an outhouse to it.
Or make it a 5th wheel hauler and use the restroom in the 5th wheel.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:42 AM   #10
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Sorry now I think I have it figured out!
Use your link to go to PB. Look to the right, now left click on "IMG". It will auto copy (and say so for a short time). Return arrow back to here and paste into the body of message.

Congrats...you did it!
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Its a sweet looking bobber for sure.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:44 PM   #12
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i love it, build a flat bed on the back!
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... Could strap an outhouse to it...
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id Love to get my hands on that bus!!!
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:45 AM   #15
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Well it looks like you are pretty close to us and we would love your help! We are in Bellbrook OH.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:24 PM   #16
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bellbrook is real close!. I go down to beavercreek or kettering often for Marions Piazza!.. might have to have a skoolie meeting!..

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We love Marions! We'll buy the pizza if you can provide some much need consulting! I'm sure you have a lot of "lessons learned" that would be helpful.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:15 PM   #18
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Dabblecreek I love the idea especially the bucket ! Now can you take the outhouse off and show me what my bus would look like with a cool flatbed on it?! We are trying to figure that out right now.
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We love Marions! We'll buy the pizza if you can provide some much need consulting! I'm sure you have a lot of "lessons learned" that would be helpful.

im more than happy to provide a second set of eyes.. and share skoolie info (i drive my bus all over almost like a daily driver so you can bet id drive it down)

im pretty new at this.. i had s bluebird previously that i pretty much did nothing with.. (lots of reasons.. long story).. then it got destroyed.. the destruction of it .. reincarnated my desire for a bus so I got another one.. and have a ball with it..

my conversion is minimal... my bus's main purpose for me is a mobile hardware / software dev lab and roadtripping machine... as well as an activity bus for my friends and I... so its not getting stoves and toilets and bedrooms.. my expertise is in climate control and mechanics..

I look forward to connecting!.
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Dabblecreek I love the idea especially the bucket ! Now can you take the outhouse off and show me what my bus would look like with a cool flatbed on it?! We are trying to figure that out right now.

....maybe box off a dually pick up?
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