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by roasting8
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 10 speed Road Ranger INSTALLED!
Replies: 21
Views: 10965

Hey Sharkey, there was one guy that swapped his rear end gears by changing his carrier. He went from a 4.88 to a 3.90.

Here's a link to his thread, on the Bustropolis forum:

http://www.bustropolis.com/forum/viewtopic.html?t=576
by roasting8
Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Bringing my new bus home
Replies: 30
Views: 13971

But then, you have to worry about termites :lol:
by roasting8
Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Computer program for Skoolie floorplan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Hey Sharkey and Larry,

I remember one free program, that one guy recommended (I can't remember which site though), called "Design Workshop Lite." It is free and you can down load the tutorial.

The link is: http://www.artifice.com/

I hope this helps.
by roasting8
Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: My old CROWN (1968)
Replies: 5
Views: 3563

Hi Spider, Thanks for the picture and, especially, for the information. I'm impressed on how you dealt with the problem about where to place the black water tank. As all Crown owners are aware, that putting in a decent sized black water tank is really a challenge. I, myself, was thinking of installi...
by roasting8
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: My old CROWN (1968)
Replies: 5
Views: 3563

Hi HogCat,

I was wondering, if you've got more pictures of your Crown? I'm working on mine (at about the same speed as Sharkey :) ) and always like to get some new ideas.

I noticed that you've got PVs and a TV antenna, what other devices do you have to make your Crown into a home?
by roasting8
Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: flx buses?
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

No problem. If you ever get a chance, you should go to Quartzsite. There are a lot of conversions with owners that would be glad to show you their pride and joy.

Good luck in your search.
by roasting8
Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: flx buses?
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

IIRC, I think I saw one with a 427 chevy http://www.sellabus.com/alfaro_page2.html but, most of the time, I've seen them with diesels and allisons http://www.sellabus.com/ed_smith.html . I used to have a link to "Flxible Owners International" http://www.flxible.net/ (I was thinking of buyi...
by roasting8
Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Lookin at a new Rig
Replies: 14
Views: 4582

As we used to say in the olden days; Right on. I used to have a copy of the "Mother Earth News" in question but, I lost all copies on one of my military moves :cry: I also lost my colection of Foxfire books in the same move. Robert BTW, GIs were also looking for a simpler life. :wink:
by roasting8
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Lookin at a new Rig
Replies: 14
Views: 4582

Hey Griff,

If you can get your hands on some old "Mother Earth News," there are plans for wind turbines. When I say old, I mean "Mother Earth News" from the 70s.

Robert
by roasting8
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Bus Rally @ Rickreal, Oregom
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Sorry it took so lone to reply; I've been too busy moving to Houston (job transfer).

Hopefully, I'll be able to go next year (if I have enough cash for fuel) and I"ll see about bringing the Coronas.

I like Oregon and I look forward to going.
by roasting8
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Insuring a Bus Home
Replies: 3
Views: 2066

Hi everyone, I've been away for a while because I located to Houston. The insuurance I use is GMAC, through Good Sam. I also have Good Sam's road side assistance and it already paid for it self (Blew a tire on my trip). GMAC will insure a bus conversion but, will only provide liability. The rep told...
by roasting8
Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: basic reading for bus conversion or rv purchase
Replies: 1
Views: 1740

Hi Heartsong, I'm in the process of converting a bus and I chose a school bus (or Skoolie). I also have limited funds and didn't spend that much on reading materials and got most of my information on line. I am presently with four active groups that are dedicated to Skoolies and I've gotten most of ...
by roasting8
Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Bus Rally @ Rickreal, Oregom
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Hi J.B.,

Sorry I couldn't join you, it would have made it another Crown at the convention.

Well, maybe next year.

Robert
by roasting8
Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: It pays to be seen
Replies: 2
Views: 2413

Hi Chesty6,

You can also try www.skoolie.net for some conversion information.

Robert
by roasting8
Mon May 30, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Hey! Where did everone go?
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Don't worry Sharkey, it looks like all of the other conversion forums are going through the same thing. It must be that everyone is travelling. You know, seasonal migration. :)