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#1 gopher OFFLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 11:32 PM

This could not have come in at a better time. Scrap prices down payed peanuts for it. They said electrical issues. Has 6.5 diesel runs like a top. A little rust mostly on rear passenger side chair lift. hears some photos.   

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Ought to be a fun project. However, with the wheel chair lift it would make a great GT hauler too. I can see cots and a GT in there. :D
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Posted April 23, 2015 - 11:52 PM

COOL I want 1.Put the wheel chair lift on the back and make a GT Lift out of it?

 

Hey you can pack it full of tools,put a small GT sized Lift in the back and make a Mobile GT repair shop out of it.


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 12:22 AM

Being an old school bus it's probably been well maintained,around here the state goes over them top to bottom on a every so many months and are very picky about any thing safety -tires-brakes-brake lines-steering-ect .

It should make a fine road worthy camper.


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 02:53 AM

looks good, pls show us pics, when the work is done!


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 04:08 AM

Ought to be a fun project. However, with the wheel chair lift it would make a great GT hauler too. I can see cots and a GT in there. :D

GT hauler is what I was thinking too!


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 04:49 AM

   I did that for a good friend years ago, took a full size bus and modified it for motocross racing. the front half had beds and a small kitchen and the back half was a mobile repair shop with room for about 6 bikes.  I helped built the thing then I would tag along to some of the bigger races and do welding and repairs for others while their, I made good money for awhile that way till he sold the bus.

  Send pics as you do the work, I like stuff like this.

                                                       Pete


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:16 AM

Good luck on your project.  :thumbs:

 

You might consider a retro paint scheme.  :D  :D   Rick

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:31 AM

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 09:02 AM

Sounds like a fun project. We have been kicking this idea around for a few years. We still tent camp & love it but the time to set up & break down is getting old. If you want ideas in case you need them just Google " School Bus Conversion" ....amazing. The lift would get your GT in & out with little effort. I would use a paint scheme of your favorite GT. An internet friend of mine that loves the Milwaukee RR restored an old Ford farm tractor to the theme of the RR line...turned out nice. Make sure you share this project with us with a lot of pics. Congrats on a great find.


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 10:40 PM

The little woman has been looking at school bus conversions and let me know my GT's not fitting in her plans. After 40 years a man knows what battles he can win and this just doesn't appear to be one LOL. 


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:40 AM

No short bus jokes yet?

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Posted April 30, 2015 - 07:52 AM

I had a friend who bought one of those he made over to a camper and tow a small I mean small fishing boat with a 10HP motor. He got it all finished and it did look good painted 1972 Ford blue and had some nice strips and accents since he was a painter by trade.

He took two trips with it and put it up for sale. Said at 5 MPG down hill with a tail wind just wasn't cutting it.

He ended up finding a older pick up slide in camper and redid it and installed it on a 2500 Chevy with a 6.5 diesel. Made a nice set up got good fuel MPG too.

 

:D  Al


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Posted April 30, 2015 - 09:30 PM

Haven't had time to work much on the bus. Been helping mom with plumbing problems. Did get seats pulled. Get time I'll start on wiring finding where things are spliced in.

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Posted May 01, 2015 - 06:20 PM

Now that's a rat nest of wires




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