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Old 07-26-2019, 05:53 PM   #1
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Welcome to Project Kyna!

Hello Skoolie.net!


My name's Kelsey. My partner and I have set the goal for ourselves to buy and build/convert a Gilig LowFloor into our new home before we both turn 40!


This is the biggest project we've taken on together, we have a lot to learn, and even more problems to solve.


I hope you can be patient with us, cause we'll probably have a lot of questions for this awesome community.


Thanks a bunch for being around!
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:54 PM   #2
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Howdy all y'all!
Awesome to have a plan, tho you've set yourself a tough row to hoe.
Gilligs are highly desirable busses, so finding a pre-'94 in your price range for yourselves may be tantamount to a Grail Quest.
Yea verily sally forth, and welcome to the asylum!
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:52 PM   #3
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Are the pre-94 ones superior than newer ones? I've found some early 2000s models that were pretty good matches for us, though they were the shorter wheelbases, and we want the longer one.
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:58 PM   #4
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Are the pre-94 ones superior than newer ones? I've found some early 2000s models that were pretty good matches for us, though they were the shorter wheelbases, and we want the longer one.
I would opt for the newest deal you can. Up to 2004, before the installed all the mandatory EPA crap on them. The older they are, the more wear and tear there will be.
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:37 PM   #5
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Size queens, I hear ya...
It's a crap shoot either way, buying a second-, or more-, hand bus.
I mentioned looking for a pre-emissions model because the later thus-modified engines run less well (from a non-environmental perspective), they also break down more readily and cost mucho mas dinero to repairo.
By all means not meant to utterly limit you to that era, my intent is to broaden your awareness, so's to make an informed decision. Most who are new to Skool are unaware of those potentially costly repercussions 'down the road...'
Y'all're fortunate to be in a part of the world where some truly awesome busses may be readily had.
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Old 07-27-2019, 02:27 PM   #6
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When the OP said 'low floor' I think they are looking for a 40' city bus. Could be wrong.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:29 PM   #7
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When the OP said 'low floor' I think they are looking for a 40' city bus. Could be wrong.

Yup! that's correct! Basically this one:



https://nwbus.com/inventory/transit-...it-bus-t90538/


But the model with an extra window between the front and rear doors.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:03 PM   #8
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remember that previous city busses have often been run hard.. so if you can find service records of when its last over-haul was done that helps greatly.. many city busses have their drivetrains overhauled a couple times throughout their lifetime.. here in my city every bus runs continuously for about 20 hours.. some cities they run 24/7..

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Hello Skoolie.net!


My name's Kelsey. My partner and I have set the goal for ourselves to buy and build/convert a Gilig LowFloor into our new home before we both turn 40!


This is the biggest project we've taken on together, we have a lot to learn, and even more problems to solve.


I hope you can be patient with us, cause we'll probably have a lot of questions for this awesome community.


Thanks a bunch for being around!
Good luck! Lots of good and helpful members on this forum... Hazmat is very correct. the Gillig is a tall order.. its like finding 60's Crown. They are out there but rare.. Good luck
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Good luck! Lots of good and helpful members on this forum... Hazmat is very correct. the Gillig is a tall order.. its like finding 60's Crown. They are out there but rare.. Good luck
Thanx for the pimpage!
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