June 25, 2018, 08:47:47 AM

Author Topic: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...  (Read 6773 times)

Offline Bob Gil

  • Bob Gilbreath bobgil@sbcglobal.net
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008, 03:58:02 PM »
If it will start and build air you can tow it with about any thing big as a 1 ton, if it has any weight in it.
Fort Worth, Texas where GOD is so close you don't even need a phone!

1968 GM Bus of unknown model 6V53 engine (aftermarket) converted with house hold items.

Had small engine fire and had no 12 volt system at time of purchase. 
Coach is all 110 w 14KW diesel genrator

Offline bobofthenorth

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2427
    • R.J.(Bob) Evans
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2008, 04:26:28 PM »
If it will build air and move itself then may I suggest towing it with the nearest Datsun?  We used to call that "pushing the Datsun with a rope".  ::)
R.J.(Bob) Evans
Used to be 1981 Prevost 8-92, 10 spd
Currently busless (and not looking)
My website
Our weblog
What's behind you doesn't matter - Enzo Ferrari

Offline Len Silva

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4086
  • Angle Parked in a Parallel Universe
    • Leonard Studio
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2008, 04:44:55 PM »
This should make for some great pictures.

Hand Made Gifts

Ignorance is only bliss to the ignorant.

Songman

  • Guest
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2008, 05:23:11 PM »
Woo Hoo! I just got off the phone with the seller and told him what a terrible time we were having arranging towing because of his location and he agreed to let me drive it away! What a load off my mind!

Although I did enjoy the thing about pushing the Datsun with the rope! haha

luvrbus

  • Guest
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2008, 06:05:10 PM »
Dale, you are one lucky fellow I would have bet money he stuck by the first agreement I met this guy before enjoy the new toy and you and Don be careful now on to Wal-Mart for bundge cords,traps and duct tape and your on the way my friend     good luck
« Last Edit: September 30, 2008, 06:11:26 PM by luvrbus »

Songman

  • Guest
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2008, 10:19:15 PM »
Thanks Clifford. I was pleasantly surprised when he agreed. I told him that I understood that he wanted it towed away and I would certainly comply with that but it would be a lot easier for me if he would let me drive it. He agreed. I think I almost yelled I was so happy!

VAN

  • Guest
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2008, 05:45:22 AM »
Dale ,I just got back from New York and am still available to lend a hand give me a jingle.Van

Offline Sojourner

  • Jesus Love You!
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 894
    • Jesus Love You!
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2008, 05:55:39 AM »
Songman....I know your extra happy and anxiety waiting the next steps to get it home safely.

Keep us informed, thank you.

Have a great day!

Sojourn for Christ, Gerald
http://dalesdesigns.net/names.htm
Ps 28 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him

Offline uncle ned

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1244
    • Visit: Busconversionstuff.com
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2008, 06:55:25 AM »

I know don's big truck and it will tow a eagle.  it towed the big van at bk's

 
great guy just don't let him know it, will make him have the big head.


ned

also pushed a big bus cross country
4104's forever
6v92 v730
Huggy Bear

Offline Busted Knuckle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6447
  • 6 Setras, 2 MCIs, and 1 Dina. Just buses ;D
    • KY Lakeside Travel ... Just 4 the Fun of it!
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 07:51:00 AM »

I know don's big truck and it will tow a eagle.  it towed the big van at bk's

 
great guy just don't let him know it, will make him have the big head.


ned

also pushed a big bus cross country

Almost towed a Dina too from what I heard after I woke up! LOL!  ;D  BK  ;D


Or should that be Don almost totalled a Dina owner? LOL!  ;D
Busted Knuckle aka Bryce Gaston
KY Lakeside Travel's Busted Knuckle Garage
Huntingdon, TN 12 minutes N of I-40 @ exit 108
www.kylakesidetravel.net

;D Keep SMILING it makes people wonder what yer up to! ;D (at least thats what momma always told me! ;D)

Offline JohnEd

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4571
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2008, 10:51:27 PM »
WOW!  You guys sound like a bunch of friggen attorneys.  I really like that about ya'all.

John
"An uneducated vote is a treasonous act more damaging than any treachery of the battlefield.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." Plato
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
—Pla

Offline jackhartjr

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1347
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2008, 05:27:02 PM »
I still wonder why he was insisting that a drivable bus HAD to be towed away?????????  Weird, but is is Callyfornia!
Jack
Jack Hart, CDS
1956 GMC PD-4501 #945 (The Mighty SCENICRUISER!)
8V71 Detroit
4 speed Spicer Trannsmission
Hickory, NC, (Where a call to God is a local call!)

Songman

  • Guest
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2008, 09:57:52 PM »
Well Jack, if I come back on Saturday and post that the roof caved in on my head, we'll know why! haha

Honestly, I think that he is worried about the fact that the bus has been sitting for almost three years. But it has been sitting inside a barn that it was driven in to before the roof raise. And I'll have Don with me so I am not worried. I think the fact that Don was with me when we went by a couple of weeks ago is what made the difference too. I think he could tell that I knew nothing about diesel engines, but he could tell that Don did.

We're leaving at 4AM in the morning to go pick it up. I'll have pictures when we get it home.

Here are a few pictures of how it is now.





« Last Edit: October 02, 2008, 10:18:38 PM by Songman »

Offline quantum500

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 146
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2008, 10:41:23 PM »
Freight here is almost $5 a mile that is mega cheap.

Where is 'here'?

Western colorado.  Hauling a cattle pot, we have a guy that is doing it for $3.35 right now but most guys average about what a gallon of fuel costs.  So $2.75 is mega cheap.  Once the price goes up it has a hard time coming down!

Songman, glad you made it work "your way".  It always makes me feel better when that happens, as long as I'm not taking to big of a risk. 

Dreamscape

  • Guest
Re: Still looking for someone to tow a bus...
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2008, 02:58:02 AM »
Good Luck Dale,

Now there is no excuse, put that thing back together and hit the road! ;D

Hope your trip is safe and say Hi to Don.

Paul