Originally Posted by Mark_In_MA
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. )
There is a BEAUTIFUL Gillig transit conversion on here.
But I woudn't consider starting with one that has chassis rust and a bad engine.