Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-12-2015, 06:00 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 5
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: Cat 3126E
Rated Cap: 65
Hello from New Zealand

Imported a 2002 Freightliner from New York , will convert to a custom motorhome . Have nearly finished the conversion to RH drive .

Alvin
alvis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2015, 09:17 AM   #2
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stony Plain Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,937
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: 190hp 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Welcome Alvin.

Read as many build threads as you can. That's where the real info is.

Asking questions will just get you opinions, not real info or experience.

Every bus build is a reflection of the builders skill, character, and personality.

Some end up as life stories.

I personally love the build thread section and read every one posted on this forum.

Looking forward to pics.

Nat
__________________
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."

Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization
nat_ster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2015, 10:26 AM   #3
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 6,169
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Welcome All Kiwi's! --- The truck houses you folks build down there are legendary. And while I can't imagine what all is involved in the switch to RHD, the Freightliner sounds like a solid choice for a build platform.

And please...post some pix of your progress.
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 06:03 PM   #4
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 57
Year: 1997
Engine: Navistar T444E Disel V8
Rated Cap: 71
Geez how much did it cost to get the bus over there?!
Intalleyvision is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 12:14 AM   #5
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 5
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: Cat 3126E
Rated Cap: 65
Cost 10K USD to ship , It is the only one of its kind in NZ. There were 3 1985 International buses bought in from the Navel base in Japan they were factory RHD all are on the road 1 as a party bus and the other 2 as motorhomes.

We only get European or Asian manufactured buses here so even at around 20k NZD to buy and import it still works out as a cheap late model bus.
alvis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 07:14 AM   #6
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,171
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Definitely the only Yank Tank around, eh?
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2015, 05:57 AM   #7
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 5
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: Cat 3126E
Rated Cap: 65
Added some photos
alvis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2015, 10:31 AM   #8
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 107
Where will you be sitting with it being converted to a RH driven bus? That would place the drivers compartment right over the entrance steps.
__________________
He who is smart enough to stay out of politics, is burdened by being governed by those that are dumber then him. -"Me"
Charlies.Contingency is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2015, 09:04 PM   #9
Skoolie
 
Roadrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Johnstown, PA
Posts: 248
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 2000
Engine: 5.9
Rated Cap: 83
Welcome aboard. When you have questions just ask. I'm sure someone will try to help you. This is a wonderful bunch of people here. I love this site.
__________________
Hopeless Busaholic!
Roadrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2016, 03:13 AM   #10
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 5
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: Cat 3126E
Rated Cap: 65
Constructing a new floor and fitting Kenworth doors and frames to the bus for driver and passenger, Will have a PA door on the LH side also.
alvis 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 02:27 AM.


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