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Old 03-19-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Check this out!-- bus conversion

On another forum they were talking about someone thinking about converting an articulated bus and gave a page where they were selling them. I clicked on another link and got this 1939 bus conversion: http://www.bargainbusnews.com/Buses/...orsFuturliner/ and it can be yours for only 3/4 of a Mil give or take $50,000.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Wow, DQ, you found a good one!

...powered by a 145 horsepower, 302 cubic inch GMC gasoline engine...Compression ration is 7.3 to 1. Bore and stroke are each 4 inches... produced 262 foot pounds of torque at 1,400 revolutions per minute.

This would be a huge financial step up from a VW bus, but at least it does have duallies in the rear as well as duallies in the front! This should be plenty for holding up the weight and maneuvering, but you wouldn't be moving very fast with this power plant especially up and down hills.

Other oddities... the driver is centered at the front and you sit up real high!!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:01 AM   #3
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Certainly is different!

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Old 03-20-2012, 03:47 AM   #4
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Wow, and some of my friends tell me a lot of RV parks won't accept motorhomes over 10 years old. LOL.
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Interesting concept for 1939.
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Yeah, but does it have a central vacuum?
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:06 AM   #7
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Yeah, but does it have a central vacuum?
You bet, it's just hard to source the bags. Especially on a 1939 model intervac
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:36 AM   #8
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Well I would not give anything for it.It is ugly.. Will take a shiny new one.
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The Kirby is centrally located inside the coach....
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Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. Some rich dude will buy it...
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they have auctioned one or two of these at Barrett-jackson last year. went close to a mil.!!!
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W.C. Fields had something to say about buying things like this....
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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That "thing" is a glorified Limo or Party Bus. Locally we have Company (Bust Loose http://www.bustloose.com/ ) that has coverted school buses which the interiors are modified similar albeit not as extravagant as that monstrosity. They mostly use their buses for saturday night and Halloween etc "Pub Crawls."

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