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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995-...91538449QQrdZ1


I think it would be a fitting vehicle.:tonka:




When not in use for towing, it would serve us well for "roving" Meet & Greets. Add a TC and a D60 front with some lift....
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:49 PM   #2
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If that was within 2 hours drive time, I would buy that.

holy cow, I never thought of a short bus for towing

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:51 PM   #3
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Tint, couches, lights, disco ball...


...pole....
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:59 PM   #5
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Then we can all ride the short bus.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:59 PM   #6
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I have gave it thought before , Built my enclosed instead with camping and jeep toting in one package .

You dont want that one though , 6.5 GM diesel , oh no no . price is out there too . You can find them for a lot less :gman:
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I think we don't want it because it is in Texas.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 05:28 PM   #8
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hey cc here is anothe one for you cheap too
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1991-...ayphotohosting:tonka:
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hey cc here is anothe one for you cheap too
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1991-...ayphotohosting:tonka:

You think I won't do it?

I just submitted a "best offer" for 800 bucks..
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You think I won't do it?

I just submitted a "best offer" for 800 bucks..
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thats great anyway you look at it!
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"THIS BUS WAS USED AS TRANSPORTATION FOR AMISH FAMILIES TO AND FROM WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS I HAVE MAINLY PUT HIGHWAY MILES ON IT I HAVE RAN IT UP MANY LONG HILLS AND IT TAKES THEM GREAT! "

Any up north folks know about amish better than me (i only buy eggs from them up in bigrapids / white cloud area when i am hunting) I didnt think they were allowed to use modern conveniences ? How disappointing

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That one at least has A/C, but only a 350?
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 06:17 PM   #13
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Sorry but I could never ride in one of those.

Short buses bring back bad memories from my childhood.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 06:21 PM   #14
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By the time a bus pulls it's heavy @$$ self... there really isn't much left to tow anything else...
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By the time a bus pulls it's heavy @$$ self... there really isn't much left to tow anything else...
I thought they were mostly aluminum, the shell etc. I figure if it is they would be lighter then a standard van :shrug:
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"THIS BUS WAS USED AS TRANSPORTATION FOR AMISH FAMILIES TO AND FROM WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS I HAVE MAINLY PUT HIGHWAY MILES ON IT I HAVE RAN IT UP MANY LONG HILLS AND IT TAKES THEM GREAT! "

Any up north folks know about amish better than me (i only buy eggs from them up in bigrapids / white cloud area when i am hunting) I didnt think they were allowed to use modern conveniences ? How disappointing

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I was just reading an article about that the other day. Just like any religious group theres different groups amish with varying degrees of "amish-ness" I think many of them allow riding on a bus, just not driving it.
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They aren't allowed to own technology. So leasing and renting gets them around a lot of stuff.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:05 PM   #18
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There was some converted bus/hauler thing floating around MJ a year or so ago. The ass end was raised and dove tailed to haul a bronco IIRC. I think it was Ferd powered too...
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I say get a diesel one, twin turbo it, add the Banks treatment with the 6 gunner and git r done!
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There was some converted bus/hauler thing floating around MJ a year or so ago. The ass end was raised and dove tailed to haul a bronco IIRC. I think it was Ferd powered too...

That was Dan's Forewheeler....It was a Ford, but had a big International deisel with a Allison auto tranny. Nice setup, I was able to check it out in person once. It was a full size bus tho', not a short bus like they are talking. He put bunk beds and a couple of couches in the front, for lilving quarters. Then built a observation platform over the whole bus...good for NASCAR races. And it hauled his XJ, plus a his brothers XJ on a trailer on numerous trips.
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