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« on: May 30, 2011, 09:02:57 PM »

Dear Friends,

Excuse the length of this post.

About a year ago, I posted that we had finally settled on a bus. I had my heart set on it, and finally, after scrimping and saving for many months, got the money for the purchase. That bus had been for sale for over a year. However, the day I went to get it, was the day after somebody else had already bought it.  

 Sad  Shocked  Huh

Then we had a series of financial setbacks. I had to replace my dear wife's transportation (She has counselling centers for battered women in 13 cities), and also provide a set of wheels for our daughter (finnishing her MBA).

I had all but given up. I have had the bus dream for 35 years. But TODAY we are bus owners.

 Grin  Smiley

It is a 1981 Dina Olímpico, based on the Flxible Flxliner design. Believe it or not, one of the other two Mexican bus nuts on this list (Mario, now living in California, and owner of TWO of these great Dina Olímpico buses!) telephoned me to ask me if I had seen a real nice bus for sale in Mexico City, advertised on line. I had not. It is in absolutely awesome condition, in commercial tour service until now. Check out my pix.

--6V92TA, replaced in 1992, with all paperwork
--10-speed Spicer standard tranny
--3.73 rearend ratio
--Jake brake
--Alluminum wheels
--New tires on front
--Fresh recaps on back

Our idea is to have our conversion done by mid-August, good Lord willing and the creek don't rize. We plan to drive it up to Wisconsin, where our daughter will enter Youth With A Mission Discipleship Training School -- DTS), in preparation for her service with children in India. After that, my bride and I plan a sabatical. A few months wandering around U. S., maybe even Canada. We have been married almost 31 years. Hope to share a cup of coffee with as many of you as possible on our tour.

So I am now going to be bothering you nice people with a few million more questions.

And many thanks to all of you who have already answered my queeries.

By the way, in the pictures, the "blemishes" and "wrinkles" are actually refelctions from other objects. The stainless is absolutely perfect!

Blessings.

Steve
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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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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 09:12:52 PM »

Check out the fold-down copilot's seat.
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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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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 09:22:46 PM »

On the passenger-side picture, you will notice a small window on the front cargo bay. Very typical in long-haul Mexican buses. One cargo bay has been turned into a sleeper for the drivers (usually 2 on long trips, such as 36 hours to Mexicalli). Here is a picture of the inside. Basically a mattress and a fan. (The Buzz Lightyear doll belongs to the previous owner's little grand daughter.)
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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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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 09:56:07 PM »

Great to hear you got one. Congratulations...Looks very nice. Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 10:02:26 PM »

Thanks, my friend!! Smiley
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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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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 10:20:55 PM »

Very nice bus. Congratulations..Hope to see you on the road...Cable
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 12:17:32 AM »

 Wow! Great looking bus, the windows kind of remind me of my 4104. If you get in NW Arkansas while you are in the states give me a shout, you are more than welcome. I would really like to see the bus..

 I remember when you were so let down on the earlier bus, I am betting you are now very happy that deal fell thru. Is it not funny how sometimes things do work out for the better??

Rick
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 01:27:36 AM »

Very nice bus... Congratulations.  Looks well cared for.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 03:39:01 AM »

Beautiful bus, looks like factory new! I will step up my efforts to send you that information you asked for. 73's
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2011, 04:09:23 AM »

Congrats Steve! Great looking unit. I like the classy lines it presents.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 04:57:09 AM »

very nice! do you really think you can have it done by august? i guess if you are in Mexico you have cheap labor,  good luck and be sure to return the buzz doll to it's rightful owner.
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 05:06:27 AM »

Absolutely beautiful coach> I hope to see you some where sometime. 
    Rod
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011, 05:08:10 AM »

Looks great! That 10 speed must make for a great driving bus. Is that the default trans or what are the choices? Looks like you did really good and ditto on what Rick said. Good Luck
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2011, 05:09:44 AM »

Good score! We wish you all the best! Thanks for posting the photos, what a beauty! Wink Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 05:36:32 AM »

Nice looking rig you scored! Grin
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