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Old 09-06-2016, 04:57 PM   #43
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Neoplan used to be part of Gillig..late 70's
No it wasn't.

"In 1977, to diversify its product line, Gillig entered transit bus production. The company partnered with West German manufacturer Neoplan to build a series of European-styled transit buses; the buses featured propane-fueled engines as an option. The partnership with Neoplan lasted until 1979."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillig_Corporation

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Old 09-06-2016, 05:12 PM   #44
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Sure, that's true. I was referring to the four-axled Megaliner, that is no longer in production, where my Skyliner still is..

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OK, thank you. Just thought the Skyliner had 2 verions (3 and 4 axle).

Did you ever see this...it gets really good at min 6:19 (about where the YouTube Thumbnail was pulled) -
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No it wasn't.

"In 1977, to diversify its product line, Gillig entered transit bus production. The company partnered with West German manufacturer Neoplan to build a series of European-styled transit buses; the buses featured propane-fueled engines as an option. The partnership with Neoplan lasted until 1979."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gillig_Corporation

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I worked there on the NEOPLAN! (make up you're mind "no it wasn't...they parted in 1979...smh!)
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Did you ever see this...it gets really good at min 6:19 (about where the YouTube Thumbnail was pulled)
Yess... that clip is famous in our circles...

Crazy, isn't it?

I would pass the honour and take a different road.

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I worked there on the NEOPLAN! (make up you're mind "no it wasn't...they parted in 1979...smh!)
I made up my mind, after a bit of research.

You wrote, and I quote: "Neoplan used to be part of Gillig". And it wasn't. They had a partnership, which I showed you with a source. Those are quite different things, ownership or partnership. It's the difference between friendship and slavery.

Heavy to convince, are you?

I don't know what 'smh' means. What's that in Dutch?

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Remember this movie?
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...BnvGKUsmx5nhFA

A nuclear powered bus with a swimming pool.
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I made up my mind, after a bit of research.

You wrote, and I quote: "Neoplan used to be part of Gillig". And it wasn't. They had a partnership, which I showed you with a source. Those are quite different things, ownership or partnership. It's the difference between friendship and slavery.

Heavy to convince, are you?

I don't know what 'smh' means. What's that in Dutch?

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I said Gillig was PART of NEOPLAN, when I worked at GILLIG I ASSEMBELED the NEOPLAN...I never mentioned OWNERSHIP, read and comprehend!!
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I said Gillig was PART of NEOPLAN, when I worked at GILLIG I ASSEMBELED the NEOPLAN...I never mentioned OWNERSHIP, read and comprehend!!
I am so very, very sorry!
You sound so ANGRY!

I guess I am just a stupid foreigner.
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Remember this movie?
A nuclear powered bus with a swimming pool.
Yess... When I did some research for a name for my bus I came by this movie. I've never seen it, and I don't think I will. Disaster and comedy - just an odd combination, especially involving a big bus..

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I don't know what 'smh' means.
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Hello Ron,

Your bus conversion looks great. A couple in the US bought a Neoplan bus conversion, rebuilt the interior, and traveled extensively before selling it and buying a boat. Their website now relates to the boat, but also has a lot of information about the bus and their adventures. Our Odyssey

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...The people I show the bus over here like it, but I am curious how it would rate in the States, so that's why I'm writing this. Please tell me what you think, good or bad, and why you like it, or why not.

Thanks!

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Your bus conversion looks great. A couple in the US bought a Neoplan bus conversion, rebuilt the interior, and traveled extensively before selling it and buying a boat.
Thank you, George.
Yes, I know. I followed their blog intensively when they still rode in Odyssey. Now I check on them every once in a while. I asked them long ago why they didn't bother to bring Odyssey to Europe and continue their trip over here.. They could have a great time here. But I never got an answer. Guess the boat was a more important dream of them.. (or they are too American.. )
They could do a great deal of Europe in that boat too, btw.. Maybe they will.. I dont know.

Well build, Odyssey. I learned a lot, especially about electrics.
And, not to forget, about living in a bus. Although I could easily with my bus, I wouldn't want it that way. I like it much too much to be 'rooted' in some kind of way in one spot..

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