Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-13-2017, 07:05 PM   #1
Skoolie
 
ACamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Colorado
Posts: 102
Guatemala Rebuilds Old US school buses

I thought some of you guys would like this video.

Guatemala upcycles decommissioned US school buses | News | Al Jazeera
ACamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 07:50 PM   #2
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 11,651
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
yup good ole chicken buses!We love em!
I want a bus like that!
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 07:52 PM   #3
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 7,556
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International S3800
Engine: DT360
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
they are my kinda busses!!
-Christopher
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 08:00 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 386
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
they are my kinda busses!!
-Christopher
Yeah, and $13000 for the upgrades they do sounds kinda cheap. Maybe we should buy them back
__________________
Steve Bracken
Twigg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 08:14 PM   #5
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 11,651
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twigg View Post
Yeah, and $13000 for the upgrades they do sounds kinda cheap. Maybe we should buy them back
I've been wondering, after watching some videos, how much it would cost to send a bus down there for custom work. I've heard they spend maybe 10 grand to deck out a bus, sounds like a bargain to me.
I'd at least like to get someone to do one of those sweet paint jobs.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 08:22 PM   #6
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 130
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: AARE 3903
Engine: Cummins 8.3L 12v
Rated Cap: 78
Guatemala Rebuilds Old US school buses

Yeah, I know our dealer here in AZ seems to sell a lot of buses to central America. We hadn't planned on heading south, but part of me really wants to go down to Belize or Guatemala for a paint job

miscrms is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2017, 09:02 AM   #7
Skoolie
 
ACamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Colorado
Posts: 102
I love riding chicken buses. It is like going to the fair or a party, people play music sell food and drinks. Puts the bus system in the US to shame.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
I've been wondering, after watching some videos, how much it would cost to send a bus down there for custom work. I've heard they spend maybe 10 grand to deck out a bus, sounds like a bargain to me.
I'd at least like to get someone to do one of those sweet paint jobs.
Some of the countries in Central America min wage is around $200. a mo, you could get a lot of work for cheap.

Maybe you could sell tickets there and back to pay for some gas. lol
ACamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2017, 12:15 PM   #8
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 782
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 65 pax
I met a guy last week on the Florida turnpike that was taking a Florida school bus to Nicaragua.
Sandi
WanderWoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2017, 12:23 PM   #9
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 7,556
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International S3800
Engine: DT360
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
alot of busses go there.. when I was at a bus dealer in florida last year.. a guy from somewhere (I didnt hear where).. came in and picked out 10 busses.. told the dealer to get them to lauderdale in 3 days on a ship.. the exporter himself didnt seem concerned on cost.. just that he wanted 10 good-running busses.. all of them internationals.. didnt even drive em.. just start run.. Next..
-Christopher
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2017, 12:32 PM   #10
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 6,051
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Pretty similar story here in Houston. Many of them go South as soon as they hit the lots. The guy I bought my first bus from twenty years ago said he sold about 75% of everything that came in to Mexico and Central America. Here, they just drive'em to the border in convoys.
Tango 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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:34 PM.


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