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« on: September 01, 2009, 06:54:29 PM »

OK - we just had someone join w/ the name "45 foot GMC"   That is something I want to see.  Sounds very cool!

 Grin  Grin  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 07:02:11 PM »

Phil,

You are killing me! I thought that you bought one Grin Shocked Shocked Grin.

Next best is to see pics of the one that just joined.

God bless,

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 09:44:06 PM »

Roger Trudeau was solo builder of this coach featured in this magazine years ago. He stretched her five feet and raised her nine inches to accomadate his custom Austin mini convertable which fits in the rear "garage". Sadly he passed on recently and  I will attempt to complete the last 5%  of the job. A true challenge for me , Cheers G... The QEIII pic attached
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 09:49:09 PM »

Wow, that thing must be a trip to drive with that long wheelbase Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 10:28:30 PM »

Wow! Wonder what the weight totals up to?
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 03:37:25 AM »

There are any number of things in life that one could apply that idea. Just be careful or you may drive yourself banana crackers though. Smiley Who knows what GM's coach product line had looked like today if they had not been discontinued about 30 years ago. Too bad NEOPLAN USA folded. They had some handsome coaches and a wide selection.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 04:42:51 AM »

Incredible....

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 05:28:38 AM »

WOW!

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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 05:53:09 AM »

About 5 years ago there was a bus that was dry camping just south of Lake Havasu that had 5 ft. added to it, but it was red. Is this the same bus?
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 05:57:18 AM »

That is incredible.  My only comment would be to watch every pound that you add to her and check the axle weights frequently.

Good luck.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 08:09:59 AM »

This old 1973 project was started in 1993 and is a compilation of three bussesAfter tag axle was removed the body was split and a vertical  plate was installed midship between the back two bays for exrta strength, A low hour 8v71 with rebuilt v730 and  bennet airshifter were installed with new airbags ,front suspension , power steering, air throttle and brakes.,  She has a 15KW cummins genset, two 3000 watt sinewave inverters, six 12v glassmats, an equalizer (?), Webasto engine preheat/ system heat burner , that exchanges heat to a modified Molson beer keg in order to fill the full size jacuzi tub. Sub floor and sub ceiling still leave 6ft 4in headroom  with flat ceiling and huge  reccessed mirrors/lights above.  Thousands of hours in this coach and she has hardly been used. A fellow Busnut drove it home for me as I wont have my air endorsment for a couple weeks yet. I sold my 30 ft Revcon and am moving up, I have to admit she scares me a bit, Cheers G Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 08:58:00 AM »

Welcome , and that is truely remarkable, as well as the dedication that went into putting it all together.

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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 05:05:36 PM »

45ft,
Good looking bus.
Thanks for the photos.
I hope to see you on the road soon.
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2009, 08:41:10 PM »

Very interesting project you have, and the history of how it got it "Extreme Makeover" is remarkable. Now this should be  BCM feature article. Are you listening Mike, Chad and Phil! Roll Eyes

Do you have a picture album site yet? Or a blog or something to share?

Great purchase, now get that endorsement and go for a drive!

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2009, 10:15:40 PM »

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I wont have my air endorsment for a couple weeks yet

Why do you need that if it is converted? Not required where I live.

I love the GM buses and you have something that is truly unique. The 40' 4905's where not known for having the tightest turning radius, even more so for one that has an extra 5', so be careful. Might squirrel away a few extra bay doors. Even those of us with the shorties could use a few every once in a while.

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