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Author Topic: What are the differences between the different buses?  (Read 13184 times)
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« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2012, 07:33:13 AM »

When you can buy Prevost 1990's to 2000 at pennies on the dollar why worry about converting a old bus makes no sense to me spending the same amount of money and working for hours converting when you can turn the key and drive into the sunset JMO,shop and you will find Prevost from the 80's at good prices under 50 grand easy
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« Reply #61 on: November 27, 2012, 08:07:59 AM »

Scott, the biggest rally is the Qaurtzsite and its free, I was driving my champion ultrastar when I confided in a neighbor there about my interest in bus conversions and was then invited in to see two, began my search for the italian greyhound then. Considering, from the history of owners on the board, a lot start out with a conversion and the go on to another. My plan was to buy the best I could proffesional converted, then change what I didn't like, then, try a self conversion later, same advice I give prospective bikers, I got an 1986 pro conversion of a 66 MCI5A, freshsioned up in 2003, and have been working on it since. I think your gonna always work on them, so why not start out on your first one a little farther ahead, lvmci...
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« Reply #62 on: November 27, 2012, 10:23:02 AM »

Hi Scott

You are only 3 hours away from Blytheville, Arkansas. Event is called "Ghosts of Highway 61 - Dixie tour 2013" . If you want to see various older coaches upclose, this would be a great opportunity for you. This will be a very well attended national antique bus show April 4-6, 2013. Check these links for more info:

http://www.ghostsofthehighway.com/News/tabid/874/Default.aspx

http://tomsgarageonline.com/

If you want to haul bikes, I know guys that like the GM Scenicruiser (yes....besides me). The baggage bins are large enough to haul bikes. No need for that trailer ! Here's a runner on ebay right now. Bit of a project, but loads of potential http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1955-GMC-Greyhound-PD-4501-Scenicruiser-693-NO-RESERVE-/160927912940?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid=111000&algo=REC.CURRENT&ao=1&asc=14&meid=3760928258283521749&pid=100015&prg=1006&rk=1&sd=160927912940&&forcev4exp=true

Please consider the Blytheville trip. I would look forward to meeting you. Take care

Tom
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« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2012, 02:24:44 AM »

 Is there a link to the Qaurtzsite rally? When is it? Do you guys and gals show your busses to people like me?
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« Reply #64 on: December 07, 2012, 06:59:12 AM »

Hi Scott, just type in quartzsite in your search, then select rv show. Rvers are friendly types, my visits in the open desert areas, like rice ranch are full of bus conversions, they had always invited me in, one even saved my 14' awning when the wind whipped up and was fully extended, while I was at the big tent, thanks again to him, lvmci...
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« Reply #65 on: December 07, 2012, 07:19:52 AM »

Scott here's the official announcement from the man with the plan.
 

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=24771.msg271923#msg271923

We will not be attending in Jan, but if you find yourself in the LV area, you are more than welcome to come and look at ours and pic my noodle for any info you might need.
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« Reply #66 on: December 07, 2012, 11:17:32 AM »

Scott, on craigslist las vegas, an 82 mci9 6V92 from SF bay area, 40' no rust, a homey kind of conversion, I'd strip everything from interior except fridge, seems to be in good shape, saw it start and air up, asking $15K worth around $7K, another is a 61 bluebird asking $10K great interior, gas 454. Primer exterior, all new, come to LV to see, lvmci...
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