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TheRollingBones 09-13-2019 10:22 PM

4x4 installation on a 30 Passenger Chevy Midbus?
 
Does anyone know where to find a mechanic who installs 4x4 on school buses?

:Thanx:

Papa "Rollin" Bone

EastCoastCB 09-14-2019 04:26 AM

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Originally Posted by TheRollingBones (Post 348462)
Does anyone know where to find a mechanic who installs 4x4 on school buses?

:Thanx:

Papa "Rollin" Bone

Check Google. There's a place in Colorado or somewhere near there that does 4x4 conversions on buses. Better have a ton of money though.

dazdconfsd 09-15-2019 04:11 PM

Three companies I'm aware of that might be up for it,

https://weldtecdesigns.com/ <- They have been doing some solid development on the platform

Boulder Offroad

https://www.sportsman4x4.com/

crazycal 09-15-2019 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by dazdconfsd (Post 348732)
Three companies I'm aware of that might be up for it,

https://weldtecdesigns.com/ <- They have been doing some solid development on the platform

Boulder Offroad

https://www.sportsman4x4.com/

Unless the OP is planning a conversion on a light duty, those links won't help him.

PNW_Steve 09-15-2019 07:06 PM

Take a look at https://www.marmon-herrington.com/awd-conversions

crazycal 09-15-2019 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by PNW_Steve (Post 348760)

How much do you want to spend on your conversion? I think that is a very good place to start. Because if most of the companies that buy from marmon-herrington are utility companies and they have their own printing presses.

TheRollingBones 09-15-2019 11:42 PM

Thank you for the direction. This is helpful.

crazycal 09-16-2019 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by TheRollingBones (Post 348824)
Thank you for the direction. This is helpful.

That seems like a non-answer answer.

TheRollingBones 09-16-2019 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by crazycal (Post 348825)
That seems like a non-answer answer.

Respectfully, I am not comfortable talking about or giving hints about my social location and financial status. It is not a "best practice". I am thankful for the string and list of providers of said services. Again, Thank you!

dazdconfsd 09-16-2019 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by crazycal (Post 348733)
Unless the OP is planning a conversion on a light duty, those links won't help him.

Well, Chevy Midbus in the topic title does seem to indicate a certain chassis. The linked providers are known to work on said chassis.

crazycal 09-16-2019 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by dazdconfsd (Post 348855)
Well, Chevy Midbus in the topic title does seem to indicate a certain chassis. The linked providers are known to work on said chassis.

Sorry, my bad. I didn't read that last part.:whistling:

Booyah45828 09-16-2019 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by TheRollingBones (Post 348828)
Respectfully, I am not comfortable talking about or giving hints about my social location and financial status. It is not a "best practice". I am thankful for the string and list of providers of said services. Again, Thank you!

That's understandable. But you have to realize quite a few people ask this, and those that do are the type of person that bought a $2000 bus and then think they can get a 4wd upgrade done for a few grand more.

In reality, it takes experience and a pretty extensive fabrication back ground to do such an upgrade. So when people hear that it will cost several thousand dollars, those dreams are dashed and the project never materializes.

In the end, most people truly don't need 4wd for a pleasure vehicle.

TheRollingBones 09-16-2019 11:50 AM

Thanks for the reply!

Booyah45828 09-16-2019 11:58 AM

Oh, and to answer your question then.

Monroe truck equipment can likely do it.

As will tulsa truck conversion.

You can google both of those names and it should bring something up.

TheRollingBones 09-16-2019 11:58 AM

I have recently learned that a 4x4 on a full length bus is a no go. The wheels are to far apart and would cause damage to the tires.

o1marc 09-16-2019 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by TheRollingBones (Post 348884)
I have recently learned that a 4x4 on a full length bus is a no go. The wheels are to far apart and would cause damage to the tires.

How so?:whistling:

PNW_Steve 09-16-2019 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by TheRollingBones (Post 348884)
I have recently learned that a 4x4 on a full length bus is a no go. The wheels are to far apart and would cause damage to the tires.

Only if you run out of blinker fluid.... :hide:

TheRollingBones 09-16-2019 03:10 PM

I am not a mechanic nor an engineer. Someone on this website made the comment that it would have "too much traction". I deduced that the length of he bus and the engaged 4x4 would damage the tires.

o1marc 09-16-2019 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by TheRollingBones (Post 348927)
I am not a mechanic nor an engineer. Someone on this website made the comment that it would have "too much traction". I deduced that the length of he bus and the engaged 4x4 would damage the tires.

Makes no sense, what is different if on a shorter wheel base? What is causing the damage to the tires?

shortbus4x4 09-19-2019 09:43 PM

Here is a 4x4 bus on the Kalispell MT craigslist for pretty cheap for what it is. 4x4 buses are very rare and not common.
https://kalispell.craigslist.org/rvs...967220539.html


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