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by Stealth Camper
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: How do I pick a tow vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

Further sanity check. The hitch from PullRite goes on 1/2 ton pickup as smallest. Sorry about mislead.

I bet I could adapt one to the Cutlass, though!
by Stealth Camper
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: How do I pick a tow vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

I had 66 Pontiac Star Chief and (still have) 1970 Cutlass, both of which have pulled some small to medium trailers. One thing I did to both of those (serious mush-mobiles!) was to have 'custom' coil springs with heavy duty shocks. Made a little stiffer ride - not that much, but very much improved tr...
by Stealth Camper
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Interiors and exteriors
Replies: 15
Views: 3691

Thanks to all for the thoughts. I appreciate it a great deal. I have been back and forth on a conversion quite a bit. I like the idea of "making the bus my own", but also suspect there will be more than enough work without digging into it that deep. One scenario that has been coming to the fore more...
by Stealth Camper
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Interiors and exteriors
Replies: 15
Views: 3691

Interiors and exteriors

Just a couple questions for feedback/input from the group. Little background; I have a school bus (1976 International 1600, 35 foot) that is a work in very slow process of conversion to a hippie bus. (Outside inspired by Ken Kesey, et. al, but with modern home interior.) Interiors I have access to a...
by Stealth Camper
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: This may be my rolling summer place
Replies: 140
Views: 19240

Sad. The looks were great in 07.
by Stealth Camper
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Stoves
Replies: 51
Views: 11047

Looks heavy from the pictures. I see fire brick liner on sides and bottom. Is the top open to metal, or is there brick up there, too?

That is a very clever door design. Now, all I have to do is find some 1/4" plate...
by Stealth Camper
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: This may be my rolling summer place
Replies: 140
Views: 19240

Dennis, That bus is gorgeous - even if it isn't strictly a school bus. Congratulations! You really ought to try to come and get it yourself - nice little visit to God's Country! Or Kansas, at least. And plan to spend a few days - it is high season for tornadoes!!! You could do some righteous storm c...
by Stealth Camper
Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: This may be my rolling summer place
Replies: 140
Views: 19240

Jones, Old gas - I have been using an oil called Opti 2 in the two cycles for several years, and it appears to add quite a bit to gas life. Mostly run it mixed for an old chain saw I have that gets about 3 uses per year. Have gone 18 months with the same gas. They make lots of claims, but the chain ...
by Stealth Camper
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Alternative Propulsion Vehicles
Topic: 1980 VW Rabit no throttle responce
Replies: 7
Views: 3213

Just a quick 'off topic' here. There are a few PCB places around that give you schematic and layout software. ExpressPCB is one I use from time to time.

Eagle also has a free version that is fairly decent. Plus bigger, better for money.
by Stealth Camper
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1939 GMC Futurliner Bus on EbayMotors- SWEET!
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

I gotta build one of those!!
by Stealth Camper
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Ventilation, Condensation & Woodburning Stoves
Replies: 11
Views: 2572

I live most of the time in a commercial RV and moisture is always a concern. The sleeping area is so cramped that there is the 'feel' of excess CO2 some mornings. Stuffy. Have been thinking about this subject a lot and I think the "final" solution will be to have an outside air with a heat recovery ...
by Stealth Camper
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 7
Views: 2525

Greetings and salivations!
I'm new too, so Hello!
by Stealth Camper
Wed May 19, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: road friendly
Replies: 16
Views: 4395

I have a 76 International (345 cu/in. gas) with a two speed rear-end. Hi range is about 6.33 and low is about 8.4. I am looking for a sacrificial truck or bus to get rid of that mess. And pick up a diesel and maybe a transmission, too. I really don't think you want a two speed. One thing about it; i...