Thanks for the psychiatric evaluation from a group who deems themselves "NUTS" Kinda like kettle meet pot, pot meet kettle. The visionless leading the blind.
And you wonder why you get the responses you do? Interpersonal relationships...
For all it's worth I could be the world famous fabricator Jessie James with a team of engineers doing this and would still get the same replies. It could be done and years of running down the road and Walla the same responses.
By the way, I've only seen one episode of what ever that show is called, and I was not overly impressed.
Answers against what I want to do don't bother me it's the lack of knowledge and the extreme fear of nothing.
Just curious where you perceive lack of knowledge in the responses you got?
This thread would have went just as it had if I named it "Please all of you so much smarter than me slap some sense into me" So quit blaming me as a s_ _t stirrer. It's the nature of quite a few here to shoot holes in everything. So be it.
See, I actually look at that as a good thing, but I know I don't know everything, and I find it's often a good idea to run my ideas by all these other guys who have completely different life experiences than I and let them shoot holes into my ideas. Of course, then it's up to me to filter out the BS and decide what part of their responses are valid and worthwhile and move forward. Logical and critical thinking...
Every thing on my bus is off the wall, from the furniture I have built & am building to the door handle and the driver. I've shown a few close & trusted friends some of the stuff I've done and got mixed reviews from WOW!!! your creative to "You gotta lot of time on your hands" "How'd you do that?"
You say you don't know me or anything about me yet you call me "Newbie" kind condesending don't you think. I've converted and helped convert more coaches than most of you and not as near as many as some of you. I have enough experience and common sense to realize once I'm into something as to whether it will work or not and to not do anything that's "Undoable" before I think it through and test it.
And we're supposed to know that how??? You stated in this thread you have chopped some motorcycles and driven a bus all of 500 miles. A quick glance at your profile says you started it in January, you've posted 30 something posts since then and your email indicates you had busnut fever (BTDT) when you registered it. Certainly leaves a lot to our imagination....
So I'll proceed with my plan when the time is right (Spring) evaluate everything and go from there.
Your welcome. Anything we can do to help, just ask.
And just so you know, there's more bus knowledge and experience on this board than you, Jesse James, his whole team of engineers, and Mickey Mouse combined possess. You asked a question with a closed mine (see your thread title), and then threw a tantrum when you got the responses which you expected, but not which you wanted to hear. I'm sorry if you didn't hear what you wanted to, but you received open honest answers from everyone based on the very limited information they had to go on.
Furthermore, yes, removing a tag axle on an MC8 can be done. Moving the drive axle rearward and filling in the hole with another bay can also be done. In fact, I could do it myself, single handedly. I have no doubt about any of these claims. I also have no plans to prove any of them.
What I don't know is whether you can do it. I don't know how much money or time you have. I don't know how many engineers or celebrities you have on your team, but based on your inquiry, I'm guessing zero, or you would already have your answers. I also know that removing a tag axle from an engineered coach and/or moving a drive axle on same coach is not an advisable thing to do, and I think most everyone on this board will agree with that. I also know that if none of the people here know anything about you, they will all be reluctant to give you advice that might get you or someone else killed (oops, there's that ole fear of nothing thingy). I also know that if you act like a teen-ager towards their genuine responses, you'll be unlikely to get further information out of them on future questions.
But what do I know?