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Old 11-30-2017, 12:40 PM   #1
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Found ! Rare 2-Window Shorty

Found the perfect bus, just having trouble with the floorplan.... and fitting 3Kw solar on roof.

I want to move the entry door midship.


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Old 11-30-2017, 12:45 PM   #2
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Is that thing a factory-spec bus or has it been shortened after the fact like all too many '57 Chevys out there?
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:54 PM   #3
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Yeah, there were only four kids on that bus route.

I'd bet that thing would tow great, and think of the manuverability.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:59 PM   #4
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:03 PM   #5
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where do you store your tools?

And not much of a "love machine..."
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:18 PM   #6
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where do you store your tools?

And not much of a "love machine..."
Too...many...jokes...must ....resist...
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:18 PM   #7
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:43 PM   #8
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if i remember right this is real.. a custom build yes but not a photoshop
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:48 PM   #9
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And another.

School Bus Conversion Resources - 58shorty's Album: 58 gmc 2 window shorty - Picture
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:00 PM   #10
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the shortest more modern (60s and up) full chassis school busses ive seen are 5 window.. superior, thomas and bluebird made them..

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Old 11-30-2017, 05:38 PM   #11
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Very cool. Thanks Gandolph, I meam Tedd.

Just a thought. How much easier might it be to shorten a RE?
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:49 PM   #12
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5th wheel is doable.

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Very cool. Thanks Gandolph, I meam Tedd.

Just a thought. How much easier might it be to shorten a RE?
Much harder I'd think to do a RE- you'd chop the middle out.
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I've seen dognose 5th wheel buses. That's the first FE I've seen set up that way. Doesn't the FE look like it has been shortened? I mean the wheelbase looks pretty short.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:11 PM   #14
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I've seen dognose 5th wheel buses. That's the first FE I've seen set up that way. Doesn't the FE look like it has been shortened? I mean the wheelbase looks pretty short.
Could be, but BB has made some pretty short wheel base FEs.

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Old 11-30-2017, 07:46 PM   #15
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That pic is a fine example of my current bus. That's 11' wheelbase center to center
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:54 PM   #16
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what a great size for an FE.. whats the total length of the bus?
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what a great size for an FE.. whats the total length of the bus?
That looks very similar to my '97 TC1000. With the original interior it was a hair over 18k, and 17k# with the interior panels removed. 26' in length. 11' wheelbase.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:33 PM   #18
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Very cool. Thanks Gandolph, I meam Tedd.

Just a thought. How much easier might it be to shorten a RE?
You could join the rear of a RE with the front of a FE, then you'd have a two-engined 4x4 Frankenbus, sort of like a Citroen 2CV Sahara on steroids. Of course, none of us here would dream of actually doing that . . .

In fact, come to think about it, you could sandwich a mid-engine Crown tandem with truncated FE and RE bus remnants, then you'd have a 3-engined 6x6 monster. OK, I'll shut up now.

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Old 11-30-2017, 10:42 PM   #19
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Sounds complicated. I'm just going to stick with my Improbability Drive and Flux Capacitor.
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I'll go with high compression hubcaps and dual overhead chipmunks.
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