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Old 07-03-2016, 07:50 AM   #561
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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.
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:28 AM   #562
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That's amazing! someone on this forum has that? i want to go read that thread!!
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:31 AM   #563
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That's amazing! someone on this forum has that? i want to go read that thread!!
Yeah "LuckyChow" is the owner.
One of the slickest conversions I've seen!
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:38 AM   #564
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https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/5648102778.html

https://rmn.craigslist.org/cto/5652724786.html

not too bad of buses here
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:51 AM   #565
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The prices certainly aren't horrible. Seems the further away from a port the location, the better the prices.
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:26 AM   #566
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https://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/5658063787.html

$3800

It's already painted white.. does that mean I can drive it without immediately having to paint?

Also, the seats are sideways.. how odd is that!
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:02 PM   #567
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:01 PM   #568
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I think that belongs to Brant aka Mokibrah
I bought the 40ft Gillig Phantom from him that he bought at auction last year. Did he buy a second one? This isn't his usual ebay user name.
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I bought the 40ft Gillig Phantom from him that he bought at auction last year. Did he buy a second one? This isn't his usual ebay user name.
I believe he also bought a 37' non-turbo one. I could be wrong, but the ebay user name looked like one he'd use.
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Regarding prison buses and such rarities.... When I was hanging around an automobile museum a bit (as a volunteer docent), I learned that there are an amazing number of private collections/museums in this country. Most are open to visitors only by personal invitation. Such a collection is the most likely future home of a "notorious" prison bus.
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