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Old 10-14-2017, 06:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jray3 View Post
Well, I can't blame 'em for wanting something slightly more modern, and the riveted aluminum unibody might be too spendy to build today.
Aluminum, riveted, like the 60 year old airplanes in which we still fly, correct? And not subjected to the extremes of stress and temperature. So let's say halfway through their practical lives, at most.

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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
They could pull the old bodies off and put a new powertrain and frame under them, like what Glacier National Park did with their famous red busses.
Oh my heavens yes. Hire someone to design a new chassis; lift, replace, repeat.

But it sounds entirely too practical for a bureaucracy with the depth and breadth of the US federal miasma.
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