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Old 04-22-2015, 11:41 AM   #11
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I think I have her smaller sister.


Thet are almost the same size.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:42 AM   #12
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Too bad they don't come with standard transmissions, I think it would make a nice towed.

I wish it had a manual transmission.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:12 PM   #13
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Too bad they don't come with standard transmissions, I think it would make a nice towed.

What don't come with standard transmisions? My bus has as 5 speed manual and it's of similar vintage and make.
The only thing I don't like is that it's a dog leg second.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:05 PM   #14
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I am going to be running two separate design competitions with each winner winning $25 cash money. I will post details in a separate post for each one. I will give a hint about each one now but can't give specifics until I have the bus in hand.

Competition #1.

Design a rear opening that allows me to open the whole back of the bus without looking too hillbilly. No offense intended towards hillbillies.

Competition #2.

Design the living space of the bus. Obviously I need exact dimensions but maybe this will stimulate brain juices before I post the competition.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:36 PM   #15
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What kind of mpg does something like that get?
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:13 PM   #16
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What kind of mpg does something like that get?

Not sure yet. It does 55 mph at 2500 rpm. It's no rocket with my diesel Excursion behind it. It does pretty good when it's not pulling something.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:56 AM   #17
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:05 AM   #18
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You gonna get a "don't mess with texas" sticker for it?
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:23 AM   #19
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That bus is a beauty! I wish I would have started with this exact bus... well, except for the side wheelchair door. That would have gotten in the way of my plans, but otherwise it's perfect.
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When you say open the whole rear of the bus do you mean the full width and height or...?

If you don't need full width or full height, why not use the side lift door in place of the current rear emergency door? Most lift doors are about 30%-50% larger than rear emergency doors. And then just skin over the lift door hole.

As far as manual transmissions are concerned, they have amounted to less than 1% of all bus production over the last 20-years. So they are out there but they are extremely few and far between.
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