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Dina Bus
« on: July 09, 2014, 11:10:52 AM »
Anybody know anything about the Dina GV1000,just been relisted on ebay...sorry don t know how to do the kliky thing...
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 11:21:17 AM »
All I know it was made in Mexico converted by Ramblin Fever I saw it new at a Bus Conversion Rally in Primm Nv some lady bought it. One might need to check with Gary at B&B one of the Ramblin Fever conversions was rolled on it side and he repaired it I don't know if that is or not but it stands a 50/50 chance since he only converted 2 of those 
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 12:22:21 PM »
Maybe not the best location for the propane cylinders?   Yikes.   Did Ramblin' Rose choose that spot for them?

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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 12:34:29 PM »
Unless the PO had engine work done it was 11.1 350/370 hp when new, Ramblin Fever did good work still a bunch of his Eagles and Prevost around mostly Eagles
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 05:46:49 PM »
Clifford,

It screams "Ramblin Fever" to me when I look at the conversion.

It is not the same Dina I saw that George brought to Primm.
That one had a completely different interior conversion and was white.
The interior had greek style pillars in the living room.
It sold at Primm, but the deal fell through and George had it quite a while.
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 05:51:57 PM »
Unless the PO had engine work done it was 11.1 350/370 hp when new, Ramblin Fever did good work still a bunch of his Eagles and Prevost around mostly Eagles

As far as I'm aware Dina stopped using the 11.1L in 1997 or 1998.  This one is a 1999 so it should be a 12.7.
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 05:59:07 PM »
If anyone is really interested in Dina information I can tell you quite a bit about the good and bad of owning a Dina.  Body parts are essentially impossible to find unless you find a Dina being parted out.  I knew of a bus company with several Dinas he was parting out, but he retired and scrapped the Dinas.

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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 06:25:55 PM »
Yea Joe the one inside was different but the lady that had the other stopped by and parked beside the MCI Renaissance out in the parking lot she came inside for a few minutes then left that is the same bus Lol I remember her she had diamonds on her fingers a person would need to break into 4 parts each to swallow.She wasn't that old in her late 30's and was a big wheel at HP best I can recall.  

Joe when George dropped the price on the one inside I thought about buying it as the price was good if not great,he did a job on the Eagles but his Dina's left a little to be desired to me  


 Brian those were 1997 or 1998 shells they were titled the year they were sold Prevost does the same nothing to see a 2005 Prevost sold as new 2008 fwiw I sent Ruthie photos of both of Georges Dinas when they were converting their Dina 

Any body know what the high bid was on the last auction  
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 10:15:33 PM »
As far as I'm aware Dina stopped using the 11.1L in 1997 or 1998.  This one is a 1999 so it should be a 12.7.

Brian the VIN gives it away Clifford is correct it's got to be a 1996 or early 1997 model as my 1997 model is 001300. (what's the last 6 of your vin?)
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 08:11:59 PM »
My VIN is 00916.  I have the 11.1L Series 60.
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2014, 05:26:57 AM »
Wonder how good the dash air works in that bus..
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2014, 05:33:16 AM »
My VIN is 00916.  I have the 11.1L Series 60.

Yes that's what I thought. The vin on this one falls between mine & yours and I'd be willing to bet it has the same 11.1 we have.
Very doubtful it was special ordered with different engine and even less likely to have been changed out since.
Whoever wrote the add description probably just through out some #'s that sounded good with out knowing what it actually has.
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2014, 05:35:54 AM »
Probably like all add units on it don't  ::)
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Re: Dina Bus
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2014, 06:41:44 AM »
Dina has dash air from the factory if this bus still has coach air.  Mine never worked so I have no idea how good the dash air is.  The driver's heat sucks because there is not much air flow.
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