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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2011, 06:11:58 AM »

Awesome looking bus.  I'm not a fan of transits, but that could seriously change that opinion.  I like that look!!!

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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2011, 06:28:18 AM »

Very spiffy looking ride!!!  What route are you taking when headed back through the US.  You coming up Texas way?
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 06:39:10 AM »

Steve, congratulations on finding the right coach.  While you'll have your work cut out for you in making the conversion, you get to do it your way.  It really looks like you found a gem.

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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2011, 06:47:54 AM »

I am stunned by how much I like the looks of that bus!  For a 1981 bus the looks evoke the 1920's and art deco, the 1950's and the industrial look, and I really like it.  It looks to be in great condition, and coming out of service it hopefully is up to date with maintenance.

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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2011, 07:04:38 AM »

Great bus. I didn't know they made a 35' one that looks like the vl100 in front.
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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2011, 07:12:04 AM »

   Interesting and awesome Bus, very glad for you. Also glad to hear of your daughters direction, youve obviously set a good course.

   Done and on the road by august? Even more awesome. Happy trails.
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2011, 07:13:48 AM »

Beautiful Bus!  There are a few of us Nuts in Southeastern Wisconsin so give us a call if you need anything!

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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011, 07:25:52 AM »

Looks great!  The last Dina I rode in also had a 10spd overdrive transmission.  The shifting was backwards and 9th and 10th were reversed on top of that.  Just wonder if the shifter is backwards, or has been converted to straight shift pattern?  Course you can get used to anything-just thinking if someone else has to drive the bus.  The backwards shift pattern was like this:

4--3--1
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5--2--R

If it is like that and you don't mind it-great.  Eaton makes a reverser for the shifter if you want to have it shift in a normal pattern.  Course if it is already shifting like you want-no problems!  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2011, 07:37:15 AM »

Congratulations Steve! I remember very well that bus on sale for a very short period here in MX, looks great!
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2011, 08:42:42 AM »

Awesome looking bus.  I'm not a fan of transits, but that could seriously change that opinion.  I like that look!!!

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Thanks, Dave. If by "transits" you mean "city bus", this is a long-distance highway bus. It started life with the Autobuses de Occidente bus line, running Guadalajara all the way up to the California-Arizona borders.
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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2011, 09:45:49 AM »

Obviously I don't know the difference between a transit and a Huh?
Maybe the pros on here can offer a standard definition.   
Either way... I love it!

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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2011, 11:01:06 AM »

A transit bus is one designed for low speed passenger carriage inside a city or metro area.  Regular bus routes, might go on a highway from time to time  for short distances.  A highway bus is designed for high speed long distance passenger service typically between cities. 

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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2011, 11:41:46 AM »

I love it! Can't say I've ever seen one before, but I love the retro looks of it!

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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2011, 02:12:45 PM »

Here a transit is a 'bus' and a highway bus is a 'coach'.

That Dina is not my style (never been a fan of the corrugated-iron look), but it's certainly in exceptional condition; if it's straight out of revenue service the operator was obviously fastidious about maintenance, so no doubt it's spot-on mechanically as well.

By the way, my bus had a very similar fold-down co-pilots seat, except mine was mounted further back. The handrail beside the entrance steps on my bus incorporates a foot rest for the co-pilot, which I always thought was a neat bit of design.

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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2011, 03:37:15 PM »

Ok... what do u call the intercity transit busses that were made with just the front door like a coach,coach type siding and similar seating?  My friend has a fishbowl one of those in his section of busses next door to his wrecking yard. I think this thing has a 671 na with a jake n manual 4 sp tranny...  Grin
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