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Old 06-17-2010, 12:23 PM   #21
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It looks like a lot of MT.net members will be in this bus so please, lets not do anything to **** me off and ban your asses.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #22
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It's time for an ultrawide panorama of the Miata Train.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:34 PM   #23
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Needs tinted winders.

We use a 25k BTU air unit in our little excavators for a one man cab. I think you may desire a second decent sized unit in that thing for the summer in Texas.

Nice!

Are you planning on using it for tailgating at the games?
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:19 PM   #24
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Looks like its time for a car hauler trailer and some Cali action.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:27 PM   #25
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Needs carpet, LCD tv, satellite. A PS3 or X360 at the minimum.
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Needs tinted winders.

We use a 25k BTU air unit in our little excavators for a one man cab. I think you may desire a second decent sized unit in that thing for the summer in Texas.

Nice!

Are you planning on using it for tailgating at the games?
Needs **** carpet...

and tassled velvet curtains...

and more boost. and a sparkle boat paint job.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #26
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compound turbochargers

do it.


I wonder if you could put a bus on a dyno?
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:44 PM   #27
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Tint would really help your cause with the 25k btu cooler. Looks good though!
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:38 PM   #28
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Good UV tint is high on our priority list. The living room still has a long way to go and the chairs are only bolted down temporarily.
We will be installing:
maroon **** carpet
a 27" flat screen above the drive area
decent car audio system
curtains for the windows
kitchen table
grey vinyl on walls below windows
redying chairs grey
installing a rooftop deck for while at races and such
swing out bbq pit on the rear
side canopy for a covered car spot
plus more

It is only about 70% done. All of the hard stuff is done and now everything we do is fun stuff. Took about 2 months of work, but it has worked out pretty damn well.

BTW painting a bus takes a very very long time.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:10 PM   #29
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Looks like its time for a car hauler trailer and some Cali action.
In. I vote we hit Barber Park first.

YOu want a partition between the driver and teh back so your buddies can drink while you drive down the road. Imagine how awesome it would be to roll out of a white school bus, pull our miatas off the trailer, stomp, then go home.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:12 PM   #30
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I'm calling dibs on Jeff's anus this weekend.
you can't afford that first class upgrade
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:47 PM   #31
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I can tow another bus with my bus, so the miatas are now problem
You could probably park a whole miata inside there. You are awesome. When I retire in 5 years I will do this ****.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:51 PM   #32
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Can you post some clear shots of the turbo? I am curious.

Also

I seriously considered getting an old shcoolbus for transporting my band and gear to gigs a few years ago but backed off because I didn't know where you get parts for these things etc. Is there a parts community out there and are they expensive?
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So to bump this, we found another bus that we will be making into our skoolie. Our new bus is a 1996 Blue Bird RE 40' with a 8.3L Cummins/Allison 740 that is made for over the road. It can go 73 mph, makes 280hp/700ftlbs, and has under bus storage compartments that go completely across from the front axle to the rear axle.

The main problem we had with the old one was space for tool/bbq pit/chair storage. Now that we have this bus and the 28' enclosed trailer, we have plenty of space. The only problem is it only legal to have a combined length of 65' and ours will be around 71', but oh well.
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Why so little hp for so myxh liters? Fail.
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I want to do this someday.
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Why so little hp for so myxh liters? Fail.
Needs more boost.

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I want to do this someday.
Guess how much time it will take to do it and then multiply it by 10 and you will have an accurate guess of how long it will take to do it. Make sure you have plenty of time and don't rush it. It can be great if you take your time and be a cheap diesel pusher RV.


I will also get some pictures of how the current bus ended up after the complete remodel. Effectively this will be our thrid build.
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Time to bob the back of the bus with something that folds up when you want to tow. Drop it down to haul a car on the back of the bus.
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Why so little hp for so myxh liters? Fail.
700 ft/lbs ...
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Moar boost, intercoolers, and cooling. Thats basically what an old boss of mine had for sand rails and fun. I know very little about diesel performance. Just helped. All I know is he drove it like a mad man on the way to Glamis. Props on the new toy rig. I might have a small LCD tv screen to donate to the project, it's somewhere in my stuff. Only if it's wired to the main TV/xbox so you can dump and not pause the game.



If I can find it.
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Why so little hp for so myxh liters? Fail.
Treat em right and an over the road truck will go 2,000,000 miles between overhauls.
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