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Author Topic: can somebody please identify this bus?  (Read 4772 times)
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« on: September 07, 2010, 09:58:35 PM »

The front cap says and is Mexican Dina Avante, but the body is certainly not Dina.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. The rear end has EIGHT tires, not six.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 10:40:29 PM »

Isn't that a Flex of some kind?
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 10:46:54 PM »

sultana panorama I do believe this is what it is called....go to posting  on July 23 2010 for more info
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 06:46:29 AM »

Thanks for your replies. Two things would disqualify this bus as a Sultana Panorama. First, it was made in U.S. Second it has the 8V92T and 9-speed tranny, neither of which Sultana offered in 1979.

This bus belongs to a Mexican movie star, and is for sale. The interior is all mahogany.  See:

http://vcarranza.olx.com.mx/venta-autobus-camper-super-equipado-propio-grupos-musicales-iid-42654435
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1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 06:56:24 AM »

Surely related to a Flxliner? But then again, I know nothing about American buses.



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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 08:03:58 AM »

bj won!!!

The seller just emailed me to correct his previous info. The bus is Sultana, with a Dina Avante Plus front shell, but the interior was done in the U.S. in 1995.

This bus is appealing to me, because of price and all the already-installed stuff it already has. Now I just need to triple my piggy bank. Anybody in the market for a good mother-in-law? Grin.
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1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 02:54:42 PM »

I would stay far away unless you like spending all your time finding parts.  I suspect it will very difficult to find body parts and the like.

I have a Dina Viaggio 1000 which was sold by and is supported by MCI yet it is still hard to get body parts and the like.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 02:58:24 PM »

Just a freindly note.  It not considered polite to type in all caps.  It considered the same as shouting.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 04:12:16 PM »

wow now that the picture is blow up so you can see it better I was very wrong and indeed it is a flex...sorry....do you suppose it has an air compressor?Huh???lol....
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 04:31:43 PM »

Now, I have no input on what bus this really is, but Dina did make buses that are virtually identical to a Flx.
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 04:43:30 PM »

Just a freindly note.  It not considered polite to type in all caps.  It considered the same as shouting.

What are you talking about??? When I wrote "bj won!"?? I was shouting!
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1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 04:50:48 PM »

I don't see any posts here that are all caps??

All caps means just that, ALL caps!!!
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 05:34:18 PM »

Just a freindly note.  It not considered polite to type in all caps.  It considered the same as shouting.

What are you talking about??? When I wrote "BJ WON!"?? I was shouting!

Every one of your subject lines is in caps.  That is what I am referring to.
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 05:53:22 PM »

Duh. Subject lines are almost always in caps on this and ten thousand other forums, just like newspaper column headings. but i will now avoid caps altogether to keep from screaming.
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1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2010, 06:01:26 PM »

From what I have read and understand this bus "Sultana" is still used widely in mexico and other latin american countries so I'm not so sure the parts would be that difficult if you speak spanish....lol....
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2010, 06:02:52 PM »

HUH?
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2010, 12:31:40 PM »

I would stay far away unless you like spending all your time finding parts.  I suspect it will very difficult to find body parts and the like.

I have a Dina Viaggio 1000 which was sold by and is supported by MCI yet it is still hard to get body parts and the like.

I would not be worried about finding and accessing parts for this bus as you are talking about Mexico not the US and you speak fluent Spanish which is also a big help!
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2010, 12:55:42 PM »

I didn't realize the poster is in Mexico until today.  Obviously, it would make sense for him to buy a Mexican bus. 

I still don't know about a Dina as they went out of business in the early 2000s although I think the company has been resurrected.
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2010, 01:30:06 PM »

I didn't realize the poster is in Mexico until today.  Obviously, it would make sense for him to buy a Mexican bus. 

Yes: Our home base is San Juan del Río, Querétaro, 100 miles North West of Mexico City, and about 600 miles South of McAllen, Texas.
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Dr. Steve, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, North America, Planet Earth, Milky Way.
1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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