Originally Posted by Alan N
Find the bus with the engine and transmission you want.
Crown or Gillig, both are vastly superior to any other school bus.
The opinions of those without firsthand knowledge and experience notwithstanding.
Don't need to own one, glad I never have.
We get to see over and over again in every Crown and Gillig build the special this, special that, curved this and curved that. Trying to convert around curves adds loss of product, limitations of products you can use, and massive amounts of time to install anything on those curves.
Then comes trying to find glass. From windshields to side glass, its just not easy to find any more.
That is now. How about in ten or twenty years from now. Then what you going to do for glass?
That is only a few of many I could go back and find in the build threads section of this site.
I have nothing against them for what they once were. They were the prestige of their category.
However for a efficient conversion, they are far from practical.