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Old 06-09-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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Very cool!

As always with the cool stuff- its on the West.

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Old 06-09-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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Looks pretty awesome. Would be a shame to cover those windows.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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that's cool. It's got a lot of character.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:19 PM   #4
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Looks pretty awesome. Would be a shame to cover those windows.
Yeah, I'd have to leave the windows.
I'd consider putting these on the bus I have now if I could find them cheap enough.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:22 PM   #5
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have to watch city transit busses, can be 9 feet wide which would make it illegal to drive anywhere without expensive permits from each state each trip, city transit vehicles are exempt from width laws
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:06 PM   #6
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Fort Smith Arkansas is using trolley transits buses.... but nothing as sweet as that!

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:08 PM   #7
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We have a few in our small town.
They seem to be about as wide as any other bus. Maybe 102".
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:51 AM   #8
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I like the outside front mirrors and would love to have the entry steps! More steps is better.
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We would pimp it for sure, they have them around use and they are
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:20 PM   #10
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The molly Trolley site says they are 96" wide. The original model is 27-34" long. There was one for sale in STL on ebay, but it went for to much money.

Best part is it says, Speed : Normal Highway.

http://www.mollytrolley.com/model_molly.cfm

HOLLY CRAP! They even make one in nat_ster SIZE!


There are 3 for sale in South Bend Indiana right now on govdeals.com. High bid for one is $600.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...timingWithin=1


Thing is they are to far away for me to go and inspect and I don't wanna pay someone I don't know to tell me if it runs and I could drive it all the way home.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:09 PM   #11
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I seems I was wrong on the manufacturer. it would appear to be Classic American Trolley by Supreme Corporation. seemingly also known as Specialty Vehicles.

http://www.specialtyvehicles.com/os/...an-trolley.pdf

The last page gives specs on the rear engine ones.

Since they are from the Michiana Interurban program I think they would still go highway speed.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:26 PM   #12
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Why Not Build This?

Well I found out why. I don't know anyone gonna spend the money on windows.

This article
The Interurban Trolley Welcomes New Trolley Buses | PRESS RELEASE — Freedman Seating Company

Said the windows are made by Hehr International. I called their plant in Indiana a few days ago and their sales was closed for the holidays.

I got back a hold of them today. Sales said I would need to order 100,000 windows from them a year to buy direct or I could talk to their distributor; Parkin Accessories.

So I called Parkin.

That guy basically said insulated 38" high 24" wide, they were $500 apiece, before shipping.



I count 10 a side or $10,000 (both) not including the front.
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Whats wrong with just using the windows that are on there?
Or if they were damaged just replacing them with something similar?
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:46 PM   #14
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You didn't follow the whole thread. that trolley is for sale in South Bend , IN on govdeals.com there are 3 for sale. With a day left top bid so far is $3000

It is to far away for me to get inspected so I am not bidding.

But I really liked the look and wanted to see how much they would be for a conversion after a roof raise for probably just the front half living room.

I found out.
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Sorry, that was confusing. my bad
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