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Old 10-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #15
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Holly Molly, you sure do like run-on.

I didn't read your post because of the very long single paragraph.

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What a waste of a post /\ /\ /\
How did you know it was one long pharagraph if you didn't read it.??


I liked the story. very interesting. I really like my Ford U-haul conversion.
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:45 PM   #16
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Have you posted pics and info about your U-haul conversion? If not, pics please.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:34 AM   #17
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Have you posted pics and info about your U-haul conversion? If not, pics please.
They are in this thread
My new T/C project (with pics)
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:16 PM   #18
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Mekanic, Thanks for the link!That is a cool conversion! I had thought about an ex U-haul, however had not considered swapping the truck. The thought of trying the rehab an elderly used up rental truck seems huge. By swapping the truck, your possibilities are limitless. You have done nice work, and have a durable economical RV that should last many years into the future. I look forward to seeing more of your descriptions and pictures of your progress. An 11 MPG RV that size is too cool. In your opinion, how would it work to install a U-Haul body such as yours on an F-350, F-450, 3500 or similiar chassis. I think that a new GM crewcab 4x4, cab/chassis with a Duramax would be the bomb with one of those bodies.
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...... In your opinion, how would it work to install a U-Haul body such as yours on an F-350, F-450, 3500 or similiar chassis.......
The box I used is 20 along the floor (uhaul calls this a 24 foot box) and it weighs about 3000 pounds. I wanted a truck large enough to tow a jeep or two on a flat trailer without sweating and low and behold that is what I found. I think if you stuck that box on a older F350 you would be right at the GVW right then. since most F350 only have a GVW of 10K or 11K. If you wanted a duramax I'd just go buy a whole 24 or 26 foot GM uhaul truck with a blown engine and swap in the duramax.
Wait till you see how uhaul attaches the new boxes on the the truck frames.
The GM truck that the box came off of was 19k if I remember right.
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Hey mate i am sorry to hear about your mum. I also have done a bus conversion mine is a 1985 Nissan 30 foot fully self contained ex church bus and i live in it daily my kids love it also and we go camping in it each second weekend and since i did the fully conversion myself i know where every wire or pipe is which helps when you want to redecorate it in years to come and talk about how solid these buses are they have a full truck chassis and full steal roofs not like the factory made RV these days as most are rubber roof's,glue and staple walls .Its the joys of doing such a large project and fitting everything inside still amazes me today
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Sounds cool! Post some pics.
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Holly Molly, you sure do like run-on.

I didn't read your post because of the very long single paragraph.

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Molly, I LOVED the story, ran it thru my Google Translator into my native Eubonics

There is something terribly sexy about the Flxible Clipper, not just 'cause I watched RV.
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Thanks, for the compliment.

Flixible Clippers were nicely styled. They look fast standing still. With that areodynamic shape, if done correctly they don't look out of place today. The only drawback to owning a Flix today would be parts. One will have to fabricate every part of the bus, except the running gear, which could be updated to modern truck parts. The four speed manual trans shifted by a pair of rods that are under the raised floor on the driver's side of the coach.

Most of the Clippers have some serious body rot on the rockers and wheel wells. All those years of running on road salt from many winters and an all steel body.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:20 AM   #24
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Oh man I loved the story and the pictures you guys sent were great. I've always loved the bus conversions especially the one in the RV movie. I wonder how much one of those is worth. Would love to hear more conversion stories and pictures keep them coming..
Thanks for the memories...
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