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Old 02-01-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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six or seven row?

hi folks,
iīm looking for a school bus but donīt know the right size. i think for south-european roads 7 row is the max. and maybe 6 row is to short for my conversion. for my first floorplan i need the distance between the backdoor and the back of the driver seat of a 6 and 7 row skoolie. here in germany, skoolies are very rare . . .and i donīt want to buy the wrong bus (export and fly is expencive enough)
thanx for your help
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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Re: six or seven row?

sorry if this question is not exact enough
i mean abus like that
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Blueb...7503QQptZBuses

or that
http://www.interstatebussales.com/Ca...BA17BXCHB14416

no handicap and front engine
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: six or seven row?

If six rows is too small for your floor plan... and if seven rows is the max you can drive there.... then it seems to me that you only have one choice! A seven row bus!

How much does it cost to ship a bus from the US to Europe?

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Old 02-02-2009, 12:31 AM   #4
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Re: six or seven row?

i cant understand why anybody would want to import a gas guzzler like that to Europe. (may be that is the reason why they are rare) You will not be able to afford to drive that thing to southern europe unless you spend an other few thousand euros and put a fuel efficient engine in to it.
Other then that, go for the 7 row seater.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:28 AM   #5
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Re: six or seven row?

hi,
european rvs look like iceboxes on wheels, no soul



and european rvs with soul are very small and dark inside and often to old 1950 to 1960 (old technic and rare parts)



and ray, the shipping cost is round about 3500 bucks with bus and tax round about 8000 dollars. if i buy a six row bus here in germany i must pay 15500 dollar, i think for me this is a good reason to import.
and swinada, the gas guzzler like the 1977 ihc is a dream of me. i like the old skool look, in the reality it must be an ihc or ford with diesel engine, so i can take veggie oil
if anybody of you ride a 8 or 11 row, please give me the distance between driver seat and the end of the seven row window . . .
greetings from germany
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:17 AM   #6
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Re: six or seven row?

Well what is wrong with driving an old Deutz? I personaly would prefer an old Saurer, but hard to find in Canada (impossible)
This would make the perfect conversion for Canada
of course this is only a model but it does look good.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:55 PM   #7
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If you import a bus from the americas get one with the 5.9 L cummins that should help the mileage a little.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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Hook line and sinker I soooo thought that was a real picture! I was even admiring it! Pretty cool Ride with the plow and all!
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:49 PM   #9
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Re: six or seven row?

Even do this is a replica or toy, they did make them like that. But we dont wanna hijack Oilcan's post.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:24 PM   #10
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Re: six or seven row?

hi
at swinada: yes i know, we had a lot of nice rvs, but it is impossible to get one of this in germany, too, to expensive because a collector bus or full of rust and dead engine


daimler benz


daimler benz with scrambler


setra s6

at lady franklin: my favorite engines are cummins or dt 466, i think itīs a good deal

anybody has information (good or bad)about this export-dealers?

http://www.interstatebussales.com/Ca...BA17BXCHB14416

http://www.busandchassisllc.com/vehi...416[2].JPG

http://www.floridachurchbus.com/

but donīt forget i need the length of the seven row skoolie

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