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Old 04-21-2015, 12:59 AM   #1
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Her name is Texas.

Why? Cuz I said so. I think she is short enough to join this club. I only have one picture of her. Engine is a DT408. Trans is an AT545. GVWR is 23,500. Hydraulic brakes. Two benches. Wheelchair lift. 147k miles. This is the only picture I have.


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Old 04-21-2015, 03:38 AM   #2
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Hello Texas,
Welcome to the shorty section....what are you. Plans for the future?
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:33 AM   #3
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you rich folks always cater to the private schools dontcha! so, where is the rest of the bus?
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:47 AM   #4
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you rich folks always cater to the private schools dontcha! so, where is the rest of the bus?
It has shrunk...no rain....
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:17 AM   #5
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Isn't she cute? I think I can drive thru a McDonald's drive through with her she is sooo tiny.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:21 AM   #6
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Hello Texas,
Welcome to the shorty section....what are you. Plans for the future?
Paint her white. Do a fast conversion and get motorhome title. Drive the crap out of her. I have been using my Excursion to pick up stuff using a trailer. I won't need a trailer for small stuff with this.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:25 PM   #7
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get er done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:43 PM   #8
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Texas??? I thought everything was BIG in Texas....she looks more like a RHODE ISLAND.

LOL.....just joking, she looks like she will be perfect for weekend getaways and you should be able to take her anywhere.

I love it. She'd be a great Toad in back of our bus.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:16 PM   #9
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I think I have her smaller sister.
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Too bad they don't come with standard transmissions, I think it would make a nice towed.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:41 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, 10:42 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, 07:12 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, 11:05 AM   #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, 08:36 PM   #15
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What kind of mpg does something like that get?
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:13 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, 08:56 AM   #17
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Without further delay, I present to you, TEXAS!
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:05 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, 09:23 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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Old 05-14-2015, 01:29 PM   #20
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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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