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Offline Ednj

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What is it
« on: February 20, 2010, 02:39:24 AM »
 :o
Someone put a lot of work into this.

I would like to see it done. ;)
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Re: What is it
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 02:54:20 AM »
any more pictures ? what type of bus ? thanks john
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Re: What is it
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 03:04:33 AM »
An early Setra??? :o....roflmao
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Re: What is it
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 03:11:12 AM »
wow....just wow..... ;D

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Re: What is it
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 03:15:43 AM »
Maybe it is the vehicle assembled by somebody that took Johnny Cash's song "Got it One Piece at a Time" seriously.  ;D

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Re: What is it
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2010, 03:37:40 AM »
An early Setra??? :o....roflmao

That hurt my feelings ;)
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Re: What is it
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 03:39:41 AM »
I would like to see it done. ;)

I think it already is.
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Re: What is it
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2010, 03:52:56 AM »
Kind of cool looking. I would pay $5 for it.  ;D Where is it?

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Re: What is it
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2010, 06:33:32 AM »
It is an it.

It looks like someone had an idea that was akin to building an ark in the middle of the desert, and nobody helped him along the way.

Could pass for an oversized Desoto.
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Offline Iceni John

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Re: What is it
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 06:49:40 AM »
Was that part of a car he used for the cab?   I guess the hippies weren't the first to put cut-down cars on tops of buses.

It's slightly evocative of this weird high-cab thing:  http://www.mrsharkey.com/forum/vwtp.php?t=242   Did GMC make it as it is, or is it another DIY adaptation?

These expressions of individuality and resourcefullness are intriguing in a slightly macabre way.   It would be interesting to know more about the folk who made them.

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Re: What is it
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2010, 07:00:43 AM »
It's slightly evocative of this weird high-cab thing:  http://www.mrsharkey.com/forum/vwtp.php?t=242   Did GMC make it as it is, or is it another DIY adaptation?

That would give a great view down the road and I guess it would get the driver out of the crush zone in most accidents.  But lookout for low overpasses.  :o

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Re: What is it
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2010, 10:02:03 AM »
It's slightly evocative of this weird high-cab thing:  http://www.mrsharkey.com/forum/vwtp.php?t=242   Did GMC make it as it is, or is it another DIY adaptation?

That would give a great view down the road and I guess it would get the driver out of the crush zone in most accidents.  But lookout for low overpasses.  :o

But it gives you some interesting layout options for the conversion. You could have a large bed under the drivers area.

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Re: What is it
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2010, 02:03:11 PM »
About 8 years ago i was driving home when i saw something very strange coming towards me. It took me a few seconds to realize what i was seeing.  It appears that it was an rv that was made out of a commercial  passenger jet.  The nose was cut off so it was flat and did not extend too far in front of the driver who sat very high up. It was unpainted and looked to be about 35ft long. Definitely different looking, wish i had turned around and followed him to find out more about it.
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Re: What is it
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2010, 02:24:07 PM »
Looks like it might be based on an old GMC 30ft transit bus.  Make a great party bus.  Good Luck, TomC
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Re: What is it
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2010, 02:29:17 PM »
There is a limo company in Chicago that has a limo made from the body of a 727. They say it rents for $40,000 per week.



Of course, there is also Neil Young's Eagle that has two old Buicks melded into the top of it.

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