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Old 01-13-2021, 11:03 AM   #1
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Cabover Pete Toter Shorty!



saw this on FB this morning and had to share it.

I'd have gone with a full Shasta on the back, but still- IMO this is soooooo cool!

Edit- looks like I got the brand wrong- its a KW.

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Old 01-13-2021, 11:34 AM   #2
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I've seen that before. A guy local had a flat top pete cabover and a 10 foot slide in camper. It looked pretty goofy at the time, but did the job of camping on the cheap.

A few years ago you could get cabover semis for a song and a dance, now they've gone up in value because farmers started buying them. One of my dream projects is to take an IH 9800 cabover, cut the front bulkhead off of a conventional school bus, and fab the two together. Make a poor man's class A RV so to speak.

The 9800 has a flat floor between the seats, where as most cabovers have a pronounced hump between them. So I'm thinking I'll be able to build it so you can walk between the bus and the semi. And I'll get creative with the joint between the bus and semi so that the cab portion will still be able to be raised to service stuff.

Hopes and dreams......
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:39 AM   #3
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I've seen that before. A guy local had a flat top pete cabover and a 10 foot slide in camper. It looked pretty goofy at the time, but did the job of camping on the cheap.

A few years ago you could get cabover semis for a song and a dance, now they've gone up in value because farmers started buying them. One of my dream projects is to take an IH 9800 cabover, cut the front bulkhead off of a conventional school bus, and fab the two together. Make a poor man's class A RV so to speak.

The 9800 has a flat floor between the seats, where as most cabovers have a pronounced hump between them. So I'm thinking I'll be able to build it so you can walk between the bus and the semi. And I'll get creative with the joint between the bus and semi so that the cab portion will still be able to be raised to service stuff.

Hopes and dreams......
I'm seeing nice cabovers for cheaper than emissions-era school buses.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:44 PM   #4
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Oooh, that's adorable! I think I would love to have something like that, but even better if there was a walk-through. I would even be OK with a sleeper on a dognose, extended right to the back of the tractor, and then put on a ball hitch for a toad...
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:13 PM   #5
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Oooh, that's adorable! I think I would love to have something like that, but even better if there was a walk-through. I would even be OK with a sleeper on a dognose, extended right to the back of the tractor, and then put on a ball hitch for a toad...
sounds groovy!
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:17 PM   #6
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this with a vintage camper on the back would be VERY COOL! I love the old B-model Macks! I can remember a few of these still in service in my area when I was young.

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Mack made school buses like that.
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Mack made school buses like that.
Yep. Rare beasts these days.
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