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Old 06-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Dr Frankenstien gets his hands on a transit bus.

I originally was hired to pick this up for another inmate but it ended up mine when it was offered at a price I couldn't refuse.

I had to decide if I was going to figure out a way to use it or turn around and sell it.


IT,,,,incedently is a 1990 Marcopolo Starship 28 transit bus,,5.9 Cummins
W/allison 542 auto transmission.
I already own a 36ft Keystone Raptor toy hauler and have been wishing my 3/4 ton Dodge was a 1 ton.
Well I bet that Transit Bus would pull that trailer if I just lob the body off and set er up with a fifth wheel hitch.


Lets see how this works out,,,,,It's either going to come out awesome or you guys can watch me totally screw this up.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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Trucks like this are also inspiration for this build.


The asking price for this baby was $65,000 big uns and it's a 05 with 40,000 miles.
Let's see what I can do for less than $5,000.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:45 PM   #3
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Ready to go under the knife.


The remains of the "custom" limo style seats the PO had installed.




This is a good shot of the section of the body coming off,,,,the last 2 windows are gonna be sectioned out and the end cap moved forward and mated to the third window area.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:50 PM   #4
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Before,,,,,

Now with a sunroof.

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Old 06-27-2010, 07:54 PM   #5
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Out with the windows.



Getting this down off the ceiling was fun.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:58 PM   #6
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This should be fun!


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Old 06-27-2010, 07:59 PM   #7
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No turnin back now!


That's it for this weekend but there'll be more rippin and tearin tomorrow.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:46 AM   #8
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:52 AM   #9
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.. you are ..

.. absolutely a braver man than I .. awesome project ..
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:20 PM   #10
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You could've done this...


As others have said, this will be interesting.
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:51 PM   #12
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You could've done this...


As others have said, this will be interesting.
That looks awesome! My school is selling a Minibus and I was toying with the idea of modding into a toy hauler like this. Any pics of what it looks like from the rear? I checked you smugmug account and it looks like it a regular rear of the bus but hinged at the bottom.
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As others have said, this will be interesting.
That looks awesome! My school is selling a Minibus and I was toying with the idea of modding into a toy hauler like this. Any pics of what it looks like from the rear? I checked you smugmug account and it looks like it a regular rear of the bus but hinged at the bottom.
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I love that it looks like you are doing this in a state park.
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