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« on: February 20, 2010, 09:21:44 PM »

I came across this in a google search.  Pretty cool!
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 09:23:41 PM »

Looks like the back of a Prevost attached to a semi. Looks kind of tough  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 09:57:25 PM »

I guess you call it a Petervost!
Or a Prebilt!
Good looking bus!
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 04:52:53 AM »

That's the best looking truck/bus conversion I've seen! What a classy looking rig!

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 05:36:27 AM »

I wonder how they went from monoque construction to chassis?  I'd love to see more pictures!

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 06:35:20 AM »

Thats a lot like Dick Lambs of custom land yachts in Maine.
He got all the body panels from Prevo and stick framed it (metal).
So its not a bus attached to a truck it is truly custom built.
If you think the out side is nice you should see inside.
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 06:43:38 AM »

2 more from a truck show at berube's,http://www.berubes.com/
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 06:55:36 AM »

Reminds me of a Kingsley Coach. I once saw back when I was driving truck!
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010, 06:57:26 AM »

and with a little bit of searching..................................................................................

here it is!

http://www.classyauto.com/v/Peterbilt+379/Kingsley+Coach+Bus+Conversion/76460

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010, 07:39:47 AM »

Just imagine the choices, which end to put the drive train in, and what to do with the giant empty space at the other end?

Or... twin drive trains.....

thanks for sharing!

happy coaching!
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 07:53:23 AM »

does that thing have one long driveshaft or what???

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2010, 08:25:16 AM »

Now you can see why I'm converting my '85 KW cabover to a 40ft'r with garage and basement storage.  Just can't do that with a bus.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2010, 09:01:53 AM »

I like the serviceability of the engine on a truck conversion, but you're sacrificing a lot of usable interior space.

TomC is using a cabover so the space issue isn't quite so bad, but hardly anyone uses cabovers these days.  A big reason why I decided against a truck conversion is the manual transmission.  Going to a true auto in a truck requires a late model and the price gets too high.
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2010, 09:18:06 AM »

eh?

An HT740 will bolt in to anything older you want to run.

and the newest fleet cast-offs come with automated transmissions by the dozens.

Doesn't have to be a fluid converter to be easy to point and squirt.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2010, 04:56:15 PM »

I agree with Tom that coe is the way to go for a conversion and they are available by the score for good prices.

ATs are nice but a ten speed or greater is a breeze to operate and is geared super low to boot.
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2010, 07:20:02 AM »

Gus, I think the coe's just don't look as tough as the at's do.
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2010, 07:21:00 AM »

May be the highwayman  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2010, 07:22:19 AM »

 Cool Cool
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2010, 07:37:01 AM »

so would  you have 2 drivetrains?  the front engine driving the front drive axle and the rear engine driving the rear drive axle?
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2010, 09:34:44 AM »

No just a garage Cool
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That's Not Oil Dripping under my Bus, It's Sweat from all that Horsepower.
----- This space for rent. -----
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