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Old 12-04-2022, 11:36 PM   #1
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Hi, new member

Hi all, my name is Joey and my wife and I are in the process of converting an older International S1800 bus into a hauler for our pulling truck. We are going to be taking the back portion of the body and moving it forward to make a "living quarters" for us and build a flatbed with a beavertail on the back to load the puller on. I stumbled across this site while doing some research and thought it might just be a valuable source of information for when we get the living area built and start adding normal amenities. I already have some use specific things such as an onboard generator, air compressor,and tool/storage boxes but I don't quite have things for us figured out yet other than a bed lol.
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Old 12-09-2022, 12:41 PM   #2
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Both very cool. somebody in this forum did something similar. a came across his build on the random photos and had some cool build pics. he also pulled another jeep on the back like a trailer. couldnt find it but
EastCoastCB spotted it on the road LOL.

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Old 12-09-2022, 04:16 PM   #3
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Old 12-09-2022, 05:07 PM   #4
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Cool, another toyhauler! Are you going to dovetail the back deck aft of the axle?

I have my own toyhauler project going, all enclosed by the bus in my case with tractor trailer doors in the back. Toyhaulers are cut short so much for living space I like to check out the shorty buses for build ideas.

If you are on Facebook there is a group called THUMB or Toy Haulers Utilizing Municipal Buses. Lots of dognose conversions like yours. Worth a look even if you just want to check out what others have accomplished.

Keep us posted!

EDIT: oops, you already said beavertail in your post. I am just used to dovetail for the same thing. Also didn't realize the wheelstander is an Epup instead of another Dodge, I have a 66 Supervan. Nowhere near as fast as yours.
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Old 12-10-2022, 05:12 PM   #5
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Pretty nice, but we're gonna need you to back off another 10.
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Old 12-11-2022, 04:28 PM   #6
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Cool, another toyhauler! Are you going to dovetail the back deck aft of the axle?

I have my own toyhauler project going, all enclosed by the bus in my case with tractor trailer doors in the back. Toyhaulers are cut short so much for living space I like to check out the shorty buses for build ideas.

If you are on Facebook there is a group called THUMB or Toy Haulers Utilizing Municipal Buses. Lots of dognose conversions like yours. Worth a look even if you just want to check out what others have accomplished.

Keep us posted!

EDIT: oops, you already said beavertail in your post. I am just used to dovetail for the same thing. Also didn't realize the wheelstander is an Epup instead of another Dodge, I have a 66 Supervan. Nowhere near as fast as yours.
Yeah, Im a part of that group on Facebook as well as a couple different econoline groups.
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Old 12-12-2022, 11:46 AM   #7
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Something else to think about. Instead of ramps that will increase vehicle length threw beaver tail. I would look for a roll off bed. Another aside to that is you could mount a stinger under the back to tow a driver to meets instead of being limited to the tow rig as a driver if you need to go somewhere.
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Pretty nice, but we're gonna need you to back off another 10.
Starting to close up your sinuses?

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