Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-27-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
Site Team
 
bansil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MNT CITY TN
Posts: 5,047
Re: School Bus to Fashion Truck

Welcome, sounds like a plan.....only issue is will you need a cdl and commercial plates, insurance etc?

probably will, not sure tho'
__________________
Our build La Tortuga
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
bansil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southeast raleigh
Posts: 221
Year: 1974
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Supercoach
Engine: Detroit Diesel 6-71
Re: School Bus to Fashion Truck

If you are doing business out of your vehicle you will definitely need a CDL and commercial tags.

Sounds like a really cool plan - and a good way to make money! Please keep us posted on your progress
__________________
Proud new owners of a 1974 Crown Supercoach - the big rolling twinkie!

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=466562
inkblots84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
Bus Nut
 
JakeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 732
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 72
Re: School Bus to Fashion Truck

And just so you know, getting a class B is super easy.
__________________
The journey is the destination...

Brutus
JakeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 11:42 AM   #4
Site Team
 
bansil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MNT CITY TN
Posts: 5,047
Re: School Bus to Fashion Truck

I like the idea...this is like the first food trucks....now they are everywhere

The mall can go to your work place now ....hook up with people that have Avon parties and Tupperware parties
__________________
Our build La Tortuga
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
bansil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 01:05 PM   #5
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 337
Re: School Bus to Fashion Truck

Have you checked out the transit type buses? They tend to have a much more square roof line and also tend to sit lower to the ground. Also from what I have read they err on the side of too much A/C, which is a really good thing here in DFW.

There seem to be 2 big players in bus auctions here in DFW:
http://www.renebates.com/
http://lonestarauctioneers.com/

I got my bus from Arlington ISD a few weeks ago through Rene Bates. They don't charge sales tax or a buyer's premium (of course you pay the state the taxes later, can't escape taxes) There is probably more auctions but these 2 seemed to have the majority of the buses. We are building our bus to transport us and our dogs to markets to sell our stuff as well. (Nothing more fun than loading glassware in and out of an xb)
In any case, welcome to the forums and fun!!
Malkieri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
Site Team
 
bansil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MNT CITY TN
Posts: 5,047
Re: School Bus to Fashion Truck

def. google the airbrake tests on youtube,watch and take notes and print out the ones on line(cdl pre-test's)

as for the 5.9 it's a good engine, more important is which trans it has

you can crawl under the bus and look at pad life left as well as brake drum grooves (take a flash light with you) ask a heavy vehicle mechanic what to look for (class 7/8 trucks) most truck repair places will answer basic questions and such
__________________
Our build La Tortuga
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
bansil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New England
Posts: 1,009
Year: 1993
Coachwork: Ward Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/MT643
Rated Cap: 77
Re: School Bus to Fashion Truck

Make sure the GVWR is 26,000lbs or less, and you will NOT need a CDL. You WILL need to comply with various DOT stuff (including a medical card), but you won't need a CDL.
__________________
Jarlaxle
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Optimism is a mental disorder.
Jarlaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
box truck conversion somewhereinusa Conversion General Discussions 6 02-13-2013 11:34 AM
Bus as tow truck? stonestatue Conversion General Discussions 5 11-01-2012 01:58 PM
Monster truck school bus phillbus914 Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 1 12-29-2010 11:49 AM
Towing a 4x4 truck (small truck) 4 down Abbott Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 13 12-31-2009 03:05 AM
School Bus to Cargo Truck? billolive Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 1 09-15-2009 07:26 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.