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by Sharkey
Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Crown bus
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Crowns are a throw-away item in Califormia right now. The CA state gov't has a bounty on them. If school district fleets scrap their old Crowns (pink slip must be returned to the DMV from a wrecker), they get a healthy subsidy to buy a new coach to replace it. The idea is to get the old buses off th...
by Sharkey
Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Alternative Propulsion Vehicles
Topic: Update on the Pusher, 2004
Replies: 1
Views: 2717

Update on the Pusher, 2004

Well, it's been a quiet year for the Pusher , as I haven't attended many events, car shows or other exhibitions with the EV, so I didn't need the trailer to transport the Rabbit long distances. There was one small local VW show that I went to, taking the EV and Pusher out to show it. Of course, ther...
by Sharkey
Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: rolling homes
Replies: 15
Views: 6240

Rolling Homes is one of those books that is hard to find used, and even harder to purchase for a reasonable price. The current going rate for an average paperback copy is $125.00, but I have heard of them selling for as much as $195.00. Hardcover editions can cost as much as $500.00 !! Several peopl...
by Sharkey
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Grafted
Replies: 57
Views: 19056

OK, here's another image courtesy of Dennis The Bus dweller :

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Interesting slide-out, I wonder if it was salvaged from a commercially-manufactured RV?
by Sharkey
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestions
Topic: How can I post a photo for one one of your members
Replies: 6
Views: 4769

Hi Dennis; No worries on the spelling, you can always go back and edit the post if you find a mistake. I was actually looking at a spel checker program that installs on the forum to check posts before you submit them, but it doesn't work with Opera, so it wouldn't do me any good... As for how to pos...
by Sharkey
Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Grafted
Replies: 57
Views: 19056

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by Sharkey
Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Sharkey
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Oh, good, I didn't want you to be offended. Does that mean I could have just left it at "Not right away"?
by Sharkey
Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Sharkey
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Hey! No calling me out in my own forum!!! Since you asked, here's more than you wanted to know. If you've spent much time on the site, then you know I never do anything the easy way. You can decide after reading it if you want to hate me forever. Way back when I composed my first web page, coding th...
by Sharkey
Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:47 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Go Further
Replies: 1
Views: 1631

Go Further

Actor Woody Harrelson's new movie 'Go Further' opens November 12th in theatres. The movie's title is a tribute to Ken Kesey, with whom Harrelson felt a strong bond. From the movie's web site : =============================================== Calling his new movie an “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test on ...
by Sharkey
Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: help...
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Hi Matt, good hearing from you again, glad to see that the Further East project is moving forward. So far, traffic on the forum is light-to non-existant, but you might want to post a couple of threads in the Buy/Sell/Trade section with subject lines describing the buses, 1947 IH parts needed and ano...
by Sharkey
Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: stock windows vs. insulated
Replies: 5
Views: 2565

Since it's just you and me so far, I'll post here too. Original bus windows are pretty sucky all around. They leak, rattle, are difficult to insulate and screen and if they are the type that drop into the wall, prevent you from doing a complete job insulating the side of the bus. Later model buses s...
by Sharkey
Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: bus size specifications
Replies: 1
Views: 2054

Hi David, As you've already found, bus body makers offer more overhead as an option. In years gone past, this was common for buses that would serve high school fleets and (for example) military bases. I don't know if the addtional height would be enough to allow much in the way of insulation in the ...
by Sharkey
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: The Go Further Refueling Caper
Replies: 0
Views: 723

The Go Further Refueling Caper

Ian fills up the SeQuential delivery truck at the fuel depot prior to meeting the bus: http://www.mrsharkey.com/qfuels/woody/sm00503.jpg We blocked off the alley behind the Bijou Theatre for the fueling operation: http://www.mrsharkey.com/qfuels/woody/sm00504.jpg http://www.mrsharkey.com/qfuels/wood...