[tcb] Re: OT: School Bus Rescue

  • From: Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:09:16 -0600

Cool bus Julie!
I've always loved those!
I have no idea about the tires though...

julie.hey.ho.lets.go@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Sorry to be off topic, but it is a Bus and it is in Texas, just not a
> VW Bus.  I'm thinking of trying to rescue this beauty  (
> http://picasaweb.google.com/julie.hey.ho.lets.go/DreamBus2?authkey=Gv1sRgCKyJroLao4Hwcg#
> ) but first I need to get tires on it so it can be towed.  People have
> told me that those are split rim wheels, AKA widow makers, but I've
> found a tire place that ain't scared to deal with those wheels but so
> far I've only found new tires which makes this project very pricey. 
> If I can get this Bus, I would make it into a guest house, I would not
> be making it driveable so I figure used tires would be the way to go,
> and so far I've had no luck finding used ones. 
> So here are my questions: Can any of yous, tell for sure from the
> photos that those are spilt rim wheels, and are split rim wheels only
> dangerous when they are being inflated?
> The tires on the Bus right now are marked 8.25-20 10 ply.  Does anyone
> know of a good source for a used tires such as these? 
> Thanks,
> Julie
> P.S. The story behind the Bus is kind of funny.  It had been converted
> to a camper and a hippie was driving it around in the 70s and it broke
> down and he asked a farmer if he could keep it on his farm until he
> would come back and fix it.  Well, he hasn't come back yet and the
> farmer wants it gone.  The racoons sure will miss it.

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