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Unique truck/bus hybrid
« on: February 20, 2010, 09:21:44 PM »
I came across this in a google search.  Pretty cool!

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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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  ;D

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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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

;D  BK  ;D
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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 07:53:23 AM »
does that thing have one long driveshaft or what???

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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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Re: Unique truck/bus hybrid
« 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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