Grafting two shorties together?
Hi all, just joined with the intent to get some of the planning questions I had squared away.
I primarily want a shortie for maintenance reasons, with the powerplant being commercial rather than industrial I can theoretically take my build to any shop.
That being said, I wanted to know if it was feasible to buy two buses, and cut them up with the intent of turning a 5-window, two-axle shortbus into a 9-window, three-axle shortbus. This would be achieved by extending the chassis aft a few feet, then adding in the entire rear portion of a sort of sacrificial loaner bus, effectively stretching the whole thing out. Some concerns I have right away are with regards to welding the chassis of the bus, after all, that holds the whole thing together. What are your thoughts? Am I chasing a technical pipe dream that'd be completely unfeasible, or am I onto something?