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Old 11-08-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Ok, well lets see first it was the 1993 International Blue Bird dognose. I sold that. Then I was planning on getting the 1998 Thomas dognose with the 466E raised roof. But I had not actually picked up the 98 yet.

So then I thought to myself... hmmm.. The dealer has a 1993 Thomas SAFE-T-LINER on the lot that I could pick up for $700 more than the Thomas dognose.

Guess what! I went with that!!

WOW! This is not even close to your average school bus!! This is like riding in a regular coach bus!! This baby has 30k on a rebuilt Cat 3116!! Goes down the highway like a dream!

Here are the specs:

1993 Thomas Safe-t-liner ER
Cat 3116 250hp
Allison Auto MT643
83 passenger!!
Air Brakes, Air door, air seat!
Raised roof.
Roof soundproofing the whole length of the bus.
Exterior music and PA that works!

All I can say is this is the ultimate skoolie!!
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

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Old 11-08-2009, 02:48 PM   #3
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

COUPLE MORE
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Great looking bus! I completely agree with the spend a little more to get a better bus philosophy. After all the work you're going to be putting into it, might as well.

Raised roof and air brakes / door / seat. I'm guessing that also includes air suspension? Definitely a "Luxury Liner"
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:08 PM   #5
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HA! HA! GOOD ONE SMITTY!!

Nope. Seats not out yet. Sure is going to be a lot of them to take out. uugh.

John, it actually did NOT come with air suspension. Thats fine with me. I don't feel like dealing with leaky air bags and adjusting levelers etc.... It does ride like it has air suspension though. LOL
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:15 PM   #6
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Nice catch, BB!
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #7
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Thanks everybody. Emberglow, I'll trade you my console for your belly storage. LOL Do you have any progress on your conversion? Any pics?
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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Here is some progress. Seats are out rubber is torn up and plywood just about out except a piece in the front by the stairs.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:00 PM   #9
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Some rot issues. Bummer.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:05 PM   #10
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More progress pics.
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