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posted on June 26th, 2016 at 09:48 AM
Bus to Ute Conversion


I keep looking at a spare Bay shell I have with a roof beyond repair and I'm thinking of converting it to a Single cab.

Has anyone tried this before? I've seen a few finished results, but I would like to see if anyone has gone through the process. I'm after a more custom look instead of 100% authentic. Also curious what Qld Transport say about ute conversions.
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posted on June 26th, 2016 at 01:16 PM



Bit of an alternative to a ute - something I would love to do. Not sure how you'd go with the Dept of Transport.

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posted on June 26th, 2016 at 01:32 PM



That looks like fun.
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posted on July 2nd, 2016 at 08:48 PM



We are doing this at work, ute with a sliding door!

http://i67.tinypic.com/oa1bat.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/35i7psn.jpg
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posted on July 3rd, 2016 at 08:57 AM



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We are doing this at work, ute with a sliding door!

http://i67.tinypic.com/oa1bat.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/35i7psn.jpg


That's the sort of thing I'm thinking, or a single cab version with a half sliding door. Do you have more pics and details of the process?
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posted on July 3rd, 2016 at 11:58 AM



Found this on the Samba. I would love to know more about it.

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1464703.jpg
http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1464538.jpg
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posted on July 11th, 2016 at 04:22 PM



may save you a lot of work if u email me and look at pics I have of a 74 bus cut down to single cab ute...also have dc underfloor and parts and panels
use yours as a donor or trade it
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posted on July 12th, 2016 at 04:19 PM



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may save you a lot of work if u email me and look at pics I have of a 74 bus cut down to single cab ute...also have dc underfloor and parts and panels
use yours as a donor or trade it
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posted on July 12th, 2016 at 06:10 PM



As for the dept of transport.Its a rust repair.There are no guide lines for rust repair, nowhere does it say you have to repair as per factory.Although you'll have to get it blue plated for change of seating capacity.Some of those choppers are very cool.
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posted on August 3rd, 2016 at 09:57 AM



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posted on August 4th, 2016 at 05:19 PM



I'm thinking of building a steel frame flatbed with a roll bar that joins to the back of the cab.

Can anyone recommend somebody who does mods plates in SEQ who can advise me?

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posted on August 7th, 2016 at 12:48 PM



http://www.bustopia.com/Images/DblCab06c.jpg
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posted on August 19th, 2016 at 12:51 AM



Nice utes, but wouldn't not having drop gates make it a tad difficult getting bulky stuff in and out?
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posted on August 19th, 2016 at 11:26 AM



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Nice utes, but wouldn't not having drop gates make it a tad difficult getting bulky stuff in and out?


Yes and no.

No different to having a Commodore of Ford ute. Or any styleside 4WD.
They only have tailgates at the back.


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posted on August 20th, 2016 at 05:19 AM



I've seen a guy at the drags with us load 2 Busa's into a 4WD Hilux well body side-by-side using a 600kg Backlift in the front corner.
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