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Old 08-15-2014, 12:15 PM   #1
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99 TC1000 "The Struggle Bus"

Here she is, I am starting this build thread a bit late so my apologizes if some photos are out of order. Also lots of bad snapchat screenshots from friends.



1999 TC1000
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180,000~ miles
Ricon Wheelchair lift
Internal AC / heaters
L-track rail system for wheelchairs / seatbelts. This will become very important in our build.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:16 PM   #2
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Re: 99 TC1000 "The Struggle Bus"

Long live the struggle bus!
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:17 PM   #3
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Re: 99 TC1000 "The Struggle Bus"

Welcome, interesting fender wheels, does it have a flat floor?

Apache junction....that brings back memories from 1978

Keep up the pictures
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:21 PM   #4
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Re: 99 TC1000 "The Struggle Bus"

Here are some photos of the drive back from Apache Junction Arizona to SoCal.

In the city:

So majestic:

Blends right in?

Knocking the dust off!
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:23 PM   #5
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Welcome, interesting fender wheels, does it have a flat floor?

Apache junction....that brings back memories from 1978

Keep up the pictures
Yes it has a flat floor, I will keep posting pictures and show you!
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:18 PM   #6
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Top speed, downhill!

Here it is with the seats pulled out (really easy because of the rail system!)

Only had 6 seats in it I think, the rest was for wheelchairs
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #7
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Looking good!
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:40 PM   #8
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Re: 99 TC1000 "The Struggle Bus"

Awesome! We really want to find a short flat nose like this to turn into a little camper after we turn our full size bus into a home
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:38 AM   #9
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Re: 99 TC1000 "The Struggle Bus"

From what I've seen, it appears the "flat floor" Birds have the potential for massive underbelly storage. Solid looking unit, keep the pix coming.
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From what I've seen, it appears the "flat floor" Birds have the potential for massive underbelly storage. Solid looking unit, keep the pix coming.
Unfortunately most of our underbus space is taken up by AC condensers. We are going to try and sneak a truckbox or 2 under the wheelchair lift area as it has plenty of free space, probably about 48"
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