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I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby opus » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:53 am

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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby Locutus » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:50 pm

Beautiful bus! I'm jealous even though I just picked up a Crown Supercoach II last week. (Bluebird would have been my choice if I hadn't found the Crown that I did.) Is that a 78 or 84 passenger configuration? How many miles are on it?
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby opus » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:08 pm

72 passenger. 190k and 6100 hrs. Pretty nice shape. Just dug up the school district that owned it prior. I chatted with the service manager there and he wanted it back...lol. He said it was a great activities bus, very nice bus.
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby Stuff » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:38 pm

that is a ton of mirrors and whats the extra lights for?


good omen to hear they didnt want to get rid of it lol
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby opus » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:45 pm

Stuff wrote:that is a ton of mirrors and whats the extra lights for?


Mountain country gets pretty dark at night.
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby M1031 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:45 pm

Sweeeeeet ride!!!!Image
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby opus » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:56 pm

And a better view, just because I can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG8yakRFXd4
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby bus-bro » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:02 pm

She's a beauty, alrighty!

Do you think on your next vid you could pop open the engine hatch and start her up. Please.
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby bus-ted » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:58 am

bus-bro wrote:Do you think on your next vid...

timmylc wrote:next vid =...


On your next vid- DESTRUCTION!!! Rip some stuff out... show us the bare canvas!
That's a sharp looking bus, btw. Good score. Belly bins on both sides. Doors on both sides. A cool set-up. How deep are the bins? Also, what did you end up giving for it, if I may so boldly inquire?
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby opus » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:50 pm

I'm not sure I like this idea of a cut off grinder for these seats....hmmm. With all the space taken up below, I cant get to but 4 seats to put a wrench on. Who wants a weeks vacation in MT? :)

Anyways......they wanted $9500, I gave them $5500. Pricey, but as I stated before, no such thing as a cheap bus around here. I would rather spend the money here than have to fly to TN and then drive back. I am well pleased.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7lVSeJJLtU [Its available in HD too, if you swing that way]. I had to pull the right door piston off to get inside the heater box. That is why it is hanging there.
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby bus-ted » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:49 pm

I wish I could come up there for a mini vacation- not happening, though.
So the belly bins are pass through- that's cool. That is a nice looking bus.
Are all of those tabs with holes through them, along the windows- are they for a stop cord to pass through, like some city buses use? If not, what are they for?
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby bus-bro » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:13 pm

Thanks. That's a nice sounding engine. I'll trade you a Cat 3208NA for it, won't even charge you extra. :lol:
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby opus » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:25 pm

bus-ted wrote:.
Are all of those tabs with holes through them, along the windows- are they for a stop cord to pass through, like some city buses use? If not, what are they for?


Those were for the overhead luggage racks that were SUPPOSED to come with it. I'm working on that though. I think I want some of them, not sure.
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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby opus » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:02 pm

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Re: I drank the Kool-Aid

Postby opus » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:17 pm

I did it by myself. 4 yesterday and the rest today. It took me about 5 hrs today. I Could only get 4 with a wrench, due to the center tank and all the bays. Windows are staying as is, they are tinted, I will 5% most of them. I am toying with pulling the sides off but there are a lot of rivets. :) I think you could cut them off pretty quick with a cutting disk, one would think.
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