Originally Posted by SomeMomOutside
Public Surplus: Auction #1620487
Current Price $1,000.00
Youngstown , OH 44502
Model: 35' Low Floor
Running Condition: Runs
Engine: Detroit Series 40
Transmission: Allison Automatic
Body Style: Low Floor
32 passenger low floor transit bus. Oil in surge tank - engine needs overhaul, frame corrosion. Engine runs
this particular bus seems ridiculous to buy given the work, but i never thought about a giant city bus as an option.. anyone here do a conversion on something like this?
I've thought about it, and I think it could be pretty cool. . .the only problem is most of those buses are governed at 55. Maybe you'll reach 57 going downhill with a tailwind. . .
While I get that not all highway travel needs to be at 70+ mph, 55 can be a bit dangerously slow on some roads.
If its a low-floor model, then you might find it tricky to get under it to do work/service/construct your conversion.
Another reason to like skoolies - and truck frames - you can possibly find highway gearing with a higher top speed.
(In all fairness, I've totally considered getting an RTS bus. Supposedly, their construction is modular - so I could un-bolt a few sections in the middle, and get my own custom shorty RTS/camper. )