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by motthediesel
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Thirty Years in a Housetruck
Replies: 131
Views: 56082

Great story Sharkey!

Your business reminds me of "John's Porsche Garage" that my brother "operated" back in the 70's.

I guess you could think of them as early attemps at "Virtual Reality". :lol:

moT
by motthediesel
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1938 IHC Gypysy wagon camper
Replies: 9
Views: 5724

Excellent work on the house, real nice joinery!

And that unmolested Klassic Kornbinder foundation -- Outstanding 8) 8)

moT

A truck of that vintage that clean From the East? :!:
by motthediesel
Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: '35 Chrysler House Car
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

'35 Chrysler House Car

Saw this image in a list of cars and trucks in a yard in Central NY, thought you guy's might get a kick out of it. Reminds me of a prop from an old sci-fi serial, maybe "Buck Rodgers on the Planet of Ugly Housecars"? http://img174.exs.cx/img174/295/chryslerhc5mw.th.jpg Planning on making a...
by motthediesel
Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: short bus
Replies: 8
Views: 4713

The last year and a half ('54 thru 55-1/2) of Chevy/GMC AD (Advanced Design) truck production was a transitional period, and they all had one piece curved glass windshields. That is one adorable little bus! 8) Did you guy's look at the rest of the pictures? What were those 8 bolt wheels on the Blue ...
by motthediesel
Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Veggie Van Gogh
Replies: 9
Views: 4631

Hey Jan, I just talked to you last week about step van front axles for my flacid diesel Ram, and now you show up here, small cyberworld, isn't it? Very hard to find those P30 beam axles, -- now looking for 40's/50's Chev/GMC 1 ton axle. Turns out they have 8 lug hubs that will bolt right up to my br...
by motthediesel
Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: housetruck
Replies: 5
Views: 3561

Sharkey,
I love the glass doorknob shifters! I have a whole box of those and use them for all kinds of stuff too.
I like that shot of your truck, but what's the story on that v. cool Ferd COE?
moT
by motthediesel
Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Book - Freewheeling Homes -
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

My friend the Fedex man delivered the book yesterday, the following is my first attempt at a book report in about 35 years. :) As expected, it is mostly about traditional Romany style caravans from Britain, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! Almost all the featured homes show a very high degree...
by motthediesel
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Housetruck foundation in Montana
Replies: 3
Views: 3237

Housetruck foundation in Montana

Anybody from Montana looking for a cool truck to build a housebody on? Check this out on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4517039930&category=63743 It's one SWEEEEET '40 Kenworth COE ten wheeler. It reminds me of the "Herkimer Battle Jitney&qu...
by motthediesel
Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Book - Freewheeling Homes -
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

Sharkey,
Yah, that link you posted is for the same book, but $5.95 beats eleven pounds any day!
moT
by motthediesel
Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Book - Freewheeling Homes -
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

Book - Freewheeling Homes -

Got a January catalog from Lee Valley Tools today. If you haven't heard of them, they are a small, high quality woodworking and gardening tool outlet based just north of me in Ottawa, Ontario. http://www.leevalley.com They are listing a small (8"x8", 96 pgs.) book entitled "Freewheeli...
by motthediesel
Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Sharkey's spreading fame
Replies: 1
Views: 1814

Sharkey's spreading fame

Going through some messages from a mailing list that I belong to (DTLC - Diesel Toyota LandCruiser), and what should pop up? Someone posting a link to the Sharkey site regarding LP injection in diesels 8) Man, your fame is spreading faster than a hot waste veggie oil spill on a garage floor! (And be...
by motthediesel
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: More Bus/Truck Books
Replies: 5
Views: 3945

Bus/Truck books, pulp fiction category:

Sure enough, good old ebay!

Image

Truck's kind of bland, but you have to admit, the crew are sharp dressers! 8)

moT
by motthediesel
Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: More Bus/Truck Books
Replies: 5
Views: 3945

bus/truck books -- pulp fiction category

Not up there with War & Peace, but -- When I was but a slip of a lad one of the first books I recall reading was an old copy of "Tom Swift and his House on Wheels". It was an edition probably dating from the twenties. It told the story of our hero Boy Inventor and the construction of a...