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Offline Mex-Busnut

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« Reply #375 on: July 23, 2010, 10:28:40 AM »
Thanks to all for the kind comments re: my Prevost! Her name is "Evangeline" (my wife named her) and she is our pride & joy! The newer H3's are nice and all, but ya gotta love the shiney stainless of the older XL's!


Michaeldterry: Love your exterior color scheme! Well... Not yours, but your bus!  ;D How about a few PIX of the inside? Thanks in advance!

Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
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« Reply #376 on: July 26, 2010, 05:49:23 AM »
Good luck with your bus and post some more shots (engine room pics!)

Thanks for the reply, Señor DMoedave! Here is one of the engine room, as you requested. There is only one radiator and fan, on the left. I think I have enough room to install the generator on the right.

For what its worth, a bus of this make and model in this or worse shape typically goes for between 220,000 - 250,000 pesos. (The peso is approx. 12.60 to the U.S. dollar) My friend is selling me this one for 130,000 pesos, approx. $10,340 U.S.
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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 #377 on: July 28, 2010, 09:47:52 AM »
Okay so I am re-posting here.  1960 GMC 4104 Bus Conversion 

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« Reply #378 on: July 29, 2010, 08:59:45 AM »
Well Peru and Bolivia have at least the MarcoPolo? double decker with twin steers...Not sure where they are made, Brasil I think.  I have yet to ride in one, but will try before this is done.  Would post a pic but the only thing slower than Bolivian buses in the mountains... is... Bolivian Internet....anywhere!.

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« Reply #379 on: August 02, 2010, 01:17:03 PM »
**Unusual, in my opinion, BOTH air suspension AND leaf springs on all four corners.
Tell me more!   I've heard of leaf springs being cut down so only one or two leaves remain, to only act as location holders for the axle, with the actual suspension then done by airbags.   Is this sort of what your bus has?   I am thinking of adding some air helper springs or bags to my existing leaf springs, just to help level the bus.   (I will eventually have more weight on the right side, and unfortunately the left rear spring is the stiffer one;  even now my bus leans slightly to the right.)   Do your airbags have ride-height valves to compensate for varying loads, or are they a fixed pressure and firmness?

How does your MASA ride?   Does it float or jiggle over the bumps?!

I love Mexico, and my dream (eventually) is to take my bus through the country, and maybe further.   This is one reason I chose the relative simplicity and higher ground clearance of my bus.

John

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« Reply #380 on: August 28, 2010, 06:15:10 PM »
Gday all,
been lurking for a bit and decided to finally join,anyway we currently reside in Melbourne Australia and currently are just 6months into ownership.build of a good ol Auusie coach....well sort of anyway

She(Sophie) is a 1985 Mercedes 0303 with the Austral Tourmaster body.Power comes from a 951ci twin turbo V8 Benz mated to a ZF Synchro 6spd...still yet to work ot what diffs in it.

Ive attached a quicky pic but Ive uploaded heaps to Photobucket....hope the links works
 http://s775.photobucket.com/albums/yy34/Sidecar44/Mercedes%200303%20Austral%20Tourmaster/

Anyway look forward to whor...er I mean posting up some stuff.
Background is a mechanic currently servicing Fire Pumpsets,(the stuff thats hidden in highrise basements).

Cheers
Neill(and better half Tracey)
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« Reply #381 on: August 29, 2010, 09:17:56 PM »
Welcome Sidney44,

Neat looking machine you have down there. I enjoy seeing what others are doing around the globe. Hope you have as much fun with yours as my family has had with mine.
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« Reply #382 on: September 08, 2010, 05:04:56 AM »
Hi All,
"Denning" here from downunder. I mean we are from Melbourne Australia and our Motorhome/Coach/Bus is a Denning. Model - 1979 "Mono". Original tag axle removed many years ago by bus company. 40ft long. Roof raised 1 ft.Detriot 6V92 (non turbo). Currently Fuller/Eaton 5 speed crash box, about to be replaced with Spicer 7 speed crash box. 4.11 diff.
Converted to Motorhome in Tasmania - that tiny island that is part of Australia just south of Melbourne. Complete new steel body. Tasmanian Oak hardwood interior by ship-wright. 2 x Leather Captains chairs. Leather sofa. 240 volt mains power. 6 solar panels - 24 & 12 volt system/inverter. Fresh water, grey water, Dometic marine toilet. Gas hot water. Generator. BBQ. Awning.
Retiring from work soon, so looking forward to long trips- currently only weekends & 1 week trips. Currently rebuilding covered in double-deck trailer for Subaru Forester all wheel drive, and 5 meter catamaran yacht on top.
Love this board - check it nearly every day - so much useful information from our American "bus-brothers".
Gary & Lorraine ("Denning")

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« Reply #383 on: September 08, 2010, 05:15:52 AM »
WOW, very impressive inside and out.

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« Reply #384 on: September 08, 2010, 06:42:10 AM »
That bus is, as we say in Texas, plum bodacious! ;) How about a couple of pictures beyond the kitchen, to the bathroom and bedroom area? Thanks in advance!

Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
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 #385 on: September 08, 2010, 07:19:34 AM »
Very Sweet looking coach you have there! Thanks for letting us view what a "Down Under" coach looks like!
I'm impressed!

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« Reply #386 on: September 08, 2010, 07:30:35 AM »
Len & Paul - thanks for your comments.

Dr Steve - as you asked, some more pix.

Gary. ;D

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« Reply #387 on: September 08, 2010, 09:31:58 AM »
Wow, diffidently a first rate conversion. Very tastefully done.
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« Reply #388 on: September 08, 2010, 09:45:21 AM »
Cody,
How much would you charge to build an interior like that?

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« Reply #389 on: September 08, 2010, 06:33:59 PM »
Nice nice conversion. .. looks very inviting and comfortable!  Bring it on over here and visit us all. .  .we'll keep a light on for you. . . all OVER the country!  Christy Hicks
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