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Old 06-30-2010, 04:28 AM   #46
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http://www.amazon.com/AMC-600-2-Doub.../dp/B000LUXYZW

I have one of these that I made out of iron, for a 2" hitch, if your looking for one. Truly Ghetto and way over built.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:33 AM   #47
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:55 AM   #48
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I love that it looks like you are doing this in a state park.




Having slept in his driveway, I can totally see what you mean!
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:46 PM   #49
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So, do we start now with name suggestions?

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Old 06-30-2010, 02:19 PM   #50
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Looks like a sweet project...
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:42 PM   #51
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No,,,,the axle is moving back about three feet.
Do you have any concerns about the front axle weight rating/capacity when you do that?
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:08 AM   #52
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This is great Nate! I'm really glad to see some action with this bus and I think you've got a great plan together. Keep on rockin!
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:09 PM   #53
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Do you have any concerns about the front axle weight rating/capacity when you do that?
Not really,,,,i'll be aware of the front suspension action however. I'd be very surprised if moving the rear axle would load the front more than the springs could handle. I think I'll look at the front axle weight rating just for the hell of it though.

It's also shedding weight at the same time. Between the body that's coming off,,i'm also removing the original A/C system which is massive.
It weighs 13,400 lbs to start with and i'll be weighing it again when I'm done.
GVW is 16,000 lbs.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #54
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So, do we start now with name suggestions?

Frankinbus

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Ghetto bus man!
It's grown on me too much to change it now.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:14 PM   #55
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http://www.amazon.com/AMC-600-2-Doub.../dp/B000LUXYZW

I have one of these that I made out of iron, for a 2" hitch, if your looking for one. Truly Ghetto and way over built.
I'll have close to 8 feet of bed when done and if that's not enough I have 36 feet of toy hauler,,,but thanks anyway.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #56
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Damn dude,,,that's a project I don't think I could handle!!! I stick to easy stuff, turning this...




Into this....

That's funny,,,,That boat looks way more daunting to me.
I worked in our body shop at the School for 6 years and have ripped pretty deep into school buses replacing wheel wells,roof bows and assorted panels that I'm sure it was something I could handle.
So far It's been going as planned and I'm pretty exited about the whole thing. I doubt you'll see anything like it on the road.
It seems to have generated a fair bit of interest here which is nice too see.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:15 PM   #57
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What's your loaded 5th wheel weight and also the pin weight?

I don't remember what to guesstimate for pin weight on a 5th, 25%?
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:40 PM   #58
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Will you have it done for the 6 days of Michigan? I really think we could all ride in style if you can get it done
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:18 PM   #59
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What's your loaded 5th wheel weight and also the pin weight?

I don't remember what to guesstimate for pin weight on a 5th, 25%?
I want to say 2,000 to 2,500 lbs . The axle ratings on the bus are 6,000 lbs front ,,10,000 lbs rear.
On the subject of weight,,,I did look a little bit for the specs on this thing with no luck.
Marcopolo and Oshkosh have web sites but I couldn't find a gross combined weight rating for this vehical. I'm quite sure it's capable of pulling more than my pickup truck but I'd like to know what the chassis is rated to pull just in case sombody official wants to know.
If any of you guys are more computer savvy than me and don't mind helping me out ,,,I'd be in your debt.
The model is 1990 Marcopolo Starship 28 on an Oshkosh chassis.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:21 PM   #60
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Will you have it done for the 6 days of Michigan? I really think we could all ride in style if you can get it done
Its coming along quickly,,,I'm thinkin it will definitely be at least mobile and capable of towing in time for Black river stages.
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