Got a new tailgating vehicle...

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  1. yler4cy

    yler4cy Well-Known Member

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    Got it for a pretty good price. May just leave the paint job. I will try and upload new pics as I work on it.

    The steering wheel was a little beat up, so added the first ISU item.
     
  2. 2forISU

    2forISU Well-Known Member

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  3. mustangcy

    mustangcy Well-Known Member

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    What did you give for it?
     
  4. abe2010

    abe2010 Well-Known Member

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    two oxen and a wheel of cheese
     
  5. yler4cy

    yler4cy Well-Known Member

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    Well everyone that I kept finding like this was going for around $2,000 - $3,000. This has brand new tires (worth $900) and was owned by a church and still got it for $1,000. Drove it all the way home from Manchester as well.
     
  6. huntt26

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    Wow what a steal!
     
  7. RING4CY

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    Seeing how you got it from a church, I suggest painting in cardinal and gold something on it saying along the lines:

    Ames, IA: God's Country.
     
  8. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    So you are saying you bought 4 tires and they threw in the vehicle for free....
     
  9. nb06

    nb06 Active Member

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    If I were you going to paint it, I would design a graphic wrap for it. I mean, I figure you saved $1500 to $2000 purchasing it for $1000. So throw $1500 to $2000 into the decals and you have the ultimate machine.

    These guys have done a racecar or two for a friend of mine and he's had really good luck. They are in Ames too.

    Chase Signs & Graphics | Vehicle Wraps - Lettering - Signs - Banners - Stickers

    Just my two cents, I'm just trying to live vicariously through your purchase of my dream vehicle!!
     
  10. HardcoreClone

    HardcoreClone Active Member

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    I'd love to get my own tailgating rig and customize it, but my biggest question is where do people store these things? Also, how much is insurance for a "bus" type vehicle? And are you required to have a specialized license to drive something like that?
     
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    clone319 Active Member

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    You need a CDL if it hauls more than 15 people or weighs more than something along the lines of 10 ton. And a vehicle like this falls into neither of those categories.
     
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    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    $1000?

    That's a damn steal. I thought I was pumped to get my hunk of junk for $400.
    [​IMG]

    It has a gold roof now and is MUCH more faded.
     
  13. CYTruck

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    I have been looking at doing the same thing. I have all sort of plans for building a grill on the back.. and a bar.... built in stereo and tv... awnings and fridge.
    I have access to place that crushes old trailers and campers... so I can strip the items I need to put on it. I also have grand plans for large flag poles and a great paint job.

    Good luck and keep us updated.... building it is half the fun.
     
  14. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    Great deal! We bought an old 1977 military ambulance last summer and are excited to get going on that project. Welcome to the club!
     
  15. RING4CY

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    I was just wondering how you were coming along on that project of yours.
     
  16. Scott34

    Scott34 Well-Known Member

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    I have a co worker that has one of these buses that said he would sell me for $500. Only problem is that he can't get it to start and is a little more rough than what yours is. Im still looking around to see if I can get a steal like this or maybe a van.
     
  17. SNEDDS3

    SNEDDS3 Well-Known Member

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    you could always try a paint job like this.....
    [​IMG]
     
  18. yler4cy

    yler4cy Well-Known Member

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    Well the inside of the bus is almost done. I am currently working with a graphics company to do the outside. I am stuck on what to put on the back of the bus? I was thinking either a quote or the ISU fight song. Any ideas would help.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  19. livinthedream

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    I think "We're gonna hit you coming off the bus" is fitting. because well...you have a bus....or the whole jack trice letter home before the minnesota game would be way cool too....
     
  20. thisISnextyear

    thisISnextyear Active Member

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    That would be cool on the back. I'd really like to see the Jack Trice letter put up on the back of the scoreboard...
     

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