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Author Topic: A unquie conversion for the ones that wants to be different  (Read 4175 times)
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« on: March 09, 2011, 05:41:22 PM »

Check this one in Mt Pleasant Tx            www.auctioneerexpress.com  


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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 05:51:14 PM »

Uuuuhhhh, ratty.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 05:52:34 PM »

I've seen that truck on display somewhere once back when I was trucking ! It was iether at a Big truck stop or truck show somewhere.

I also saw it 2-3 yrs ago on Ebay.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 05:54:36 PM »

Someone actually got a bank to loan them money to buy that thing!?
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 05:58:17 PM »

Buy or build! Hey it ain't hard to get a loan for ANYTHING you want if ya got the right credit!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 06:01:42 PM »

I have good credit and I would have a hard time getting a loan to build a bus conversion.  Most banks only want to loan money on factory built RVs.

It looks like the bank lost out on this one since from the auction description it appears that the bank took it back.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 06:23:18 PM »

All the maxis are caged I wonder why.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 06:25:05 PM »

All the maxis are caged I wonder why.

That could explain why the brakes are "weak" Wink

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011, 07:35:58 PM »

Wow, the kid in me wants it! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 07:47:45 PM »

The polished wheels are nice. Thats about it!!! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 08:00:59 PM »

I think it would be a neat conversion with work it's only at 8 grand now and has a place for my helicopter too lol

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 06:34:10 AM »

I think it would be a neat conversion with work it's only at 8 grand now and has a place for my helicopter too lol

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LOL!
Clifford if you redid it right you could replace the helicopter it has and make it so that yours can be fitted to it and make it so that it's removable then you could drive it from your helicopter and when you parked it you could jut unhook the "toad" and fly away! LOL!
Hmmm, would we have to rename the "toad" to Hummingbird? Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2011, 06:47:33 AM »

IF, IF.........If someone got this, conv.ed it to a RV, would you concider it "Bus"?   Huh M&C
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2011, 08:28:30 AM »

IF, IF.........If someone got this, conv.ed it to a RV, would you concider it "Bus"?   Huh M&C

Hmmm, or maybe a "Buck" Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2011, 10:23:44 PM »

Nothing like driving a truck from a converted helicopter fuselage.  A typical movie prop.  Would take BIG bucks to get road worthy.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2011, 04:35:57 AM »

late 80's half the large yachts in Newport RI had a chopper on top. we used to laugh and wonder if any of them flew. Then of course it had to happen, saw one that had TWO helo's on top lol.
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2011, 05:14:10 AM »

His and Her's choppers? Grin
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2011, 06:06:16 AM »

Nothing wrong with caging the parking brakes on a stored vehicle.

In fact, more busnuts should adopt the practice to keep the linings from bonding to the drums and making trouble for the Spring.

I see a Detroit and a shifter for an automatic.

Some interesting aerodynamic touches...

This thing would be neat to take for a spin, but wow, lots of work ahead for someone!

happy coaching!
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2011, 11:21:46 AM »

Am I the only one that thinks it's REALLY ugly?
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2011, 11:57:45 AM »

Am I the only one that thinks it's REALLY ugly?

NO
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2011, 12:13:36 PM »

I agree, totally ugly and no place for it as an RV conversion.  There may be some commercial marketing type use for it, though I can't imagine what it might be.
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2011, 12:27:36 PM »

It has a fifth wheel you guys are out of touch here lol the trend now is have a 53 ft trailer converted to a RV with the roof slides to make a 2 story and the side slides to double the width and that is a unique tractor and I have saw a lot worse looking buses.
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2011, 03:37:56 PM »

Here, Here Clifford, I think that truck & trl is the BOMB!!! I think I'll ask Christi if I can bid on it Grin M&C
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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2011, 08:09:58 PM »

Hey Clifford I just had another brainstorm! ...................
Yeah look out...........but seriously this is a GREAT one! (but then again ain't all of mine?)

You could build a platform in the rear of the trailer that the "fuselage" of you new project would fit on and leave the tail & rear rotor sticking out the back!

Now I garun-damn-tee ya it would definitely get alot of attention! I can hear people saying "Wow I've heard of and seen stretched "limo's & other vehicles before, BUT.............THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I EVER SAW A STRETCHED HELICOPTER!  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2011, 02:06:29 AM »

Maybe it could work as a fun house at the fair.....
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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2011, 06:34:52 AM »

Wow, Christi said I can call the bank! She said if they will lend the money the Beast, I can have it.........Just don't go over 10k. Then I would have to get it to St. George, Utah. I may need some help on this one. !st things 1st, I'm going to call the bank.  Grin M&C I got a great wife!
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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2011, 08:01:47 AM »

Wow, Christi said I can call the bank! She said if they will lend the money the Beast, I can have it.........Just don't go over 10k. Then I would have to get it to St. George, Utah. I may need some help on this one. !st things 1st, I'm going to call the bank.  Grin M&C I got a great wife!
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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2011, 08:48:15 AM »

 It needs a rocket pod and a couple of missiles mounted under the wings to clear out the slow moving traffic... Probably wouldn't have to use them, a glance in the rear view and the intimidation factor would probably convince them to let you around...

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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2011, 08:52:47 AM »

If I saw that thing in the mirror is I would hastily beat a path out of it's way. A lot of neon should be placed under that one! Grin
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« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2011, 09:44:24 AM »

If you watch this you'll see some extra features on the truck which aren't mentioned in the advert:

Highwayman Intro & Transformation Scene - DVD Release Action



(Oh, and I hope Jimmy Smits fired his agent soon after this series came out. Mad Max it's not).


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« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2011, 09:56:56 AM »

haha! Now it is starting to look more appealing  Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2011, 10:02:59 AM »

BTW, there are other 'Highwayman' videos on Youtube which feature another, far more interesting truck:



This vehicle is clearly way in advance of what a low-budget TV series prop department could produce, so I did some Googling and find that it is based on a real vehicle called the 'Steinwinter', produced in Germany:




For some reason Google also threw-up this picture, which brings us back to the subject of buses (slightly):




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« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2011, 05:06:41 PM »

Now see that was exzactly what I was saying Clifford could do with his helicopter! Adapt it onto the chassis and then once parked he could "fly away"!
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I still like the idea of his toy sicking out the back too! Grin
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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2011, 05:14:15 PM »

I very seriously looked into buying a 53 foot trailer and semi tractor for conversion into an RV.  The unit I was looking at had already been retitled as a motorhome.  I traveled all the way from Minneapolis to Indiana to look at it.  The biggest reason I didn't do it was I couldn't get insurance.  There is no way I could ever get into an RV park, but I had no intention of ever going to an RV park anyhow.

The other issue was lack of space for travelers.  I have had up to 9 people in my bus.  A semi tractor would be lucky to seat more than 4 or 5 people if the bunk was removed.

I think the bus is a better option for me with the way I travel.
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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2011, 09:24:02 PM »

No Joy, Bank will not loan on the Beast Angry
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